Freedom of Religion or Freedom of Speech?

March 29, 2008 4:39am CST
Sometime it is difficult to place values and priority in either freedom of religion and freedom of speech. I know that both freedoms are completing and supporting each other. If you have freedom of speech, then you can actually express and talk about your religion and even about anything you want. Freedom of religion on the other hand also contains freedom of speech because when you are free in your religion, you are free in speech also. Their might be a clash between freedom of speech and freedom of religion because if I'm free in speech, I might affect my religion by my freedom of speech in some ways. So, which freedom is more important to you and why?
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@KrauseHome (36521)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Well, I personally believe we need Freedom of Religion in our lives to help show and teach us how we can differences in the way that we as people believe and worship God, and that is what is great. We should have a chance to believe in a God whether it be from a Spiritual, a Religious, or any other standpoint there is. When you have people out there trying to tell you how to believe, and that something, especially if it is a close walk and belief in god is wrong, that is wrong. We all have a right to believe in something. It just depends on how we percieve it and what we do with it from there. If we tend to knock others for who they are and believe, than we are wrong there as well.
• Malaysia
5 Apr 08
Hi KrauseHome, I do agree with your respond that we need Freedom of Religion though both freedom are equally important. Some country in this world, especially those country under the Islam world they do force the citizen to convert to Islam and or else the government will deny the right of the citizen. Thanks for your response.
• India
30 Mar 08
As you have already said both are intermixed, both r necessary. Any ways i shud definetely have freedom of speech, coz that my voice and my opinion....
• Malaysia
30 Mar 08
Hi Keep_onwatch, yes actually these two are inter-related. Thanks for the response.