You wouldn't be surprised if you actually listen to the reasons why. You don't want to hear it. You say you love debate, but fear the discussion of the issues. Quoting platitudes isn't debating. You can't express why you think the LDS church is true besides saying you feel like it is. That isn't debating. It also isn't fact. Add to it the way you live your life is a testimony that the church isn't true creates a credibility problem for you. You are a only a armchair cheerleader for a church that in fact isn't making a bit difference in your life.<quoted text>
My interest in what you is said here is entirely in the realm of entertainment value. I don't play video games anymore, so while I'm checking Ebay, Craigslist, the news, etc. I jump into discussion here as well.
I love debate. Just as I love to discuss politics, when I saw this topic, I had to join in the fun. Frankly, I'm rather surprised after 150 plus years some still hold such rancor towards an established religion.
Or, like the civil rights movement of the 50's and 60's, it will force the bigots to go into hiding more and more just like the racists do today. There are still many racist people in the U.S., but for the most part they have to bite their tongues and hide their true feelings because the majority of people won't tolerant it anymore. If you are openly racist today, you will never have a good paying job or friends of any real value. Kids are more and more growing up accepting homosexuals. In the last election for the first time, the people voted in by the majority the right for gays to be able to get married. The tides are turning against you and your views. And while you may never change your views, like the dinosaurs, your kind will become extincted, or at best, in the minority. The change is in the wind, and even your church will change to go with it, like it has on every social issue that has come up. There were members who thought that black people would have never held the priesthood in the LDS church also, my dad certainly was one of them.I guess from NoMo's and Haw Haw's militant gay standpoint, I can understand, because there are those who foam at the mouth at the mention of Catholicism, The Salvation Army, or any number of other "protestant" religions, as well. It's a shame some go through life with such anger and bitterness, but so be it. It's the militant supporters of the homosexual agenda who keep setting so-called "gay rights" back by decades with their vitriol. A nation divided against itself cannot stand. And while folks like NoMo and Haw Haw like to angrily stick their belief system in other's faces, they only firm up their opposition, who feel forced into reacting to them. They may win battles in the secular world, but they continue to lose the war because folks become hardened against them.
To be continued...