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Reply To: In your opinion, why is it important for Christians to stand up for religious freedom for people of all faiths, and not just our own?

Collin Bastian

Hi Dylan,

This is such a good point. The fact that other people have human dignity necessarily implies that we respect that human dignity – and we can do this through our religious and intellectual witness by respecting the opinions of others even when we disagree. Persecution, as you say, necessarily violates human dignity, and does not allow people to develop their relationship with God on their own. Even though people routinely come to wrong opinions on God and His nature, it is important that they take their own time to develop a relationship with Him, as no one else could do that for them.