Where the arrogance comes from…

I’ve had several more email exchanges with my friend Laura, and quite frankly, I’m starting to see her point. No, no, don’t get worried. I won’t be building Santa Claus out of an old Clorox bottle at Relief Society anytime soon. What I mean is, she has been TAUGHT her whole life that she has the only true thing. So when I question it, OF COURSE she is going to respond with arrogance and absolute belief.

She says she knows, without any shadow of any doubt, that THIS IS THE ONLY TRUE THING. Why would she listen to me?

Of course Natalie!!! I know that I am convinced that I am right! That IS the whole point in having a testimony, knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that God lives, that our church and it’s teachings are true, that I am a child of God sent to Earth to go through trials and be tested, to strive everyday to follow God’s commandments. If I wasn’t convinced that I am right, I would stop going to church, stop praying and reading my scriptures, quit doing my calling, etc. etc. What would be the point if I wasn’t sure I am right?

Hmm. Interesting point. My response to her?

“So why is it I am not allowed to be convinced I am right, also?”

Just some food for thought.


About Natalie R. Collins

Natalie has more than 30 years writing, editing, proofreading and design experience. She has written 20 books (and counting), has worked for the Sundance Film Festival, and as an investigative journalist, editor, and proofreader. She embraces her gypsy-heart and is following her new free-thinking journey through life. Follow her as she starts over and learns a bunch of life's lessons--some the hard way.
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5 Responses to Where the arrogance comes from…

  1. CW says:

    Because you don’t have the *spirit*.



  2. Tracy says:

    I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I have gas, but when I try to share, people give me the weirdest looks. Why can’t people except my gas or just walk away without saying anything? It’s just rude.


  3. Cele says:

    She sounds okay, well until she gets to the “One True Church” thingie. And Natalie you do have a good pont.

    Tracy? ewwww


  4. Tracy says:

    I replaced “One True Church” with “Gas.” Makes about as much sense.


  5. Tracy,

    I have to agree with you. Being a member of the one true church is a gas.


    Molly the Mormon


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