I’ve been fascinated to review who in the church has been opposing the vaccine President Trump was proud enough about to suggest it should’ve been named after him. His followers continue to call it Trump’s Vaccine.
Is it Biden supporters who are insisting it is too dangerous, slipshod and a conspiracy?
Or is it Trump supporters who claim Trump’s vaccine is an act of treason and sedition against the United States?
In the LDS Church is it those who are in favor of prophetic infallibility or those who feel that isn’t really appropriate who take a similar tack with President Nelson joining President Trump in getting vaccinated?
What have you experienced?
Why do you think that is the way things are unfolding?
Do you think the backing away from Prophetic Infallibility is a good thing?
Do you agree with Brigham Young that unquestioning following of authority will lead people straight to hell, or do you think that every leader is entitled to absolute obedience, even when they are opposing current church policy?
There is definitely room for all sorts of positions. I’m not debating that, just curious where on the spectrum each group follows, especially considering yesterday’s post about a Civil War in the LDS Church.
“Preserve, then, the freedom of your mind in education and in religion, and be unafraid toHugh B. Brown
express your thoughts and to insist upon your right to examine every proposition. We are not so
much concerned with whether your thoughts are orthodox or heterodox as we are that you shall
have thoughts. One may memorize much without learning anything. In this age of speed, there
seems to be little time for meditation”
“When the Prophet speaks, … the debate is over” (Ensign, Nov. 1978, p. 108).N. Eldon Tanner
“We do not have a doctrine of infallibility.”Cecil O. Samuelson Jr.
“In this Church we ask for faith, not infallibility.”Jeffrey R. Holland