Friday, June 25, 2010

Learning from Other Religious Texts

I can choose to read a Zen Buddhist text, and thus potentially open myself to that world-view and the richness of that perspective that can strengthen my testimony of Mormonism, or I can forgo that experience, trusting my own experiences which confirm LDS points of view but rob myself of the insight I received from the Buddhist text.

I'm not saying one approach is always right and the other is always wrong. I'm just saying that the outcome depends more on the attitude and perspective I take into the study than the actual text being studied.

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