If the Supreme Court fails to protect religious freedom, all believers in America of whatever religion who follow the Natural Law with a conscience will instantly become persecuted, second class citizens, or worse.
What would it be like when you receive little to no support for your beliefs, and everywhere you turn there is unbelief? There are many living under these circumstances all around the world.
I’d like to speak to the living of faith in such circumstances. And even if my Western readers are not subject to persecution (for instance if the SCOTUS does uphold religious freedom in the next weeks in the U.S.A.), you can still make the analogy of living the faith in a culture which is terribly anti-Catholic nonetheless.
Some of the posts will be practical. Some provocative. Some with highly refined presentations about faith, provided in a manner, I hope, which can be understood simply, and as an encouragement.
Is the goodness and kindness of Jesus out of reach in the realm of the prince of darkness, of Satan? No, not at all. Jesus has conquered. Perhaps I should sub-title the series: Living with hope!
As the word dhimmitude might suggest, many of the examples will concern Islam, which is explicit and violent in its statement establishing the policy of dhimmitude, the kind of second class citizenry, which non-Muslims are to suffer, and suffer with pain.
However, again, just make the analogy with other aspects of whatever culture, of whatever country you live in, and you will gain something from this series.