posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 08:30 PM
I began as a Mormon. Nothing delighted me more as a child than singing in Primary, or learning the lessons of holy books.
I loved my faith, and I left it only to gain higher knowledge.
Upon my return, I found even higher knowledge waiting for me, hidden.
However, because my eyes were open, I saw my people for the first time.
I understood that the book of mormon was a book revealed by angels, and a fiction received to express a spritual truth and a mystery. The wonderful
thing is that these revelations in the book of mormon ARE true, or at least the spiritual truths are. The names are inventions, along with the
details. But Smith was a genuine prophet, one that I particularly love. his genius was in understanding how to build a faction and a religion for
his beloved nation.
There are pleny of detractors out there challenging the words of the BOM. Of course! The work is a fictional analogy. The names and places are made
up. Yet the Spritual truth is a wonderful revelation. No one knew back in the 1820's of the connections between the old world and the pre-columbian
nations. Yet here they are today. Smith was channeling! He was America's first prophet.
I don't want to quarrel with bible thumpers. The BOM is not a bible. The mormon religion is building its own mystery, they are forming their own
families. How successful they are is another matter! I love my people, even if they cast me out and hate me, and judge me harshly. Yet I will
Mormons have built their own angel combination, which is what Jesus built with his own people. However, upon sampling their wares, I didn't find
what they built to be superior to anything, it was mingled with the world to a very large extent. They have become a very rich people, and
maintaining this wealth requires a frame of mind that is generally incompatible with the Christ.
So I am forced to say to my people, where have you planted these vines?
Indeed, Mormonism has become mature, and powerful, and they have built quite a powerful angelic combination among themselves. It has nothing to do
with the BOM, they want to form a power and authority unto themselves. This is what the lower powers did. If you have studied Gnostisicm, you will
understand the danger in this. They are quite far from Christ, yet he has increased them because they keep bearing the fruit he really likes. But I
am looking at the whole tree! I won't judge it yet. It's still bearing yummy fruits.
Perhaps that's the real lesson about the Mormons.