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.
2: Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.
Thou shalt not initiate force against thy neighbor.
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
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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