I'm a college professor and, well, a professional X-Mormon. Thus, ProfXM. I love my Mormon family, but have issues with LDS Inc. And I'm not afraid to tell LDS Inc. what I really think... anonymously, of course!

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  1. chanson says:

    Even if Christians believe their pets won’t go to heaven, do they really think Jesus would just let all the Christian-owned pets starve? This whole “rapture” thing seems pretty half-baked…

  2. Craig says:

    I find that well-thought out logic, taking doctrines to their natural conclusions, and ruminating on the consequences of specific religious beliefs is not the most prevalent thing in the religious world.

    Beliefs in Christianity – and probably most religions – often exist (or try to) totally apart from their inevitable consequences. To examine the natural outcomes of faith-based beliefs would reveal the myriad of contradictions and logical inconsistencies which many (if not most) religionists are not ready to acknowledge or capable of facing.

    The common Christian belief that their god is all-loving is in direct contradiction with the belief that only humans will inhabit heaven, yet both these (and ridiculously many other) beliefs are held at the same time because the interactions between beliefs are so often wilfully and totally ignored.

    And I’m quite certain that any of us who were theists remember doing this ourselves. I know I do.

    Of course, in Mormonism, the ready-made answer is that we’ll understand everything once we die, and the apparent contradictions we see aren’t “really” there, but rather only appear to be because of our natural mortal failing and incomplete view & understanding of the universe. In fact, for some, the more cognitive dissonance they experience, the more righteous they feel – strangely enough.

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