I told him “No big deal, you’re just a liberal Mormon like me.” But he didn’t want to be a liberal Mormon. I spend a lot of time trying to help members who freak out over some new thing they’ve learned about the Church.I thought maybe the passage of time would ease his feelings, but after a year or so I asked him if he had come to terms with his newfound views, and he gave me a one word answer: “No.” He still goes to church for the sake of the family, but he’s an empty shell of his former self. On a list of scientific issues, we had identical opinions. And the bane of apologists is what I call fundamentalist (small f) assumptions, by which I mean assumptions of prophetic infallibility and scriptural inerrancy.
And while some members go their entire lives and never have such a problem, anyone who is intellectually curious will eventually find out for herself that those assumptions aren’t true.
And if she has held to those assumptions, breaking them is a serious problem.
The company also said it expects GDP forecasts for the province to be slashed as low oil prices persist -- the current private sector consensus calls for 0.3 per cent growth in 2016 and two per cent growth in 2017.
This is a funny spoof of e Harmony and its “white backdrop” TV commercials.
So I thought, “This is going to be easy.” But I was quickly disabused of that notion.