18th August 09:08
Introduction (ward branch don)
If you feel uncomfortable talking to the missionaries or the Bishop, talk
to the members of the ward or branch. If you don't receive the answers your
looking for try, http://www.lds.org/welcome/0,5373,,00.html and just start
searching for the information you seek. About all you will see here is
argument and malcontent. This is definitely the wrong forum to truly learn
about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
18th August 09:09
Introduction (case spell church)
Well, we may argue and be discontented, but at least we know how to spell
the church's name.
It's the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hyphen, and a small
"d." The church you named is, I believe, that of a miniscule Strangite
Ann, who usually doesn't do spelling flames, but in this case I'll make an
19th August 19:21
Introduction (sense church year)
And there's nothing wrong with the missionaries being interested in
bringing about your conversion, you just need to understand that.
Also, as a practical matter, LDS missionaries tend to be 19-20 year
olds with little experience, little education, and rather scanty
knowledge of LDS doctrine. As a result, there are limits on what
answers they can give you.
There's nothing wrong with getting both sides of any question. That's
just common sense. If the LDS Church is truly God's One True Church,
it has nothing to fear from honest investigation and rigorous
examination. Conversely, if any church fears and opposes honest
investigation and rigorous examination, perhaps it has something to
hide and cannot stand honest investigation and rigorous examination.
So that would be all the more reason to examine both sides of the
As far as argument and malcontent on this newsgroup are concerned, I
must say that after three or so years as a regular participant, I've
seen lots of interesting and worthwhile argument between true
believers and between critics, and very little discourse I'd consider
malcontent. Because both sides of the argument are presented here,
and because most of this newsgroup's moderators are true believing
LDS, I'd say this is a very good forum in which to truly learn about
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
James C. Miller