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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Utopia in the Book of Mormon

the people were all converted unto the Lord, upon all the face of the land ... and there were no contentions and disputations among them, and every man did deal justly one with another.
And they had all things common among them; therefore there were not rich and poor, bond and free, but they were all made free, and partakers of the heavenly gift.
the people ... did wax strong, and did multiply exceedingly fast, and became an exceedingly fair and delightsome people. 
And they were married, and given in marriage, and were blessed according to the multitude of the promises which the Lord had made unto them.
And there was no contention among all the people and surely there could not be a happier people among all the people who had been created by the hand of God... they were in one, the children of Christ, and heirs to the kingdom of God. (4 Ne 1:2-17)
I wonder how close we can get to this ideal now? If just a few more of us were completely inspired by the vision of society built upon these principles.

If a large enough core of people of any faith (or of none at all) or any nationality, could be sufficiently inspiring in their generosity to spread their hope to an exponentially larger and larger group.

We might even spark the conditions necessary to hasten the second coming.

It would be what I see as the viral change that will happen when a critical mass of people remain in the world of possibility and begin to enroll others in such a way that they also remain in this, collectively created world of infinite possibility.

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