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Religious Tolerance: Made in America

Religious Tolerance: Made in America

Religious resistance is a given up theWest But it’s a historic aberration– an ideological change produced by the Puritans as well as pre-1776Americans. What was it that caused the spiritual resistance change? Was there something distinct in Protestantism as well as Americanism? Or would certainly resistance have ultimately developed in other places, possibly in Europe? Larry Schweikart, very popular writer as well as teacher of background at the University of Dayton, clarifies. Donate today to Prager U! JoiningPrager U is cost-free! Sign up currently to obtain all our video clips as quickly as they’re launched. DownloadPragerpedia on your apple iphone or Android! Thousands of resources as well as realities within your reaches. apple iphone: Android: JoinPrager United to obtain brand-new boodle every quarter, special very early accessibility to our video clips, as well as a yearly To wnHall call with Dennis Prager! JoinPrager U’s message checklist to have these video clips, cost-free goods free gifts as well as damaging news sent out straight to your phone! Do you go shopping on Amazon? Click as well as a portion of every Amazon acquisition will certainly be given away to Prager U. Same fantastic items. Same small cost. Shopping made purposeful. GO TO Prager U! FOLLOW us! Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Prager U gets on Snapchat! SIGN UP WITH Prager REQUIRE! ForStudents: SgPaX. JOIN our Educators Network! Script:. Each year the President of the United States lights a nationwide Christmas tree, holds a Hanukkah celebration at the White House as well as problems an announcement recognizingRamadan Only inAmerica Indeed,America is understood for spiritual resistance. In reality, it is not an overestimation to claim that America, where individuals of all beliefs are cost-free to prayer (or otherwise prayer) as they please, designed contemporary spiritual resistance. This resistance, which Americans consider given, really did not exist throughout the globe prior to America designed it. How did this occur? To response that we need to want to America’s beginnings which were extremely spiritual as well as, to be exact, extremelyChristian To placed it one more means, America ended up being the consistently open country that we understand today due to the fact that it was initially a Christian country, particularly a Protestant one. Let me discuss. Until the start of the 16 th Century spiritual life in Europe was controlled by the CatholicChurch All spiritual power was focused in the Pope as well as the Catholic clergy. They established church. The class structure was leading down. All that transformed in 1517 when Martin Luther, a German clergyman, led a rebellion that happened called the ProtestantReformation The motif of the Reformation was that individuals must be cost-free to analyze the Bible as well as handle their holy places as they pleased– an upside down class structure. The most zealous of England’s Reformers were called the Puritans, so called due to the fact that they intended to cleanse the Church ofEngland Some of these Puritans ended up being so disappointed they chose they had no selection however to leaveEngland Only in the New World of America, unblemished by European bias, might they exercise their Protestant Christianity in its purest type. We recognize these durable spirits asPilgrims The toughness of their sentence can conveniently be gauged by the unbelievable dangers they absorbed going across the North Atlantic on tiny wood cruising ships, of which The Mayflower was just one. True to their spiritual history these very early inhabitants, as well as those that complied with, were very independent. Given that the Puritans thought that individuals should check out as well as analyze bible on their own, just how could it be or else? Not remarkably, it really did not take lengthy prior to conflicts burst out amongst the inhabitants concerning teaching. In reality, the nest of Rhode Island was developed in 1638 as a sanctuary for several of these objectors. Throughout the 17 th century a lot more homesteaders showed up, consisting of Catholics as well as Jews however their numbers continued to be tiny about the Protestant bulk. All the means via American Independence in 1776 as well as the Revolutionary War that complied with Protestants continued to be leading. But with even more inhabitants came a lot more spiritual dissonance. The just point that every person might settle on was that faith, particularly Christianity– securely rooted, it is very important to keep in mind, in the Hebrew Scriptures– was main to the brand-new country’s life. For the full manuscript, go to
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Conner Fields - posted on December 14, 2018 4:27 pm

I agree with the B.S. callers. I'm certain Ancient India needed tolerance. Additionally in the Western World, the historical Kingdom of Transylvania (not the fictional one) was diverse, and tolerance was necessary. Unitarian Universalist churches (in and outside of Red states in the U.S.) have documented this well (because this actually matters to these nearly 200 year old organizations). Wikipedia has as well.

Miftahur Ridho - posted on December 31, 2018 10:45 pm

I salute the Dutch when it comes to religious tollerance because even in its colony of Indonesia they practiced non-interference policy regarding religion.

