Since I left the mormon church once in a while I get bullied by “devote church members” who think that they are defending the faith by insulting me via e-mail and Facebook. Some also via MSN or via the telephone. To those I would like to share two quotes from former church leaders:
“If true, (the Book of Mormon) is one of the most important messages ever sent from God to man. If false, it is one of the most cunning, wicked, bold, deep-laid impositions ever palmed upon the world, calculated to deceive and ruin millions who sincerely receive it as the Word of God, and will suppose themselves built upon the rock of truth, until they are plunged, with their families, into hopeless despair.
Convince us of our errors of Doctrine, if we have any, by reason, by logical arguments, or by the Word of God and we will ever be grateful for the information and you will ever have the pleasing reflections that you have been instruments in the hands of God of redeeming your fellow beings.”
The Seer, p. 15 – Orson Pratt
“Mormonism, as it is called, must stand or fall on the story of Joseph Smith. He was either a prophet of God, divinely called, properly appointed and commissioned, or he was one of the biggest frauds this world has ever seen. There is no middle ground.
If Joseph was a deceiver, who willfully attempted to mislead people, then he should be exposed, his claims should be refuted, and his doctrines shown to be false.”
Doctrines of Salvation, Vol. I p. 188-89 – Joseph Fielding Smith
That is what I do. No one has the right to stop me doing this, the same way I grant all the people the right to believe in what they want to believe. The way you like sending me e-mails with LDS quotes, I also have the right to share my findings about the church.
So please stop bullying me via e-mail and Facebook. Respect is not a One-Way street. I never asked anyone to stop sending LDS quotes, I never called “names” to anyone and I never asked anyone to die.