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A SPIRITUAL WORD from david bruce

STORIES ARE ABOUT RELATIONSHIP
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SPIRITUAL THEMES

ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
--Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom.
--Benjamin Cardozo (1870 - 1938)

What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.
--Hansell B. Duckett

Free speech is intended to protect the controversial and even outrageous word; and not just comforting platitudes too mundane to need protection.
--General Colin Powell

A free press can of course be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom it will never be anything but bad. . . . Freedom is nothing else but a chance to bet better, whereas enslavement is a certainty of the worse.
--Albert Camus (1913 - 1960), Resistance, Rebellion and Death (1960)

The Ten Commandments contain 297 words, the Bill of Rights 463 words, and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address 266 words. A recent federal directive regulating the price of cabbage contains 26,911 words.
--According to an article in the New York Times

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
AS PRESENTED IN THE BIBLE
Adapted from Holma's Bible Dictionary


The ability of a person or group to be and do what they want instead of being controlled by another. It is popular today to believe that the individual is or should be in full control of him or her self. Such an understanding is alien to the Bible, which never depicts the individual as having total command or freedom over self. In one sense the Scripture does affirm that we are in control of ourselves. We are able to choose our actions and attitudes, our responses to others and to God. In another sense, we cannot be and do what we want because we are not independent of others or God. We do not have the power to do what we want to, whether that be to fulfill the law, love others, or save ourselves. The Bible constantly affirms that the kind of freedom all persons have is the kind of freedom that slaves have.

 
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