I have had a few conversations recently with non-Mormon friends who say Mormons do and believe some crazy things. I try to defend Mormonism by saying I know a lot of Mormons who are not crazy (while admitting there are a lot of crazy Mormons whom I disagree with), and that you cannot view us a homogeneous group. This has caused me to try to view the three hour block from one of my non-member friends point of view. For example, this past Sunday, sacrament meeting was good. The talks were focused on becoming Christlike and used personal stories – so far so good. Then came Sunday School – we were talking about Zeezrom and anti-Christs. The teacher quoted Bruce R that anyone who believes or preaches a way to salvation different from us is an anti-crhist. The number of comments that were in agreement was astonishing (and a bit depressing). When two of us tried to tone down the rhetoric, we were effectively ignored as the teacher proceeded to tell us how to defend ourselves from the anti-christs we encounter in our lives. Ok, so now my non-Mormon POV views us as crazy. I have been taking this approach for the last month or so and every week, Sunday School usually throws it over the edge into the crazy zone. It does make me wonder if folks really think about what they are saying and what impact it would have on others in the room…