Rafael Wilks - posted on January 3, 2019 12:17 am

I'm not a Catholic priest or anything like that, but, according to Catholic doctrine, 1:08 they do not determine religious doctrine on their own, but with the help of the Holy Spirit. 1:14 that never changed, and it will never change. 1:33 such a bottom-up power structure is execrable.

His Holiness Pope Gregory XVI infallibly taught that unbridled and uncontrolled freedom of religion, is not really a good idea. The following two paragraphs show why.

Paragraph 13: "Now We consider another abundant source of the evils with which the Church is afflicted at present: indifferentism. This perverse opinion is spread on all sides by the fraud of the wicked who claim that it is possible to obtain the eternal salvation of the soul by the profession of any kind of religion, as long as morality is maintained…. With the admonition of the apostle that “there is one God, one faith, one baptism”[16] may those fear who contrive the notion that the safe harbor of salvation is open to persons of any religion whatever. They should consider the testimony of Christ Himself that “those who are not with Christ are against Him,”[17] and that they disperse unhappily who do not gather with Him. Therefore “without a doubt, they will perish forever, unless they hold the Catholic faith whole and inviolate.”[18] Let them hear Jerome who, while the Church was torn into three parts by schism, tells us that whenever someone tried to persuade him to join his group he always exclaimed: “He who is for the See of Peter is for me.”[19] A schismatic flatters himself falsely if he asserts that he, too, has been washed in the waters of regeneration. Indeed Augustine would reply to such a man: “The branch has the same form when it has been cut off from the vine; but of what profit for it is the form, if it does not live from the root?”[20]"

Paragraph 14: "This shameful font of indifferentism gives rise to that absurd and erroneous proposition which claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for everyone. It spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs, though some repeat over and over again with the greatest impudence that some advantage accrues to religion from it. “But the death of the soul is worse than freedom of error,” as Augustine was wont to say.[21] When all restraints are removed by which men are kept on the narrow path of truth, their nature, which is already inclined to evil, propels them to ruin. Then truly “the bottomless pit”[22] is open from which John saw smoke ascending which obscured the sun, and out of which locusts flew forth to devastate the earth. Thence comes transformation of minds, corruption of youths, contempt of sacred things and holy laws — in other words, a pestilence more deadly to the state than any other. Experience shows, even from earliest times, that cities renowned for wealth, dominion, and glory perished as a result of this single evil, namely immoderate freedom of opinion, license of free speech, and desire for novelty."

His Holiness Pope Leo XIII further clarifies this truth in the following paragraphs:

Paragraph 35: "… Again, that it is not lawful for the State, any more than for the individual, either to disregard all religious duties or to hold in equal favour different kinds of religion; that the unrestrained freedom of thinking and of openly making known one's thoughts is not inherent in the rights of citizens, and is by no means to be reckoned worthy of favour and support…."

Paragraph 36: "… The Church, indeed, deems it unlawful to place the various forms of divine worship on the same footing as the true religion, but does not, on that account, condemn those rulers who, for the sake of securing some great good or of hindering some great evil, allow patiently custom or usage to be a kind of sanction for each kind of religion having its place in the State. And, in fact, the Church is wont to take earnest heed that no one shall be forced to embrace the Catholic faith against his will, for, as St. Augustine wisely reminds us, "Man cannot believe otherwise than of his own will.""

Christus vincit
Christus regnat
Christus imperiat

ItzMeMD - posted on January 5, 2019 3:57 am

This is idiocy of the basest possible kind. If I'm not mistaken, which I'm almost certain I'm not, this "courses" overall message is that it's the Christian/Protestant governments that are to thank for religious freedom in America, the only country with religious freedom.

Every part of this message is a lie. There were already a wide variety of countries with religious tolerance like India, Persia, and today places like Japan and China. Furthermore, why should we thank the Puritans for our religious tolerance when they were historically the most intolerant pieces of shit in American history??? No, it's our secular Founding Fathers who sought to put an end to the Puritans' and Britain monarchy's religious madness that we should thank!
Just because a certain issue existed for the heroes to take care of doesn't mean that said issue is to take the credit! If anything, it should be seen as something we should strive away from…yet here you are promoting it. It's projects like these that have to be stopped.

