Sunday, July 22, 2012


Lately, I've been mulling over the seeming contradictions and challenges that religion can present in a modern world - the tension between sophistication and hope, the paradox of proof and faith. I believe that there is a place in this world for both, in fact, I don't find the two to be contradictory at all - they are meant to work together to bring us to truth.

I stumbled on this article that I felt captured a lot of what has been swirling around in my head: Mormon and Modern.

Here is the excerpt that particularly resonated with me:

"Mormons welcome truth from whatever source and take the pragmatic view that where religion and science seem to clash, it is simply because there are insufficient data to reconcile the two. Latter-day Saints approach such tensions as challenges to learn, not contradictions to avoid. This productive tension can enrich both mind and heart. All understanding, whether spiritual or rational, is worked out in constant questioning and discovery. The Prophet Joseph Smith said, “By proving contraries, truth is made manifest.” Latter-day Saints do not expect God to simply hand down information. He expects us to wrestle with the complications of life through prayerful searching and sound thinking."

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