I view scriptures as records of how people from the past viewed God and his relationship to them - and not much else, when it gets right down to it.
That's really important to me, but it doesn't say
much about how WE view God and his relationship to US. Absolutely, it
can and should influence us, but I believe in an evolutionary model of
understanding that includes religious understanding - that "further
light and knowledge" and "ongoing revelation" are FAR superior to past
pronouncements of scripture, with the exception of the words attributed
to Jesus of Nazareth.
I think that is axiomatic to Mormonism.
while I value scripture highly (from all faith traditions), I don't
really care much about spending time trying to translate them more
plainly - since, in the end, I believe translations reveal much,
much more about the worldviews of the translators than they do about the worldview and
intent of the original authors, scribes and