Monday, April 13, 2009

On religious freedom

David Warren:

I care about coercion because I care for freedom; and I care for freedom because I care about the truth. My own path, from atheism, to deism, to Christianity, and latterly reception into the Catholic Church, has depended at every stage on the Socratic principle of following the truth wherever it may lead. I could not have wished to make the whole journey under the threat of arrest. Had the threat come from the Catholic Church, I might never have arrived at her door, for I cannot abide tyranny.

Nobody ever forced me to be Catholic.