Thursday, April 22, 2010
Another Reason I Appreciate Candor
On the back of Henry Eyring's quote I recently shared, here's one more reason I appreciate candor:
"We put ourselves in a precarious position if we propagate a view of Joseph Smith that conceals part of the man. When a young graduate of BYU learns for the first time about Joseph's plural marriages or his temper, disillusion can set in. If all this was hidden from me in my religious courses, the graduate asks, can I trust what I have learned? To be credible we must be candid."
--From Bushman's Response to Nate Oman's post: "RSR: What Hath Bushman Wrought?"