THE LIBERTARIAN CHURCH

OUR RELIGIOUS DOCTRINE:

Article 1: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness — That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security.

Article 2: Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.

THE ONE COMMANDMENT:

Thou shalt not initiate force against thy neighbor.

OUR PROPHECY:

We believe that Liberty and Justice shall prevail over Tyranny, possibly with ballots, or possibly with bullets, or possibly with a combination of both ballots and bullets. It is unlikely that Tyranny will surrender without a bloody fight involving substantial losses of its mercenaries.



The word Men in Article 1 of our religious doctrine is used in its most-inclusive sense, to mean the same thing as Humans. The word Liberty means, The right and freedom to do whatever does not violate the rights of anybody else. The Jeffersonian clause, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the Governed is omitted because it is inaccurate. The Government has the just power to forbid you to throw a baby into a river, even though you never consented to that law, and neither did the baby.
The word, force in the One Commandment is used in its most-inclusive sense, including but not limited to threats and theft by misrepresentation.

It is interesting to note that the Mormons consider the Declaration of Independence to be Divinely inspired, while not actual scripture.



The Libertarian Church consists of all persons adhering to the Libertarian faith as described herein.

There is neither formal membership nor formal leadership in the Libertarian Church, any more than there is in mathematics. No institution is in charge of mathematics, nor is any institution in charge of the Libertarian Church. Even so, many persons are mathematicians, and likewise, there can be many adherents to the Libertarian faith.

Individual adherents to the Libertarian faith are free to organize institutions of Libertarian instruction, entitling them in such manner as The Main Street Libertarian Temple, there being no central authority wherefrom to obtain official authorization. The instructor could be called a rabbi, which means, teacher.




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