Wednesday, September 1, 2010

FREEDOM: Without Restraint or Control

Photo taken on August 26, 2010 of the view of the SLC Main Library
with the flag on top of County Building in the background.
" We do not believe that human law
has a right to interfere in prescribing rules of worship
to bind the consciences of men,
nor dictate forms for public or private devotion;
that the civil magistrate should restrain crime, but never control conscience;
should punish guilt, but never suppress the freedom of the soul."
Doctrine and Covenants 134: 4-5
The above photo is divided in half. On the left is the limitless sky.. free from any contraint. It also shows on this side, the symbol of freedom, the American Flag. On the right side is a glass building... reflecting the sky. The enviroment is contained, controlled.. and safe. We as humans like to feel safe. We like security. We have fear of the unknown, we don't like not having control. We believe that we have freedom in the United States... but we are slowing losing this freedom from those in power positions that want more control, more security. You can not have freedom and control at the same time. As soon as you give someone control.. you lose freedom. Do we want to stay in the safe, glass building? or do we want true freedom?

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