In a landmark address to the Chapman University School of Law, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints affirmed the importance of the free exercise of religion and called for people to work together to protect this First Amendment right. LDS Public Affairs
I need to pray and study scriptures daily because I want to move closer to God and His Natural Laws that all (but Man) of His creations obey. Jesus Christ used these principles to create this World. These principles allowed Him to become our Savior. Natural Law is not generally taught in government sponsored schools. As most people become more educated in most schools they become convinced and programmed away from Natural Law and religion in general. Prayer and scripture study temper, along with obedience to those teachings and inspirations of The Holy Ghost, man’s learning form all other sources.
A major part of the Teachings of God in Holy Scriptures, Freedom is a critical ingredient of personal responsibility needed in the practicing of Religion. You must be able to choose for yourself in order to be held responsible. An ignorant and immoral man cannot last long as a free man. This is a major downfall of a man as he seldom stays obedient and righteous enough to stay free for long. Thus Religion and its practice is a key ingredient to Freedon.