The only silver lining is that SeN is apparently a minimally noticed blog, so hopefully more humane LDS voices outweigh his hatred and disdain for people who do not believe in his teeny tiny religion:
Daniel C. Peterson:
George Q. Cannon, having witnessed more than fifty years of Church history, once offered the following reflections:
”Our pathway from the beginning, it may be said, is lined with the graves of those who have lost their faith, who were buried before they died, having lost faith and remained behind....
You who have had friends, relatives and acquaintances in this condition know what the result has been. Would you exchange your circumstances today with theirs? . . . .
He loves the true; but traitors–those who betray their brethren–He–I was going to say–despises them; at any rate they fall under His displeasure; they become like wrecks, castaways stripped of their former power, bereft of the Spirit and blessing that attended them in former times.
Some of you have no doubt seen fine vessels that have done good service stranded and wrecked, with nothing much besides the ribs and keel left; those who become darkened lose the Spirit and their faith, and thus become human wrecks, remind me of such unfortunate vessels.
[George Q. Cannon, 23 February, 1890, Collected Discourses 2:17-18]. “
The truth of what President Cannon said has been illustrated time and again by people that I’ve known. I’ve been deeply saddened to see those who’ve lost their way.
Midgley the Bully, originator of the ugly ‘gone missing’ phrase, weighs in:
Louis Midgley • 23 minutes ago
... George Q. Cannon was a truly remarkable human being. That was a wonderful statement by Elder Cannon that Dan posted today. One well worth taking seriously.
The Maxwell Institute is breathing a sigh of relief (again) that their name is no longer associated with mindless thuggery like this.