Author Archive: Robert Moon

On Cardinal Stafford's Speech: Are the Church and the State on an Unavoidable Collision Course?

On November 13, 2008 J. Francis Cardinal Stafford spoke before the International Conference to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute on Marriage and the Family at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. His speech attracted singificant attention for its controversial viewpoint. You can read the full text of the speech by clicking here. Dr. Robert Moon, a member of the ReligiousLiberty.TV advisory panel responds.

 
 

Controlling Freedom of Conscience

Controlling Freedom of Conscience

By Robert Moon, Ph.D. – Historically, most governments required citizens/subjects to have the same religion or belief-system (e.a. Fascism and communism ) as the ruler(s). Exceptions were seldom tolerated. Those who publicly practiced an alternate belief system to the ruler(s) were often intimidated, persecuted, imprisoned, tortured, and martyred. In the discussion that follows paradigms typically used by governments attempting to control freedom of conscience are referred to as: the Gold Rule Paradigm (GRP), the Gatekeeper Paradigm (GP), and the Over Stimulation – Fantasy Paradigm (OS-FP).

 
 

OPINION: Patrick J. Buchanan: The Wars of Religion Return (HumanEvents.com)

Conservative commentator Patrick Buchanan, in a column published by Human Events, explores the conflict between those who want to achieve "social peace" between people regardless of their beliefs and the "duty" to "make God's Law man's law." The full article is online at http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=27282&s=rcmp Last week's clash between Dr. James Dobson and Barack Obama is but the latest skirmish in […]

 
 

WANTED: Freedom Champions

Think about the words "land of the free home of the brave." It takes integrity, sacrifice, awareness, and courage to maintain our freedoms. A nation where freedom reigns needs courageous men and women to speak out when they see injustice. Martin Niem├Âller is famous for his lament about not speaking out when individuals were unjustly losing their freedom in Nazi […]

 
 

Learning from the Past

We live in very challenging times. In the United States there is polarization of opinion fueled by fear, greed, and political opportunism. The media is contributing to a fantasy world which distracts much of the population from critical issues. Mass communication seems to be managed by vested interests so that citizens do not get important information in an unbiased manner. […]