I do not think that anymore.
Still Latter-day Saint/Mormon!
I do feel bad that I used to have this condescending attitude toward Christians who choose not to follow or participate in one certain denomination or religious sect. But here’s the thing:
If my own faith is centered around Christ, with all other doctrines and details being merely peripheral (which is true of the Latter-day Saint theology), why should I doubt the sincerity and piety of others whose beliefs are essentially the same?
“And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.”
2nd Nephi 25:26
Yeppers, that pretty much says it all. And even though that passage is Mormon specific, I’ll bet that pretty much all believers agree with its general message. So sorry I ever thought the way I did, friends.
Hope you can forgive me…
*Just a note: I still do think that it is possible to be too general in moralism and even underly-dogmatic (is that even a word?). Read Jewish NY Times writer David Brooks’s thoughts on this idea here, as it specifically relates to the Book of Mormon Broadway musical.