QUESTION: Quick. What are the top three prophecies Thomas S. Monson has made? Um. Can’t think of three? Okay. How about just one? No? Hm. Why do you call him a prophet, then?
COMMENTARY: In the Mormon church, the word “prophet” has become titular rather than descriptive. Most Mormons have never even noticed that, let alone asked themselves if they are okay with it. But that’s okay. You’re not supposed to think about things too hard. Just keep going to church, paying your tithing, and telling your friends how much you love conference, and you’ll fit in just fine. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.