Must Religion Be a Threat to Liberty? - Father Robert Sirico
Does Christianity destroy or defend freedom?
Answering this question, Fr Robert A. Sirico turns to the foundations of Christianity. Beginning with Jesus’s instruction to ‘Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s” Sirico maintains that Christian doctrine and practice formed the essential basis for modern ideas and institutions of freedom, not least by establishing that there are areas of human life in which the state has no authority.