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Touch's professed belief that the decision does not undermine multiparty democracy is in line with the message from Prime Minister Hun Sen over the last month, pointing to minor parties still on the electoral playing field as proof of a continuing vibrant multiparty democracy.
When Helmholz asks whether natural law had any practical effect on the law in Europe, England, and America during a time when most people professed belief in natural law, he really is asking whether ideas men believed about natural law had any practical effect during this period--not whether the moral reality of natural law itself had such an effect.
American President Woodrow Wilson's acquiescence to the Balfour Declaration--despite Wilson's professed belief in the selfdetermination of peoples--contributed to the eventual result about 30 years later of the nakba, or catastrophe, said Ateek.
They belong to a liberal enough church that my husband's lack of professed belief in Jesus Christ is considered far less important to his godchild's wellbeing than his commitment to the welfare of her and her family.
But is our professed belief that the DAP has benefited the country," Lacierda simply said.
Will we welcome all others as Jesus did, or will we pick and choose, and thereby render our professed belief in the universality of the church a lie?
After speaking with faculty and students about the state of diversity at the school and within the movement, she realized that "many prestigious environmental professionals didn't know why diversity is important, despite their professed belief in its importance.
Just about every president we've ever had has professed belief in God, most at least claimed to be Christians and the two we celebrate as the best, Washington and Lincoln, were devout believers.
Bush's professed belief that autocracy breeds more extremism.
Of the 1,011 people surveyed, 73 percent professed belief in life after death, and women were more likely to do so (80 percent) than men (64 percent).
For all their professed belief in the PR system and calls for more devolved powers for the Assembly, I fear that some of our politicians will never make the leap beyond the confines of prejudice and narrow self-interest.
I realize that this country has a long tradition of banning books, despite our professed belief in freedom, but shouldn't we grow up a bit?