Religion

Religion

in the
Family and Community



“Some of us get so wrapped up in what God doesn’t want us to do,
we overlook the things He does want us to do.”
 The Country Parson

  • On religious fundamentalism: "We know that no religion is immune from forms of individual delusion or ideological extremism. This means that we must be especially attentive to every type of fundamentalism, whether religious or of any other kind. A delicate balance is required to combat violence perpetrated in the name of a religion, an ideology or an economic system, while also safeguarding religious freedom, intellectual freedom and individual freedoms. But there is another temptation which we must especially guard against: the simplistic reductionism which sees only good or evil; or, if you will, the righteous and sinners."  (Pope Francis' address to Congress, September 24, 2015)
  • "Economic deprivation is a curse that keeps on cursing, year after year and generation after generation.  It damages bodies, maims spirits, harms families, and destroys dreams.  The only way complex societal issues can ever be satisfactorily resolved is by loving God and keeping His commandments, thus opening the door to the one lasting, salvific way to love each other as neighbors."  (Jeffrey R. Holland, April 2017 General Conference)