I need less love. Less love from some of the alleged Christians who passionately love me but just hate who I am and what I say, think, feel, believe, and do. Less schizophrenic love from zealots who feel that godly love justifies every insult, even profanity, and brings divine approval to any tactic they can devise in the holy war on Mormonism. Imagine a gang with torches in hand telling the family inside that they love them deeply, but just hate the home they live in. That’s not the kind of love we need in this world.
Fortunately, much of the angry, burning love expressed by so-called Christians today is not the tangible, 3rd-degree-burns kind of love, but the kind that is delivered via media and speech. It is a virtual jihad with loving Christian suicide bombers blowing themselves up mentally to take out a few hated Mormons. So sad. A Christian mind is a terrible thing to waste, sacrificed in the name of angry love.
Here are some of the remains from the attacks of one such warrior, a Mr. T., who tried to take me with him to paradise. In his first outreach of mercy, his unsolicited email lovingly told me what an idiot I must be for defending Mormon beliefs:
Mormons are the most ignorant of people when it comes to interpreting the Bible…. For some dumb reason Mormons just don’t get it. Like all cults though, they try to tell people the Bible foretells about their books. That way they can convince people their religion is from God…. I feel dumb even debating with someone with such ignorance as yours when it comes to scripture interpretation.
In response, I simply asked if he always began conversations with strangers by telling them how stupid they are. I then wished him well and closed. No interest in debating him, of course.
There was a glimmer of hope when he replied and admitted that he was a rude in his email and promised that it wouldn’t happen again. Then over the coming week he began a barrage of attacks on Mormon doctrine with links to questionable videos and other sources I was not interested in. I explained I was not interested in this and could he please take me off his distribution list. I’ve made
three four five six requests now. May need to make several more, I suppose, or just have his email be blocked with a spam filter.
His following emails have been peppered with statements that I find impolite, though perhaps Christians more spiritually advanced than I may have a more enlightened definition of “rude.” For example, after a long list of arguments that were supposedly enough to turn me away from my faith, he said:
If that’s not enough, your [sic] a hopeless case. Just stay Bible dumb then! A 5 year old child interprets scripture better than you. My preacher laughs at your ignorance.
Sounds like he’s got a pretty jovial preacher. Keep those laughs coming.
Another email salvo contained profanity, using the s-word to express his loving views on my faith, and his most recently launched missive took the Lord’s name in vain, in my opinion, in expressing his shock over Mormonism. Nothing but good Christian profanity, of course.
“WAR!!!!” was the subject line for another round of incoming fire directed to me and another Mormon defender wherein our Christian friend declared a most holy war. Not a war driven by hate, of course, but fueled by sincere love for us. Love was the reason he would be recruiting many other warriors to join him in his jihad against Mormonism:
I will keep attacking back, in defence [sic] of my Lord Jesus whom you are calling a liar, and teaching blasphemous doctrines which are straight from the pit of Hell!
I have a righteous anger, not a hateful one. I love YOU but hate how the enemy has got you so trapped and convinced that the garbage your spreading is of God. Your spreading lies on you tube [sic]. The Bible talks about people who lead others away, woe to them who lead others into sin, more than the ones who sin. As far as YouTube is concerned, I’m raising an army of friends to post against your trash. Let the war begin!!!
Well, Mr. T., I am flattered by your love, but I am really not your type and need a little less of your love right now. A lot less, if possible. Your angry love of Mormons is misguided and overblown, or perhaps over blown up.