February 1, 2012

There Is No Latter-Day Crisis

Ryan Jenkins, Standard-Examiner

Peter Henderson and Kristina Cooke with Reuters recently wrote an article titled: Special report -Mormonism besieged by the modern age. “These are tumultuous times for the faith founded by Joseph Smith in 1830,” they state. Not sure how they are using the term tumultuous. But I assume it is in reference to noise, uproar, or commotion. These two reporters obtained a tape recording of unscripted remarks by LDS Church Historian Marlin K. Jensen.

Not sure people are “leaving in droves” (i.e. hordes, crowds, masses, multitudes, etc…) like one woman is reported to have told Elder Jensen. People become less active or leave the LDS Church for multiple reasons–very few over doctrine, Church history or some presumed conflict with intelligentsia. Most people are...

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