I'm setting some blog ground rules. As of now I've been fairly liberal with the posting of anonymous blog comments. But as of now if you can't attach your name to your comment then it won't be posted. I will read them, but I will consider them the same as e-mail. But since I can't privately respond to them I won't. If you want to write me privately great. But unless you post a name to back up your opinion, don't expect me to allow you to use my blog to serve as your platform.
When I blog I attach my name to what I write. In the right hand column is my e-mail address. I own my statements and I stand by them. The problem with anonymous comments is that they aren't owned. If the writer feels so strongly about something to leave a comment then they need to stand by it. If for whatever reason they feel they can't then honestly I don't really want to read them because what its telling me is that they can say anything they want with the safety of hiding behind the shield of being anonymous. Its a lot like punching someone in the back in the dark.
One more point that I feel I need to clear up. I am an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have a testimony in the Prophet Joseph Smith, in the Book of Mormon and in the continual revelation received and given by our beloved Prophet Thomas S. Monson. I believe that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. I also believe that Christ is at the head of this church and that it is led by His prophet. When the Prophet speaks as the Prophet he is saying the things that the Lord has told him to say.
If the Prophet speaks as the Prophet and asks us to do something. It is the same as when Moses or Lehi or Noah was told to tell the people of their dispensation to do something. Yes they had their agency to follow, and those who did were blessed. Its not a matter of being a sheep blindly following. Its a matter of accepting that I have a Sheppard who is also my Savior. I know he has called a Prophet. I found this out for myself by praying for a confirmation and by putting faith in God.
If my blogs sound like someone who is following the Prophet, well its because thats what I'm trying to do. I am standing for something. I won't be anonymous about that.