rpframe Posted June 24, 2016 Report Share Posted June 24, 2016 I know that most of us grew up indoctrinated with the term "pre-existence".. but it is really a terribly confusing abbreviation of pre-earthly-existence.. Like.. just think about the phrase for a second... "What do you mean by.. before I existed?". Anyway.. I feel like its just poor word choice that I chose a long time ago to remove from my vocabulary. And while I'd love to have it eradicated from existence... know that I can't and/or shouldn't try to convince others to do the same. So.. just mostly planting a seed of thought for people that have never thought about it that way. Other options include: Pre-mortal life Pre-earth life I don't know if any general authority ever said anything about it.. but.. at worst its just a personal prerogative of mine that I hold alongside things like trying to use the phrase "Moral Agency" rather than "Free Agency" (courtesy of Elder Christopherson). Mostly I just find it helpful when talking to friends of other faiths. And while I know most of us know what we mean by "pre-existence"... never know who's watching on the intarwebz And I also know that its not just a Mormon thing.. (heck.. there's even a wikipedia article for pre-existence)... But.. it just rubs me the wrong way.. similarly to things like "I could care less". Anyone else feel this way? Or just me? Sunday21 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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