September 12, 2007

Inoculation

I forgot to tell you I wrote a comment on Mormon Matters that I copied over on Main Street Plaza. Check it out. There's a lot of good reading over there, actually, from many great writers.

The comment I posted there was in response to the idea that the church should "inoculate" its members with the truths that so far have been withheld or kept out of the lesson manuals and conference talks. There is some debate that the church would not survive such a thing happening vs. some who feel that the church better do it or it will keep losing members, especially the youth, in droves.

Kudos to Mayan Elephant and Equality for their awesome comments on the podcast. I think you guys rock! It was awesome to hear John Hamer, Ann (Porter?) and John Dehlin too.

I've been really busy for the last week, but hope to get back to my regularly scheduled blogging soon! Gotta love it.

7 comments:

hm-uk said...
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hm-uk said...

Brilliant post SML. Simply brilliant. I will write here what I wrote on MSP...I am glad you realized that it was the institution that was flawed and not your family. Welcome to freedom.

JA said...

Awesome post, SML. As usual.

Regina Filangi said...

Great post SML! I totally feel for you and know what you must have went through, well at least the part about being married to a nonmember. Yep, been there!!

mark said...

Incredible writing SML. You never cease to amaze me. Im very happy for you in your "new" life. May happiness always be a part of you and your family. This world would be alot better with more people like you.

Lemon Blossom said...

Ditto. I always love what you write and this is no exception. I am so sorry for the pain and embarrassment you endured. You're the best and I'm glad you are here.

CV Rick said...

that was a truly fantastic post . . really well-written and from the heart.

The question I have is about this inoculation. Isn't it akin to preparing people with handy talking points in order to shield them from doubt . . . introduce something uncomfortable, but give them a great excuse for not having to think challenging thoughts?