The other day I put my finger on something that really bothered me about Mormonism. No, folks, it’s NOT the people. Been there, done that, already have the angry hate mail. No, it’s the accountability. And by this I do not mean the simple, tithe-paying folks, but rather the higher-ups. Specifically: the PROPHETS.
See, when Joseph Smith, or Gordon B. Hinckley, or Spencer W. Kimball, or, my personal favorite, Brigham Young, did or said something outrageous, or wrong, or bigoted, there simply is no accountability. That’s when they get to be “just a man.” But when the Mormons figured they did something right, that is when he is a “prophet.” And therein lies the problem.
Either you ARE a prophet of God, or you AREN’T. I would absolutely LOVE to have the rein that believing Mormons give their prophets. I mean, THINK about it!
Oh, the places I could go….