But, me being here in Iraq, away from civilization for so long, I see that there are some people that really are stupid. In Mexico (on my mission) I saw the same thing. Maybe it’s because I don’t understand everything from their past. Or maybe it’s because they really are of a “lower intelligence”. I don’t know. (and that statement kind of makes me sound racist and bigoted, which I try not to be)
If we were all created with the equal capacity for godhood, then that would indicate to me that there is a lot of retrogression.
I still think my theory of this earth-life as a proving-ground for the “exaltation-worthy” holds true.]]>
I don’t beleive that any of God’s spirit children were so deprived, so inept, so “un-intellengent”, so as not to have the capacity to be exalted. Thru our agency we may have made choices so that we don’t qualify to be exalted.
If some of God’s spirit children were created so as not to have the capacity to be exalted, then it would in fact be God’s fault…He created them that way…that’s why I’m trying to get across. I can’t blame God for who/what I am. I can’t blame God for my failure to be exalted.]]>
This hierarchy of eternally unique intelligences is something we have to grasp for this discussion, because if, in the beginning, every single intelligence was a mirror image of all the others, they would have all progressed at the exact same rate, and become more or less the exact same machine. Any more or any less — any differences in ones final status and progression would be seen (to use your argument, don) as the workings of an unjust God. I see this misunderstanding as the basic need for the MMP solution (of course, the logistical aspect of the MMP is intriguing).
Yes, Eternal Uniqueness of our intelligences, their fundamental capacities, abilities, personalities, etc is central to understanding our lives here, and in the future. God took those intelligences and formed our spirit bodies.
His purpose is to make the most out of each of those unequal spirits. And he loves each of them completely.
But, as has been pointed out, some of those intelligences just don’t have the capacity to attain exaltation.
Which makes M. Butler’s solution, which is the classic solution taught in the church, very understandable.]]>
What I am saying is it’s possible. If it is then it answers the questions Geoff brings up about Telestial planets and MMPs.]]>
We spend time learning what we need to learn, watching God be God, having Him instruct, correct and teach us to be like Him. We then become Gods. What’s the problem?]]>
This point of view seems to me to be the same expressed by Nephi where he warned us about eat drink and be merry, God will beat us with a few stripes and we’ll all be saved in the end. What’s the difference between 3-5 years and beat with a few stripes?
My question is why is everyone so scared of a final judgment, that is infinite…made by a God who has had eons and eons of experience with you?]]>