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Would it be moral to create a world like ours?



I trust our world was created by God, a radically compassionate posthumanity. After expressing this trust recently on the Singularity 1 on 1 podcast, a commenter asked how I justify the morality of creating worlds like the one we're now living in, or put differently and in traditional terms: how do I respond to the problem of evil? I've responded to this question here on my blog before, writing about "Gods of suffering and oppression" and "Becoming God can be cruel and irrational", and asking "Can non-benevolent super-intelligence persist?" Here are some additional thoughts I shared with the commenter.

Computed Comparison of the Second Book of Nephi to the Bible



Available now is my computed comparison of the Second Book of Nephi to the Bible, consisting of 157 pages of side-by-side text comparisons. This is part of the second edition of As One that Hath a Familiar Spirit, which I'm publishing both here on my blog and in my Scribd library. Subsequently, pending sufficient interest, I may also work toward publishing more formal print or ebook copies of the entire work. If you would be interested in purchasing a print or ebook copy, please let me know by clicking here. Here are some highlights from and observations about the computed comparison of the Second Book of Nephi to the Bible:

Computed Comparison of the First Book of Nephi to the Bible



Available now is my computed comparison of the First Book of Nephi to the Bible, consisting of 58 pages of side-by-side text comparisons. This is part of the second edition of As One that Hath a Familiar Spirit, which I'm publishing both here on my blog and in my Scribd library. Subsequently, pending sufficient interest, I may also work toward publishing more formal print or ebook copies of the entire work. If you would be interested in purchasing a print or ebook copy, please let me know by clicking here. Here are some highlights from and observations about the computed comparison of the First Book of Nephi to the Bible:

As One that Hath a Familiar Spirit



If you are familiar with the Book of Mormon and the King James translation of the Bible then you know they contain many textual similarities. Nephi extensively quotes Isaiah. Jesus repeats to the Nephites many of his words recorded in the Gospels. Moroni teaches of charity with words nearly identical to those used by Paul in his first epistle to the Corinthians. These examples are three of the more familiar similarities, and are hardly exhaustive.

Letter to My Son's Seminary Teacher on the Gospel and Human Evolution



Dear brother,

I'm the father of one of your seminary students. He mentioned to me that a student asked about human evolution yesterday, and that you do not have a favorable opinion of it. I'm writing to share with you my thoughts and feelings on the subject, hoping that you'll share some of them with the students in your class so that they may know Mormons have differing perspectives on human evolution, and yet despite those differences we affirm our common trust in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Lincoln Cannon
Mormon Transhumanist Association
Christian Transhumanist Association
The New God Argument
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Discerner
Lincoln Cannon LLC
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