How shall we look when we are Damned?

In Alma 14 Alma and Amulek are placed in prison for their beliefs by the ruling priests and politicians.  They face a kangaroo court trial and are smitten.  The whole group of leaders gathers around them and says a phrase that chilled me when I was younger: “How shall we look when we are damned”?  It seem almost gleeful in the idea that individuals would be damned.

Then John Dehlin and Kate Kelly were excommunicated and I read a host of Pro-LDS blogs and sites that seemed to twitter with the same feeling of gleeful damning.

And now I ask the TBM crowd, How shall John and Kate look when they are damned?

This is just a handful of the loving, “Christ-like” approaches for someone who started as very much a believer, asked tough questions, and eventually determined the truth is not in the organization.  So now all the LDS people can chitter on Sundays about how gleefully they are not as stupid as anyone who listened to Dehlin; as they discuss “How shall we look now that we are saved?”


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Last edited by Mithryn on February 23, 2015 at 9:14 pm

2 Responses to How shall we look when we are Damned?

  1. Richard says:

    Like the movie Dogma . Everyone will by simple requirements of physical nature be a ‘ smoothie ‘ !

  2. Paul Anthony says:

    What you are writing about is what I would call Ecclesiastical, Religious, or more specifically, Mormon schadenfreude; plain and simple. I’ve been the brunt this sort of thing, but what I say now (as should JD) is, “Good riddance and thank Heaven I don’t have to associate with so-called ‘latter-day *saints*’ ever again.” I’ve been so much happier ever since.

    The old adage of, ‘When you laugh everyone laughs with you, but when you cry you cry alone,’ is far worse than this in Mormonism (as well as other religious and non-religious organization, I am sure). In Mormonism it’s, ‘You just don’t cry alone; hell no. We get to laugh and revel in your misfortune and grief, AND celebrate the fact that we are oh, so much more worthy and bound for glory! ”

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