[quote="Sam_777, post:1, topic:286586"]
The 4th congress of leaders of world and traditional religions has been held recently in Kazakhstan:
Dialogue after dialogue, photo after photo, press release after press release, but what are the outcomes !!!. Is the person openly allowed to change his/her religion!. Are the Churches allowed to be built in Saudi Arabia?. Is the Bible allowed to pass the customs or still it will be confiscated and end in the shredder machine as shown here!
Religious freedom is under attack everywhere. Here we can believe whatever we want in private, as long as we don't let it get in the way of whatever the state proposes to do - essentially the same "bargain" proposed to the early Christians by Rome: worship any god you like, but pay homage to caesar. Physically (for now) we are not threatened or punished, but there are mental bonds which can be impossible to break.
P.S. What is up with the floor in picture number one? Is it my eyes, or does it look like the floor has a mound in it? It is an impressive design, eye-catching.