Saturday, December 3, 2011

The truth is out there - Fox Mulder

Brigham Young said, find the truth for yourself

I am more afraid that this people have so much confidence in their leaders that they will not inquire for themselves of God whether they are led by Him. I am fearful they settle down in a state of blind self-security, trusting their eternal destiny in the hands of their leaders with a reckless confidence that in itself would thwart the purposes of God in their salvation, and weaken that influence they could give to their leaders, did they know for themselves, by the revelations of Jesus, that they are led in the right way. Let every man and woman know, by the whispering of the Spirit of God to themselves, whether their leaders are walking in the path the Lord dictates, or not.” (Journal of Discourses, 9:150

Some of my friends and family were debating gay marriage on a social media site today. One person argued that the church tells us what to do and what to believe. Brigham Young was one of the early prophets of the restored church. I hope I have instilled in my children the importance of finding out for themselves what their beliefs are, and not blindly following any person, church leader or otherwise.

Also- I love The X-Files and Fox Mulder with all my heart. David Duchovny, why don't you love me?


Buddy O'Flaherty said...

hello Im buddy flaherty -merry christmas to you and yours I wonder some time if the time and money spent on what others do in our name or in the name of god do so in good kind heart. I am a single gay father and now grandfather. I have to say it certainly was not an easy job raiseing my jenny and pushing in her that though Im not a catholic any more that there is a god and he gives us choice which I wonder at times if our good luck having choice was a good idea.. I also have a mental physical illness adding to my struggle to raise jenny. I guess Im not saying it but if this gay thing was not so blown out of control would it have been easier, I used to offer physical love so that I could feel some thing better and now that people want sex with out care or self respect I find myself lonely and feel very greatful that I feel the spirit of god in my soul. do I belive in evey word more than likely no but keep mear my heart .LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS ONES SELF EXCUSE ME IF ITS NOT SAID RIGHT. AND THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO HAVE A SMALL VOICE IN YOUR CONVERSATION

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