Updated on November 6, 2023
Doug Tales 143: Not Snowflakes
The insult, “flaky” is applied sometimes to people who are immature, inconsistent and unreliable. The modern term, “snowflake,” is a parallel insult for similar people who are not only flaky, but melt emotionally or mentally under the slightest criticism. Doug Mendenhall and his friend Kitten urge the readers of Conquering Spiritual Evil, Volume Two (2020), on pages 50-54 to not be snowflakes, but instead to know who they—we—really are and grow up:
The planets’ circumstances are controlled by the Gods of Light. Ours is a “controlled” circumstance, but it does have variables that none of the others have, as has been previously discussed. That is what makes five minutes here so interesting. We have not been in the presence of this kind of pervasive evil before….
I know I stated that we wouldn’t be doing “Further Knowledge” in this book. But I couldn’t help myself.
Further Knowledge from my sighted friend: “The supposed war in heaven did not occur in the Celestial Kingdom at all. Neither was it among the higher light beings (children of our Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother) or those who were definitely seeking to emulate our heavenly parents. It was in an area, in the spirit realm, where the last of the children of Satan were held until a specialized mortal realm could be brought forth. The “war” was mostly of words and opinions. Yes, the emotions were intense due to the children of Satan wanting to return to their Father who made life so much easier, or so they thought. Others of light worked diligently to show, although it would take a long time, a much better path. It was agreed there would be pain and hardship, but each would learn and gain far greater progression than what Satan and his cohorts presented. There were many who were undecided of which path to travel who were children of our Heavenly Parents and, of course, those of Satan’s children. These diligently worked to point that the way of light was, in the long run, the best path to follow. Those who preferred to have a much easier way of life and advancement worked to sway the undecided, and others if possible, Satan’s plan was by far the kinder way to go.
“What was hidden was the fact that none would be allowed to mature and become full gods with kingdoms and principalities of their own. The ‘easy’ path prevented anyone from becoming truly mature adults. They would be kept children forever. The Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father’s plan, although difficult, insured each would eventually mature to become like a true God of Light, Life, and Love with a kingdom where all could progress eternities on end. Satan’s way prevents any from matching his level of power.”
Further Insight: Isn’t it interesting that when we discuss the fact that “a third part” agreed to Satan’s plan and went with him, we don’t get past what it means other than he took their agency away so they would obey, thereby not becoming perdition. He would keep them in a state that coddled them as little children, never having to endure pain or suffering in a very controlled environment. It was argued that Satan’s way was much kinder. In actuality it stifles progression. Satan’s children, during the three worlds he failed at, never had much of a chance to progress. They did learn how to be idle, safe, and demand to be equal to those that had progressed through hard work.
Does anyone else see the parallel to what is termed the “Snowflake generation” of today? I know that is a derogatory term, but it is used to describe a group of people that choose to live with Mommy and Daddy in order to be supported. Many do not work and do gaming most of the time. They prefer this easier life as opposed to leaving the safe nest and facing a world of pain and hardship. In other words, the easy life is a world of no growth, forever children under the rule of their god. And as my sighted friend said, this way also “prevents any from matching [Satan’s] level of power.” Isn’t that the preferred state of being with many individuals? Everyone gets the same participation trophy, but not much is accomplished with regards to eternal development. Interesting that Satan doesn’t want anyone to match his power, while our Savior wants all of us equal with Him.
A quote from Brigham Young adds additional insight: “These glories are called Telestial, Terrestrial, and Celestial, which is the highest, these worlds, different apartments, or mansions in our Father’s house. Now those men and those women who know more about the power of God, and the influences of the Holy Spirit, than to be led entirely by another person, suspending their own understanding and pinning their faith on another’s sleeve will never be capable of entering into the Celestial kingdom, to be crowned as they anticipate; they will never be capable of becoming Gods. They cannot rule themselves to say nothing of ruling others, but they must be dictated to in every trifle, like a child. They cannot control themselves in the least, but James, Peter, or somebody else must control them. They cannot become Gods, or be crowned as rulers with glory, immortality and eternal lives. They never can hold scepters of glory, majesty and power in the Celestial kingdom. Who will? Those who are valiant and inspired with the true independence of heaven who will go forth boldly in the service of their God, leaving others to do as they please. (Discourses of Brigham Young, pp. 382-383)
Every man must learn to do his own thinking—and his own searching—and above all, every man must find his own contact with the Almighty through the Light of Christ that is given to abide in him.
The purpose of these first four chapters is to tell us about our history. Hopefully we have filled in many blanks, and it has been above the fairy tale versions recounted in Sunday school. If we don’t know our true pre-mortal past, we can’t know the truth in our present mortal situation and how to deal with life here. When people are cut off from their true origins, they can be enslaved and controlled. Whoever controls the present narrative controls past history and can change or alter whatever they please. Why do you think despots will kill off the “old” people first? Many of them know true history. When despots do this to control the current narrative and change past history, then they can control the future because we will not know the truth, which is knowledge of the past, present, and future.