By Steven D. Smith
Questions of spiritual freedom proceed to excite passionate public debate. Proposals regarding tuition prayer and the posting of the 10 Commandments in colleges and courtrooms perennially spur controversy. yet there's additionally a feeling that the existing discourse is exhausted, that not anyone turns out to understand the right way to take into consideration spiritual freedom in a fashion that strikes past our stale, counterproductive considering in this issue.
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