The Institute

Tag: Peace Love Dreams

I Dare You

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JACK HORRORCHILD’S

IMAGINE CHALLENGE

PLEASE, TAKE THE CHALLENGE, DON’T MAKE ME BE THE ONLY ONE
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In all honesty, I don’t think you’re up to it. Seriously. I’ve spent more than an adequate amount of time giving it some thought, and, it’s the only conclusion one could come to if they were to truly look with eyes wide open.

But, listen, I’m no Holy Man, this is why I placed a sign (as seen in the digital image below) where every day I would see it. Where every day I would be reminded to at least make an attempt (no matter how feeble), now and again (when not too busy), to Imagine All the People. Every last one of them.

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Not as “easy” as some would have you believe

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#DescendantofthePioneers

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I would have used the hashtag “DescendantoftheMormonPioneers” to celebrate my people, but did not out of fear of receiving hostile comments about ‘Mormons’, as well as mockery of my ancestors, and those in my extended family who still strive to practice their faith in peace. Sadly, many people have negative views of the Latter-Day Saints, and openly express disdain for the believers way of life and even their Holy book. I, as a child (unassuming, full of wonder), though not a ‘Mormon’ myself mentioned to some other children my family’s connection to the Faith and was immediately told, in no uncertain terms, that they would all go to HELL. Yes, I was saddened by this. Who wouldn’t be? My family, the people I loved, were consigned to HELL because of what they believed in their hearts to be true. Imagine that, a small child (wide eyed, and full of kindness) tortured by other children over religious beliefs. Some even made fun of the Temple Garments calling them ‘Mormon underwear’. Painful. Most definitely painful, and don’t get me started on the Faith’s persecution by the Federal Government. No, I couldn’t take it. As a descendant I still feel the sting.

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