Ah, this is so late! I suppose that’s what I get for being sick on the weekend.
Anyway, welcome to the second day of the Quote Challenge! This is getting to be fun. Let’s get down to it. For those of you with short-term memory loss, here are the rules again. 😉
- Thank the person who nominated you (thank you heartily, gretald!)
- Nominate 3 new bloggers everyday
- Post a new quote everyday for 3 consecutive days
Tocqueville knows what is what. I am aware that many disagree with him, specifically on the idea that morality needs faith. However, even though I can list a number of morally upright people who had no Christian faith, in every case their morality was built on Christian values which they accepted. It was a matter of having faith in something bigger than themselves. As for freedom… go watch a political debate for ten minutes, and you’ll see exactly what Tocqueville meant. And I’ll stop before this gets inflammatory.
And now to tag other bloggers.
Check back tomorrow for the final quote!
Do you agree with Tocqueville? Where do you think freedom has its foundation?