True Doctrine

I just noticed a Facebook post that I made a couple of years ago on this topic. I still like it but would like to modify it slightly so I am restating it below, slightly updated. A word respecting official LDS doctrine. There is no official church doctrine, only an official source of doctrine – […]

The Truth about Truth

A member of our church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) once objected to what he perceived to be the impossible level of certainty expressed by others: “I don’t like it when people stand in testimony meetings and say, ‘I know.’ You can’t know stuff like that. You can believe or have faith, […]

Truth is Truth

Just completed a survey about a BYU exhibit and wanted to record a couple of my answers. Q. How do we gain knowledge of truth? “Revelation and scientific discovery represent complementary approaches to learning truth. Although there are significant differences between them, there are also many similarities in the processes they follow. For example, the […]

We are not Sims.

Nowadays almost everyone who writes an explanatory book on physics for the masses has to address the simulation argument. In his excellent book, Hidden in Plain Sight: The simple link between relativity and quantum mechanics, Andrew Thomas says: (T)hese theories consider the possibility tat our entire universe might be a simulated construct in a vast […]

Belief

I liked this post discussing belief as choice and wanted to preserve it here with a few highlights and thoughts of my own. I particularly like this quote from Dr. Teryl Givens as it is close to the same way I understand for why faith is so important. It is an excellent response to any […]