This chapter examines the limitations on freedom based on the Constitution of the United States. It follows that freedom of religion had long been regarded as the corner-stone of a free society. Individuals must be free to choose their own religion, to reject all religion, or be indifferent. The chapter then looks into ‘Christian Science’, an influential body with palatial headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. The organization sees a person as an expression of divine Mind, not matter, and the human body as shaped by the comprehension of each individual. The chapter also briefly examines the case of the Amish, and the Islamic dress. The last section of the chapter looks into the problem of religious freedom with the law.
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