Yes, yes. Of course. My statement is in reference to what it would take for the Church to remove you from their rolls: Either you ask for them to remove your name, or you fight against the Church.
See, on the one hand you have people trying to paint the Church as being horrible and abusive for kicking anyone out, and on the other hand you have people saying the Church is inflating its numbers by not removing the people who don’t “really believe.” Kind of a Catch-22, don’t you think?
From the general context, yes, I agree with that.
… people trying to paint the Church as being horrible and abusive for kicking anyone out …
I suppose that makes me the exception then as I view this behavior as exactly what it needs to do.
And all of the congregations of expelled folks that are based on nothing but “this is what we feel” should just be called community centers or clubs … not churches. Just my opinion.
It may be a bit of a Catch-22, but there’s nothing inconsistent or strange about it. It’s not the same people making both complaints.
I have no problem with the church kicking out anybody they want to — for any reason. On the other hand I think LDS does inflate its membership numbers to make themselves seem more relevant.
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