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Since MAN can become God, why not women?

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  • Sparko
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    Excerpts from:

    The Honored Place of Woman
    Ezra Taft Benson

    Since the beginning, a woman’s first and most important role has been ushering into mortality spirit sons and daughters of our Father in Heaven.
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    In the beginning, Adam was instructed to earn the bread by the sweat of his brow—not Eve. Contrary to conventional wisdom, a mother’s place is in the home!
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    Beguiling voices in the world cry out for “alternative life-styles” for women. They maintain that some women are better suited for careers than for marriage and motherhood.

    These individuals spread their discontent by the propaganda that there are more exciting and self-fulfilling roles for women than homemaking. Some even have been bold to suggest that the Church move away from the “Mormon woman stereotype” of homemaking and rearing children. They also say it is wise to limit your family so you can have more time for personal goals and self-fulfillment.
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    It is a misguided idea that a woman should leave the home, where there is a husband and children, to prepare educationally and financially for an unforeseen eventuality. Too often, I fear, even women in the Church use the world as their standard for success and basis for self-worth.
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    https://www.lds.org/general-conferen...woman?lang=eng

    Selected Teachings
    President Spencer W. Kimball

    “The husband is expected to support his family and only in an emergency should a wife secure outside employment. Her place is in the home, to build the home into a heaven of delight.

    “Numerous divorces can be traced directly to the day when the wife left the home and went out into the world into employment. Two incomes raise the standard of living beyond its norm. Two spouses working prevent the complete and proper home life, break into the family prayers, create an independence which is not cooperative, causes distortion, limits the family and frustrates the children already born. …
    https://www.lds.org/manual/teachings...er-20?lang=eng
    Last edited by Sparko; 06-16-2014, 03:39 PM.

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  • Sparko
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    Originally posted by Catholicity View Post
    Fixed it for ya
    No you didn't. That is not the way the LDS heaven works, deary. Men do the work of creating and getting prayed to and sending out angels and so on. The wimmin folk just sit back and take care of the home cloud and kids, and bake muffins.

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  • Catholicity
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    Originally posted by Sparko View Post
    They are too busy being writers, lawyers and doctors, then having children. After all who is going to create new spirit babies?
    And she has got to finish her education, in order to ensure that her spirit babies will be well learned She is way too busy to go around working at the office as a God.
    Fixed it for ya

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  • Sparko
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    They are too busy being barefoot and pregnant. After all who is going to create new spirit babies?

    And she has to keep the house clean, make dinner for God and all his angels, take the spirit babies to soccer. She is way too busy to go around working at the office as a God. That's a man's job.

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  • Cow Poke
    started a topic Since MAN can become God, why not women?

    Since MAN can become God, why not women?

    Another thread caused me to wonder about the Mormon "Mother God", about whom most Mormons seem to know incredibly little. They seem completely fine with "knowing she exists" without knowing anything at all about her. An article in BYU Studies attempts to track down the source of the information in Mormonsim about "Mother God".

    Source: BYU Studies

    Several Church leaders have affirmed that Heavenly Mother is a fully divine person and have used reverential titles such as “Mother God,” “God Mother,” “God the Mother,” “God their Eternal Mother,” and “Eternal Mother” in referring to her.

    Elder John A. Widtsoe (Quorum of the Twelve, March 17, 1921–November 29, 1952) wrote: “The glorious vision of life hereafter . . . is given radiant warmth by the thought that . . . [we have] a mother who possesses the attributes of Godhood.”

    This is echoed by Elder James E. Talmage (Quorum of the Twelve, December 8, 1911–July 27, 1933): “We . . . [are] literally the sons and daughters of divine parents, the spiritual progeny of God our Eternal Father, and of our God Mother.”

    more, President Brigham Young (President of the Church, December 27, 1947–August 29, 1877) taught that “we were created . . . in the image of our father and our mother, the image of our God,” indicating that calling Heavenly Mother “God” is consistent with the biblical account of the creation of both “male and female” being in “the image of God” (Gen. 1:26–27).

    Sister Susa Young Gates urged that “the divine Mother, side by side with the divine Father, [has] the equal sharing of equal rights, privileges and responsibilities.”

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    So, if "Mother God" was, indeed, a mortal female on earth, why can not other women become "Mother God" as men can supposedly become "God"?

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