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by JohnLocke
16 Jan 2014, 09:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another one??
Replies: 13
Views: 943

Re: Another one??

I think it's cool that the church is open to different depictions of this story. My dream is that one day every country or culture could make their own temple video, with actors of their own nationalities. This would go a long way in helping us interpret Adam & Eve as a more universal archetypal jou...
by JohnLocke
16 Jan 2014, 09:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another one??
Replies: 13
Views: 943

Another one??

by JohnLocke
16 Jan 2014, 08:27
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Adam & Eve / The Fall
Replies: 32
Views: 3125

Re: Adam & Eve / The Fall

Well, to be fair, some biblical scholars do believe that the J writer in Genesis did intend for Adam & Eve's "knowledge" to be sexual awareness. That is how they become as "one of the gods," who themselves were sexual beings. It was an explanation for why humans pair off and wear clothes, but animal...
by JohnLocke
15 Jan 2014, 22:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with the issue on homosexuality.
Replies: 20
Views: 1381

Re: Help with the issue on homosexuality.

All of the points Ray brought up are covered in much more detail in this Dialogue article:

https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-cont ... 04_110.pdf
by JohnLocke
14 Jan 2014, 19:19
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Adam & Eve / The Fall
Replies: 32
Views: 3125

Re: Adam & Eve / The Fall

Thanks for the responses! The more I think about it, the more a figurative Fall makes sense. And it really really like the idea of the Fall being an allegory for the premortal life. Adam (Michael) and Eve could have even existed, and they were just the ones leading the way among the spirits, making ...
by JohnLocke
13 Jan 2014, 22:15
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Adam & Eve / The Fall
Replies: 32
Views: 3125

Adam & Eve / The Fall

Does anyone know of any good articles or material that attempts to interpret the Adam & Eve story in a more mythic sense and not as literal history, but from a faithful (albeit more liberal) LDS perspective?
by JohnLocke
12 Jan 2014, 19:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CES Devotional
Replies: 2
Views: 414

CES Devotional

Did anyone just watch the Tad Callister talk? I felt like I was watching the anti-Uchtdorf. I have kind of a pit in my stomach right now.
by JohnLocke
10 Jan 2014, 14:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church Instructs Leaders on Same Sex Marriage
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Church Instructs Leaders on Same Sex Marriage

The statement says more than once that everyone on both sides of the issue deserves compassion and civility. It says that explicitly. The tone I got from this part left me with the feeling they were speaking more about political civility rather than compassion towards the actual people suffering th...
by JohnLocke
10 Jan 2014, 14:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church Instructs Leaders on Same Sex Marriage
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Church Instructs Leaders on Same Sex Marriage

The Newsroom just came out with this article today: http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/church-instructs-leaders-on-same-sex-marriage We knew it was coming. Bothers me on so many levels. Where is the call for compassion towards those who feel marginalized and shunned? Where is the outreach towards...
by JohnLocke
06 Jan 2014, 22:59
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Standard Works as "Binding"
Replies: 10
Views: 1587

Standard Works as "Binding"

I have often heard it said that the standard works are accepted as such as because they are "binding" on us. What does this mean to you exactly, as "re-constructed" Mormons? I've never really understood what this means. Are we bound to believe everything they say? Because even most TBM would admit t...