SL10155: A Crisis of Faith in Newtonian Mormonism

This paper will explore the marriage of Mormonism to the Newtonian paradigm of truth. The Newtonian worldview orients all of our cultural thinking, and the Church has fully embraced its values. In this paradigm, the ego can use the notion of truth to self-aggrandize. A compelling invitation to wake up from both the paradigm trances of our ego and cultural truth is needed. Truth and reality begin to look different when we are no longer held hostage to their spell. When we awaken, the Church’s narrative of history/ideology can take on new philosophical meaning while providing alternative options of faith.