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No, I'm not Charlie

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Freedom of expression is something precious that we must protect our society. We must have the right to express our views. It is a prerequisite for a democratic society. But freedom of expression is something that can also be abused. One of the things that Jesus Christ went through, which was part of his suffering before he underwent a painful death was that he was mocked. The mockery was both verbally and physically. Jesus was mocked because he recognized that he was the king of the Jews and had a crown of thorns pressed down on his head and a cloak laid on their shoulders. How should we as Christians behave towards our fellow human beings? Yes, not Jesus critics made in each case.
Yes, though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, this would be me nothing. (1 Cows 13: 3)

To express their opinion, freedom of expression, but to mock, ie shape, is not freedom of expression. We should show respect for our fellow man, which does not mean that we necessarily agree with them in their opinions or beliefs. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we know that we are to live in such a way that we have the Holy Spirit's presence. Paul expresses in praise of love that it does not matter what we do, if we do not do it in love.

Sometimes that bothered my two boys together. One of them can run crying to me and complain about how he has been kicked and beaten by her brother. Such terrorism is not accepted in our family, but at the same time, I ask, of course, why the former brother struck the other. The answer is many times that the kinds and kicks come in response to a verbal provocation. Provocation does not give the right to retaliate, but provocation in itself is not right. As a mother rebukes I both my boys. Both have acted wrongly. Then of course there is no excuse for terrorism, but that there is any right to legitimize mockery.

In Sweden, you have the right to think and say almost anything you want. You have the right to express yourself on the radio, on television and on the web. The Freedom of Expression states of these rights. There is also what not to do, such as slander or insult another person. (Source: riksdagen.se )

Yes, what you say about the above quotes? Well, those who advocate the right to violate believe that they violate Muhammad - who is dead. But if Muhammad is dead, how can he be offended? Of course, is not directed against the mockery of a dead person can not be violated without the ridicule aimed at the target group that feels offended; those who believe that Muhammad was God's true profet.Frågor that these are not simple and I notice in various forums that the views on free speech differ between members of the Church. All do not look at it as I do. We are members of the church and go to the temple, however, include covenants which among other things means that we must not mock second people.Although I can to some extent feel fragmented in terms of, for example, satire artwork. My uncle took several years Gothenburg Trade and Sjöfartstidning. The magazine was known among other things for its satire drawings of Nazism in 1930 century. Using various means to combat xenophobia and racism does not feel foreign to me, but to mock people's religion is simply reprehensible. He who is without sin may cast the first stone.https://www.lds.org/new-era/1974/08/a-serious-look-at-humor?lang=eng

National Geographic - The Secret Bible

The Secret Bible

American documentary from 2005. The series puts Christianity secrets under the microscope and want to find out what is truth and what is fiction in the case of three substances and phenomena originating in the Bible: Knights Templar, Jesus rivals and the apocalypse.

http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x34d5q_singaporegeek_national-geographic-the-secret-bible/1#video=x1jpkye

Building Bridges Between Spirit-Filled Christians and Latter-Day Saints (Mormons): A Translation Guide for Born Again Spirit-Filled Christians

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Found a very good book that can help in communication. It is a book that is written by Rob and Kathy Datsko, now members of the Mormon Church, but has the same kind of experience as my earlier life. It makes it easier for Catholics, Protestants and evangelicals to communicate with Mormons and vice versa.

The book is cheap as ebook, but you can read for free on direct GoogleDocs also if you want to check it out first. Also available on Adlibris that book.

Rob and Kathy Datsko are converts to the LDS Church. They providesprofessional a fantastic overview of Relating the various aspects of the Latter-day Saint gospel living and beliefs With that of the "Spirit-filled Christians." In the authors' description, That can include anyone from Catholics to Protestants and Evangelicals.

Datskos providesprofessional Several great suggestions how Latter-day Saints can better communicate with this vast demographic. Spirit-filled Christians are Referred throughout the book as "SFC" In the same way that "LDS" is used for Mormon:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865562757/LDS-converts-write-about-building-bridges-with-other-Christian-faiths.html?pg=all

https://books.google.se/books?id=3YGkVGoHCgkC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Rob+Datsko&hl=sv&sa=X&ei=ZVmMVMDHDeLCywO0-YDYCQ&ved=0CCEQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Rob%20Datsko&f=false

https://www.adlibris.com/se/bok/building-bridges-between-spirit-filled-christians-and-latter-day-saints-mormons-a-translation-guide-for-born-again-spirit-filled-christians-charis-9781456613419

http://www.ebookit.com/books/0000001428/Building-Bridges-Between-Spirit-filled-Christians-and-Latter-day-Saints-Mormons-A-Translation-Guide-for-Born-Again-Spirit- filled-Christians-Pentecostals-Charismatics-Renewalists-and-Third-wavers-and-Latter-da

 

Breaking records, sharing faith: 1,000 gather for live Nativity in Provo

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What Happens When You gather world-class musicians, YouTube celebrities, 2,000 people dressed as angels, a donkey, two sheep and a camel? The Guinness World Record for the Largest Live Nativity Scene, plus an epic YouTube music video, and a free download of MP3 What Will rapidly've become a Christmas classic.

