Comments about ‘David Campbell on the pros and cons of being a peculiar people at Mormon Media Studies Symposium’

Return to article »

Published: Friday, Nov. 9 2012 3:00 p.m. MST

  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
A Scientist
Provo, UT

"What does it mean to say Mormons are peculiar? Mormons are three things simultaneously: active, distinctive and cohesive," Campbell said.

Let's not pretend it doesn't also, perhaps mostly, mean "elite", "chosen" (D&C 121:45), and more righteous and worthy than others. That is the part that is arrogant, off-putting, and offensive.

If you want my respect and the respect of others not of your faith, you must find a way to stop this judgmentalism that treats all who do not have "a testimony" as unworthy, sinful, hard-hearted, untrustworthy, second-class humans.


I find that to be true at times. Most'Mormons' I have met who are that way are what I call 'Utah Mormons'. They are living in their own world. I have not found that to be true in other places. You are posting from Provo. LOL Com visit my Ward.

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments