Russell's Long Journey out of Mormonism

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Re: Russell's Long Journey out of Mormonism

Post by Random » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:53 pm

Not Buying It wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:34 am
President Hinkcley and President Uchtdorf were better at giving you warm, happy feelings than Elder Bednar or Elder Oaks, but they did the same despicable things. Don't let the friendly smiles fool you - they would threaten to take away your family for eternity in a heartbeat if they thought you threatened them, and what kind of an evil person would do that?
That is very disturbing to contemplate.

No wonder "Beware the evil behind the smiling eyes," resonates with you so much.
[They] which knew me from the beginning . . . would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
Acts 26:5

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Re: Russell's Long Journey out of Mormonism

Post by Random » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:55 pm

You put a slightly different spin on it than I had previously considered. Sounds nefarious, indeed.
Reuben wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:25 am
The kind that think they're charged with preserving everyone else's eternity. The kind whose identities are so entangled with an organization that a threat to it feels like a threat to their person. The kind who choose fear over faith because God hasn't seemed all that interested in helping people stay. The kind who worship an abusive god who will reject everyone who leaves and everyone who let it happen. The kind who don't realize that their god is actually Mormonism itself.

I can't bring myself to label the men themselves evil. I can say that ignorance, fear and shame have led them to do great evil in the name of God. I hope I would do better in their position, but I don't think I could have been selected.
[They] which knew me from the beginning . . . would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
Acts 26:5

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