I am guilty of thinking differently than the majority on this board.While most feel that we are better than most people in the non LDS world, I feel that there are many in the non LDS world that is as good or better than we, me included, is/are.
My reasons are that I lived in California for most of my life in the field of education having taught every grade from the 3rd to the University Level to post graduate level during the 32 years that I taught school before retiring.
During that time most of the teachers were non LDS. Most of the students were non LDS. Most of the parents of the students were non LDS and most of the business dealings that I have had has been with non LDS.
HAVNG SAID THAT, I have know many dedicated people, that love the Lord but do not carry their religion on their shirt sleeve. They do not brag that there church is better than every other church. They, many of them, not all of them, belong to organizations dedicated to help those in need, i.e hungry, homeless poor, in our own country and around the world. Many belong to groups trying to help refugees.
I never see or hear any of them putting down other religions or institutions of learning.
Most sound like professional adults that would never stoop to saying what I have is better than what you have, even if it were true. None come across as being arrogant.
None ask for special privileges because of their Phd’s that others do not have.
I have never heard anyone say that “ My Mercedes is better than your BMW”
Or my 2 bedroom 2 bath home on the water at Newport Beach is better than your
6800’sq home in Beverly Hills, or Bell Aire, or Brentwood.
My point is, if you feel that what you have is better than what others have, you don’t need to be obnoxious about it. Enjoy it. Share it with those that want to be a part of it, but don’t be arrogant about it.
Some of my replies to some, not all, have not been allowed. I have not ignore your post. I just have not found a way to answer some of them like to the person that asked what made me think that Jesus had facial hair.