quotes tagged with 'compulsion'

The state is a force incarnate. Worse, it is the silly parading of force. It never seeks to prevail by persuasion. Whenever it thrusts its finger into anything it does so in the most unfriendly way. Its essence is command and compulsion.

Author: Michael Bakunin, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in tyranny force state compulsion command politicalpower michaelbakunin 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
That war, so bitter, so intense, has never ceased. It is the war between truth and error, between agency and compulsion, between the followers of Christ and those who have denied Him. His enemies have used every stratagem in that conflict. They’ve indulged in lying and deceit. They’ve employed money and wealth. They’ve tricked the minds of men. They’ve murdered and destroyed and engaged in every kind of evil practice to thwart the work of Christ.
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010Vg...Saved by cboyack in freedom satan truth agency war christ evil error good force compulsion warinheaven 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There are men who . . . wish to destroy every power in Heaven and on earth that they do not hold themselves. This is the spirit of Satan that was made so visibly manifest in Heavens and which proved his overthrow, and he now afflicts this people with it [officious people]; he wants to dictate and rule every principle and power that leads to exaltation and eternal life."
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses 10:97Saved by Doc in control tyranny agency leadership pride compulsion unrighteousdominion 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Joseph Smith gives us four follies that must be avoided at any cost. One should never, he says, (1) aspire, for that is what Satan did to bring about his fall; (2) accuse—Satan is the devil, and diabolos means "accuser of his brethren"—never mind that the brethren are as guilty as he is; (3) contend—the first rule the Lord gave to the Nephites was, "For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another" (3 Nephi 11:29); and (4) coerce, or use force to persuade.
Author: Hugh Nibley, Source: http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/display.php?table=transcripts&...Saved by Doc in control wickedness tyranny agency aspire power josephsmith contention aspiration pride persuasion force follies coerce compulsion unrighteousdominion accusation 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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