I think I see your point, even past the tongue in your cheek, and hadn't thought about that. The Lord needs a pool to draw from, and the HP are that pool, so whether any given HP is or is not eventually called to what I keep calling a posiiton of line authority (to use a secular term) is irrelevant. Is that what you're saying? It makes sense to me. In fact, it reminds me in many ways of a talk BRMcC gave in, iirc, 1975, at a Friday Forum at the U of Utah Institute of Religion. He said there were more than enough men in the Church who were spiritually competent to be GAs, but the Church also needs secular skills of leadership, management and experience (sometimes in specialized areas, and here I think of 2 of my fellow nationals, Alexander Morrison, an "Africa man" and N. Eldon Tanner, who is largely credited with saving the Church's finances in the early 60s. Both of them were "fast-tracked" into GA-hood, if I can put it that way).
Paul Osborne wrote: > On Mon, 21 Oct 2002 18:54:03 -0600 "Marc A. Schindler" > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > Okay, this is all very interesting and very useful (and I mean that > > sincerely), > > so let me ask another question: what about those of us who are > > unlikely, for one > > reason or another (assuming, of course, that we're reasonably > > righteous, > > temple-recommend-holding active members) are highly unlikely to hold > > a position > > of line authority. Why are people like that ordained to High > > Priests. > > > > I know there's an implicit assumption here, so I'll make it > > explicit: I'm > > assuming that there are people in this set (I think I'm one of > > them). But I could > > be wrong -- it's an assumption. > > $$$ High Callings $$$ > > It's all about money, Marc. Money attracts and inspires more money and > that is how it works. If you got money you're much more likely set > yourself up for one them high positions that come available. People who > have money are considered to be more successful then others and they are > the ones that are usually considered by those praying about a new calling > to be extended. The Lord just can't get his work done without the > Almighty Buck! I've heard all the excuses that this isn't so but the > bottom line is always the dollar. Oh well, the church is still true--aah, > I think. ;-) > > Paul O > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > ________________________________________________________________ > > Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today > > Only $9.95 per month! > > Visit www.juno.com > > ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// > /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// > ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > -- Marc A. Schindler Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland “We do not think that there is an incompatibility between words and deeds; the worst thing is to rush into action before the consequences have been properly debated…To think of the future and wait was merely another way of saying one was a coward; any idea of moderation was just an attempt to disguise one’s unmanly character; ability to understand a question from all sides meant that one was totally unfitted for action.” – Pericles about his fellow-Athenians, as quoted by Thucydides in “The Peloponessian Wars” Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s employer, nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^^=============================================================== This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^^===============================================================