I have got to stop reading Peggy Fletcher Stack's stuff in the paper. She's not exploring religion. She's consistently trying to tear it down.
Anyway, reading her latest has made me want to ask a few questions.
Is it God's church or not?
Does He have a hands-on role or not?
And, most importantly, can He/does He have the right and ability to make rules, laws, and commandments for us or not?
And, as a follow-up to that: Are we exempt from obeying if we don't understand or think the laws, rules, etc are stupid?
Whenever she questions--again--women and the priesthood in church, I just want to ask her, "Does God get to make the rules for His church and His people, or not? And if He does, what are you going to do about it?" I used to want to explain the details of why she's wrong, but I'm not interested in that anymore. I just want to say that. What I just said. "Does He get to make rules for His own church and people, or not?"
And if He does....what are you going to do about that?
All of the arguments boil down to this: Does He get to make rules? How is He supposed to let us know what they are? What's supposed to happen if we think He made a mistake? How can we know someone isn't doing what Korihor accused the church leadership of doing--hijacking God's church for their own enrichment and power trip?
ALL of the other arguments really do boil down to very few. Who is in charge and what are they allowed to do?