Posted by Alan Ford on August 24, 1999 at 09:28:36:
In Reply to: Re: I hated Los Mayimbes! posted by joe on August 20, 1999 at 21:27:11:
Congratulations on your marriage. That little bit about eternal companions was called SARCASM!!! You know, oh wait, maybe you don't... So now we have narrowed it down to Brondum and Ward. But it can't be Brondum because he was like this (my fingers are crossed) with the AP's. He was a good elder! Leave Ward alone! Wasn't he a good elder too? Or were your expectations set a little too high? I agree that disobedience is something that causes a lot of problems on the mission or anywhere else but what gives us the right to be judge and jury to our equals--yes Ward(or anybody else Mayimbe or not) is just as good as you are. Joe, I'm sorry that I went off on this but it's not fair to condemn people for the rest of their lives for stupid things that they did when they were 19. Were you perfectly obedient for every minute of your mission? Did you ever come in a few minutes early ever? Did you always ask the AP's permission to come into the capital from the campo on P-Day? (that's a rule too!) I am greatful for missionaries like you that were so firm in keeping the mission rules but I just can't see how using someone else's disobedience supports your own feelings of righteousness.
Sorry that this sounds harsh. I am not defending disobedience I am only supporting open-mindness.
Folkman, why did you start this? Now you got me preaching! Apologies to all. Joe, You are a cool guy--nevermind my soap box. Ward, Brondum--Dominos all around.
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