2016 goals

QUOTE: “After the Fall our first parents, Adam and Eve, made an eternal covenant with God for their salvation. As Adam’s children multiplied, two groups emerged. One group, led by Enoch, kept the covenant so well that they could no longer be retained on the earth. So the Lord gathered them unto Himself. The second group was overcome in wickedness so great that they suffered the judgments of God. The Flood swallowed them up, leaving only the family of Noah, a righteous descendant of Enoch. God put Noah under covenant, with the additional promise that life on earth would no longer be destroyed by floods. As Noah’s family multiplied once more, many were taken up in wickedness. Driven by pride, they built the Tower of Babel. God allowed the judgments of heaven to fall upon them. Their language was confounded, and they were scattered abroad. Only a few who were obedient were preserved.” –Elder Joseph W. Sitati, of the First Quorum of the Seventy, in General Conference, October 2009. [source]

COMMENTARY: I’m not sure there is any substantive difference between the myths included in the Bible and the myths of any other culture. The idea of Zeus and the Olympians fighting Cronus and the Titans doesn’t seem that much different from the idea of Elohim and Jehovah and their followers being involved in a war in heaven against Lucifer and his followers. It’s 2016. I think it’s time to admit that while mythology may make for entertaining stories, it doesn’t have any basis in reality. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.

4 Responses

    1. It’s not so much that atheism itself is particularly attractive. It’s just that with over 5000 deities humans have worshipped or are currently worshipping, I find it a better use of my time and energy to believe only in that subset of gods who are capable of proving that they are not imaginary.

  1. Gotcha! To me, something coming from nothing is a fairy tale. Life coming from non-life, and a genetic code without a coder is a fairy tale. A mind and ability to make decisions coming from nothing is a fairy tale. A moral law without a moral law giver is a fairy tale… But to each their own.

    1. You shouldn’t be embarrassed. At one time, people also thought that it was ridiculous to think the sun could travel across the sky if there wasn’t a god driving it around in his flying chariot.

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