Brian Dean - posted on January 8, 2019 10:40 pm

This "free exercise" is evidence that Christianity isn't true because if Christianity was true, then there would be no disagreement about doctrine to the point where you give up and just tell everyone they can interpret doctrine for themselves. Nobody says that you can interpret science, or math, for yourself because those fields are objective.

Shane M. - posted on January 9, 2019 2:59 am

Because a Muslim ban is religiously tolerant.

Kevin Taal - posted on January 14, 2019 4:02 am

Religious tolerance prevailed in Holland in the 17th century. Many scientists, philosophers and religious persons took refuge in Holland because they were free to write and speak what they wanted there. Dutch colonizers found New York and layed the basis for 5 of 13 later original states before Imperial Great Britain conquered them. The Dutch managed New York and the other territories for about 65 years and developed an atmosphere of tolerance, entrepreneurship and cooperation with the indigenous population. Religious tolerance was founded before the US and later got a place in American society, after all the Indigenous Americans (who were considered inferior for multiple reasons, one of which was they were no Christians) were extinguished. And no, I'm not trying to say Dutch people were all good, they kind of invented the slave trade

Raptor Z - posted on January 25, 2019 9:57 am

For the people who are commenting "x empire had religious freedom!', keep in mind that religious freedom is not a universal rule
Empires such as the Ottomans and the Mongol empire were not the type of religious freedom like "You can (not) believe in anything you want, and you will be treated equally along with everyone else", it was more of "You can (not) believe in anything you want, but if you disobey your (insert religion here) overlords or step out of line, we will kill you"

Vilhelm Vestergaard Mursal - posted on January 25, 2019 1:31 pm

how is it possible for this guy to preach how tolerant america is of other religions immediately after talking about how some states had explicit writing in the state constitutions requiring that you profess faith in god?

Every DeadMeme - posted on February 14, 2019 12:08 pm

As a Catholic, I feel insulted. :p

Rohit Jain - posted on February 15, 2019 4:41 am

Have you heard about Mount Soledad and how the land ownership was changed. Yes there is religious tolerance in USA but it's a Christian Dominated leadership.

S Spector - posted on February 15, 2019 10:33 pm

So you like multiculturalism….wtf. America was founded on judeo-christian values and it should stay that way.

nikolas zubi - posted on February 16, 2019 4:58 pm

Ancient Persia had religious tolerance, Byzantine empire had religious tolerance, Polish-Lithuania had religious tolerance and many more. Murica is so special, isn't it?

Balto Farlander - posted on February 21, 2019 9:33 pm

A lot of civillizations and countries had religious tolerance way before America. To some extent even Ancient Rome, they were intolerant mainly to monotheism, which obviously was conflicting with considering Caesar as god. For example, in Europe during Reformation Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was tolerant in comparison to rest of Europe.

Andy Roth - posted on February 27, 2019 4:09 am

That is funny, religion freedom is cause of Christians. Sorry not true.

Byron Anderson - posted on March 8, 2019 12:58 pm

Let's be real for a moment. America was invaded by rapists and murderers who held bibles in their hands while slaughtering Native Americans and enslaving Africans. Today's Polls say that 80% or more of Americans call themselves Christians or religious of some sort but this country is one of the most murderous countries in the world with a racist justice system, is that a coincidence to her beginnings? Hypocrisy is the #1religion in America! Keep your bull-shit Jesus!

Jhon Astudillo - posted on March 15, 2019 11:41 pm


Tejas Misra - posted on March 16, 2019 5:50 pm

India or China?

Sharon Wallhausen - posted on March 21, 2019 3:13 pm

Many societies had religiously tolerant Kings or Overlords throughout history. The main difference is a Constitution that guarantees that whomever is in control of the Nation, or how those in authority personally view others, we the people will insist upon compassion, liberty, tolerance and stand against oppression, supported by our Constitution. We are dangerously close to losing this guarantee designed by our founding fathers to take us into posterity in freedom. The experiment is still a work in progress and the Constitution, the electoral college, laws made by legislators who answer to the people not bureaucrats are foundational to maintenance of this tolerance and liberty. Let us pray we can endure.

Marcin Wardzinski - posted on March 30, 2019 7:44 pm

Only president of America celebrate Chrystian, Judaism and Muslim nation… only the president of America is a fool, who do everything to show of.

