The Bay of a Thousand Names

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SamBee
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The Bay of a Thousand Names

Post by SamBee » 18 Sep 2018, 12:45

We may seem insignificant in the grand scheme of things but we don't live in the grand scheme of things.
https://youtu.be/lOurgjwkIGQ
DASH1730 "An Area Authority...[was] asked...who...would go to the Telestial kingdom. His answer: "murderers, adulterers and a lot of surprised Mormons!"'
1ST PRES 1978 "[LDS] believe...there is truth in many religions and philosophies...good and great religious leaders... have raised the spiritual, moral, and ethical awareness of their people. When we speak of The [LDS] as the only true church...it is...authorized to administer the ordinances...by Jesus Christ... we do not mean... it is the only teacher of truth."

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Re: The Bay of a Thousand Names

Post by Heber13 » 20 Sep 2018, 12:06

Did you ever feel compelled to want to carve your name in a tree or write on something??? What is it that compels us to do that? To post on the internet?

I'm not sure I agree with all the things that guy gives in the video...but maybe. I haven't reflected on why we feel compelled to make our mark. But it feels like it is similar to what compels a person to stand and share their testimony.
Luke: "Why didn't you tell me? You told me Vader betrayed and murdered my father."
Obi-Wan: "Your father... was seduced by the dark side of the Force. He ceased to be Anakin Skywalker and became Darth Vader. When that happened, the good man who was your father was destroyed. So what I told you was true... from a certain point of view."
Luke: "A certain point of view?"
Obi-Wan: "Luke, you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to...depend greatly on our point of view."

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Re: The Bay of a Thousand Names

Post by SamBee » 20 Sep 2018, 15:03

I think we all try and beat eternity. I wonder if that's partly why we sent out the Voyager space probe... that it may well outlast the human race and that was the real deal, not contacting ET.

You see cave art and there are all those hand prints stenciled on the wall... and I wonder what their lives were like and what they used to think.
DASH1730 "An Area Authority...[was] asked...who...would go to the Telestial kingdom. His answer: "murderers, adulterers and a lot of surprised Mormons!"'
1ST PRES 1978 "[LDS] believe...there is truth in many religions and philosophies...good and great religious leaders... have raised the spiritual, moral, and ethical awareness of their people. When we speak of The [LDS] as the only true church...it is...authorized to administer the ordinances...by Jesus Christ... we do not mean... it is the only teacher of truth."

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Re: The Bay of a Thousand Names

Post by Curt Sunshine » 22 Sep 2018, 09:28

An awareness of self in relation to time is uniquely human. That alone means we are uniquely eternal.

It fascinates me.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." H. L. Mencken

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