Jon Steed's Guest Book Comments
Jon Steed's comments in our Guest book:
Name: Jon Steed
Jon, thank you for visiting the SHIELDS web site and for your comments. Since you chose to comment publicly and left no e-mail address, we are responding publicly.
"I looked around on the site for quite a while, but couldn't seem to find any real substance;"
We are often amused by the critics who visit our site and make silly comments like yours. We have challenged each of them to demonstrate where any answer we have provided is either in error or does not substantially answer the issue. We extend the same challenge to you. It is easy to go on a web site and "blow smoke" in a guest book, it is a whole different matter to back up your words. Either you didn't search very carefully, don't understand the issues, or don't understand what you are reading. If you care to demonstrate otherwise, we will post your comments and our reply on our web site. As of the date of this response there are 47 articles on our web site. Most of these have enough substance that to date only one critic has made any attempt to refute any article, and it was a pathetic attempt. In addition we have links to numerous articles on specific issues on a number of other web sites. Also, this does not count materials on our web site that were written by LDS Church critics.
"I was particularly amused at how few of the 42 questions had been answered (I use answered lightly)."
Why does that amuse you? We may not have posted many responses yet, but remember, we are not a "paid ministry." We do what we can in our spare time.
"(I use answered lightly)."
Instead of blowing smoke, please demonstrate where we are wrong or where the question is not adequately answered. According to you it should be easy. Since you think the responses are inadequate, please demonstrate their errors. We would then put your scholarship on our site for the world to see.
"I can imagine how difficult your position must be;"
The only reason our position is "difficult" is that we don't have people paying us to spend our full time doing this. Despite this limitation we have been averaging roughly one new item a day on our web site. That is far above the average for a small, unsupported, religious web site.
"I too would be at a loss if someone demanded that I try to dispell myths about the earth not being flat, the moon not being green cheese, or the mormon church not being false hope for a modest 10% membership fee."
Based on your comments and since you are from SLC, we wonder if some of the "kindly" Baptist Convention "Christian" information has rubbed off on to you.
1. We are very curious to find out
who you think "demanded" anything from us?
Certainly by using weird analogies in a weak attempt to create some kind of false association, you only demonstrate your lack of knowledge concerning the state of evidence for the LDS Church.
We think you get the point, at least we hope you do. You live in a glass house, so you might profit from asking instead of making wild accusations that are obviously meant to demean and injure. That way you might learn.
Here's hoping to hear from you,