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Here are the rules that apply to all members of Monasticlife.org's web community:

Don't send very long messages to a brand new friend, to someone you barely know. Send a little shorter first at an initial stage and wait for answers. If no reply, try sending again.
It is not allowed to distribute or link to pornography.
It is not permitted to abuse this network to search for temporary sexual contact.
It is not allowed to distribute or link to illegal material.
Creating contacts solely for the purpose of disseminating advertising is not permitted unless there is an already shown interest in the recipient.
Any form of racism or general hatred is prohibited.
It is not allowed to call for crimes or to spread calls for criminal acts.
The golden rule of Jesus applies here: "Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, so do you. This is the law and the prophets."
Or in short "do to others what you want them to do to you"
Matthew 7:12
 


Rules for photos uploaded


The ambition of the web community is to offer a peaceful place that is free from all the garbage and sexual immorality we are fed with through the media daily, a place free from sin, rudeness and demonic, negative expressions and attributes.
We dress differently depending on the context we are in. The idea here is that you should behave here much like you do in a church, ie decent.
This means simple but clear rules for which images can be uploaded.
No bikini photos from the beach or half nude photos from the gym, no photos with bare torso etc or pictures of linen without sleeves. Photos with very tight clothing that reveal sensual body shapes / parts are not allowed. Preferably avoid party photos from the pub/ nightclub (photos with toasting beer / wine drinking). Photos with sleazy kissing or rude expressions or people who smoke or take drugs are not allowed.
Arms and legs should rather be covered but t-shirts with short sleeves are ok unless the sleeves are not too short. Photos with transparent, semi-transparent clothing or with holes near the chest or navel are not allowed or photos with slips/opneings in the clothes around the waist. Sweaters (cicular opening for head) in sweaters/shirts must not be too deep so they reveal parts of the breast, applies to both men and women. Some exceptions to these rules apply to wedding photos, but even there, the dress must of course be decent. Photos with clothing with provocative print on or with images / symbols / messages that mocks, scornes God / Jesus Christ / Bible is not allowed.
The hope with the web community is that people will use it to find others to hang out with and meet in real life rather than keep and upload lots of photos of themselves all the time.
Photos with hard make-up faces and vulgar attitudes / expressions are not allowed. Photos with extremely pierced faces are not allowed. Photos of people with rebellious, hateful or naughty grimaces / attitudes / behavior are not allowed. Photos with people making wicked gestures, signs are not allowed.
Photos that are considered inappropriate may be removed without notice.
Users who upload photos must have rights to upload photos.
Copyrighted material may not be uploaded without consent of the copyright owner.
 

Rules for the expression of religion and belief other are Christianity


Rules of general conduct in the web community are the same rules as in an evangelical church.
This means that believers from all religions and beliefs (in almost all cases) even atheists are welcome to look in and be members of Monasticlife.org. Everyone also has the right to express their beliefs, regardless of which religion or belief they belong to in the presentation text on their profile, as long as this is not about spreading hatred, contempt, racism or crime, etc.
Expressing other religions, beliefs other than Christianity in large format, for example by forming clubs etc. for these and uploading images that clearly propagate / support another religion than Christianity is not allowed here at Monasticlife.org. Please seek another forum instead that corresponds to your chosen belief.
 


Statement of faith, values


As a member of Monasticlife.org, you recognize everyone's right to practice religion fully.
We who created monasticlife.org profess to the Apostolic creed that underlies the Church of Sweden and that reads:

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. We also believe in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord, who is begotten of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, tormented under Pontius Pilate, crucified, dead and buried, descended down into the realm of the dead, on the third day resurrected from the dead , ascended to heaven, seated on the right hand of Almighty God the Father, from there returning to judge the living and dead. We also believe in the Holy Spirit, a holy, universal church, the communion of the saints, the remission of sins, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal life.

 
Joining as a member of monasticlife.org does not automatically mean that you stand for this belief, but we want to spread our faith in Jesus Christ to as many people as possible and as a member you are expected to respect our right to exercise our faith. Hopefully, you who belong to other beliefs and worldviews, will also feel warm welcome here. God has His children a little everywhere, not only in the church. The text below from Book of Revelation is a wonderful picture of God's global church. The Lamb is Jesus.
 

A Great Multitude from Every Nation


"After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”"

Book of Revelation 7:9-10


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May the peace of Jesus Christ be with you!

/ Carl Grinde Founder of Monastic Life.org