The same freedom was in Poland from midle ages to partitions. The same freedom was in Norman Kingdom in south Itally, or (for some time) in Spain, before The Katolic Kings… and in lot of other places.

D. Douglas - posted on April 8, 2019 2:00 am

Muslims should not be protected by freedom of religion. Like a Jim Jones or Charles Manson. They go beyond religion to violating human rights and children. If in USA, it should not matter if in a Jamestown or an isolated Mosque. The army should take them down.

Juicy Shows - posted on April 9, 2019 2:32 am

Last I checked the mongol empire was religiously tolerant believe it or not

Lucius Paullus - posted on April 17, 2019 5:30 am

The F**king Mongols had religious tolerance; It’s not unique to American.

Viktorija Baisicka - posted on April 18, 2019 5:33 pm

Thank you, Larry

Rafael Wilks - posted on May 2, 2019 3:39 am

I'm not a Catholic priest or anything like that, but, according to Catholic doctrine, 1:08 they do not determine religious doctrine on their own, but with the help of the Holy Spirit. 1:14 that never changed, and it will never change. 1:33 such a bottom-up power structure is execrable.

His Holiness Pope Leo XIII infallibly taught what the Church teaches in the following paragraphs of Immortale Dei:

Paragraph 35: "… Again, that it is not lawful for the State, any more than for the individual, either to disregard all religious duties or to hold in equal favour different kinds of religion;… "

Paragraph 36: "… The Church, indeed, deems it unlawful to place the various forms of divine worship on the same footing as the true religion, but does not, on that account, condemn those rulers who, for the sake of securing some great good or of hindering some great evil, allow patiently custom or usage to be a kind of sanction for each kind of religion having its place in the State. And, in fact, the Church is wont to take earnest heed that no one shall be forced to embrace the Catholic faith against his will, for, as St. Augustine wisely reminds us, "Man cannot believe otherwise than of his own will.""

Christus vincit
Christus regnat
Christus imperat

Maarten van der Poel - posted on May 12, 2019 9:44 pm

Wroooooooooong: The Netherlands invented religious tolerance. After we kicked out the Spanish many religious minorities like Jews and Hugenots fled to the Netherlands. They could trade and prosper. Willem of Orange, our founding father, already called for freedom of conscious in 1566!!

Also Sweden and Poland are great examples.

ftlpope - posted on May 13, 2019 3:12 pm

The pilgrim fathers went to Holland because England was too religiously tolerant. Their sons fell to too many temptations. So they went to America where no one would oppose their religious intolerance. Some foundation for a country. Try becoming President and not be a Christian.

Michael Gorman - posted on May 14, 2019 3:20 pm

At least us Catholics have nice churches hes

Why Not? - posted on May 16, 2019 5:33 pm

Well said. Thank you.

Reading the comments, I see that others argue that we (the USA) wasn't first to allow religious freedom. That's ok.

MADE IN AMERICA has a more common meaning, to do with manufacturing. Ok.

Let's look at the world today. Look at the ideologies, freedoms, & violent acts.

Most of the peaceful acts occur in nations that are capitalist, & either Christian or Jewish.

Most of the violent acts occur where capitalism & freedom are suppressed. Mostly non-Christian, non-Jewish.

I am generalizing.
If you are peaceful & I forgot to mention you, recall that I am generalizing to make a point.

The violent people hate capitalism, freedom, Judaeism & Christianity.

And on top of it all, we lay down our lives to rescue those in need.

Alexis Ruiz - posted on May 22, 2019 5:59 am

Even if he was mistaken in saying that the United states was not the first to create religious freedom, it is an American core value. Nowadays, religious freedom is rare now. For some reason, out of all the religions, Islam is the one being chosen to be the preferred religion. Look at what is happening inEurope, north Africa, the middle east and south east Asia. The United states is among the few that still have untanted religious freedom, even Islam.

Max The Cat - posted on May 29, 2019 11:33 am

What's the point of religious tolerance if antiwhite hate is encouraged?

sssood2603 - posted on May 30, 2019 6:17 am

I am not saying America is not tolerant, but India is equally tolerant long before America even knew it…

Brian Hegarty - posted on May 30, 2019 12:50 pm

First point: wtf is with Ireland's shape in the map???
Second: Puritans were infamously intolerant of everyone except Puritans

Caleb W - posted on May 31, 2019 7:28 pm

Perhaps he over stated the U.S.' singular contribution to religious freedom, but the video as a whole is informative and gives accurate information as to the history of religious freedom within the U.S.

