FreakFish wrote:also im a big fan of the book of morman! some guy pulled a couple of gold plates out the ground (which nobody ever saw) and read what was written on them out in smoe foreign language twice. and come on if everybody had been doing things wrong before then and all going to hell because of it, thats a pretty big fail on gods part for not intervening for almost two thousand years...
Seems like a bit of misunderstanding. There were two sets of witnesses: a set of three, and a set of eight. They saw the plates and, though some fell into personal apostasy, never denied what they saw (their testimonies are at the beginning of the book). And Joseph Smith translated the words on the plates through the power of God (he himself was highly uneducated and incapable of writing such a record himself, as can easily be seen by reading his personal journals).
The Great Apostasy happened because after the Savior established his church, it eventually became corrupted. People started making unauthorized changes to the gospel, priesthood, and church organization. Because of this widespread apostasy, the Lord withdrew the authority of the priesthood from the earth, and it lasted until it was again restored in these latter-days. The gospel and its authority were restored by God, the father, and his son Jesus Christ, through Joseph Smith, never to be taken from the earth again.
Those who didn't have the opportunity to learn of the gospel in this life will not be sent to hell because of it. They will be taught the gospel after this life and given the opportunity to accept it. They certainly wont be punished for their lack of ability.
FreakFish wrote:you should look up the end of the world cult, watch the documentary about it on youtube. because you only have that view in your head, you are blind to others. just look at the people in those videos, look at their eyes. they have been totally brainwashed.
I, for one, have not been brainwashed. I have searched out the truth and come to know that what I believe is true. My church is against blindly believing. We are constantly encouraged to find out for ourselves whether things are true, through the confirmation of the Holy Ghost.
FreakFish wrote:on a final note, a few years ago my dad said to me that somebody with no guilt or empathy is evil. for about a year now ive had such mental control over myself that i can completely remove guilt and empathy from myself, almost all feeling in fact, as well as ignore pain. i can do quite literally anything i can do physically. it makes me feel powerful. isnt that dangerous you might be asking? well, im smart and logical enough not to do anything stupid, and i do what is best for me. but im not restrained by the things that normal people are, and i like it. tell me, does that make me evil? am i the human ebodiment of satan or what?
You are certainly not anything like satan. If your saying you have gone beyond feeling and removed emotion from yourself, I think its somewhat sad, but certainly not evil.