A place to chronicle and abridge the hundreds of uninvited emails of varying quality from Marc Bohn.
Labels: blasphemy, Kirby
posted by Your Mom at 4/29/2007 11:18:00 PM
Interesting. You really didn't like this one I take it. I think he does hit on a problem we sometimes tend to have. I've seen a lot of character assassination directed at people who've left the Church. I know my sister (not ex-communicated but inactive) and sister-in-law (excommunicated) both struggled a lot because of the judgments of others. Our own Sunday School manual simplistically writes off Thomas Marsh as having left over "milk stripping" when there was a LOT more too it than that. I think Kirby's point is that, regardless of how important we feel the Gospel is, we should be charitable toward others that leave the Church or are excommunicated.
Unlike almost everything else I've said on this blog, this was serious. Or was it? Maybe I just wanted to type a sentence and be done with it so I could catch up on the hundreds of other emails in my box? I think we all have a hard time defining what "wickedness" is. I do think that it is possible to have some measure of happiness while excommunicated or inactive, but I also think it is all relative, and who is to say you wouldn't be happier in the church, and possibly help others in the process (again, not to say that you can't help others when you are not active... but from my experience, there are more obvious opportunities to serve others when I go to church...) We could all be less quick to judge someone by what church they do or don't go to.
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