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posticon Can Politics and Spirituality Go Together?

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…if there is any principle of the (United States) Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other, it is the principle of free thought—not free thought for those who agree with us, but freedom for the thought that we hate. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, US Supreme Court Justice

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United States Supreme Court Building, Washington DC

My answer to the question our title asks is, “Definitely, yes!” Here’s Spirit.

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You don’t have to glue yourselves to the news media to see how vicious human relationships with each other can be today.Read more

posticon Freedom For The Thought That We Hate By John Cali

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Over the years I’ve been the target of occasional hate mail. That “goes with the territory” when you put yourself into the public eye. I’m sure any of you putting your work out to the world have had similar experiences.

When I was in college my major course was history, which I’ve always loved. One of my favorite historical figures was US Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. He was an articulate speaker and writer. Here’s one of his quotations:

…if there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought—not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.” (Emphasis is mine.)

That’s a pretty strong statement—freedom for the thought we hate.Read more