Heck, he even admitted and gave specific examples of states that, early on, showed a lack of tolerance. There's no claim that the colonies have ever been perfect.

Zacnie prawisz - posted on June 17, 2019 8:29 pm

*Not "only in America", religious tolerance existed in Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (aka The Republic of Both Nations).
And it was made by Poles (Catholics) and Lithuanians (mostly still pagan, recently officially Catholic).
Nobody was discriminated because of religion, that's why almost all European Jews are from the territory of former Republic (which consisted also of Orthodox Belarus and Ukraine).
Maybe do some research before you spit on Catholics?
The Republic wasn't even discriminating muslims, read about Tatars that were given aristocracy status.*
Americans really don't know much about history, geography or other countries because of ignorant channels like this…

Mr D - posted on July 2, 2019 8:17 pm

Hmmm isn't that the freedom the moslims are using to take over America ????

Ajmal safi - posted on July 13, 2019 9:46 am

Ever heard of the Mongols!!!

therealhardrock - posted on July 28, 2019 2:31 am

What really needs to be known is how the state-backed religions in Europe treated those who did not conform to the state religion. Most know about the Catholic Inquisitions, but when Protestantism came to dominate certain places, they did the same thing.

D. Chen - posted on August 4, 2019 8:57 am

The question is, each religion has it's own view of religious freedom and the circumstances are also different. For example, after years of war, Asoka the Great gave up the dispute of religion and claimed that BUDDHISM and other religions could live together, based on the concept of Dharma.

Mexican American Traditionalist - posted on August 6, 2019 4:47 am

The Americanist Heresy

Mexican American Traditionalist - posted on August 6, 2019 4:49 am

The Protestant bias is strong

rifan budi - posted on August 19, 2019 7:33 am

Islam promotes tolerance ,
Quran (koran) Surah Al-Mumtahina, Verse 8:
لَّا يَنْهَاكُمُ اللَّهُ عَنِ الَّذِينَ لَمْ يُقَاتِلُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ وَلَمْ يُخْرِجُوكُم مِّن دِيَارِكُمْ أَن تَبَرُّوهُمْ وَتُقْسِطُوا إِلَيْهِمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُقْسِطِينَ

Allah does not forbid you respecting those who have not made war against you on account of (your) religion, and have not driven you forth from your homes, that you show them kindness and deal with them justly; surely Allah loves the doers of justice.
(English – Shakir)

via iQuran

Jew Shirls - posted on August 21, 2019 5:07 pm

Love your Neighbor>tolerance

Hindu Historian - posted on August 21, 2019 9:22 pm

If religious tolerance is unique to America, why is it that India was the only place in the world where Jews were never persecuted (till the Europeans got there?)

Alfonso Carrillo - posted on September 2, 2019 2:35 pm

Fake mongooools did the same

David L - posted on September 15, 2019 11:48 pm

Our founding was not based on Christianity or any other religion, but on religious freedom and freedom from religion and that is fact. Jefferson said in his inaugural address- " We had banished from our land that religious intolerance under which mankind so long bled and suffered". A much greater ideal than tolerance is freedom and that is what our Constitution stands for regarding religion.

Ayush Singh - posted on September 19, 2019 7:30 pm

It's as if America and Europe are the only two place that ever existed. And before Christianity no other religious society existed.India was a tolerant religious society hosting multitude of faiths and beliefs including Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism centuries before Christianity or Islam came.

The Pagan Owl - posted on September 27, 2019 2:18 am

“Diversity can collapse your kingdom”
~ Ancient Yangon ruler

Brock Carlson - posted on September 28, 2019 3:02 am

Goodbye christianity in America, you tried to stay relevant to younger generations but failed so to you I say ,goodbye and good riddance to you.

Culpable Injustice - posted on October 2, 2019 5:04 pm

India(Small kingdoms) has been home to a thousand faiths for more than 5 thousand years. America didn't invent religious tolerance. The Mongols, The caliphate of Cordoba, The Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth, The Achaemenid empire(Iran), The Mughal Empire(India), The Maurya Empire, The Gupta Empire, The Vijayanagara Empire, The Rajputana confederacy, The Bengal subah, Mysore Sultanate, Muhammad Ali Egypt(Egypt khedivate), etc.

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