"Dishonesty is the root of all evil." True or False? Listen inside.
On April 30 and May 1 PBS aired a special documentary entitled "The Mormons." It was billed as "a four-hour exploration into the richness, the complexities and the controversies of the Mormons' story as told through interviews with members of the church, leading writers and historians, and supporters and critics of the Mormon faith."
It should have been billed as a four-hour exercise in journalistic deception, otherwise known as a "hatchet job." Although pretending to be about Mormonism, the documentary was really a survey of opinion about Mormonism, much of it from disgruntled former Mormons, anti-Mormon members of other religions, and intellectual skeptics ... all aimed at obscuring the spiritual earnestness and sincerity which exists within the Mormon religion.
The end goal of this journalistic dishonesty was clearly an attempt to leave viewers with the impression that Mormons better not be trusted and accepted, especially since they have an unusual theology.
A Course in Miracles teaches us that one's theology is only a surface appearance and has nothing to do with underlying reality.
"All terms are potentially controversial, and those who seek controversy will find it. Yet those who seek clarification will find it as well. They must, however, be willing to overlook controversy, recognizing that it is a defense against truth in the form of a delaying maneuver. Theological considerations as such are necessarily controversial, since they depend on belief and can therefore be accepted or rejected. A universal theology is impossible, but a universal experience is not only possible but necessary. Here alone consistency becomes possible because here alone uncertainty ends." (ACIM Clarification of Terms)
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"...nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is within you." (Luke 17:21)
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