In an April 1989 General Conference talk, Ezra Taft Benson said, “Pride is the great stumbling block to Zion.” This presenter agrees. An unquestioned, aggressively supported faith tends to dismiss logical argument and evidentiary consideration, thereby involving the abdication of one’s responsibility as a thoughtful moral agent. This is a form of pride that continues to be highly destructive in many forms outside of religion, including those of persistent tribalism and ideological extremism. This paper discusses unflinching, uncritical faith as a sin of pride, one that is indeed a stumbling block to the LDS community.
Glenn Cornett, Kim McCall