Thursday, July 8, 2010

Don't Ask the Question If You Don't Want to Hear the Answer

Today I was sitting in a crowded restaurant. The table next to us had a family that was OBVIOUSLY Mormon. I could just tell by their mannerisms. It was a young couple with two young children. The older of the two was a normal, inquisitive boy. The younger was still an infant.

I wasn't purposefully eavesdropping, but I couldn't help but hear some of their conversation. The young inquisitive boy asked his parents, "Why isn't everybody happy?"

This young boy is already being brainwashed with Mormon propaganda. He has been taught that only by being Mormon can a person be happy. People outside of the church might think they are happy, but it's just an illusion.

The fathers answer confirmed it for me; for sure they are LDS. "Because they don't have ___ in their lives." I leave the word blank because I did not hear it over the conversation of the crowd. However, I didn't need to hear whatever word it was. That was a typical Mormon reply.

Just seconds after the fathers answer, the young child, who was sitting in an akward position at his table, slipped from the chair and landed on the hard floor right on his head. He didn't scream as much as I was expecting. He did hit the floor pretty hard!

As his mother comforted him, I couldn't help but think of his question, "Why isn't everybody happy?"

I hope the fall on his head helped answer that question for him...

... because shit happens, kid! Even to happy Mormons.


Valerie said...

I can almost guarantee the word was GOSPEL.

Question for you; how old are you and your TBM wife? I just ask because it may help me picture things more accurately as I read your blog. LoL

Mormon411 said...

Yes, it probably was "gospel".

My wife and I are both in our mid 30's.

Valerie said...


We are in our early 30s...