12/24/2004|||110390286034142888||||||A SEASONAL THOUGHT
I'll be blogging very intermittently over the Christmas holiday. Best wishes to all.
Some people, of course, aren't happy about the use of the C-word. I suggest they take a peek at James Q. Wilson's brief article in today's Wall Street Journal:
"We have been a free country even though "In God We Trust" is printed on our dollar bills, even though sessions of Congress begin with a prayer, and even though chaplains paid for by our tax dollars are part of our military forces. Our freedom does not depend on eliminating these acknowledgments of the power of religion; it relies instead on the fact that for many generations we have embraced a secular government operating in a religious culture.
"That embrace will be weakened, not strengthened, by silly attacks on religiosity, stimulating the spiritual to question the seriousness of people who profess a concern for civil liberties."
Amen to that.
|||Clive|||http://clivedavis.blogspot.com/2004/12/seasonal-thought-ill-be-blogging-very.html|||12/24/2004 03:31:00 pm|||||||||