Saturday, August 13, 2005


Mormon Apostle Orson Pratt's choice musings

(This was originally posted to free-saints in 1999 by Don M.)

Today's laugh of the day:

"When all these spirits were sent forth from the eternal worlds, they were, no doubt, not infants; but when they entered the infant tabernacle, they were under the necessity, the same as our Lord and Savior, of being compressed, or diminished in size so that their spirits could be enclosed in infant tabernacles. ...[W]hen Jesus was born into our world, his previous knowledge was taken from Him. This was occasioned by His spiritual body being compressed into a smaller volume than it originally occupied...when this spirit was compressed, so as to be wholly enclosed in an infant tabernacle, it had a tendency to suspend memory.... So it is with man. When he enters a body of flesh, his spirit is so compressed and contracted in infancy that he forgets his former existence...." LDS "Apostle" Orson Pratt, The Seer, p. 21,

"If they were once organized in the vegetable kingdom, and then disorganized by becoming the food of celestial animals, and then again re-organized in the form of the spirits of animals which is a higher sphere of being, then, is it unreasonable to suppose that the same particles, have, from all eternity, been passing through an endless chain of unions and disunions, organizations and disorganizations, until at length they are permitted to enter into the highest and most exalted sphere of organization in the image and likeness of God? A transmigration of the same particles of spirits from a lower to a higher organization, is demonstrated from the fact that the same particles exist in a diffused scattered state, mingled with other matter; next, they exist in a united form, growing out of the earth in the shape of grass, herbs, and trees; and after this, these vegetables become food for celestial animals, and these same particles are organized into their offspring, and thus form the spirits of animals. Here, then, is apparently a transmigration of the same particles of spirit from an inferiour to a superiour organization, wherein their condition is improved, and their sphere of action enlarged. Who shall set any bounds to this upward tendency of spirit: Who shall prescribe limits to its progression? If it abides the laws and conditions of its several states of existence, who shall say that it will not progress until it shall gain the very summit of perfection, and exist in all the glorious beauty of the image of God?" LDS "Apostle" Orson Pratt, The Seer, pp.102-103.

Who needs the comics when they have "enlightenment" like this to read.
even if you were created as a spiritual carrot, you can, through successive
transmigrations, achieve "the glorious beauty of the image of God".


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