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Why would Satan care about such things as our view of metaphysics and epistemology? Because if he can shape our views on those issues, then those views provide a basis, as Alma declares, to “destroy the children of God.” (Alma 30:42.) The philosophy Satan taught Korihor is a rational system. It is not true, but it is rational! If we accept the assumption that there is no super-natural reality, then it logically follows that there is no God. If that is the case, then man is the supreme being. It also follows that if there are no eternal realities, then there are no eternal consequences for man’s actions. Korihor’s reasoning is that man himself determines what is right and wrong, not some set of rules laid down by a group of phony religious leaders claiming to speak for a God who doesn’t exist.
Author: Gerald N. Lund, Source: http://library.lds.org/nxt/gateway.dll/Magazines/Ensign/1992.h...Saved by rickety in religion satan god man right wrong philosophy consequences reality metaphysics epistemology rational 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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