Date: May 26, 2011 01:55PM
I don't really know how to explain this, but I'll give it a go. I wonder if any of you have noticed this behaviour in mormons, or if it's just me, and the mormons I know.
Basically, I attend church weekly, and one thing I notice, that really annoys me is how a lot of mormons seem so angry whenever there's a scientific development that prevents one of the bad consequences of a sin.
For example, mormons are angry that teenagers are being given birth control. Most people would think surely it's a good thing, but according to mormons it's a bad thing because it means teenagers can have sex without risking pregnancy. I just don't get this mentality. It's as if they want the people who don't follow their ideal lifestyle to suffer?
Mormons seem angry at the prospect of a cure to HIV. Similar situation with the contraception issue. Surely a cure to HIV seems like one of the best things science could discover, but no, for a lot of mormons, it seems they WANT promiscuous people to get HIV.
A common one that comes up in church is when scientists discovered a few years ago that alcohol in small quanities can actually be beneficial to your health. Again, instead of the mormons being happy about this, a lot of them simply seemed annoyed that these people are drinking alcohol and not getting hurt? Why are mormons the only people who don't see that as a good thing?
It just seems a lot of mormons have their list of sins, and punishments that are supposed to come with them. If the punishment doesn't happen, they seem to get annoyed. It's almost seems to me as if they're jealous of the people that can sin and "get away with it".
I don't think I've explained this very well, but have any of you noticed a similar attitude in some mormons?