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60The Real Reason for Religious Freedomhttps://www.firstthings.com/article/1997/03/001-the-real-reason-for-religious-freedom
Sat, 01 Mar 1997 00:00:00 -0500 Why do we protect freedom of religion? The commonsense answer, which I think hits close to the truth, is that we protect it because religion is important. That simple answer creates serious problems for liberal theory, however, so it is seldom discussed or defended by legal writers.