Whenever I try to share my (non faith-affirming) Book of Mormon experience, I
get censored, shouted down, condemned and attacked, or all the above.Why is that?
There is only one restored gospel church on the face of the earth that correctly
interprets the entire Book of Mormon - The Church of Jesus Christ (WHQ:
Monongahela, Pennsylvania), the only true succession of the gospel of Jesus
A Scientist:You already know the answer.P.S. nice
exaggerating, by the way.
Scientist, I try to word my responses carefully enough so that you and others
struggling with matters of faith could truly feel a "none of the above"
choice would be appropriate to your query. We all could use more understanding
and tolerance. As for the non-affirming answer you feel you have never
gotten, I would encourage a little patience. That may eventually bring you
additional insight in your wrestle to get answers from God. In that matter, I
and others have no right to judge why or why not they're not forthcoming,
nor of your character. But being patient with those who "censor, shout
down, condemn, attack" likely could benefit you and others around you
immensely. Keep in mind that many of us have honest motives, though some are
often misguided, misdirected and misstated.
G L W8 wrote:"As for the non-affirming answer you feel you have
never gotten, I would encourage a little patience."Please define
"a little patience"?Over thirty years of fasting, praying,
reading, studying, attending "meetings", being married to my LDS wife
and supporting her payment of tithing, being excluded from weddings, being
excluded from friendships, from business dealings, etc., etc., all because I
will not testify to seeing "the Emperor's (Restored) Clothes". I
will not continue the Cosmic Snipe Hunt.But I retain my integrity.
A scientist, I tried to make my comment clear that the "little patience"
idea was to those critics around you; not necessarily to the "no answer"
difficulty you've faced. We do not have all the answers as to why some
receive and some don't. I do believe it's possible for a non-believer
to retain integrity, and if they do, their lives will be better for it.