Sunday in Outer Blogness: Mourning in America edition!
Folks, I wish I had some good news for you. Unfortunately, we’re screwed. The fact that Mormons voted overwhelmingly for Trump was a particularly cruel disappointment, especially for their fellow religious minorities.
I’m not really sure what’s in store for our species, for our future, but I guess after a bit of self-care to recover our strength, we’ll get up and think of something.
Can we make sense of what happened? Can we heal this rift?
The problem is that hate won. This was a victory for bigoted violence and intimidation. Many friends are saying that only love can beat hate, but I’d rather stand by the disenfranchised than go make friends with the folks who don’t have a big problem with white supremacists.
That said, some liberal Mormons are doing an impressive job of explaining the sadness and reaching out:
So here we are, it’s three days after General Conference, Korihor is the prophet, and you’re scrambling. How could this have happened? This is the guy who said, “Behold, these things which ye call prophecies, which ye say are handed down by holy prophets, behold, they are foolish traditions of your fathers.” This is the guy who spent years “leading away the hearts of many, causing them to lift up their heads in their wickedness, yea, leading away many women, and also men, to commit whoredoms—telling them that when a man was dead, that was the end thereof.” But it’s no mistake, it’s no April Fool’s joke — it’s real.
I guess life goes on. A visit from the mishies brought back some memories. Madteaparty42’s exit story explained one of the big keys to why people leave the CoJCoL-dS. Plus there was an interesting article on Mormon and Jewish dating demographics, and I stumbled upon two fun new LDS-interest comics!
Good luck to us all — we’ll need it!
I think saying “we’re screwed” is overly optimistic.
Life goes on, if only.