I’m wondering if anyone can watch this and not sense some chaos coming in the days ahead. Whether Mitt Romney, or Big Love, or Warren Jeffs brought this about, the eye of the country, and world is on Mormonism, and it is not necessarily a good thing.
This video, honestly, gave me a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. These missionaries are just boys. They don’t know the Bible. They don’t have the knowledge to fight this. How long before one of them is killed, because the truth is, there is no shield. Those garments are not protecting them. THEY ARE STILL TEENAGERS.
Jesus Guy may know his Bible, but his companion is anger, and wrongdoing, and the desire to SET THESE BOYS straight. He is guided by the same sense of I HAVE THE ONLY TRUE THING. I know where this comes from, but this disturbs me greatly. I sense a tide turning, and it’s not a good tide.
I am concerned.
I refer to one of my favorite poems, and leave you to interpret what you may.
Slouching towards Bethlehem
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in the sands of the desert.
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?