The news feeds are buzzing this morning with reports of a shooting in a Quebec City Mosque last night. Any act of senseless violence perpetrated against any people group is to be condemned and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. There is no justifiable reason to walk into any house of worship and begin destroying fellow image bearers who are engaged in exercising their freedom to practice their faith.
We enjoy a great many liberties in Canada. For the time being the greatest freedom is the one which allows us to worship our Lord and God unimpeded by Government opposition. We are grateful and thankful to our Heavenly Father for allowing us to live in a land as great as Canada.
Universities have billed themselves as institutions where young men and women can come to learn. The free exchange of ideas is one of the sacred mantras that have allowed many unsavory and questionable philosophies to gain ground in the minds of our populace. One would think that the free exchange of ideas would cut both ways allowing Christian, Secular, Atheist or whatever to voice their views. This has been the case for many years.