Religious freedom is an extremely valued, and valuable, basic human right.But where does this right originate
from? Some may say "The 1st Amendment", but, where does the base for that originate from? Religious freedom was unacceptable several hundred years ago in Europe, when Europe was dividing itself into protestant and catholic nations. Religous freedom was trampled on then
(except for perhaps the monarch's "right" to tell you what you must believe), and then men stood up to tyranny and established religious freedom in an alliance of nations known as the "United States".But these men had to rebel against the king for these rights, the jury presiding over the case of William Penn disobeyed court orders in pre-revolution America to convict him for a crime in having a "false" religon, there was no 1st Amendment then. So men said that "men are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights", but these are the words of men, not of god, the oppressors of freedom were men, so how can we trust the words of men over the words of other men, when both sides of the spectrum were caused by the actions of men? Some could bring up "natural rights", but where do these natural rights come from? From the act of being born, maturing to a higher sense of awareness, from being acceptable by society? Or do these unalienable rights come endowed to us by something higher than us in wisdom, in morals, in honor? In this sense, religious freedom's highest justification, is religon, and it is doubtful that a land of liberty and justice, can be maintained, without this religious justification.
I would appreciate hearing your thoughts on this subject below in the comments.