A thought for consideration
- Dear moderator
I have noticed messages in thos forum and others of people narrating incidents of religious intolerance in certain Arab countries.
I had a few thoughts on this that I would like to discuss with the members here.
If a government expressly forbids certain activities is it right to complain if the government decides to enforce its laws.
By choosing to live in a country that has regulations that are not conducive to freedom of practise of one's religion, are we not giving up our right to complain
Should we not give what is due unto Caesar to him and what is due unto to God to Him?
I am not trying to trivialise the troubles faced by the faithful.
I must confess that I am not really aware of the situation there and whether these incidents are result of law-enforcement or misuse of laws to persecute others. If the case is the latter then I stand corrected.
Prayers and regards,
Abraham Kurian Plamthottam
St Mary's Cathedral, Bangalore
St George JSO Church, Rockland County, NY
Member ID 1011
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