“Yes, Mormon Doctrine is silent on the matter.
No, the translucent stones were not found at the bottom of a river. Furthermore, regarding the Urim and Thummim, the idea is not a uniquely "Mormon" one. If you want to see official doctrine, lds.org is a pretty good resource. Official doctrine is, and always has been, limited to what is actually written in Mormon scripture. Go to lds.org or get yourself a copy and read it to find out the doctrine. Other teachings, even by leaders, and policies, even the current ones, are not doctrine or official canon.”
“Could you be anymore condescending? Or Ignorant? Why don't you look up the actual doctrine of the LDS Church?
Considering this: The LDS Church does NOT teach with certitude what might go on in heaven other than people will live with God, whom they view as Heavenly Father. It's official doctrine is simply that: people will return to live with their Heavenly Father.
Furthermore, regarding Embryonic Stem-Cell Research, the LDS Church has articulated no position, just as it has no position regarding when life begins. Yet, you continually lump the LDS in with Christian Right teachings. If you actually studied what the Church's doctrine was, you would find it very distinct, and much more moderate, than the "Traditional" Christian Right.”
hp blogger Paul Abrams on Apr 10, 2009 at 15:35:56
“Others on thecomment board have stated that the Mormon Church teaches that there are 3 "tiers" in Heaven, and they even have names for them--Terestrial, Telestial and Celestial. Those in the latter, they have said, may be elevated to a status to manage a planet.
As I have said in other comments, I am eager both to learn my mistakes and correct them. If the above is wrong, please do say so.”
springsm on Apr 10, 2009 at 11:47:30
“There is nothing authentic about either the mormon church or Pat Robertson. And look how many souls they are fooling with so much success. Very sad indeed.”