Re "U.S. Muslims share friendship, similar values with Mormons," April 2
This article about the close relationship between Mormons and Muslims was accurate, and, in fact, as a Mormon, parts of it touched me deeply. It made me even prouder to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The mutual affection reported between our two great religions reminded me of the great lyric in the musical "Les Miserables": "To love another person is to see the face of God."
Reporting that really moves people is the best kind, in my view. And it requires a gift (which the reporter obviously possesses).
When I first read this article, I determined it to be a left-handed attempt to besmirch the religion more correctly known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. How else to regard comparisons drawn between Islam, a religion currently regarded, fairly or not, to be one of intolerance and violence, and Mormonism, a religion whose proponents are overall known to be exceptionally wholesome and law-abiding? On further reflection, in a world increasingly torn by suspicion and miscommunications, it can only be a good thing that any two philosophies, however disparate, can come together peacefully and find commonality and mutual respect.
Sunny Kreis Collins
As Mormons, we claim the privilege of worshiping God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and we allow all people the same privilege -- to worship how, where or what they may. At the same time, we should try to be good neighbors. Isn't that what America is all about?