Straight and Narrow not Same and Narrow-minded

My last post was supposed to be a one paragraph introduction to this idea: The exaltation of the Gods depends on allowing us–Gods in embryo–to travel as many paths to Godhood as possible. This conclusion follows closely the belief that Gods evolved. Evolutionary success depends on maximizing reproductive rates. If the...

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Evolution’s Straight and Narrow

Let me tell you a story of the Gods. They may not quite be the Gods you think of, but hopefully you will see a Mormon God in them. Imagine a universe where Nature rules. Gods have evolved with such understanding, power, and unity that they shape Nature, fostering generations of new Gods and inviting all that is to join their great...

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Lucifer’s Plan

Do you hate the devil because of his temptations and the evil he works in the world? Or do you hate him because people use him as a tool of fear and control, or as an excuse to not take responsibility for their own moral choices? Or do you simply think he doesn’t make theological or historical sense? I know I don’t...

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Leaving Eden

About a year ago I began my quest to better know Heavenly Mother. Frankly, I haven’t made it very far, but I have thought a lot more about Her, and I have thought more about mother Eve. Today I want to honor two women. I don’t know much about either, but I believe they have both played key roles in uplifting all...

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41: Science! – The Big Bang

Jan 11, 15 41: Science! – The Big Bang

Posted by in Education, Featured, Natural Theology, Podcast

http://media.blubrry.com/rationalfaiths/p/rationalfaiths.com/podcast/41bigbang.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS As Mormons of the late 20th and early 21st century we live in an age surrounded by technology borne of scientific inquiry. Many Mormons go on to study in a variety of scientific...

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Nature’s Law of Agency

Most of us are already thinking about Christmas and the birth of the God who made our universe. What I offer you, today, is the thought that our gentle and loving God called out, and our universe responded, choosing to follow God’s will and become what we experience today. Let me begin. I say begin, but this is the final...

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Love Conquers the Multiverse

I believe God evolved. I believe in Gods within Nature, even if I don’t understand fully what that means. I believe that new Gods can emerge from this Nature simply through obeying the natural laws needed to arrive at that state. I believe that God once was as we are now. I believe that every being has learned line upon line,...

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Choose Your Own Universe

I have listened to and read many discussions regarding the existence or nature of God. It is one of those debates that I believe is unresolvable. The New God Argument motivates trust in God given a small number of assumptions, but doesn’t suggest much about God other than that he/she/it is compassionate and able to create...

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Have you tried turning it off and on again?

So… let’s be honest. Being a Mormon can be kinda hard at times. Perhaps you differ politically or culturally from most other members of your ward or even your family. Maybe you feel neglected, or worse, abused by your local (or not so local) leaders. Or maybe you’re exhausted by the corporate structure of the...

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A God Is Born–Nature’s Plan of Salvation

Here is my Back to School gift for you to share with your kids (or parents) in Family Home Evening. Hopefully it adds some fun to the old Primary Plan of Salvation Diagram. I’ve provided links to documents you can download or print out yourselves, as posters or as figures to cut out and lay out on your living room floor as...

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