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Mormon Discussion: 345: Mormon Absurdities

Today I share a list I having been working on.  It has to do with Mormon Absurdities.  The goal was to provide a list of items, that in order to believe Mormonism, one must accept these items as reconcilable, if one accepts the official narrative of their faith and the words of their prophets. These items are seen as irrational when one tries to reconcile them.  One may choose to believe them but there are explanations or interpretations in each instance that require less conjecture. For example If I’m out in a cabin in the woods and I hear tapping on the tin roof, it’s simply more rational to conclude a raccoon than a space alien. You may still in fact choose to believe the noise was caused by a Space Alien. Yet nearly anyone on the planet would agree the raccoon explanation is more rational than the alien one. But the only reason at all to assume one is more rational than the other is because that explanation accounts for the data with exponentially less conjecture. Anytime you choose the solution or belief that requires more conjecture, you are in fact being irrational. When you take into account a multitude of beliefs or perspectives that each on their own requires more conjecture than other beliefs or perspectives you begin to run into a wall where the statistical improbability is insurmountable.  The List is found HERE

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yzkCZkhjp_WmU9n6xWjqO0-ivX-ppQ0HrRjy4ItZz-U/edit?usp=sharing

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3 thoughts on “Mormon Discussion: 345: Mormon Absurdities

  1. Happy or happier and yet I still can’t help but hear a little bit of sadness in your voice. =P

    I guess we were are willing to believe it was all true at one point, the next thing you know the church will move to a more mystical or mythological perspectives rather than literal. That prophets confabulated and conflated their personal perspectives with revelation, that’s a mix bag and that we need to weed out the bad.

    Whatever the case may be, we still ultimately want to love each other and overcome reality.

  2. Just the title should make it a greatest hit among seekers of truth in coming to grips with reality.

  3. Your list shows how horrible mormon doctrine is for anyone. What a relief it’s a lie from day one. As my knowledge of the lies grew, the happier I became. I hated the doctrine and could not believe most of it but didn’t know anything else AND so many whom I thought were intelligent and honest truly believed.( my dad and others) I lived on borrowed light since this garbage would not settle with me. I was married in the temple and sent kids on missions. Paid tithing. Prepared and taught thousands of lessons and was miserable. When I hear people talk of how incredible mormon doctrine is for knowing further light and knowledge, I laugh at how dumb they sound. Your list, Bill, shows how ludicrous mormon doctrine is and you’re right, the leaders are not good people and need exposing and shedding “light” on a dark organization is always good. The Q15 are weaklings and will NEVER face real questions in public again. They will continue to lie, cheat and bully their indoctrinated followers as long as they have them.

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