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The Corpus Christi Movie and Limits to Freedom of Expression

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To what extent should people be allowed freedom of expression?

I understand the value of freedom of expression and speech etc. but by that same logic, you could suggest that Christians abandon the fight against pornography because people are entitled to view what they want. While this is true, the presence of pornography virtually everywhere is a major temptation to the majority of Christians. Also, consider child pornography. Would you suggest that it is a man's right to freedom of expression when he uploads child pornography?

So the real question is, to what extent do you propose freedom of expression can be practiced?

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Apr 08, 2011
You Make a Good Point
by: Ray Foucher (moderator)

Thank you for your thoughts. Your comment is well taken. I have added a paragraph at the bottom of my page (See - Before You Comment - Read This) revising my position as a result of yours and others comments. There has to be limits on freedom of expression. The question is just where those limits should be. You mentioned pornography and child pornography - society steps in to those and other areas and sets standards and limits. Everyone sets their own personal standards. The Christian should set a very high personal standard. I think of this verse:

"He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?" (Micah 6:8)
I understand it in this way:

In regards to our personal standards and behaviour we should follow the most just, correct and highest standard we can.

In regards to others we should love mercy and allow them to follow their own conscience (Obviously there must be limits on behaviour where it begins to affect others.)

In regards to God, we should walk humbly because we are only His creation, He is the creator and is far higher than us in wisdom.

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