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by felixfabulous
04 Oct 2021, 12:25
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Of universalism, unitarianism, and Unitarian Universlism
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Of universalism, unitarianism, and Unitarian Universlism

One criticism of the Book of Mormon is that the anti-Christs seem to espouse common religious ideas of the day and the BOM narrative embodies the conservative Christian push back you mentioned. Sharem seems to espouse Unitarian beliefs, that there should be no Christ. Nehor is a universalist and Kor...
by felixfabulous
04 Oct 2021, 07:34
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Fall General Conference 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Fall General Conference 2021

General Conference is always a mixed bag for me. I have fond memories growing up of Conference and like the family tradition aspect of it as well as the excitement that comes with gathering together and announcements, etc. I end up usually liking a few talks and have gotten better at ignoring the on...
by felixfabulous
20 Sep 2021, 10:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All Things A Year Old
Replies: 7
Views: 4465

Re: All Things A Year Old

The New Testament/Jesus scholarship really shifts the ground and brought up big questions that are extremely uncomfortable for most orthodox Mormons, but I think are important. I think the Givens are gently getting people there, which is good and you are right, it's not meant for the people who have...
by felixfabulous
20 Sep 2021, 07:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All Things A Year Old
Replies: 7
Views: 4465

Re: All Things A Year Old

A few additional thoughts after making some more progress: 1. I really like the reexamination of sin, obedience and the penal substitution atonement theory. These things are highly problematic and deserve reexamination; 2. Richard Rohr says there is no non-stop flight from Order to re-order, you nee...
by felixfabulous
16 Sep 2021, 08:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All Things A Year Old
Replies: 7
Views: 4465

All Things A Year Old

I have finally gotten around to reading The Givens' book All Things New. I am the type of person who watches great movies, 7 years after they come out and I really want to talk to people about them, when the people who saw them when they came out have kind of forgotten about them. Better late than n...
by felixfabulous
23 Aug 2021, 11:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cognitive Dissonance in Primary
Replies: 6
Views: 1402

Cognitive Dissonance in Primary

One of my great pleasures in life is coffee. I started experimenting 3 years ago and now drink it every morning. This has brought with it some good and bad. I have found some other closet coffee fans and have enjoyed morning discussions with them at a local coffee shop. I also felt very judged and r...
by felixfabulous
18 Aug 2021, 08:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book of Mormon contains the Fulness of the Gospel?
Replies: 20
Views: 5586

Re: Book of Mormon contains the Fulness of the Gospel?

Greg Prince has said (I think quoting someone else) that there is no doctrine in the LDS Church that has not evolved over time. When you dig in, you can see our very idea of the Godhead has evolved. The "fullness of the gospel" is no different. The BOM represents the fullness of the gospel at that t...
by felixfabulous
02 Aug 2021, 11:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sophia
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

Re: Sophia

Great thread, thanks for sharing.
by felixfabulous
02 Aug 2021, 10:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sophia
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

Sophia

I was recently re-listening to Marcus Borg's Meeting Jesus Again for the Very First Time . If you haven't read it, it is one of my top all-time religious books. The chapter on Sophia struck me powerfully this time in a way that has not before. Sophia is the Greek word for the female personification ...
by felixfabulous
20 Jul 2021, 12:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Universal Salvation?
Replies: 15
Views: 2595

Re: Universal Salvation?

Great thoughts. My wife taught this lesson in SS and did an amazing job. I have spent the last 12 years reading all kinds of material and getting exposed to critiques of the BOM and D&C. My wife is new to the faith crisis game and doing a much better job than I did. She opened the lesson asking what...