Date: March 11, 2012 11:38PM
It seems ChurchCo may be distancing itself from the doctrine of becoming Gods.
So what I want to know is, what in heck's name is the purpose of Mormonism if you can't become a God? How will they be able to sell their brand? I mean, if all there is in the end is going to heaven and hanging out with Jesus and your family, why on earth would you bust your butt in TSCC? You could go to the mainstream Christian church down the street and wear your jeans, enjoy a cup of coffee, give only if you feel led, and not worry about oppressive interviews by your bishop. Not to mention going for one hour instead of three.
And what was the whole point of the "restoration" then? Supposedly Mormon Jesus needed Joseph Smith to restore all of the far out stuff that Bible Jesus didn't bother teaching, and yet now Mormons just want to be another Bible Jesus church.... albeit one that makes the Southern Baptists look like a bunch of laid-back pot smoking hippies.
So I wonder how the faithful will take this blow. If I had endured 50 years of rock-paper-scissors in the temple and scrubbing toilets for Mormon Jesus, only to be told that, "Hey that whole you becoming a God thing was just a crazy fable told by overzealous members", I think I might just flip out.
ChurchCo may soon find out that mainstreaming is a great way to lose even more members, while attracting pretty much no one.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/11/2012 11:45PM by mobegone.