Sorry USAlover. I crossed you with Oatmeal. I enjoyed both comments and agree
that Mike Wallace produced a great interview with a great man. I wish
Mike's family well and my condolences at this time of grieving for him.
President Hinckley was an impressive person who lived what he believed and the
result was good for everyone.
For Oatmeal Lover... I'm actually intrigued to know why people of faith
have an LDS believe-ability problem. Consider our foundational beliefs: Christ
was born of a virgin birth; he was the literal Son of God; he raised the dead,
healed the sick, turn water into wine, cast out devils, etc.,; was crucified
and... raised from the dead and then ascended into heaven. If you can get past
those truly bizarre foundational beliefs, how can you object to angelic
visitations, godhood discussions, baptism for the dead, etc. Those are easy and
one logical discussion that can be extrapolate from the foundational beliefs.
Now, an atheist can have great objections -- but they object to everything Jews,
Muslims, evangelicals, etc. believe so they've just taken an easy route to
denying anything of faith.
Pres. Hinckley simply treated Mike Wallace with love and respect.Like those of us who are active, testimony-bearing LDS members ALWAYS knew
Pres. Hinckley would!...God bless Pres. Hinkcely, Pres. Monson and
the other leaders on both sides of the veil.The caravan moves on!
When one lives with integrity, one has nothing to hide and therefore nothing to
fear from such an interview. That was where President Hinkley's strength
and confidence came from. "Let thy bowels also be full of charity towards
all men and to the household of faith, and let virtue garnish they thoughts
unceasingly; then shall they confidence wax strong in the presence of
God...." D&C 121:45 We can't all be President of the Church, and
God's prophet for the world, but we can all attain that stature before God
and man. What a source of hope that is!
Now Mike Wallace can interview Joseph Smith, Peter, Moses and other Prophets of
God and find they are all very much people he wants to interview. But I think
even Mike Wallace is going to find more than he can handle in an interview with
I remember that interview and enjoyed every minute of it, because it was VERY
apparent that these two had become instant friends and undoubtedly continued
that friendship as long as their earthly life allowed. Yes indeed, it would
have been wonderful to see the reuniting of two good friends.
I suspect that President Hinkley was one of the first to welcome Mike Wallace on
the other side. God bless GBH and Mike Wallace.
When two reasonable men set down together, treat each other with respect, and
look for the good in each other and the differences in each others points of
view, all manner of good can come from it. And so it was with Pres. Hinkley and
Mike Wallace was from the old school, someone who actually did his homework and
went in armed for bear. Irrespective of whether you agreed with him or not, he
was a great journalist, that actually had a heart. He will be missed.
Thanks so much for this article! I was hoping it would be republished when I
heard that Mike Wallace had died. I understand that President Hinckley kept in
touch with Mr. Wallace during the years after this interview, and now I'm
sure they can meet again with renewed warmth. Mr. Wallace now knows for himself
about that afterlife he "hadn't thought enough about." Thanks
again for bringing back such good memories of both President Hinckley and Mike
Its too bad that all the hit pieces on Mormons didn't turn out this way.
After watching THE FIVE today on Fox I continue to wonder how and why they, the
five there, think they can tell us the audience, about Mormonism in any way at
all with no understanding of it? They have no problem interviewing competing
sides but have no time to do a FAIR AND BALANCED story on Mormonism and Romney!
How pathetic! This is not professional journalism. Chris Wallace ought to know
better as his father set an example and maybe he needs to speak up for his
father's type of journalism. Again, FOX fails to be fair and balanced. Is
it because of FOX's predominent religious leanings? CNN had a FAIR AND
BALANCE weekend online story. FOX NEVER does!Religious bigotry and
distortion is alive and well at Fox!
I'm a fervant believer who can understand how absolutely bizarre our
beliefs can sound to outsiders.
Wallace ambushed? No, the jaded cynic finally met the genuine believer. GBH
wasn't a perfect person, we have not had one of those for 2,000 years. But
he was a genuiniely kind and sincere man. I wish Wallace the best
in his passing the final frontier. And hope that his dialogue with GBH can now