Talking To My Zelph

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Missionaries on Krypton!

I'm in the middle of reading The Last Days of Krypton by Kevin J. Anderson, and on page 206 I found what I consider to be a good description of LDS missionaries. Of course, this novel has nothing to do with Mormonism, and the paragraph I'm refering to is of "Krypton's ambitious younger nobles" whom Commissioner Zod seeks to exploit in his bid for world power.

He writes:

"Many of them were barely out of their teens, with fire in their blood. What they lacked in experience and reasonable caution they made up for with radical enthusiasm. They were young enough to be naive, convinced of their own righteousness, never imagining that their closely held beliefs might be wrong. They were perfect for what Zod had in mind."

Now I'll grant you, I never served an LDS mission, although I was a TBM at the age of 19 and I had a similar mindset to those young men who did. I was SURE that I had the truth, and I pitied anyone who didn't have "the gospel".

It took many years, some intense research and plenty of soul searching to realize that yes, I was wrong.

It's not an easy thing - admitting that you're wrong.

But that's the first real step to recovery, isn't it?