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

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  • bellsandbells FULTON, MO
    Nov. 11, 2012 5:55 p.m.

    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.

  • A Scientist Provo, UT
    Nov. 10, 2012 8:34 a.m.

    "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.