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Published: Thursday, June 12 2014 1:30 p.m. MDT

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A Scientist
Provo, UT

Whenever I try to share my (non faith-affirming) Book of Mormon experience, I get censored, shouted down, condemned and attacked, or all the above.

Why is that?

Westland, MI

There is only one restored gospel church on the face of the earth that correctly interprets the entire Book of Mormon - The Church of Jesus Christ (WHQ: Monongahela, Pennsylvania), the only true succession of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

1.96 Standard Deviations

A Scientist:

You already know the answer.

P.S. nice exaggerating, by the way.

G L W8

Scientist, I try to word my responses carefully enough so that you and others struggling with matters of faith could truly feel a "none of the above" choice would be appropriate to your query. We all could use more understanding and tolerance.
As for the non-affirming answer you feel you have never gotten, I would encourage a little patience. That may eventually bring you additional insight in your wrestle to get answers from God. In that matter, I and others have no right to judge why or why not they're not forthcoming, nor of your character.
But being patient with those who "censor, shout down, condemn, attack" likely could benefit you and others around you immensely. Keep in mind that many of us have honest motives, though some are often misguided, misdirected and misstated.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

G L W8 wrote:

"As for the non-affirming answer you feel you have never gotten, I would encourage a little patience."

Please define "a little patience"?

Over thirty years of fasting, praying, reading, studying, attending "meetings", being married to my LDS wife and supporting her payment of tithing, being excluded from weddings, being excluded from friendships, from business dealings, etc., etc., all because I will not testify to seeing "the Emperor's (Restored) Clothes". I will not continue the Cosmic Snipe Hunt.

But I retain my integrity.

G L W8

A scientist, I tried to make my comment clear that the "little patience" idea was to those critics around you; not necessarily to the "no answer" difficulty you've faced. We do not have all the answers as to why some receive and some don't. I do believe it's possible for a non-believer to retain integrity, and if they do, their lives will be better for it.

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