Date: November 07, 2019 11:17AM
I stand, with my mercies fully tendered, at the mistakes Nelson offers me. Confused at the nonsense he prophets me, I tremble to know that I once took this guy seriously. Oh, it is wonderful that he should care for me, enough to lie to me.
Nelson, in his diving stumbling, he has gotten THE church so much closer to the truth. In fact, with his might lighted pen, his nosy wife, and his propensity to follow whatever the PR and legal department tell him, he has now simplified Mormonism into 12 new articles of faith:
We believe in…ok, I know none of it make sense anymore, but just do what I freaking tell you.
Yes. None of is factually true, but it makes us rich and you feel good, so a fair trade.
We are hemorrhaging cash so pay up, scrub the toilet and turn down the thermostat.
You were right, there is no revelation, but I get some great insights when I have to go pee in the middle of the night.
No. Not even God can fix the BYU football program.
It is not about rules or doctrine, it is all about doing the hokey pokey and getting yourself turned around.
Ok, yes, we get paid, a lot, so what.
My wife is running the church doctrine by adapting her awful, chicken-soup-for the -gullible-soul books into official doctrine. But official means nothing around here.
The priesthood is magical thinking and confirmation bias. But with ties!
God needed to restore his church to the original, so it could be changed constantly.
We have received the full restoration AND the lord keeps revealing the basics, like the name of the church or how it should be organized, but please don’t think these changes are because the mountain of previous bad decisions are coming home to roost.
Only I know the truth, and truth is all the previous guys were wrong, but not me, trust me.
In all seriousness, Nelson has done more, save the internet only, to destroy the church than all the previous prophets combined. In order to smooth out the bed, he has taken all the stuffing out, which is why people liked it in the first place. The doctrinal insight in at the moral level of the nonsense books his wife writes, that of a 5 year old. In turn he has paternalized and infantilized the doctrine, the only branch of cognitive fog that they could cling to that was not totally below water.
Mormonism no longer sales Mormonism. This is huge.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/07/2019 11:24AM by sb.