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Hamba Tuhan

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  1. I think you've just identified one of the major advantages of having living prophets.
  2. No, not at all. But it does mean that the horribleness is larger than a single individual and is unlikely to just go away when that individual goes away.
  3. What response did he get from the audience when he threatened to use taxes to punish faiths that won't bow down to his preferred image?
  4. Lift Where You Stand: 10 Ways to Protect Religious Freedom '1. Study up on the issues. Study the words of the living Apostles on religious freedom and moral issues. Read responsible websites, newspapers, magazines, and blogs that explore current events from a variety of perspectives, asking God to let the Spirit help you discern truth ... '10. Enlarge your voice through social media. Be persuasive by being civil in online conversations; the person who gets angry loses. Share appropriate links, stories, photos, articles, and personal experiences on social media'.
  5. My first ward on my mission sang that one at Christmastime!
  6. Oh, no. You've always been very careful not to say that. You prefer instead to dutifully warn religious people of the repercussions they will almost certainly face if they keep being uppity enough to insist on actually exercising their rights.
  7. I believe the second of these is dependent on first having done the first of these.
  8. I'm not an American, so I don't have a pony in this particular race, but living prophets have repeatedly asked us to pay attention to threats to religious liberty, and I would therefore consider myself foolish if I did not do so. In the lead-up to our last national election, a 'progressive' member of the opposition promised us that, in government, she would ban the teaching of repentance by churches because the idea that people can change is a tool used to oppress sexual minorities. Crazy? Yes. A real threat -- both in the present and of what is to come -- that we here need to be aware of? Absolutely.
  9. As he noted above, only until he and others of the same mindset succeed in removing that protection from your constitution. That was the specific threat if you religious types don't stop being so 'hands on in the political process'.
  10. No, you don't. You have repeatedly expressed your disgust on this forum with religious people having opinions you dislike and then utilising their guaranteed rights to free assembly, free expression and public religious practice to discuss and act on those opinions, in community with like-minded others, in any kind of unified or organised (i.e. effective) way. You did it again in your very thinly veiled threat above. 'Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance. 'Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. 'Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association'. The sole purpose and inevitable outcome of 'taxing' any of the above would be to hamper and discourage the free exercise of the same. Unless you're willing to argue that the sole purpose and inevitable outcome of taxing voting wasn't to hamper and discourage the free exercise of that right? I'm curious. Are there any other universal human rights you're comfortable interfering with through the threat of punitive taxation?
  11. 'Nice "inalienable" right you have here. It would be a shame if something happened to it ... '
  12. We stand. Weird. We have all kinds of people not join in standing: the elderly, parents holding children, grumpy people who don't like singing intermediate hymns full stop ...
  13. A term the meaning of which has evolved far beyond what its name implies: 'An urban legend is a fictional story rooted in modern popular culture. You can think of urban legends as today’s folklore—just like traditional folktales, they are based on real parts of culture and often real people; however, in most cases the details have been exaggerated, ultimately making the stories false'.
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