Recent Synod enshrines Religious Liberty
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As far as I know, no one on either side of the debate about, say, Dignitatis Humanae, argues that the state can justly coerce someone into believing any religion, even the true one.  Certain groups of Muslims do believe this, of course, which is the problem being addressed here.  If the state, as a matter of justice, cannot coerce in this matter, why can a person not be said to have a right to be free from such coercion?

A right to err in the metaphysical sense (as in one can do so before God without consequence) is of course wrong, but I don't think that is what is being said here.  That's the right that has always been opposed, not in the sense of a freedom from the state's coercion in this matter.
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Re: Recent Synod enshrines Religious Liberty - by SaintSebastian - 10-31-2012, 06:22 AM



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