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 Post subject: Further Light & Knowledge
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:56 am 
God

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This is just a musing of mine.

Mormons/Mormonism declare a desire to obtain further light and knowledge. But it seems to me that’s misleading. What they appear to want is restricted to further confirmation or support for what they already want to believe is true. Increased light and knowledge that undermines, refutes, disproves, or reduces plausibility of what they already want to believe is true, is to be rejected out of hand and never accepted.

They don’t want to learn, they simply want to reinforce.

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 Post subject: Re: Further Light & Knowledge
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:30 am 
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"Further light and knowledge" is on indefinite delay in Mormonism. You get to believe you'll get it when you die.


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 Post subject: Re: Further Light & Knowledge
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:51 pm 
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As an educated guess, I'd say that the term was taken from Freemasonry, which extensively uses the symbolism of "light" and speaks of increasing the initiate's knowledge.


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