Park B. Romney





Park B. Romney

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“This unpopular reality is the fallibility of human perceptions and feelings, particularly as they are complicated by memory traces, emotions, and desires. Even where one may accept the possibility of a validating feeling of truth on a soulful level, through spiritual communion and spiritual sensitivity to truth, the complexity of the human body, brain, and psyche give rise to very significant challenges in differentiating between feelings on all levels. Aside from the very real practical issues that apply to the differentiation of human feelings, that is to say, the actual feelings themselves, as opposed to what gives rise to the feelings, there are also the practical issues related to the reliability of the connections one ascribes to the actual cause of those feelings.”
Park B. Romney, The Apostasy of a High Priest- The Sociology of An American Cult

“it turns out, according to the Mormon view, leaving the Mormon Church constitutes "turning from the faith of Christ”
Park B. Romney, The Apostasy of a High Priest- The Sociology of An American Cult

“Mormons are taught from a very early age, if they are raised in the church, to recognize heartwarming feelings to be manifestations of the Holy Ghost, confirming to them the truthfulness of the church. Consequently, feelings of comfort, security, consolation, compassion, and many other such comfort moments often give rise to a belief in Mormons that they have, yet again, experienced a witness from the Holy Ghost as to the truthfulness of the church in general, or the truthfulness of a specific teaching, or principle, that is being presented when the feelings arise, or a specific answer to a prayer that precipitated the feelings. It's all about that warm feeling in the heart. Devout Mormons seek to feel truth.”
Park B. Romney, The Apostasy of a High Priest- The Sociology of An American Cult



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