quotes tagged with 'contention'

And third, if neighbors become testy or frustrated because of some disagreement with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or with some law we support for moral reasons, please don't suggest to them—even in a humorous way—that they consider moving someplace else. I cannot comprehend how any member of our Church can even think such a thing! Our pioneer ancestors were driven from place to place by uninformed and intolerant neighbors. They experienced extraordinary hardship and persecution because they thought, acted, and believed differently from others. If our history teaches us nothing else, it should teach us to respect the rights of all people to peacefully coexist with one another.
Author: M. Russell Ballard, Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-225-14,00.h...Saved by cboyack in persecution contention disagreement tolerance fellowship neighbor inclsion 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.
Author: Maya Angelou, Source: unknownSaved by Doc in ignorance contention division prejudice 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Some of the Elders would much rather fight for their religion than live it. If any one thinks to get into the kingdom by fighting for it, . . . they will find themselves mistaken. We expect opposition, and the quicker the war of principle commences the better . . . . I do not want contention, but I do say let the divines compare their doctrines with ours."
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Millenial Star 33:433Saved by Doc in obedience contention example fighting 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Let contention, all contention cease; cease finding fault with and casting reflections upon those who are not exactly with us. Let us show by our daily walk and doings that we have something better than they have.
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses 17:120Saved by Doc in contention leadership example tolerance charity faultfinding 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
if a man asks you to go with him one mile, go two, and then you can say, 'You only asked me to go one mile, but I have gone two.' That is the counsel Jesus Christ gave. If you sit down and calmly reason the case, you cannot but discover that it gives you an influence over that man, which you could not gain by contending with him in anger. All the power which is gained by contending with people is usurped power
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses 1:273Saved by Doc in agency power influence contention leadership example reason unrighteousdominion 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
We are never going to destroy the enemies of God by the evil passions that are in us—never, no never. When those who profess to be Saints contend against the enemies of God through passion or selfwill, it is then man against man, evil against evil, the powers of darkness against the powers of darkness
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses 8:325Saved by Doc in war evil contention passions pacifism 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Highly characteristic of the hierocentric doctrine [of the old sacral state] is an utter abhorrence of all that lies outside the system. The world inevitably falls into two parts, the heavenly kingdom and the outer darkness, a world of monsters and abortions. Whoever is not of the frithr is a nithung, without rights and without humanity. All who do not willingly submit to Alexander or Constantine are, according to Dio Chrysostom and Eusebius, mad beasts to be hunted down and exterminated. For the Roman, all the world is either ager pacatus or ager hosticus, says Varro,5 the only alternative to submission being outrageous rebellion. Anyone who resents the Roman yoke is a guilty slave, says Claudian, who should be consumed by remorse of conscience.6 For the Moslem, all the world is either Dār-al-Islām or Dār-al-Ḥarb, the latter being any spot in the world that has refused to pay tribute and thereby made itself guilty of rebellion, because everything in the world without exception is the legitimate property of the Moslems.7 We have already noted the claim of the khans that whoever resisted them were guilty of crime against God. To Attila, those who resisted his yoke were runaway slaves,8 and the Assyrian kings constantly declare that whoever will not take and keep an oath to them must needs be exterminated as "wicked people" and "rebels." In a word, "the world without the 'Kingdom' remains in its state of primordial rebellion," and all who do not recognize the divine king are truly "children of destruction.
Author: Hugh Nibley, Source: "The Hierocentric State," 244–45; in CWHN 10:123Saved by Doc in politics religion rights contention humanity partisan extremism nationalism islam villification 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The gospel goes its own way: it may never commit itself wholly to one faction or another. Once it does, endowing that faction or party with religious sanction and moral supremacy, infinite mischief is done.
Author: Hugh Nibley, Source: Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints In the Party, but Not of the Party pp. 105–37Saved by Doc in politics religion contention partisan mischief 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Very closely allied to this party spirit is the national feeling that some exhibit. This national feeling is another feature of "Gentilism." "Gentilism" breaks up the family of man, and divides them off into parties and nations, having contrary interests. "Mormonism," on the other hand, . . . by drawing them from all nations . . . unites the family of man. . . . There are good and bad . . . qualities in all nations. . . . All real Saints, when they receive the Gospel, will readily relinquish party spirit and national feeling, and count such things as the distinctive ornaments of Satan's kingdom.
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Millennial Star 16:210Saved by Doc in politics party contention division partisan hatred unity brotherhood zion mankind nationalism childrenofgod 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
If a man is as wise as a serpent, he can afford to be as harmless as a dove
Author: Cheyenne proverb, Source: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Native_American_proverbsSaved by Doc in contention wisdom peace conflict 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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