I wanted to keep this week’s episode short and sweet — to encourage you all to read the Brodies candidates before voting 😉 — but unfortunately people have conspired to write a bunch of amazing posts this past week!!
First of all, please go read Cognitive Dissenter’s gorgeous and eloquent response to the adage “no one is perfect” (with follow-up discussion). Then the voice of the single Mormon woman (again, with follow-up). Clearly such unruly singles need a stern warning from their leaders!
In other second-class categories, don’t forget the “inactives”. (Beware the love bomb!) And those Mormon feminists, agitating faithfully. And don’t forget the gay — Invictus Pilgrim has compiled a list of GA statements, showing how the LDS church’s rhetoric has evolved.
Wow, I guess the only people missing from the list now are the “so-called intellectuals”! Like the person with this theory of persuasion. (I know, Jon already highlighted this post, but if you missed it, read it — Open Mind gives a clear and insightful discussion of how persuasion works and doesn’t work.) And Paul’s post is almost a follow-up, describing a subversive force (more powerful even than evil spirits!) that challenges the social order. And, speaking of the power of love, view the results right here!
This has been a great week for stories! Beautiful Pencil has posted her exit story — and, wow, stick around for the ending!! Speaking of exits, no Answers has drafted an exit talk — looks pretty good, but perhaps you can offer some suggestions. Marcus and Hypatia have had a difficult experience with the family. And Runtu has posted a mission escape adventure!
Have a great week, and happy reading!