Freedom and Religion
As stated in the historical significance chapter, America was founded by people who wanted freedom from a state-established religion, the Church of England. For the first century, the country struggled with having this freedom of religion towards others. People might be even fined for not attending church. They came to America to be free to do religion their own way, but ironically switched their mindset to trying to enforce a religious norm on everyone through laws.
On the other hand, freedom did blossom from that society. It was in the desire to escape from the extreme rules of the Puritanical Seperatist. Luckily, the true freedom of America, that was in principle made in line with the reason the Seperatists left England in the first place, came when states like Pennsylvania started being free states of refuge where people could flee persecution and live out their different beliefs without discrimination or fine.
Without freedom of religion, we will lose all control of ourselves. When Christianity was first founded, the Mediterranean area was under Roman dominion. If the people were willing to pay homage to Caesar than they could do whatever they wanted. The problem is that any religion that has a deity will not allow for that. The Christians were not allowed to pinch the incense to Caesar and still say they were faithful to God. Unfortunately it led to them being hated by Caesar. Caesar needed absolute loyalty and submission due to the size of his empire. In his mind, if left as is, rebellion could lead to revolt and revolt to loss of territory. Fortunately, America is in advanced times. People could revolt or protest and it wouldn't be at risk of states leaving the country.
Tim Bankes II
Tim is a Christian author. His worldview that informs his writing is Calvinist, Baptist, and Libertarian. His main series is his Christian picture book series, "About God for Kids", where he discusses the attributes of God in a way kids can digest. He also wrote a Christian Romance novel, libertarian book for beginners, and Christian coloring books. He graduated with a Bachelor's in Biblical Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He has written a book on freedom called “Are You Free” (If you are into listening to books I have it in audio also, Are You Free Audiobook )and he has written multiple children’s books about God. Be Sure to check out the podcast version of the blog, Labor for Truth Podcast. And check out “The Truth About” Youtube Channel. You can find his works at his amazon author page, https://amazon.com/author/timbankes. He even has a free digital ebook on how God is the creator. Get your free copy today at, Greater Creator .Also If you are into Christian Fiction, he has made his first book in his Futuristic Christian Fiction series free, Her Dying Wish
Some of my other favorite books on these subjects that are great for beginners to the liberty movement are:
Faith Seeking Freedom by Norman Horn, Doug Stuart , Kerry Baldwin, Dick Clark (Christian Perspective)
The Libertarian Theology of Freedom by Edmund Opitz (Christian Perspective)