Boyd Matheson: Why G20 governments need faith leaders to solve the world's problems

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  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    June 9, 2019 1:09 p.m.

    @light and liberty

    "It is actually one of the reasons I have a skeptical view toward the liberal media."

    Did you really just refer to the Deseret News as the liberal media? Oh may need to get out more.

  • Red Corvette St George, UT
    June 9, 2019 1:06 p.m.

    G20 Governments need scientists and scholars. They do not need those "leaders" who base their judgements on mythology and superstition.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    June 9, 2019 11:15 a.m.

    @light and liberty

    Faith is whatever you want it to be.

    I think where people run afoul with each other is just not living in harmony. Now your assertion might be that many are pushing against religious businesses or institutions but the argument can easily be made that religious people pushed against non religious people.

    The way to move forward is to stay out of each other’s lives and personal freedoms.

  • Light and Liberty St George, UT
    June 9, 2019 9:47 a.m.

    Without our first 10 amendments, the world lay in ruins! Other countries fear America, not because of economic might or military strength, it is our freedoms. A free man will do anything to retain his freedoms; not so a country that doesn't rely on God or those freedoms.

    June 9, 2019 6:21 a.m.

    I believe it was Lincoln who said that he always worked as though everything depended on him, and prayed as though everything depended on God. Which, of course, it does. Humankind, without the inspiration and aid of a wise Heavenly Father, will always, always, always botch things up, because we never see past our self interest. We never think strategically about problems. We don't love our neighbors. Our concerns are focused on acquisition of "Things" rather than of wisdom. Humankind without God is like a chaotic suspension of particles in a murky solution.

  • Light and Liberty St George, UT
    June 8, 2019 11:25 p.m.

    I am puzzled why the Deseret News won't allow people of faith to express in as direct a way toward those who don't believe in faith as they allow those who don't have faith toward those who do? It is actually one of the reasons I have a skeptical view toward the liberal media. Ignorance can't be alleviated by patronizing pity toward those are need education the most. How can this be? Not directly opposing a bad idea emboldens a bad idea. I don't mind at all someone attacking my faith, but I do mind not being allowed to defend it just as heartily. Without the guarantees of free speech and freedom of religion, the world would be far more tyrannical and dictatorial. The record of the lack thereof is written in stone and its aftermath conceded by the most ignorant. However, some continue to want to lower the bar in a fantastical dream that somehow implementing Communism or socialism with the right leaders will bring a different result. The world fears America not because of its military might, nor its economic power, but the freedoms it protects. Its might is inseparable entwined in those freedoms. Without America, the world devolves into chaos!

  • The Atheist Provo, UT
    June 8, 2019 4:53 p.m.

    G20 governments need faith leaders like a fish needs a bicycle!

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 8, 2019 10:16 a.m.

    G20 governments need faith (religious) leaders to stop causing the worlds' problems.