Eternal Damnation, Outer Darkness, and the Reorganization of Intelligence

While lacking the lake of fire from mainstream Christianity, Mormonism proposes an equally terrifying “outer darkness.” What is the nature of this particular damnation and what have Mormon authorities and scholars said concerning it? Are some spirits really going to be lost forever in the depths of space? Is this a bad thing? How do intelligences play in to this? What is the nature of eternity? Is this a part of the plan of salvation, or a realm beyond it? Let’s look into one of Mormonism’s great mysteries and find what becomes of the damned.