Apoplectic Elder Holland

QUOTE: “Don’t you dare bail. I am so furious with people who leave this church. I don’t know whether ‘furious’ is a good apostolic word. But I am. What on earth kind of conviction is that? What kind of patty-cake, taffy-pull experience is that? As if none of this ever mattered, as if nothing in our contemporary life mattered, as if this is all just supposed to be ‘just exactly the way I want it and answer every one of my questions and pursue this and occupy that and defy this – and then maybe I’ll be a Latter-Day Saint’! Well, there’s too much Irish in me for that! This church means everything to me! Everything! I don’t care what happens. I don’t care what price is to be paid. As painful as that can be and as much as I don’t want to invite the test, as much as I don’t want to sound arrogant or self-confident or filled with any kind of pride other than the love of the Lord, this church means everything to me, and I’m not going to leave it, and I’m not going to let you leave it.” –Jeffrey R. Holland, 26 April 2016, Tempe Arizona. [source]

COMMENTARY: Maybe instead of manifesting fury at good people who have realized they’ve been lied to all their lives, Jeff, you could show a little Christ-like compassion and teach people how they are supposed to faithfully interpret the fact that the Mormon church’s truth claims are quite disconnected from reality. Oh. And the word you were looking for? Apoplectic, not apostolic. You’re quite welcome. No need to thank me. I am, after all, just another apostate.

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