I believe in gods, and my absolute favorite aspect of Mormon theology is the concept that "I (and every other person) am a child of God" - that I can be godly - that I can be and become a god.
I believe in God, because I want to
believe in God. I believe in Heavenly Parents, because I want to
believe in Heavenly Parents.
Do I "know" intellectually that they
exist and that what I believe is accurate?
Do I feel deeply that
there is great power in the concept and principle and that I have
experienced something outside my rational comprehension that I choose to
accept and call "God"?
Thus, do I feel comfortable in a group of members
using the accepted vernacular and saying that, based on my own
experiences, I know God lives and loves us?
I am comfortable saying it in that
setting, even though I explain it differently (more comprehensively) on a site like this where I try to flesh things out and explain in more detail.
I'm fine using shorthand when shorthand is appropriate.
Enid vs. Banality 2/26/2017
16 hours ago