Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Religious & Cultural Freedom

I'm interested in the the intersections of culture and religion, since they both affect each other in so many ways. I wonder if there can be a singular "true" religion, since so many religions are a reflection of a specific society. Of course, religious freedom is my own cultural reponse - although I've begun to think that religious freedom even in America is a misnomer.

Extremism in any form bothers me; the thinking that no one can be allowed to practice a religion based on governmental policy, or that medical care should be withheld because of a dominant religion, strikes me as the anthithesis of religious practice.

These deep not-so-late-night thoughts brought to you by an article I read earlier tonight about Catholicism in China, which, like all other religous practices, are forbidden.


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