--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "hyperbolicgeometry"
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> ---
>
> ---Now I'm wondering if the Scientology "Dark Lord Xenu" was one
of
> these Mormon gods in another universe.
>
> --- http://www.utlm.org/faqs/faqgeneral.htm
> >
> > Interesting set of questions and answers by Evangelical
Christian
> > (and great-great-granddaughter of LDS leader Brigham Young);
Sandra
> > Tanner. She now "witnesses" to Salt Lake City Mormons.



I don't know about anyone else, but her "witnessing" would made me
think POSITIVELY about Mormonism, not turn me off to it.

Some of the stuff below sounds prettey cool.




> >
> > Here's two of her questions and answers:
> >
> > 16. Does Mormonism teach that God was once a man on another
world
> and
> > progressed to become God of this world?
> >
> > Yes, Joseph Smith declared: "God Himself was once as we are now,
> and
> > is an exalted man" (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith,
pp.345-
> > 346). Another one of their leaders coined the phrase: "As man
is,
> God
> > once was; as God is, man may become" (The Gospel Through the
Ages,
> > Hunter, p.105-106). Brigham Young preached: "It appears
ridiculous
> to
> > the world, under their darkened and erroneous traditions, that
God
> > has once been a finite being" (Deseret News, Nov. 16, 1859, p.
290).
> >
> > 17. Does Mormonism teach that good Mormons can become Gods of
their
> > own worlds?
> >
> > Yes, one of their leaders wrote: "┬ůsince mortal beings are the
> spirit
> > children of Heavenly Parents, as pointed out in the last
chapter,
> the
> > ultimate possibility is for some of them to become exalted to
> > Godhood." (The Gospel Through the Ages, Hunter, p.104) Brigham
> Young
> > declared: "Intelligent beings are organized to become Gods, even
> the
> > Sons of God, to dwell in the presence of the Gods" (Discourses
of
> > Brigham Young, p.245).
> >
>
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