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 Post subject: Should General Authorities Claim Infallibility?
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 8:45 pm 
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Assuming the mantle of infallibility and then wishing to impose a code of silence seems like a pretty weighty matter and rather unfair to believing members. Infallibility by an uplift of hands seems the stuff of a Voltaire comedy, or else a time bridge between Western Civilization and the King of Uruk.

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 Post subject: Re: Should General Authorities Claim Infallibility?
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 5:35 am 
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Yes, they should make that claim, otherwise there be no fodder for ye cannon.

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 Post subject: Re: Should General Authorities Claim Infallibility?
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 6:50 am 
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moksha wrote:
Assuming the mantle of infallibility and then wishing to impose a code of silence seems like a pretty weighty matter and rather unfair to believing members. Infallibility by an uplift of hands seems the stuff of a Voltaire comedy, or else a time bridge between Western Civilization and the King of Uruk.

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 Post subject: Re: Should General Authorities Claim Infallibility?
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:11 am 
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Love the Dune references. But religion in that fictional world is nothing but an ecumenical mishmash. BRM was the opposite of ecumenism, something one would expect from the true Church.

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 Post subject: Re: Should General Authorities Claim Infallibility?
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 5:20 pm 
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Love the Dune references. But religion in that fictional world is nothing but an ecumenical mishmash. BRM was the opposite of ecumenism, something one would expect from the true Church.


Yes, Bruce R. McConkie was more of a meta example. Like Frank Herbert, Bruce R. McConkie made up a fictional universe and invented his own glossary of terms to explain it.

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 Post subject: Re: Should General Authorities Claim Infallibility?
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bcspace wrote:
Love the Dune references. But religion in that fictional world is nothing but an ecumenical mishmash. BRM was the opposite of ecumenism, something one would expect from the true Church.


Yes, Bruce R. McConkie was more of a meta example. Like Frank Herbert, Bruce R. McConkie made up a fictional universe and invented his own glossary of terms to explain it.

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 Post subject: Re: Should General Authorities Claim Infallibility?
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BRM was the opposite of ecumenism, something one would expect from the true Church.


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 Post subject: Re: Should General Authorities Claim Infallibility?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:48 am 
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BRM was the opposite of ecumenism, something one would expect from the true Church.


+1


Very hard to see ourselves as fellow disciples in the shared body of Christ, when we've got all the answers and an exclusive corner on truth.

Thankfully, the Church now prides itself for working together with other faith traditions on humanitarian projects.

BTW, would BRM also bristle at the mention of humanitarianism?

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 Post subject: Re: Should General Authorities Claim Infallibility?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:50 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Should General Authorities Claim Infallibility?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:55 am 
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President Website says:
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We can always trust the living prophets.

https://www.lds.org/topics/prophets?lang=eng

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 Post subject: Re: Should General Authorities Claim Infallibility?
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Bazooka wrote:
President Website says:
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We can always trust the living prophets.

https://www.lds.org/topics/prophets?lang=eng

Holy crap. I had never seen that. Sure I knew that was what was being pushed but it's interesting to see it so clearly spelled out.

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 Post subject: Re: Should General Authorities Claim Infallibility?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:32 pm 
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Yes, because the prophets have never been wrong. I can always trust them! Please hand me the Kool-aid TSM, and let me drink deeply. [/sarcasm]

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 Post subject: Re: Should General Authorities Claim Infallibility?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:33 am 
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moksha wrote:
Assuming the mantle of infallibility and then wishing to impose a code of silence seems like a pretty weighty matter and rather unfair to believing members. Infallibility by an uplift of hands seems the stuff of a Voltaire comedy, or else a time bridge between Western Civilization and the King of Uruk.

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May I ask what seems to me a pertinent question? Did Moses ever say he was infallible? How about David? How about Ezekiel and Daniel? They simply put Into words what God told them and what they said came to pass. There is a very simple proof of a prophet. Do Mormons even care, or in fact are they merely followers of "prophets."


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