Sunday, December 18, 2005

Religion and Liberty, P.S.

A few days ago I said:
One does not have to be a believer to understand the intimate connection between religion and liberty, about which I have written here and here. Strident atheists of Singer's ilk like to blame religion for the world's woes. But the worst abuses of humanity in the 20th century arose from the irreligious and anti-religious regimes of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao.
Ed Driscoll concludes an entry about post-religious Europe with this:
[P]ost-religious societies invariably do little more than replace one form of organized religion with another: an endlessly spiraling bureaucracy that does its best to stifle the believers--and everyone else.
'Nuff said.