06-23-2016, 12:26 PM
Seriously? Have you run across the phrase "cry repentance" anywhere in your Biblical studies? Occasional references to "this untoward generation" and fearless, unequivocal condemnation of "abominations"? When people are bad, the prophets in the Bible seemed to, umm, tell them they were bad. To their face. Straight up. Now that act is not technically shunning, true, but I think most would call it "burning your bridges," after which chummy social relations cease to be. In today's fragile butterfly environment, harsh criticism is not compatible with friendship or close association. Thus, same result. Half a dozen, meet six.
Cool. You don't have to wait until you're head of household to be an influence for good, though. You can be an influence for good in your dorm, in your classes, and everywhere.
Just from a practical perspective, you know? I'm not against philosophy, politics, and such as hobbies. Obviously! Here I am!
Well, it is in mine! :p That's one cool thing about being a Mormon! Theologically, it is highly libertarian. And that's not just wishful thinking coming from a libertarian. There are very deep tie-ins.