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Re: MKB and Ray

Posted by Mark H. on December 17, 2004, at 23:26:34

In reply to Re: Book of Mormon, posted by MKB on December 17, 2004, at 15:40:26

Dear MKB and Ray,

I rarely weigh in on the Faith board, because I'm simply not in your league when it comes to discussing religion, especially scripture. I admire you both for the strength, clarity and sincerity of your beliefs.

Even though I don't accept the doctrinal basis for the Mormon faith, I have invariably found my Mormon neighbors and friends to be among the most solid, dependable, Christ-centered, family-oriented, supportive and community-minded people I know. One of the 20th Century philosophers wrote, "Don't tell me about your saving God, show me some saved people!" I've always thought that the Mormons succeeded in answering that rhetorical demand as well as anyone ever has.

Ray, you are a wonderful example of the embodiment of everything positive I've experienced about Mormons in my 55 years. I just want to acknowledge and thank you for that.

And MKB, I was moved by your writing about the faith of your fathers, and I understand why, to be true to your beliefs, you must distinguish between the scripture selected by your Christian forebears and that adopted by other Christians, such as the Mormons.

You are both such good people -- both such good Christians, in my opinion -- despite your necessarily differing views. Each of you is fulfilling the faith of your fathers.

With kind regards,

Mark H.




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