...Tis strong and bright and true...Except when it isn't.

But, regardless, R. Gary, faithful upholder of all things CES/JFS/BRM on the Bloggernacle, adamantly takes Julie M. Smith to task for trying to reconcile Scriptural texts with empirical data when it comes to Noah's Flood.

Gary, Gary, Gary, when are you going to see the difference between correlated CES material and the Scriptures themselves? How many mistakes in interpretation do GA's have to make before we realize they are just fallible humans, not to be venerated? How many quotes from Joseph Smith do we have to read about how he rejects being overly dogmatic when it comes to points of doctrine? Taking people to task in the Bloggernacle is part of what it is all about. Being a dogmatist isn't. Woof.


Anonymous said... @ September 10, 2007 at 5:01 PM

Amen and Amen!!!

R. Gary said... @ September 10, 2007 at 6:30 PM



"Science must be as scrutinizing of its own dogmatists as of other dogmatists." (Neal A. Maxwell, Disposition of a Disciple, p.40.)


Snarkimus Prime said... @ September 11, 2007 at 4:26 AM

r. gary,

Everyone already scrutinizes the scientists, as that is the business of science. That is not the issue. Will you apply the same scrutiny to yourself and your dogma? Joseph Smith himself rejected the kind of dogmatism you espouse.

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