26 February 2012

Fettering The Human Soul & Making It Known

"No tyranny is so hateful as that which seeks to fetter the human soul. We are blind if we suppose that the struggle for full recognition and maintenance of this principle is ended, that the victory is assured. Governments still covet the strange spiritual power of religious faith and zeal as manifested in churches and other religious organizations and shrewd politicians diligently seek alliances of this kind . . . Hence the need of vigilant, loyal, advocacy and defense of this basic principle of human freedom is constantly at hand, and there must be no relaxation in the efforts of those who cherish this elemental religious and political doctrine to make it known in every possible way." ~ R.H. Pitt in the introduction of Lewis Petyon Little's Imprisoned Preachers and Religious Liberty In Virginia, published in 1938.

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