Radiant is pleased to serve as the sponsor and creative partner to this amazing, unprecedented collaboration between Peter Hollens, David Archuleta, The Piano Guys, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Several Other notable YouTube personalities, including Shay Carl, Alex Boye, Cute Girl Hairstyles , Devin Supertramp, Stuart Edge, Kid History, Studio C, The Gardiner Sisters, and others. The project came together in record time with help from the heavens-as well as a heavenly host of earthly angels who worked around the clock to bring the creative vision to life.

http://www.radiant.org/news/2014/12/12/radiant-presents-angels-we-have-heard-on-high

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616785/Breaking-records-sharing-faith-1000-gather-for-live-Nativity-in-Provo.html?pg=all

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The black ring - New sextrenden - No sex at all

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The new, so new that many do not know it yet, it is to not have sex at all. It shows it by wearing a black ring on the middle finger of his right hand. It has the ring during the time they are not open for six, so some have such a ring wearing a shorter time, while others have been there for a long time.

The black ring is for those who have no desire to relationships for a shorter or longer period, that is asexual and is not open to suggestions. It's not about a self-chosen celibacy, ie it has a strong sexual desire but refrains from it.

A common here novel that has a plain ring on your finger through the ring shows that he does not want to have sex with other women. Anyone who has a black ring shows that he does not want to have sex with either men or women.

Just as LGBTQ-are fighting for their rights in society to get to have sex marriages through the rainbow flag, so fighting those who do not want sex at all for their rights in society now. Some LGBTQ-are feeling a little provoked by this.

Some who do not have sex at all feel discriminated against by society, because they constantly have to explain himself, so also want this group now seem so they will not have to feel left out. There is a lack of knowledge in society.

From the beginning, it was the rainbow flag for the gay, but then so added more and more groups. Should the asexual to belong to this group? It seems so, so now you should maybe call the group HBTQA.

Black ring

What to as Mormons think about this? As a single so you can live the law of chastity because an asexual life. There is nothing of sex life at all, and neither can go and train sexually by others, because then live not according to the law of chastity. As Mormons have not opted out of the sexual life, for there is nothing to choose.

So I'm starting to wonder if the black ring would be a good and fun thing. It might be really hip to be a Mormon, to be a HBTQA-ers. Some get enough dåndimpen when they think about this, I can understand that. But think of the benefits that come with this.

Instead of constantly having to explain single Mormon total absence of sexual relations, then it has "the little black ring". And just like that one belongs to an inside group and so can absorb a great deal of understanding from society.

For surely it must be nice to come in from the cold, in the heat and allowed to be accepted and avoid all this discrimination can be felt because they did not have a sex life at all and does not feel that sexual desire in himself the whole time.

I think some people in the community have gotten the idea that singelmormoner walk around with repressed sexuality who always wants to come out. But then you live not according to the law of chastity. But as single Mormons can feel that it's nice to be in a context where there is no need to feel abnormal, for society is so sexualized everywhere all the time. It is very intrusive. It's nice to be allowed to feel normal in that context.

Celibacy means not having sex. Being asexual means that you do not feel sexual attraction, but to live the law of chastity means so much more than abstaining from sexual acts. This means that you do not feel any desire for another person, whether that person is single or not. Lust will then have an intimate relationship, it created / raised then.

That is why man Mormons have recommendations on clothes, how to meet and so on. The asexuelle can feel attraction, but feel it does not need to act out this attraction is not sexual. It would instead prefer to get to know the person you are interested in. Asexual people have sex in them right circumstances.

There is a difference between celibacy, asexual and abstinent, different concepts, but they overlap. For an asexual person's sex is not like that very interesting, but they are more interested in getting to know a person and have a close intimate relationship. An asexual person can have sex if it wants to, but then it's about sex is subordinate to the fervent nearby.

Anyone who is asexual may experience discrimination from all sides when people do not understand the situation. There is also a risk that the asexual may experience a "helpful" corrective rape, violence or harassment of people find it offensive when they encounter people who live an asexual life.

Within RFSL there is a network for the group that has the little black ring.

http://tv.aftonbladet.se/webbtv/nyheter/morgon/article59780.ab

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asexuality

http://www.asexuality.org/home/general.html

http://www.asexualityarchive.com/asexuality-and-celibacy-whats-the-difference/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/asexual-discrimination_n_3380551.html