Holy cow! Did I hit a nerve somewhere? Cool your jets, bro.
First of all, I’m sorry for the bad spelling. I don’t know how to spell check in this comment box.
Secondly, if I missed the point of this post so badly, (you missed the point of my second comment) then I don’t understand why you made the points you did. All I was trying to do is point out some things you may have missed in your study.
Thirdly, you may be just a little worked up over this to start calling a prophet of God “self righteous.” That’s dangerous territory if you ask me.
My comment about the font on “your” plates was just playful banter off of what you said you thought Nephi might write about you. (referring to you being a graphic arts major) No need to cuss me out over it.
Gee, maybe I have a harder time seeing L&L point of view because MY older brother sometimes sounds like them!:)
See Jeremiah 26:20-24.
Secondly, you’ve completely missed the point of this post. I know L&L were bad kids, they didn’t have much faith, they had a lot of need to repent. But you know what, so do I. Sure we can say, “Well, at least I’m not THAT bad…” but that’s bullcrap. We’ve all fallen short, we’re all in need of the Savior. What, is it okay for us to lack compassion for those making bad decisions because our own decisions aren’t THAT bad?
Thirdly, what’s WRONG with having sympathy for the bad guys? Are you suggesting sympathy for one side and faith inspiring from the other side are mutually exclusive? And am I now going to go out and smoke because I had sympathy for a smoker? I guess if I keep looking through the lense of the self-righteous Nephi maybe some day I can tell everyone how righteous I am and how everyone around me needs to repent.
Fourthly, I don’t know what the h you’re talking about with the font and the plates thing. That has nothing to do with anything we’re talking about on this thread. If this is a separate beef you have with my opinions, write a post about it, but it’s superfluous to this convesation.
Are you five?
Well prudie Aaron Brown, ever hear of “The Matrix”? Great flicks, covers all sides, including viewpoints of HM and the Devil. Yeah, they’re rated R, but so is “The Passion of the Christ”.]]>
But to Nephi’s credit, he might not have really known how to show his love and frustration for them, but I really get a sense from his account that he felt for them.
I don’t feel that it’s wrong though. Hopefully as we get older we learn to have compassion, charity, and forgiveness for everyone.
Jesus Christ didn’t love L&L and less, He just wan’t handing them the keys to the kingdom any time soon.]]>
Of course, in Laman’s case there is a little room for sympathy as he repeatedly fell from some level of grace into rebellion–which would imply that he was actually trying, on ocassion, to do good–which effort, on at least one ocassion, caused Nephi to have great hopes for him.]]>