Why we should respect each other's religion/s...


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1 hour ago, without_you said:

I understood the quotes from the Church in the article to mean that we are to respect other people of different faiths.

To me, this differs somewhat from the title of the thread and even more so the title of the article. because it puts the emphasis on people rather than on diversity, itself, or other faiths.

This may seem like a trite distinction, but I think it important in a world confusedly abd distructively obsessed with the notion of diversity and  group identity.

Other than that, the article has an uplifting message.

Thanks, -Wade Englund-

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Maybe just stop stealing everything from their cultures:

https://babylonbee.com/news/woman-singles-ministry-gets-married-promoted-real-christian

https://babylonbee.com/news/local-woman-hopes-husband-listened-closely-to-pastors-sermon-on-self-righteousness

https://babylonbee.com/news/pastor-who-breathlessly-praised-mothers-last-month-absolutely-thrashes-congregations-dads-on-fathers-day

(Yes, once again, the Bee is far more on-point than any other religious periodical.  The Onion can't make satire more ridiculous than reality anymore, and I've a strong suspicion the Bee is having the same problem.)

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On 3/28/2019 at 4:18 PM, wenglund said:

I understood the quotes from the Church in the article to mean that we are to respect other people of different faiths.

To me, this differs somewhat from the title of the thread and even more so the title of the article. because it puts the emphasis on people rather than on diversity, itself, or other faiths.

This may seem like a trite distinction, but I think it important in a world confusedly abd distructively obsessed with the notion of diversity and  group identity.

Other than that, the article has an uplifting message.

Thanks, -Wade Englund-

Perfectly worded, Wade!

There’s this new-fangled idea that “Diversity is Our Strength”.  No no no.  Diversity is a weakness.  Unity of Values among a diverse people is where the strength lies.

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The 11th Article of Faith is actually one my favorite parts about the Gospel.  (is it ok to have a part that makes you extra happy?)

Yes, we preach the Gospel and the Restoration in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  But we do not persecute others.  We acknowledge each person's relationship with God and right to pursue that relationship to the best dictates of their conscious.  We don't preach hate speech of others.  Instead, we preach respecting their rights to God-given agency.  To quote one of the Apostles: "we can disagree without being disagreeable".

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It's a great article, and I'd like to add one little thing. 

When you make fun of those whacky Fundamentalists, stupid Lutherans, and judgmental Catholics you have no right whatsoever to whine/cry/play the victim when they make fun of your religion. 

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I find myself in disagreement from the very first comments of the article.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not unique is respecting those of other faiths or of different religious opinion.  Jesus thought similar tones of respect in dealing with the Samaritans.  We also see such respect from the "Wise Men" that came from the East to worship the Christ Child.  Buddhism historically has been more respective than Christians and even the Muslims showed more respect for other religions than did the Christians during the Crusades.   

Respect and kindness for those that believe differently is the first fruits of any individual that is actually on the path to finding G-d.  Murder and war is the fruit of those that invade other societies to force their religion.  I believe that when Charlemagne invaded northern Europe and murdered more people (including women and children) than were killed by the Black Plague - and for such was given the title of "Defender of the Faith" as proof that Western Christianity had abandoned G-d (in what is known as the great Apostasy) and turned to serving Satan.

 

The Traveler

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8 hours ago, MormonGator said:

It's a great article, and I'd like to add one little thing. 

When you make fun of those whacky Fundamentalists, stupid Lutherans, and judgmental Catholics you have no right whatsoever to whine/cry/play the victim when they make fun of your religion. 

That doesn't apply to the really crazy ones like Pentecostals, does it?

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18 hours ago, NightSG said:

That doesn't apply to the really crazy ones like Pentecostals, does it?

There is a lady on my Facebook page who talks all. the. time. about those thin skinned millennials but goes into rage if you dare say anything about her religion. Seriously, even the most innocent joke is met with a pitchfork. 

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On 3/31/2019 at 11:14 PM, NightSG said:

That doesn't apply to the really crazy ones like Pentecostals, does it?

Please, oh please, be easy on the holy rollers, will ya?  I mean, buddy when they get to going at it, it' time to either join in or step back & wait for the popcorn!  The church scene in the original "The Blues Brothers" is an excellent example.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3ypX22-SYY

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On 3/28/2019 at 11:59 PM, NightSG said:

Maybe just stop stealing everything from their cultures:

https://babylonbee.com/news/woman-singles-ministry-gets-married-promoted-real-christian

https://babylonbee.com/news/local-woman-hopes-husband-listened-closely-to-pastors-sermon-on-self-righteousness

https://babylonbee.com/news/pastor-who-breathlessly-praised-mothers-last-month-absolutely-thrashes-congregations-dads-on-fathers-day

(Yes, once again, the Bee is far more on-point than any other religious periodical.  The Onion can't make satire more ridiculous than reality anymore, and I've a strong suspicion the Bee is having the same problem.)

This one almost happens weekly with one of our greeters. I always dodge his handshake and he looks so offended. It is hilarious. It helps to be carrying a laptop and a child at the same time. bwuhuhahahaha!!!

https://babylonbee.com/news/church-greeter-sprints-foyer-tackle-man-dodged-handshake

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On 4/3/2019 at 3:50 AM, pwrfrk said:

Please, oh please, be easy on the holy rollers, will ya?  I mean, buddy when they get to going at it, it' time to either join in or step back & wait for the popcorn!  The church scene in the original "The Blues Brothers" is an excellent example.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3ypX22-SYY

Ok hackers, forge up some records and get PC on the Conference speakers list so he can start this.

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