Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Fruit

The Postmos logo is the fruit from the Garden of Eden with a picture of Eve on the bite marks:

Nothing sums up the Postmo experience than the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  When Adam and Eve were in the garden, they were in an idyllic state.  Everything seemed perfect and they had everything taken care of.  Adam and Eve took the fruit, and mankind fell from God's grace and paradise.  Mormons view the fall of mankind as necessary to truly experience joy.  "Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have joy."  (2 Nephi 2:22-25.)  It's only when Adam and Eve partook of that which was forbidden - knowledge - that they could finally begin to fully experience the magnificence of their lives.

It's the story of every person who was previously Mormon.  Church seemed perfect. Some of us were Bishops, Relief Society Presidents, or had any number of other callings in the church.  We believed and obeyed.  But eventually we noticed flaws and couldn’t help but partake of the forbidden fruit of knowledge.  The evidences against the church could not be ignored.  Our idyllic paradise was lost.  We left our original paradise to never return.  We left our childlike innocence.  Our paradise was no longer in the church, but outside.  The new world was scary at first, but after experiencing it, we learned the amazing things that the world has to offer.  Paradise was never the idyllic state, but the entire world out there for us to improve, explore, and enjoy.

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