Absentee nurturer

FAMILY PROCLAMATION: “By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation.” -excerpt from The Family, A Proclamation to the World, by The First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 23 September 1995. [source]

QUOTE: “Logic and reason would certainly suggest that if we have a Father in Heaven, we have a Mother in Heaven. That doctrine rests well with me. However, in light of the instruction we have received from the Lord Himself, I regard it as inappropriate for anyone in the Church to pray to our Mother in Heaven.” –Gordon B. Hinckley, in General Conference, October 1991. [source]

COMMENTARY: All it takes is a little thought to realize that the doctrines of the church can’t possibly be true. Unless, maybe, you want to suggest that disability, death, or divorce has necessitated a little individual adaptation on our Heavenly Father’s part. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.

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