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“It just IS” v. “It’s just…”

May 08th, 2017 by MC

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Like many Mormon missionaries, I was the catalyst for a fair number of overdue weddings.

Been together for years, have several kids together*, can’t imagine living their lives separately, just never got around to an actual wedding. Indeed, it was usually impossible to tell which domestic arrangements were official until you asked them at the end of the fourth discussion. Happily, the goal of preparing for baptism was all that some of them needed to take the plunge (no pun intended).

Then there were the others, with the common refrain: “Why does it matter if we get married? We’re already together. It’s just a piece of paper.” (more…)

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May 08th, 2017 05:17:36

God is the Father, the End.

March 25th, 2016 by G.

“[W]hat defines the [Mormon] religion is not orthodoxy or even orthopraxy but ortho-relationality, correct relationship with God. The idea is that one can have the correct–or at least distinctively Mormon– relationship with God independent of even a pretty basic consensus belief on what sort of Being He actually is.”

-thus pseudo-Bonald

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