Date: January 18, 2018 06:55PM
Because of the "good old boys" network, Uchtdorf didn't make the final cut on this cattle call go round.
Since he is/was the darling of the Mormon masses, that he will be missed is an understatement.
And yet the church rationalizes away its decision making process to its own detriment. It is caught in its own sanctimonious act of putting the cart before the horse to keep its stooges happy.
They are a tired old bunch of men. Uchtdorf is too much for what they lack in testosterone. He was the light on the hill that is no match for the dimness in themselves.
Rationalizing and justifying their decisions gets them where exactly? As more and more LDS send in resignations for this and other reasons, with each passing day - it gets more Mormon lighter by the minute.
“Elder Uchtdorf is a great man of the people,” Brian Neff wrote. “Having him out of the office and back traveling the world is a great move, and one that — as I see it — is orchestrated through revelation.”
[Rationalizing a really bad decision as "revelation."]
Yes, Neff said, Mormons will miss hearing from Uchtdorf more.
“But if you believe in the work, as he surely does,” he said, “you’ll know that mixing with the people of the world will be a much richer calling for him. And much richer for the rest of us.”
Excuse after excuse. When it's nothing more than poor judgment on the part of the church and its "good old boys club." And "Group Think." Lest any man should boast, they are all very much the same. That Uchtdorf deviated in personality, charm, charisma, and IQ was too much for their fragile egos to handle.