Date: October 07, 2019 03:36AM
appetites, impulses, weaknesses, blindspots and intellectual deficiencies that...well...repulse God and make God hate humans in their natural state.
First, thanks God! What were you thinking?? You just had to create something to hate?
I guess what God really wanted was a different kind of robot.
These (humans) are not the droids he was looking for.
The logical implications are that God is a kind of idiot savant. He knows how to make stuff--especially biological inventions--but is pretty much a freakin' imbecile in every other way imaginable.
Mormon doctrine used to make my head hurt. Then I realize that it's just a mishmash and hodge-podge of stuff that Joseph Smith, Jr. pulled out of his butt, combined with stuff that he plagiarized on an ad hoc basis, that was then added to with stuff that Brigham Young pulled out of his butt, that was subsequently partially modified under political pressures and due to inherent impracticality and incoherence that could not be sustained indefinitely, leaving us with bits and pieces of incoherence and incomprehensibility.
Mormon doctrine. It was once a thing deemed worthy of being expounded upon in detail in a thick eponymous tome written by an Apostle named Bruce R Adonkey (or something like that). But now it's a sin to have that book in your house because it makes Jesus sad to see his church's doctrine called "Mormon" doctrine.
My favorite quote from Mormon in Wonderland: "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast on Sunday...and twelve more before Sacrament Meeting starts."
Date: October 07, 2019 03:21PM
Ballard is simply echoing the Book of Mormon.
BoM Mosiah 3:19 says "For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless [he becomes a follower of Christ]" (see also 1 Cor 2:14)
D&C 84:46–47 says that it is the UNnatural that should be avoided (implying that natural things are good): “(For) every one that hearkeneth to the voice of the Spirit avoids every unnatural, unholy, and impure practice, (and) cometh unto God, even the Father.”
Brigham Young said: "Paul says in his Epistle to the Corinthians, 'But the natural man receiveth not the things of God,' but I say it is the unnatural man that receiveth not the things of God. That which was, is and will continue to endure is more natural than that which will pass away and be no more. The natural man is of God." (JoD 9:305).
And hasn't the church condemned homosexuality because it is "UNnatural"?