Public Dissent

Dant01

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I disapprove of what you say,
But I will defend to the death your right to say it.

The Life Of Voltaire / Evelyn Beatrice Hall

The above was at one time a popular motto in the USA; but it's rapidly
losing ground to what's coming to be known as a "cancel culture" wherein
opposing voices are suppressed rather than given liberty to be heard; thus
insuring that only one side of the coin goes abroad.
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Dant01

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I believe it is essential to the preservation of a free political/commercial economy
that every point of view, and every opinion, be afforded the right to be heard; and
each individual decide for his/her own self what's true and what's not, rather than

leave it up to truth police and/or Machiavellian special interests to decide for us like
they do in North Korea.
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Dant01

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Titus 1:10-11 . .There are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially
they of the circumcision: whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole
houses, teaching things which they ought not, etc.

According to the entirety of Titus 1:5-16, "stopping mouths" consists of sensible,
well informed rebuttals rather than censoring and/or suppression.

Also; the task is not assigned to rank and file pew warmers, rather, to the senior
members of your church known to be competent enough with the Bible to do a
good job of refuting error; and they are not allowed to become militant in this
endeavor, but must do so in a civil manner.

Titus 1:7-8 . . Since an overseer is entrusted with God's work, he must be
blameless-- not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not violent . . . rather; he must
be hospitable, self controlled, and disciplined.


NOTE: In our day, "they of the circumcision" (a.k.a. Jews) are not as serious a
threat to Christianity that they were back in Paul's time. In our day, it's
missionaries like the Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses that are going about the
business of subverting whole households. If your church offers special classes for
defending your beliefs against those people, I strongly suggest taking it.
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