So I’ve been thinking about the tragic Charlie Hebdo shooting and wondering.
I’ve lived within western democracy for so long that it’s hard to think in any other terms, but is freedom of speech a Christian value?
That is, was it important to Christ, and should it be to His followers?
You can hardly claim it for yourself but refuse it to others. Is it valuable to Him that we each may speak freely what we feel and believe, and grant to others the same privilege?
Why? Why not?