The first amendment of our constitution protects the people’s right to freedom of religion and expression and petitioning the government to solve grievances. Freedom of speech benefits the people and lack of it is a major cause of totalitarianism. That is why freedom of speech shouldn’t be limited. Stephan was a deacon in the time of the apostales he was very bold for his religious opinion, some hated it but some loved it and even became baptized. However the Pharisees ruling the area realized they would lose control if he kept preaching so they arrested him and put him on trial.
Thomas, to break the silence, said, “I mean you have freedom of believing anything you want, unless it is the religions of the Judo-Christians, or the Muslims. This is true because they believe God gave some humans his holy word to tell others about.” (Paine, 1794, P.96) Andrew’s blood at this point came to a boil, which invoked him to ask “So none of the bible is real according to you?” Thomas responded, “Yes, except for Job and Psalms 15. These two are real out of the entire bible and this is because it conveys the idea of God through his creation instead of his word. For Nature speaks a universal language that any man, woman, or child can read to learn about God and his salvation. This language can’t be faked or changed as it fits the human.
The Bible advocates for a system of liberty and equality where even person has the same rights and enjoys the same kind of freedom. However, the system that society is presented with is “system of crime and blood” where people held as property and are deprived of basic human rights such as liberty and dignity. The church ought to change and create a system of liberty and equality instead of a “system of crime and blood”. It is impossible to build a society based on such Christianity values, liberty and equality, with “system of crime and blood.” They indeed have “the most awful responsibility of which the mind can conceive;” however, to truly do the will of God they have raise up and stand against this “system of crime and blood” and fight for equality and liberty for
America is the land of the free. According to the first amendment, every American is given the freedom to practice any religious faith. Contradicting this amendment is the Separation of Church and State, which separates the United States Government from being biased towards one religion. According to these two statements, government officials are obligated to perform their duties regardless of their faith. Many Americans believe that a person’s religious beliefs should be able to determine whether or not he or she performs the duties of a government official.
What the church didn 't want known was that Joseph Smith was a user of alcohol and tobacco, but the church left out this fact so that members would look more favorably on him. Finally, the church used a false account called The Testament of the Three Witnesses to legitimize the creation of The Book of Mormon. At the beginning of almost every copy of the Book of Mormon there is a testimony from three people, Oliver Cowdery, Martin Harris, and David Whitmer. The testimony quotes these people as having seen the golden plates, used to translate the original Book of Mormon. Later these men were excommunicated and revealed that they had lied in the testimony.
Although they were both christian puritans, John Eliots views were thatit was his civic duty to help the Indians by forcing his religion upon them, while Roger Williams though it was his civic duty to help the Indians get religious liberty. An example of Eliot forcing his religion on the Indians is seen when Governor John Endecott came away from the Natick settlement where John Eliot worked with the Indians amazed, he said “The Foundation is laid, and one that I verily beleeve the gates of Hell shall never prevaile against…. I could hardly refrain tears from very joy to see their diligent attention to the word first taught by one of the indians, who before his Exercise prayed…. With such reverence, zeale, good affection, and distinct utterance, that I could not but admire(Jarvis 57).” This shows Eliot forced his religion upon the Indians because they were
“no religious outlook or Weltanschauung, can enjoy a privileged status, let alone be adopted as the official view of the state” I found this passage noteworthy because it demands that no religious outlook be put before another, but that is exactly what happens and has been happening, all these years. I would like to say that I think the reason there is such a lack of equality with different countries and “cultures” and why we are in constant war is because of this exact reason; religion. Most religious people always think their religion is better than another persons and this causes conflict. The countries laws reflect their religious views in the morals that they choose to have. If religion wasn 't such a big concept would we find peace between different cultures and countires?
Martin Luther King, Jr. believed heaven and earth to be real. He believed in the supernatural, but he also knew right here and right now was real and problems now must be addressed. If asked how he knows this he would say because it has been revealed in the Bible, and could also be revealed by prayer and loving others as oneself. MLK believed the nature of man has been revealed through the teachings of Jesus, and not by class struggle like many other Prophetic Activists. Martin Luther King, Jr. called for all men to be equal, so he wanted a government that would give everyone freedom and equality under the law.
Freedom of religion is another very important right. People are allowed to believe in what they choose to or they can decide to believe in nothing at all. Freedom of Religion makes a living in the United States better because in other countries there is a certain religion everyone has to follow. Freedom of Protesting is people who get together for a cause and whether its good or bad the protest should be allowed to by the government. People may create protest against you or to help you in anything they want.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. explains to the clergymen who criticized him that he is there because he was invited and he also teaches them about just an unjust laws. Dr. King says “One has not only a legal but moral responsibility to obey just laws.” To me a just law is a law that is made to be followed by all people no matter the color of your skin. He says “One has moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. Dr. King says “Actually time is neutral. It can be used either destructively or constructively.” This means that that could try to build a good relationship with the whites over time or try to get negotiations done right away.