Date: January 10, 2018 05:28AM
Gordon Hinckley really understood that, while it was something that I and my MORmON family had missed. I had been schooled, trained and indoctrinated that MORmONISM was a LOGICAL and REASONABLE and APPROPRIATE divinely directed outcome, THE great restoration as God's response to THE great apostasy, God being THE all time greatest employer of INTELLIGENCE, LOGIC, REASON.
The problem is that MORmONISM (just as with all religion) does NOT hold up as LOGIC and REASON is actually employed. Gordon Hinckley attempted to avoid that terminal problem by just falling back on Faith (FEELING) and then just endlessly turning in the same circle of being so busy believing (FEELING) just for the sake of believing (FEELING) that a person could NOT be bothered with nasty distractions and detraction of Faith and believing (FEELING) like THINKING and ANALYZING.
A person is supposed to just BELIEVE (FEEL) because its a gratuitous, wild, carefree, freewheeling thing to do, as opposed to getting bogged down in tedious reasoning and analysis.
Believing in MORmONISM is a big party, just like a continual blow out crazy out of control CABARET !!!!!! ....just not so out of control that people can forget to pay tithing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and a person can be sure that they are believing in the right thing as they follow MORmONISM because it feels so good just as MORmON leaders said that it would.
when the creepy hand comes up and starts wagging that is the sure sign that a person just has to believe !!!!
(NOW write out a big fat tithing check to LDS Inc for all the great FEELINGS that they have provided to you !!!!!)