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Re: Lynn, An answer. Long. rayww

Posted by deirdrehbrt on February 22, 2006, at 23:07:08

In reply to Re: Lynn, An answer. Long., posted by rayww on February 22, 2006, at 19:46:12

Thanks for your post.
I once, was Mormon as well. The missionaries I had spoken to taught quite a bit. There were parts that they left out until after I was baptized thoguh.
I truly enjoyed the musical Saturdays Warrior, and still listen to some of that music. I went on missionary splits, I visited the Joseph Smith memorial in Vermont.
This was another part of my journey in trying to discover where I actually fit. In the end, I didn't fit there.
Still, I have enormous respect for the church. As a whole, I don't think I've seen more commitment to values anywhere else.
Mormons would seem to have a need to allow for other religions. With many different worlds, it would seem that the plan of salvation would have to be just a bit different on each. Jesus Christ would be the savior for this world, but perhaps not for the worlds before.
I just couldn't get past the idea of men becoming Gods. The phrase "As man is now, so God once was. As God is now, so we may become." seems just a bit out of reach for me.
Still, I agree with you that all religions need to work together. This world, her plants, animals, waters, earth and sky have been entrusted to us. She is also our mother for in a very real sense, we come from her. Every atom in our body was once part of the air, the earth, or the ocean. It will take more than one religion to care for her, and for all of the living things, including each other.
I remember when I was a member, the only disappointing thing was not being able to watch Battlestar Gallictica, because it was on a night we weren't to watch TV. I found this weird as the show was a Mormon TV show. :-)
Anyway, thanks for your thoughts, and for the memories.




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