Monday, March 1, 2010

Almost a fool

It is true, Latter-day Saints can tend to have an overly sensitive persecution complex.

But what can you say when dozens of webpages, hundreds of books and even special sessions at other churches are devoted specifically to attacking us?

Still, I have to laugh at myself for what happened the other day. And also, be grateful for what didn't happen.

A friend of mine on Facebook posted about how she and her husband were now preparing to go to the temple. Someone chimed in, in capital letters: BUT WHAT PRIESTHOOD DOES DAVID HOLD NOW?

Silly me. I immediately assumed this was some kind of a weird attack on LDS priesthood conceptions, based on the Biblical David, along the lines of Christians are all a priesthood of believers or the Mormon Aaronic priesthood is an anachronism or some such thing.

But I held my Internet tongue.

A day later, the original poster replied that her husband, David, was an elder now.

That's what it was all about.


Nathan said...

I love the title of your post. I think we all live as almost fools a lot more than we realize.

Clifford said...

I'm pretty good at being an actual fool, Nathan, as well as an almost fool. But I'm working on it!