Originally Posted by WilliamTheIrish
I'm through Part V.
This is probably the most uplifting piece on religion I've seen in years. And it exposes the OP, from his description of the piece, as an emotional prepubescent teen.
I largely agree, though the inclusion of the number 'I believe' from tBoM at the end online was a bit of a head scratcher.
As is my usual lot in life, I find myself in the muddling middle WRT these issues. Without getting too personal, I was raised in a faith related to the Mormons [those who already know, . . . already know]. And while I sigh in relief at missing the supposed 'wackier' aspects of the faith that have been alleged to have emerge as they wandered West, my own church marches 'forward' in a manner that erases all aspects of what I consider 'church-ly.' From a temporal/secular standpoint much of it is laudable, but much of it makes no sense from the POV of a tradition founded on the belief that Christianity cleaves to a singular truth that apostatized over the centuries and needed restoration. So I'm left envious of the organization of the Mormons, and the steadfastness of their belief system, wishing my church aspired to those ends a little more with a lot less secularization and modernity, while still avoiding those 'wacky' developments of the westward trek.