Politician placards pop up out of the ground this time of the year marking the landscape with a hoard of names. Although the freedom to publish in America duly deserves respect by eliminating censorship, we can remind ourselves that censorship can take many forms.
The gluttony of published information fails to marshal the will to be active productively. We can keep our minds safe from being distracted away from important political issues.
Random bulletins, lacking any sense of ongoing relevance, undermine our capacity to grasp reality. We need to take mental stands against becoming dangerously unable to grapple with the dilemmas and possible solutions facing our country today.
I find this same principle useful in religion. The complexities in religions don’t have to be confusing, disorganizing, or fracturing. The important issues of outlining realistic goals, working together, and offering practical assistance to the people can be grasped within religion.
Censorship can try to dictate exactly what should and shouldn’t be published or read. It can bombard society with publications and drain us of the will to decipher what is true and what is not.
But we have the spiritual capacity to overrule censorship in both religion and politics.
We don’t have to be intimidated or bored. We can publish and read that which encourages the will to change for the better.