Isn’t that the problem? I wish I could be.
He’s given us the writings of the church from previous generations and asked us if the church in our generation matches up. Curious how resentful church leaders get when that is done.
If they don’t match up, who are you supposed to line up with? Is the present really better just because it is all we have now?
Because the message, given there again and again, is that we will lose even more if we don’t value at least what little we still have. But we have to wake up and realize first all the things we have lost. It is for trying to wake us up dissidens usually takes the heat (not usually too bright though). But what else is he supposed to do?