Date: June 17, 2017 11:41AM
Western Civilization's apostasy from deep insights into existence through human eyes was great. It was a return to a darkness of ignorance and it might be a pattern of the world. A human pattern that repeats itself. We might reach a critical mass of humanity and fracture ourselves back into an apostasy from the possibilities of the human mind played out in human culture.
We might have to trade Google for a much smaller number of information at human hands in our future.
And looking at Mormonism with this perspective it seems to me to be not a restoration of some fantasy righteousness in humanity's past but a gasp from the darkness of ignorance reaching out in another form to combat human potential.
I was raised to believe it was wonderful and marvelous and now I realize it was more like just the desire to believe past ages were better, more enlightened, and had more truth.
The irony here is that the Mormon narrative doesn't support this from an enlightenment perspective. It supports a hearkening back to a dark age and thinking it was full of light and truth.
Who here wants to go back to a time of chariots? The Book of Mormon is fiction with only "curious workmanship" and no computers. It goes back to fictional great works of "cement" yet no skyscrapers.
It recreates a time of little information for fictional millions and adds a patina of prophets to make up for it.
It is going backwards and calling to progress. That is an aspect of Mormonism more than any other belief system involving the Hebrew Messiah Jesus.
Despite the advances of 200 years it has captured religious folk beliefs, Masonic necromancy, and a human "prophet" information path to the heavens and placed these things as paramount in human existence.