Mixed Puzzles

The Church is imperfect, as all its members and mortal leaders are, but I know Who the source of this Church is: Jesus Christ. That knowledge gives me the strength to put up with a lot of cognitive dissonance on things where I don't know enough to answer my questions or yours.

It's not that I'm brain dead. I believe my brain is active and seeking further light and knowledge daily, but the dissonance would get even worse if I were to abandon God or the Gospel over my offended sensibilities. I have seen too much, experienced too much, learned too much, received too much, and (gasp) felt too much to maintain any intellectual honesty in denying the Book of Mormon, the existence of God and Jesus Christ, the power of the Atonement, the power of prayer, and the sacredness of the Temple. We don't have all the answers, and it may be that some things we Mormons take for granted are wrong and will need correction some day, but there are at least some things that are right and wonderful and truly from God.

 

Jeff Lindsay holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, is the author of Conquering Innovation Fatigue, and blogs at Mormanity.

3/30/2010 4:00:00 AM
  • Miracles and Mysteries
  • Faith
  • History
  • Mystery
  • Sacred Texts
  • Mormonism
  • About
    Close Ad