Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Why Alma Would Have Liked Buddha and Confucius

This is an article I enjoyed reading very much today that affirms that the True Church has no reason to be afraid of other religions, but can only gain from them. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we embrace all truth wherever it is found, even if it comes from Mohammed (gasp!). It's even in one of our articles of faith (#13):

" . . . If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things."

That is the joy of belonging to a Church which is run by revelation. We have our standard of Truth, and all other things can be compared to it. We can look at the good coming from all the world's philosophies and religions and learn and benefit from them all, while eschewing the bad.

But anyway, here is that article, written by Grant Hardy (whose book, Understanding the Book of Mormon, has been on my reading list for some time now): http://www.ldsmag.com/church/article/8058/page-12-5?ac=1.

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