A Mormon take on things...

john grigg (starman125@hotmail.com)
Mon, 08 Nov 1999 00:22:35 PST

Hello everyone,

Spudboy wrote:
>Notice though what you despise, 8 of the 9 religious paths listed >are, at
>least, quasi-Christian. The Way, Moonies, Church of Mormons..

Mormons Quasi-Christian!? I spent two years in the Bible belt being called things like that. And now on the extropian list! I guess where there are two religious believers and the beliefs are somewhat different there is bound to be trouble. :) And it is the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Mormons, not the "Church of Mormons." lol

Robert Owen wrote:

>Adam cried, "Because of my transgression my eyes are opened,
>and in this life I shall have joy" (Pearl of Great Price, Moses5:10->11).

One thing I appreciate about the Mormon view on the fall of Adam is that the fall was a good thing that was planned to be to make Adam and Eve mortal and able to reproduce. Mainstream Christianity states that the fall was a tragic mistake and without it Adam and Eve would have brought forth a perfected race of humanity without sin.

I appreciate belonging to a church that teaches about the premortal existance of humanity, an apostasy and restoration and the doctrine of eternal marriage and family life.

I have already posted on my experiences and thoughts on religion and my faith in great detail. I believe and yet I do have my doubts at times. I have learned another view of things from this list and have found myself treated well here. May we all in the end learn the ultimate truths and find peace and joy in our lives as the decades and centuries pass by. This is my most sincere hope.

best regards,

John Grigg

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