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Freedom and Christianity

I was pleased to hear on Thought Today this morning that the commentator was drawing parallels between the Buddhist monks currently leading the fight for freedom in Burma and the various Christians in British history who created the freedoms and prosperity that we enjoyed until recently. He made particular reference to John Lilburne and the Levellers (they preferred to be called Agitators) who fought for freedom in the 17th century. Lilburne went to prison more than once to defend freedom, including the right to silence. His wife Elizabeth joined him in Newgate. Out of prison she led a campaign to free him.

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