Posted by simus on July 28, 2004, at 14:39:29
In reply to Re: Differences... » simus, posted by rayww on July 28, 2004, at 9:25:21
With all due respect, you never answered my question. This was your statement:
> > "though we may try to straighten out the misinformed, usually all we do is reinforce our own belief as we write."
My response was:
> Just curious... Who among us do you consider to be "misinformed"? Regardless of whether it is one of us, a select few of us or all of us, to view someone as misinformed, you would have to first judge us to be wrong and judge yourself to be right. True?
> I am not here to be judged as one who is "misinformed" or to be "straightened out". And I am not here to judge others or straighten them out. I could be wrong, but I simply see this board as a place to express one's faith.
So how do you go from the mindset of "straightening out the misinformed" to "We should do our best to bridge gaps and live in harmony." so quickly? Or is it possible from your point of view to accomplish both at once. I am just trying to understand your point of view.
> As you know, Mormons are considered by most Christians to be deceived and misinformed.
Actually, no, I didn't know that. Where did you get that information? As a scientist, I am very open and very interested in statistical studies. I know there are Christian polls, such as divorce rates, church drop out rates, etc., but I honestly have never seen a poll on what Christians think of Mormons. But that doesn't mean that these polls don't exist - they very well may. If it is an unbiased study, I promise I will review it with an open mind.