Such a fascinating story in the comments of the last couple of posts, where we encounter a classic example of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Yes, it is easy to misjudge a person. I though Corey/CB was sincere, and wasted plenty of time trying to answer his questions. But he wasn’t looking for truth, wasn’t looking for answers, wasn’t a new member of the Church, but was posing as all that in order to create an opportunity to attack the faith of some members by regurgitating worn-out anti-Mormon arguments. Slick. But easily exposed, thanks to Indy’s help. Glad Corey/CB ‘fessed up and showed his true colors (not much choice except to retreat into silence).
Guess I’m better off dealing with strangers who follow me on the dark streets of downtown Atlanta at night than I am in dealing with anti-Mormon deceivers. The former resulted in a fine adventure and the possibility of forming a real friendship with a sincere and decent homeless person, while the latter just wasted my time. But I remain perplexed at the “end justifies the means” mentality of some of our critics, even those who purport to be following Christ. Maybe somebody is following a different Jesus.
On the other hand, several of you that disagree with the Church have been respectful and open, allowing real discourse to occur. I appreciate that, and do not want to suggest that all or even most critics of the Church are “anti-Mormon deceivers” or wolves in sheeps clothing. Some of you may even be sheep in wolves clothing, and then there are a few ordinary sheep who have just wandered into some dark paths – and we hope you come back soon.