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September 12, 2012

Another Victim of the Cultural Identity Crisis

Another Victim of the Cultural Identity Crisis


Why is religious freedom eroding in America? Stay tuned. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

Every political act assumes, at bottom, a view of humanity.

That fact, says Catholic intellectual George Weigel, is at the root of our current struggle to preserve religious liberty. “ the root of (our cultural) deterioration are profound confusions about the human condition. If everything in the human condition is plastic and malleable—if there are no givens—then claims to “my truth” on which you cannot legitimately impose “your truth” make sense. If, on the other hand, some things simply are—such as the human dignity of the unborn child or the nature of marriage—then we can learn what is right and wrong, what is true and false, what is conducive to human happiness or conducive to human misery, by pondering those givens and trying to discern the deep truths they teach us about ourselves and how we should live.”

So, reclaiming human dignity is more than just electing the next candidate. For, I’m John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

Another Coalition for Religious Freedom?
George Weigel | First Things | August 29, 2012

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