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Thinker wrote:I keep seeing Mormon ads of people saying, "... and I am a Mormon" & wonder why the need for the exclusionary label.
I've often gotten labeled both "conservative" or "liberal" - which is funny because I'm neither.
I may believe in some ideas that are one or the other, but who I am is not limited to any one group's ideology.
I am a child of God! And God is love... beyond any limits I can try to come up with intellectually.
One cognitive distortion is "us verses them" mentality. It's the incorrect belief that we must divide ourselves into groups to enhance our sense of self-esteem. The extremes of labeling are what cause wars. People in groups can do more extreme evil than individuals can do alone. Think about the group that cried, "cruicify him!"... or gangs, or Nazis, or KKK. Tolle wrote, "A collective ego is usually more unconscious than the individuals that make up that ego... Nations not infrequently engage in behavior that would be immediately recongizable as psychopathic in an individual."
God is not Mormon, Buddhist, Muslim or Atheist. God is not African, Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian...
"God is no respector of persons." -Acts 10:34
All creation is spiritual unto God. -D&C 29-34