Obama administration should promote international religious freedom
“WASHINGTON, December 8, 2013 — The Obama administration should take greater steps to promote religious freedom internationally.
In First Things magazine, Thomas Farr notes the importance of religious freedom in American efforts abroad. “Religious freedom plays a necessary role in the consolidation of democracy, in economic development, and in social harmony,” he says. Religious freedom leads to respect for dissenting views of all kinds, allowing a freer exchange of ideas and a more peaceful transition of power.
Yet Farr argues that religious freedom has barely been incorporated into international discussions due to the current administration’s lack of conviction. Though the procedures have been in place since the International Religious Freedom Act was passed in 1998, the actual execution has been weak. Diplomats are not trained in the importance of religious freedom, and there is no comprehensive foreign policy to advance the goals set out in the law.
Giving minor lip-service to religious freedom may fool some, but it doesn’t actually accomplish the goal of change in foreign nations. Additionally, religious freedom must be advocated for people of all religions. It is an inherent right, not a political tool. “
Yes indeed. Giving minor lip-service to religious freedom may fool some, but it doesn’t actually accomplish the goal of change
The only reason cults like the Exclusive Brethren can even find room to exist.Is because Christians gave minor lip-service to our need of religious freedom.
For they have allowed these forms of religious tyranny to form and take hold , having right to dominate and rule over us .Groups like the Exclusive Brethren (busy re marketing themselves as “Plymouth Brethren” lately) . The Westboro Baptists . The Jehovah’s Witnesses . The Word of Faith Fellowship . And many others whom all retain the right to “dominate” over what people may choose to believe.
They have freedom to use and enforce , forms of punishment. By inciting members to separate and shun , any people whom don’t agree to bow-down under this religious-tyranny . Thus imposing fear, in the form of psychological torture (Even Hitler used separation of family members ,as a form of psychological torture)
We do agree . That . “The Obama administration should take greater steps to promote religious freedom internationally.”
“Giving minor lip-service to religious freedom may fool some, but it doesn’t actually accomplish the goal of change “
Faithful people on sites , like the wikipedia site http://wikipeebia.com/forums/index.php?sid=0bd478ccf5ccd03f7851234bed710b5b
Busily get angry at the Exclusive Brethren . As if its the Exclusive Brethren, whom rule over the world ?. As if Exclusive Brethren might have been the first to invent and allow, right of religious tyranny.
Cant help wondering if the direction they choose to focus this anger. Is misdirected.
When Christian’s worldwide , even those within mainstream Christianity. Have all been those whom also allowed and even upheld room for all this religious tyranny to exist within this world
Break down the Wall