Special to CosmicTribune.com, May 1, 2022
WORDS OF LIFE
From the testimony by Rev. Sun Myung Moon at a U.S. Senate hearing on religious freedom, June 26, 1984:
God loves America. America’s greatness does not lie in her vast resources, or in her tremendous prosperity. It lies in the very spirit upon which this nation was founded. That is the spirit of one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all.
However, God’s will is not just one nation under God, but one world under God. We are all brothers and sisters — one human family. When we recognize God as our Father, this ideal can become a reality.
Without religious freedom, however, God cannot fulfill his ideal. The Pilgrim Fathers understood that if you do not have religious freedom, you have no freedom at all. They risked their very lives to secure freedom of worship.
Now, that freedom of worship is in danger. A dark spirit of atheism and religious intolerance is found in America today, and this time there is not another “New World” to receive us as refugees. We have no choice but to restore America as the land of religious freedom. If not, this nation will perish and the world will perish.