I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine about a certain cultural commandment we have in the Church. She tried to conclude the discussion by asking, “Do you believe that if you asked the Prophet whether or not you should do X, he would say yes?” I was therefore supposed to assume he would say no (which was the answer she was trying to get me to admit to). She was offering a litmus test for all of our actions: What would the Prophet say?
Um… nothing. He hasn’t said anything and that’s the reason we were having the conversation in the first place! I suspect he didn’t say anything on purpose. What seems to be the better solution is to ask what the Evangelicals ask, “WWJD?” (“What would Jesus do?) Why speculate on the Prophet’s answer when you can speculate on Christ’s?