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Another Mormon Myth?
Wow... Three entries in a matter of a couple of hours.  I guess I've got a lot to write.
A couple months back, I wrote about a pet-peeve of mine.  Has to do with a phenomenon whereby people claim something doctrinal which really has very little, if any, doctrinal basis at all.
Well... I believe I remembered something else which just might fit the criteria.
The phrase goes something like this: "No unclean thing can be in the presence of God"

I've done a bit of searching, and there are loads of references which state something similar, but nowhere close within the context it is usually used.
My quick research yielded this page which states quite a few times, "no unclean thing can dwell with God" and "no unclean thing can inherit the kingdom of heaven".

This is very different than assuming that nothing unclean can be in the presence of God.
My whole argument is that we all have to be judged sometime for the life we lived here, usually called the "final judgement".  Well..  Is God gonna be there?  I think so.  If God is going to be there and a wicked person is going to be there, they're gonna be together, right?  Maybe...  Not 100% sure of that one, but I assume that is the case.

"dwelling with God" means something very different than "being with God"  To dwell means to "live or stay as a permanent resident"... So... Yeah.. I can see that as being a problem.
Basically to "dwell" with God means to "live" with God, which means to inherit the Kingdom of God.

I'm not 100% sure of all of this, I just want to write some thoughts down about another possible Mormon myth.