March 6, 2006

A Quote...

"The only religion which can fully satisfy today's ideal is a religion that is committed sincerely to the search for truth, that refuses to ground faith on naive credulity, that refuses to prostitute learning for the defense of belief, that encourages rather than condemns genuine and uncensored scholarship, that is not afraid of what men may learn in their quest for knowledge. It is a religion of freedom that is committed to the distraction of every form of tyranny over the minds and souls of men."

- Sterling McMurrin

Do you feel your religion does this?

As you search for truth, do you feel you are brought closer to your religious beliefs or driven further away from it?

I have opened the forum. DISCUSS!

14 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful quote. As for your question, I would have to say that my search for truth fortifies my belief and strengthens my testimony. It's more than a religion to me.

    Thanks for the thought.

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  2. I'm feeling all veclempt. talk amongst yourselves. I'll give you a topic . . .

    . . . Discuss.

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  3. on a totally unrelated note . . . you should get your friend Lexie (is that right?) to start up a blog. I'd be interested to see what she has to say.

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  4. okay, I'm retarded. It's Alexis. Not Lexie. Duh.

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  5. Ah, I would love Alexis to start a blog, but she is very busy these days. Grad school, teaching English 115, and of course, her upcoming wedding has kept her quite busy!

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  6. Yes...time and time again.

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  7. hey! cool! I didn't know she was engaged. I knew she was dating someone, but, I didn't know they were engaged. That's awesome. Next time you talk to her, tell her I say "congratulations!"

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  8. Alexis is engaged? Is this the Alexis I know? That is awesome. Where is she at grad school? I am always wondering updates on the London folks...

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  9. Alexis Turley is engaged! (I don't think she sent out a mass email to all the London folks, Heidi. I'll remind her to do that! haha.) She's marrying a guy named Gabe who lived down our street last year. They've been dating since January 2005 and they'll be getting married on May 13, 2006. If any of you are going to be in the Vegas area around then, I'm sure she would love to see you! (If you know her, of course! haha.)

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  10. Oh, and she's at BYU getting her MA in English.

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  11. That is awesome for Alexis. I think Lindsey told me about meeting him once. Are you going to Vegas for it?

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  12. I feel that my religion encourages all education and scholarship, encourages me to explore and invite other modes of thought, and encourages me to ultimately choose for myself what is good and uplifting and right. My search for truth has led me right back here, to the love and support I feel from Christ and Heavenly Father. I echo T.J. in that this is more than a religion to me.

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  13. Heid---I'm going out to Vegas in May and I'm excited to get a few days off of work even if it's two months away! Lisa is going to be there, too and I'm trying to rope Janice into coming down. London reunion! So...how far is Austin from Vegas? :o)

    And Jana, I totally agree with you. If we truly are practicing our faith, then we need to be learning continually and filling our minds with knowledge. If we are striving to be God-like and if God knows all things, then it is our duty to learn everything we can and expose ourselves to new ideas.

    There are only a few things that remain with us after we die: our families, our actions, and our knowledge.

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  14. Hey I would love a London reunion. Someday we all need to have one in London...

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