Fighting over freedom

We sense deeply the chasm between the church and the secular world when those secularists who speak idealistically of freedom reveal that they have in mind not just the renunciation of dictatorships and other repressive agencies, but also the rejection of bonds and obligations such as those constituted by marriage, the family, and all social hierarchies.

Harry Blamires, quoted by A.J. Conyers in Pierre Bayle and the Modern Sancity of the Individual, which I believe was a chapter in The Long Truce: How Toleration Made the World Safe for Power and Profit.

church; state; family; marriage; secularists; freedom; dictatorships; repression; hierarchies;

August 14, 2019

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