Saturday, October 17, 2009
Freedom to Worship
We're laboring in a country that had atheism forced on its citizens for most of our lifetimes.
This week Valari told us a Bible couldn't be obtained during Soviet times. "I wanted to look at a Bible at the Library in our city, just 3 kilometers from here, and I had to go to many offices and wait in line and get seven signs (signatures) from government officials. I told them I wanted to see that it was bad," he said with a little laugh.
It adds to our appreciation of this talk by Elder Dallin Oaks, outlining threats to religious freedom today.