Nate dances like a white man, and is sick and tired of people snickering behind his back about it. So, he turns it around on them and says "Yeah, well, you...you..you all are a bunch of...of...GENTILES!!!" It was followed by a vigorous round of "Nanny nanny boo boo, you can't hurt me!" and "Stupid head!"
Naturally, Kaimi follows Nate's lead, having nothing better to post on, only he gets more vicious in his description of his accusers. They are like a pack of wolves. Yes, the way in which they travel in groups attacking the weak and sickly, stalking them, running them down until they are tired and biting the ankles of their prey until it collapses and is surrounded and dispatched and eaten. Yep, there you go, there is a good analogy. I recall one time seeing a full time missionary with a flat tire being overtaken by a group of evangelicals he was fleeing from and being eviscerated while still alive. When it was all over, there was nothing left but some styrofoam from his helmet and a greasy smear in the road.
Karen over at BCC then tried to add a dose of civility to the discourse by pointing out that being a Mormon doesn't always hurt a person. But, being the voice of moderation always results in being drowned out.
Yes, its true, some ignorant bigots hate Mormons. Wow, what a surprise. A lot of people have no idea what Mormons are really all about, and even more just simply don't care. Not even one little bit. And that is why people aren't reading and reviewing Bushman's book.
Lets take action, T&Sophiles! Here is what all of you should do to those wolves trying to take Mormonism down:
- Classify everyone who isn't a member of the LDS church, including Jews but excluding Native Americans and Polynesians, as "Gentiles" and mock them for not being able to hide their ignorance from us,
Pretend the LDS church doesn't have a long and colorful history of bad mouthing our detractors or stigmatizing certain religious/racial/political groups, and Mormons in general aren't a socially normative group with their own inherint biases and unpleasant points of bigotry,
Have DKL be a public relations front man, since he isn't wierd and will convince worldly people everyone that Mormons aren't annoying. Steve EM will assist as his companion, since he is the voice of moderation and tolerance and an effective missionary,
And, above all, do not turn the other cheek and seek to help others who are genuinely, not deliberately, ignorant gain greater understanding.