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AmyJ wrote: ↑16 Sep 2022, 05:32
which usually jumps into "if you aren't faithful to the Word of Wisdom, are you going to be faithful to me? are you going to be faithful to my values?"
I totally think you are right about this.
I also think this explains a lot of other things humans do because we compartmentalize things this way to protect our beliefs.
For example, LGBTQ+ issues. In the past it was race issues like a stance on interracial marriage.
When it becomes a trust issue...it is no longer about the very issue itself, but the fear of that issue becoming a slippery slope to hypothetical issues. And in that, perspective is lost and poor choices to choose love for others creeps in.
It no longer is about coffee, which is so stupid on an eternal level. And it becomes very odd that a group of people who have the foundation built on eternal families and loving everyone from a godly perspective, become so pedantic and judgmental.
Motes and beams.
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."