Freedom of speech refers to the right of the individual to express his views about matters of interest to him or her. I personally cannot picture a world where we are not allowed or entitled to voice our opinions freely over a matter which we see as important. I see no purpose then of having a mouth and voice if we are unable to speak and express our feelings.
I think being a Christian has a lot to do with me wanting to express myself and wanting to tell others how wonderful Christ is. In Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus says to His disciples “Go into the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” I think for this reason freedom is important to me as no one is able to force their religious beliefs on me, because I have my own opinion and beliefs and am allowed to express them.
I began to reflect on this quote by Søren Kierkegaard stating, “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they never use.” And realized the truth behind it. In my opinion, many of us have certain feelings or opinions with regards to a matter of personal interest. We then voice this opinion or speak badly of others with a different opinion instead of keeping it to ourselves. I know how I feel thus I should respect how you feel, if I want my thoughts to be respected.
I feel with every right comes a responsibility! Therefore, if we want the right to...