It’s sin that is in

Doesn't it seem really important that we sin? Let me give you an example:Ether 12:27And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.Now normally we use this verse as a way to help people out of sin, but look at what it is saying: we are … [Read more...]

If you weren’t you, who would you be? [edited]

The discussion at Nine-Moons prompted by Annie's post has taken an interesting turn that I would like to explore.If tomorrow all of Mormondom disappeared, which of the remaining religions would you join, if any? In other words, of all the religions out there, which do you find most appealing and why?Myself, I think that I would be most likely to go Unitarian. Something about the looking for good wherever it is to be found appeals to me. I have a feeling that I know which way Ronan would turn. … [Read more...]

Whoooooooo are you? Whoo-oo-oo-oo?

I would like to make a proposal.Vicarious ordinance work is one of the central ideas around which our whole church revolves. All temple work is vicarious in one way or another. Prayer is vicarious. All priesthood work is vicarious. Some of the covenants that we discuss have an air of vicariousness about them (Abrahamic, for instance). And the Atonement is really vicarious.Having now proven my point with a foundation of bedrock logic, I ask:Why? Why doesn't anybody do anything for … [Read more...]

Tears were shed, hearts were moved…

I saw the following on the church web-site and wondered if a Sugar Beet article had been indexed by mistake.Women urged to let light shineI have great respect for Elder Uchtdorf. I just found the headline a tad ridiculous. Just imagine the opposite:"Women encouraged to bury light deep within, wallow in unfulfilled dreams" … [Read more...]


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