Well, that sucks. But maybe in that position he'll see more people questioning and bringing up troubling facts while asking for answers. And, this time he'll stop and think since it's not his own kids and therefore not at threatening.
Apologies for the Pollyanna moment.
My Dad was Bishop from when I was 8 until I was 19. Did all my interviews. Oh the look of relief on his face when I lied about you know what. Priceless. I feel so bad for the ones who didn't know to lie.
Cold-Dodger Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Of the local YSA apparently. He invited us to come > to the service this Sunday but also said there was > no pressure. Please accept these words as an expression of my deepest sympathy!
Did you see how after telling me Google and Wikipedia are useless, he proceeded to Google the topic of "kami" and found two unsigned blogs saying that the word kami "may have," or "is thought by some to have," originated in Ainu? Perhaps recognizing that those endorsements are not as resounding as his claims, he then added "lots of other sites" say the same thing.
We might have pointed out to him that Shinto is closely related to the indigenous religions of Korea and Mongolia and hence NOT the legacy of the Jomon culture, but it wouldn't have made an impression. He would probably have blamed us again for not realizing that the word "wolf" means "god" in English.
Anyway, thanks for the conversation. You are an interesting man.
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Really, the unpaid bishops is one of the highly abusive things the LDS leadership does to its members.
It lasts for several years sometimes and takes away so much valuable time from their families.
They are effectively doing a second job alongside supporting their families.
It's very hypocritical how the Mission Presidents and General Authorities and Twelve are highly paid, but bishops are not.
The LDS leadership sucks away all that tithing money and uses it to support an abusive nepotistic system to enrich themselves and their own families, while sending very little of it back to the wards.
The wards would be much better off if each of them was completely independent and controlled all their own finances and kept all of the tithing money local to help their own members. But then, it wouldn't really be a cult anymore, would it? A cult is all about the top leaders getting million dollar homes and expensive dinners, while the members get the equivalent peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and only if they're lucky.
When you think of it, most members get jack shit for thousands and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars in lifetime tithing contributions, not to mention the time they spend in free labor for TSCC.
The bishop is one of the most abused this way, because the position is an enormous time burner as well as emotionally exhausting because he acts as an untrained counselor, often giving poor advice, and perhaps knowing it somewhere deep inside. All while being completely unpaid and neglecting his own family as a consequence.