It is a never-ending source of amusement for me, how much life can change so easily. Not only has our society made a significant leap, but I personally have put many changes into motion. Yet it's not so much what I've learned about society and the world that makes me question everything; it's myself, my own choices. During a time when I really thought I was more talk than substance, I pushed myself, made myself make serious decisions that would effect several lives. And I have no regrets… Read More
My experiences in life, and an inventory of my thoughts and actions throughout, has confirmed in my own heart what many of the great teachers have said; the ego state of consciousness cuts me off from the sunlight of the spirit. Fear drives the ego state to all kinds of harmful extremes, to the point where I become a danger to self and others. I, that is the ego "I", create my own miserableness. I quake with fear, grasp and push desperately, and repeat an endless loop of negativity and… Read More
Creation suggests a creator.
While this statement in and of itself is logical and I agree w/it, you must assume a creation in the first. Simply because one assumes a creation, does not actually mean that there was a "creation" by a "creator". Nobody has all the answers on how the universe came about, but science is slowly filling the blanks, currently none of the knowledge we actually have points to a supernatural source of any… Read More
Here is a story I want to share with you. It is my story, and it is a story of hope. Too often, we are bombarded by stories of war, genocide, financial woe, and "if it bleeds, it leads" media garbage. I appreciate you taking the time to read this.
On March 23rd of 2006, I came to Boise with little more than a bike and a backpack. I had no home, no job, and no one I knew within 480 miles. I ate meals, showered, and slept on the floor of the Boise Rescue… Read More
I promised not to talk about greg, or anything other then my disagreements doctrinally with the mormon church. That means I can’t call him a liar when he repeatedly misquotes me, so I won’t.
He said in his most recent attack, he posts…
“I thought it was funny, in the light of Jeff's primary complaint against me. Jeff has frequently claimed that I joined RG in "stealth mode" and concealed the fact that I was a Mormon. This is patently false, because when I joined RG, I put right… Read More
Evangelicals of all stripes, be they basic christian, or LDS, or Witnesses, or Krishas, are annoying. They mostly are troubling to the religions that they target for their missionary work, because their tactics -work-. And people worry for their children. It's always about the children. As if, by the time they are old enough to decide on a religion, they aren't yet capable of making their own decisions.
What it really comes down to is just a continuation of the oldest war. The war to… Read More
Greg says he wants peace, but then donates an entire blog to ranting about me. I won't bore anyone with that here.
Some of the many doctrines that make mormonism decidely not Christian are the ones that greg touches on in is blog, He doesn't refute them, he rather minimizes them. The aren't inconsequential to a Christian.
If we are all spirit children conceived of "Daddy God" and "Momma God" in heaven, then the thought that God would incestually conceive Jesus with a 14… Read More
So, I was asked recently if I am a solipsist. My answer was, basically, 'kinda, sorta, maybe but not really'. So I figured I would explain at least one notion that I hold, along with several others, that create a set of internally consistent cosmologies that are specifically inconsistent with each other.
I played with solipsism for a while. A girlfriend of mine actually had something of a nervous break, during some long experiments within her own… Read More
Once, a long while back, I talked to a man who, in our small town, amidst my small group of semi-mystical folk, was considered rather wise. I talked to him about a difficulty. That I had a hard time getting myself going on things. That though I had a lot of interest in getting things done, I had great trouble in figuring out how to get myself to do them. If I was interested, I would pour my all into something. At least until I got bored or distracted. I wanted to know if he had any idea what I… Read More
Mormons Hope to Become Gods of Their Own Worlds
Procreating Endless Numbers of Children
(Quotes from LDS Leaders)
The LDS scriptures declare that the ultimate goal of a Mormon is to become a god and procreate for all eternity. Note- No woman can make it to the (Highest) Celestrial Heaven by themselves. They can only make it if married to a good morman…Read More
JESUS AND ECONOMICS
Read John 2: 13-25. Then Matt. 21:12-13; Mark 11:15:17 and Luke 19: 45-46.
Then take note that Jesus began and ended his short ministry by exposing the corruption going on at the Roman and Jerusalem central banks. Was his going up against the corrupt moneychangers one of the main reasons for his later arrest and crucifixion?
Perhaps the charities&churches should team up with the credit unions and form a moral and ethical… Read More
The first is the everyday Jeff. High energy. "All In!" My intensity is difficult for some to handle. I've been told I’m a lot like a spring day. Hot in the sun, cold in the shade. I have been known to run 10 miles to catch up to the woman that would one day be my wife in a car because I felt the need to speak to her further. I have lifted a trailer onto a hitch that three people… Read More
To the peaceful warrior, the watchful eye of the sentry is a shield. Placed in the palm of a hand, the eye represents the restraint necessary to set boundaries and the vigilance to keep them. The framing rattlesnakes depict the healing and harming forces that circulate around the boundaries of any situation, including dialogue and discourse.
(Engraved Stone Disk, Moundville, Alabama, c. 1200 CE.
From The Mythic Image by Joseph… Read More
Added by Denita on January 11, 2009 at 4:41pm —
The following essay explores a number of key questions regarding the revival of shamanism and other ancient Pagan ways, and outlines some approaches to viable ecospiritual work for today. The quotations skillfully culled by the author are extremely helpful. Owen Couch's cautious, well-informed assessment of ecospirituality echoes some of my own concerns—especially, the lack of connection to… Read More
About the year 1812, Rev. Solomon Spaulding (1761-1816), a worn out Presbyterian preacher in Ohio, wrote an imaginary history entitled: "The Manuscript Found in the Wilderness of Mormon." He offered it to a printer who kept it in his printing shop, but never was printed. Sidney Rigdon, a disappointed preacher, saw the manuscript and realized it would make a good foundation for a new religion. Rigdon showed it to Joseph Smith… Read More