WHAT I BELIEVE
I believe you must bring your whole self to the table if you want to thrive in today’s crazy world; your personality, your sense of humor, and most importantly, your heart. All of these elements brought me to start Truth and Devotion.
To see into my mind, browse my site, learn about my passions, and explore what excites and interests you as well.
FAITH AND BELIEF
Faith is a principle of action based on a set of Beliefs. To believe is to have a deeply held opinion. Some may claim to know, but that requires more empirical evidence than just feelings.
What I believe is influenced by my own observation and study and may not align with the beliefs of others.
In the following Essays, I will attempt to briefly describe what I believe and why.
SUMMARY OF ESSAYS ON BELIEFS
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I believe the Book of Abraham is a creative expansion of the Biblical account of the Patriarch Abraham from the dynamic mind of Joseph Smith. Please read my Essay Egyptian Scripture.
I believe the Book of Mormon is a 19th century fictional novel, written in a scriptural style, inspired by multiple sources and created with the purpose of teaching what Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdrey believed about Christianity and native American origins.
I believe that Jesus was a historical character and a radical thinker, challenging dogmatic religious traditions. I believe his stories were embellished into God myths of supernatural ability.
The Holy Spirit is to me the connection to our sub-conscience self. Our physical and emotional responses to human experiences is a natural occurrence. Please read my Essay Right or Wrong
I don't believe in an Andromorphic God, who was or looks like a man. I do think there is some kind of universal connection to the humanity through our collective conscience and cognitive ability.
I believe Temples are a place for deep meditation and symbolic teaching. I don't believe the rites performed in Mormon temples have any efficacy after this life experience.
By sharing what I believe, I do not mean to disparage your faith and belief. My beliefs may continue to change and evolve as I continue to study and ponder about truth and devotion.