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28-02-2014, 07:31 PM
Latest Mormon revisionism
Now the LDS church is claiming that it's a distortion of Mormon doctrine to say that saints can become gods and rule their own planets.
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/t/story/mor...gle.com%2F

Their own documents clearly say otherwise:
“They will receive everything our Father in Heaven has and will become like Him. They will even be able to have spirit children and make new worlds for them to live on, and do all the things our Father in Heaven has done. People who are not married in the temple may live in other parts of the celestial kingdom, but they will not be exalted” (Gospel Fundamentals [2001], 201).

“An essential requirement for exaltation is celestial marriage, for exaltation depends upon the continuation of the family in eternity and the power to populate other worlds as our Father did this one.” (Principles of the Gospel, published by the LDS Church, 1976)

"Then will they become Gods, even the sons of God; then will they become eternal fathers, eternal mothers, eternal sons and eternal daughters; being eternal in their organization they go from glory to glory, from power to power; they will never cease to increase and to multiply, worlds without end. When they receive their crowns, their dominions, they then will be prepared to frame earths like unto ours and to people them in the same manner as we have been brought forth by our parents, by our Father and God” (Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 283; Journal of Discourses 18:259, October 8, 1876)

There are a multitude of similar quotes from former church leaders. These people want so bad to be mainstream, but they are stuck with their Book of Mormon, which makes the bible look like reasoned discourse.
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28-02-2014, 07:40 PM
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They're taking out all the fun bits. Who wants to join that now?

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28-02-2014, 08:16 PM
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Looks like ol' Mitt is fixin' to run fer President agin.

When they start denying the magic underwear, we'll know fer shore.

We have enough youth. How about looking for the Fountain of Smart?
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03-03-2014, 04:53 AM
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I wonder what Alla's 'witness of the holy spirit' thinks about this latest 'revelation' from the Church. Weeping

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03-03-2014, 08:21 AM
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You know, aside from the whole "makes the bible look like reasoned discourse" thing, Mormons actually have something pretty good going for them. The fact that they have this notion that people can have "official" visions which are official errata for the Book of Mormon means that their religion can, and will change with the times. Non-Mormon Christians are stuck with their Bibles and basically rely on ignorance and books written about the Bible to push more socially acceptable teachings. They rely heavily on cherry-picking to make their point.

Being able to re-write your holy book on the fly because "The Holy Spirit says so, in an extremely nonfalsifiable way" is incredibly convenient. Of course, they still have quite a few more redactions/revisions before Mormonism is seen as less crazy than Christianity, so, there's that.
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03-03-2014, 10:20 AM
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(03-03-2014 08:21 AM)RobbyPants Wrote:  You know, aside from the whole "makes the bible look like reasoned discourse" thing, Mormons actually have something pretty good going for them. The fact that they have this notion that people can have "official" visions which are official errata for the Book of Mormon means that their religion can, and will change with the times. Non-Mormon Christians are stuck with their Bibles and basically rely on ignorance and books written about the Bible to push more socially acceptable teachings. They rely heavily on cherry-picking to make their point.

Being able to re-write your holy book on the fly because "The Holy Spirit says so, in an extremely nonfalsifiable way" is incredibly convenient. Of course, they still have quite a few more redactions/revisions before Mormonism is seen as less crazy than Christianity, so, there's that.

There is some small truth to that. However they are always bound by the official scriptures. But I assume they simply do what all "good" Christians do...don't read it, and ignore that it's in there.

The statements made by prophets, that they formerly claimed to be the direct unalterable word of "God", they now freely dismiss if they find it problematic (like all the super racist shit they used to say), unless the prophet says, "I'm super, SUPER serious about this one, guys!"

It is interesting though...there are some denominations of non-Mormonic Christianity that do continue to believe in visions and prophecies to this day. Pentecostals, 7th Day Adventist, Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc...but they try to avoided making changes to "the book" but continue to make "prophesy" about "God's will" today. But usually for them it's not about making their religions less bigoted, but about how the world will come to an end, through their enhanced bigotry.

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03-03-2014, 10:28 AM
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Facepalm


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03-03-2014, 10:31 AM
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Religion: the world's oldest 'pick your own adventure' story.

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03-03-2014, 10:35 AM
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Those poor Mormons. "You can become a god...psych!"
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03-03-2014, 10:39 AM
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So....anyone gonna convert to Mormonism now? I hear everything makes sense this time.

Anyone?

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