Stormy Waters wrote:
Why make this about Darth J? He has provided us the quotes complete with citations. How else could we examine the claim made by the newsroom? After finding these quotations, should he have kept them to himself out of respect to the LDS church? I'm not asking rhetorically, I just don't understand where you are coming from here.
As for the citations. I eagerly await the apologetic response to this.
Darth is like Alma. He delights in persecuting the Church. He doesn't believe in anything "supernatural", and preaches his "gospel of rationalism" here to all the willing dupes who will swallow his dogma hook, line and sinker. The Book of Mormon actually warned us about such people.
Oh, he'll never learn, no doubt about that. To me, he's almost a comical and tragic character who has won the allegiance of some here with his anti-God, and anti-Mormon rants.
He's got you all
fooled about his "sincerity".
What am I "fooled" about?
Darth J is exasperated to find that the religious institution to which he devoted much of his life, money and energy until recently is (to put it kindly) all a big mistake or, (to put it less nicely) a huge act of self-deception or (to put it at its worst) a huge fraud.
He has served his time. Now he feels like doing whatever he can to ensure that others don't waste their time the way he now believes he did.
That is all quite clear, and I don't think Darth J has ever attempted to give us any other impression.
(By the way, it is really a point pointless to berate people on this board with references to the Book of Mormon, a work which most readers of your posts and mine are likely to believe is a piece of 19th century pseudepigrapha.)