Celebrating personal discordia and spiritual anarchy.

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"Anarchy is not intended to be sustainable. It is not a system of government, a codified list of rules and beliefs, or a mind set geared toward cultural constructivism. It is a spark, a flash, a small flame that ignites a paradigm-obliterating explosion. It is destructive by nature. It lies dormant and, like diesel fuel, can only be ignited by tremendous pressure. It deconstructs. It strips flesh from bone and grinds bone to dust. It is doomed to consumption in the conflagration instigated by its own primal spark. It is a catalyst. It is tinder. It is powder and fuse."

Rich Oliver

Blaring Testimony

Truth will always stand up to scrutiny and doesn't need to be hidden.

My concern is that we are no longer seeing the architects of the LDS church as men, fallible and prone to excess at times, men with limited education and insight... we have actually begun to deify them (as evidenced by the increasing trend toward beautification of Joseph Smith in church art, literature and media).

We should be able to see them, and their creation, in the harsh light of day and still be able to express our belief in them. If we shy away from the details of their humanity and the circumstances surrounding the birth of this church, how can we say, in good faith, that we know what they represent is the truth?

If we have to rationalize their lives, decisions, writings, opinions etc in order to accept them then are we really in agreement with them? Might not the tendency to rationalize conceal a deeper disquiet regarding the absolute correctness of their processes as it pricks our moral compasses? History is clear and quite evident if we wish to seek the details.

The Glory of God is Intelligence…I read that somewhere…

I do not think it ethical or prudent to profess belief in a process that one has limited knowledge of.