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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Priesthood, Agency, and Black Power

At least that's what I thought the title was when I opened up this month's Ensign and saw the article by David Sorensen. After reading another fairly bold article in the same issue on the Mountain Meadow Massacre, I guess I was ready for something else out of the ordinary.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

powDer not power, note the D, missing in the title.

tatabug said...

Anonymous,

Notice the first line of the post. Jeff says "At least that's what I thought the title was..." I almost made the same mistake.

Nicole said...

lol, I thought the same thing.

Anonymous said...

"The tragedy has deeply grieved the victims’ relatives,"

As a convert I was disheartened and shocked when I learned about the Mountain Meadow Massacre but as I learned more about it I started to understand how it came about. After doing my geneology and finding all kinds of persons of differing values in my family line I never understood why the relatives of the victims are so invested with this event. I have had relatives killed by American Indians and I feel no need to take the time to make an issue of who or how the died in the past. This whole thing leaves me with a big question mark? I am not trying to be funny or hurtful.

tatabug said...

Anonymous @ 10:45,

I feel similarly. I can't say that my ancestors were killed maliciously by anyone, but if they had, I don't think I would feel the need to make an issue out of it. It doesn't make sense why something that happened to people you don't really know could have such an effect. I certainly have feelings of sadness over it, and I don't feel like it's something that should be forgotten because the past has many lessons for us, but I don't understand how people can get so wrapped up in it. History is full of terrible things done by humans, but how can we place one tragedy above another? We should move on and remember the lessons such events teach us.