Your Scriptures

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Mormorrisey
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Re: Your Scriptures

Post by Mormorrisey » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:54 pm

MerrieMiss wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:07 pm
I've been reading and rereading that book for at least twenty years, and I always had difficulty reconciling that passage with Mormon teachings. Steinbeck's words spoke more spiritual truth to me, but I believed the church was true...a lot of mental gymnastics going on there.
That's interesting that you saw it this way. I always saw it as a celebration of the Mormon doctrine of agency, even when I was at my most Mormony, I saw this. However, I've come to understand, agency really doesn't exist if you don't do what the leaders tell you to do.
"And I don't need you...or, your homespun philosophies."
"And when you try to break my spirit, it won't work, because there's nothing left to break."

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