It takes a lot to say something as little as “goodbye”. The pain of imminent loss bounces underneath your breasts until you feel blood rushing through all of the wrong valves. Objects become air. Air degenerates into nothing.
This, I believe, is how the collective might of the #apostake feels after clarkherlin blocked us all. We have been blessed by God – who may or may not be a white American space dad – to have met such an individual. Seeing how deeply embedded Mormonism is in this man and what that does to someone serves as a reminder to each of us. It helps us to remember why we left the Mormon Church in the first place. More important, it reminds us why an organization such as the Mormon Church should not be encouraged to thrive and prosper.
The scary part about this person (or persona, depending on whether or not he is, in fact, a troll) is that it is Mormonism at its very best – not worst. Pure faith in Prophets, an artificial love for families, arbitrary bigotry, and a stubborn refusal to admit empirically driven truths are but a handful of reasons why the Church is wrong. What is the real difference between Clark and his leaders? The leaders know the tactful way of voicing horrible or stupid “truths”.
To say proper goodbye to blind Superman, I have iPhone-pic-ked a handful of my favorite tweets from Clark (ones that were not already included in a previous blog):
You’re a fool not to believe whatever a Prophet writes, even though new Prophets supersede and often contradict dead Prophets:
Oh, how he weeps!
Creating an orientation a minority of people are born with…as a weakness to overcome?! Huh?
Eternal marriage/Sin doesn’t change:
Mormon leaders also have spoken against:
Taking a quick break from bigotry in order to assign himself a different imaginary title:
Certified. Legally binding. True.
Quick, everyone! A God who has everything needs our help!
At least he is honest at times:
The best part about all of these lines is that these are just a few of his tweets from the past week.
Clark may be thru with us, but the question is: are we thru with him?