Sunday, March 26, 2006

Okay, We Can All Relax Now...


Afghan Court Drops Case Against Christian
Sunday, March 26, 2006

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan court on Sunday dismissed a case against a man who converted from Islam to Christianity because of a lack of evidence and he will be released soon, officials said.

The announcement came as U.S.-backed President Hamid Karzai faced mounting foreign pressure to free Abdul Rahman, a move that risked angering Muslim clerics here who have called for him to be killed.

So, the only Christian in Afghanistan is no longer facing the Death Penalty, and will live to oppress Non-Christians and shove his religion down other people's throats another day.

Mark over at "Pearls Before Swine" has been contemplating the juxtaposition of Religious Freedom and National Sovereignty. His point is that the U.S. liberated Afghanistan from the oppressive regime of the Taliban, and they should be able to make their own laws, even if that means the freedom to establish a state Religion.

And I guess that is a valid point.

One of my other bloggy buddies, ER, has, in the past, made the point that what we enjoy here in America is a unique situation, and is not re-creatable or exportable to other regions or cultures of the world.

I don't know if I agree with this assessment or not. I believe that it is the natural yearning of all human beings to be free to realize their own greatest potential, and this in turn benefits all human kind.

The bottom line is this.

Religious Freedom means Freedom of Thought.

And without Freedom of Thought, you have no Freedom at all.


If you don't own the few centimeters inside of your head, you don't own anything at all.

We are not done in Afghanistan.

Not by a long shot...

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