John Dehlin wrote:
"You have to realize that maturity is defined for me as navigating paradox."
I'm torn between laughing at this, or getting annoyed at this. I'll do both, because I can navigate paradox!!
FTR, I am happy for people who are happy in the church. I don't feel the need to tell anyone why I'm not TBM and what I now believe or don't believe. If they dig it, let them dig it. If they ask me questions, I might answer, I might not -- just because I think something doesn't mean I have to tell others what I think.
I don't object at all to Dehlin's helping people stay mormon -- people have their reasons and I'm not inclined to overthink those. Live and let live.
The thing that bugs me about Dehlin has little to do with helping people who really want the help
in finding the third way (as if there were only three...). No, I'm far more bothered by how he goes around talking smack about exmos, and how he has a savior complex, and how he thinks he is more mature than TBMs or exmos because he can "navigate paradox." (For those who want to rush in and say he didn't say anything about being more mature than TBMs or exmos, please know that I am going off far more history than just this single quote that possibly was taken out of context. Previously, he has provided more than enough context to make his perspective clear.)