The Last True Church Of Jesus Christ On Earth Is One Of The Heart
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01/13/2013 07:57 AM
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What I ask all of you is this: what criticisms do you have of the Mormon religion that could negate it's authenticity as a true church of Jesus Christ? Please be honest, and try to speak without bias or stereotypes - speak from what you know that has been verified, and if you would not mind doing so, provide verification with the criticisms you bring. Thank you all in advance for your help, and I look forward to hearing what you all have to say.Quoting: Rising Son
Forge your own path, friend. I think you would be doing a disservice to yourself if you were to seek confirmation or approval of your beliefs in others.
Can you perceive how restricting and limiting labels can be to your consciousness?? When you choose to identify with a label, you are in fact limiting yourself to constructs that you had no say in creating or shaping. When you align yourself with a label or designation, you become subjected to the opinions/criticisms/discretion of the collection of others who identify with the same label. You will be caught in a never-ending cycle of trying to conform and align your feelings with those of others that you perceive to share the same designation as you. You will become preoccupied with the beliefs of others and with what exists external to your own being when the instructions are to look WITHIN.
What happens if your life experiences and intuition/awareness leads you to have feelings that are not supported by the constructs of the label/designation you choose to identify with? What happens if you have your own ideas/thoughts/conceptualizations that are not shared by others whom you choose to identify with? What happens if you find that others that you identify with are advocating feelings/thoughts that do not resonate with your own consciousness??? Answer - internal conflict, disharmony, dissonance within.
You are on a personal spiritual journey and how you understand or conceptualize that which you perceive to be God/Creator/Higher Power/Spiritual Realm is fundamentally unique and individualized to your own state of consciousness/awareness. There is no religion, text, theory, or belief system that owns a copyright on that which cannot be copyrighted. Ask 100 different members of any religious designation (or those with no designation) to write an essay on what the above mentioned conceptualizations mean to them, and every single time you will receive 100 unique responses. No two individuals can share the exact same perception.
There is no right or wrong answer to your question above and I think you will find that when we lose our focus and become preoccupied with the labels, designations, thoughts, and methodology of others- we are hindering our own personal growth & progression. Blaze your own trail.
Last Edited by ANHEDONIC on 01/13/2013 08:10 AM
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