If I could ask them one question . . . Come Follow Me, Lesson 28

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If I could ask them one question . . . Come Follow Me, Lesson 28

Post by annotatedbom » Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:15 am

For Come Follow Me, Lesson 28, Jul 13-19, 2020, Alma 32-35

If I wanted to encourage thought and try to understand devout believers better, I might ask:
Could the Alma 32 experiment lead down a bad path?

See the Things to consider for this lesson.

And, here’s a list of some other observations about this lesson’s reading.

Enjoy!
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Re: If I could ask them one question . . . Come Follow Me, Lesson 28

Post by Hagoth » Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:19 pm

The same kind of reasoning worked wonders on the Heaven's Gate community and the Trade Tower hijackers.
“The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” -Mark Twain

Jesus: "The Kingdom of God is within you." The Buddha: "Be your own light."

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Re: If I could ask them one question . . . Come Follow Me, Lesson 28

Post by Reuben » Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:23 pm

Hell, if there were just one thing I wish believers would get through their thick skulls about this chapter, it's that faith is not the goddamn seed. Your job is not to make yourself believe more and more. Your job is to test. Until we all get that straight, we can't have a meaningful discussion.

The second thing is what you point out, annotatedbom. It's a bad way to test things. It has no power to evaluate truth at all. The epistemology is broken and the prescribed reasoning is a circular trap.
You were born to trust, not fear. It is your birthright.

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