In Mormondom, there’s doctrine and there’s speculation. Sometimes there isn’t an obvious difference between the two, which is why I have what I call the “Larry King Rule.” This rule imagines what President Hinckley would say about a given doctrine if he were being quizzed by Larry King (as he occasionally is). So, in relation to the threads both here and at T&S that have discussed “celestial sex,” I suggest we create the following imaginary conversation:
Larry King: “President Hinckley, do Mormons believe that they will engage in “celestial sex” in heaven and give birth to millions of spirit children with which to populate other worlds?”
President Hinckley: “…………….”
Fill in the blank. If you are confident how President Hinckley would reply, you have your answer as to whether something is doctrine or speculation.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Larry King Rule. Works every time.