On second thought I think you are right about this. I stick by my contention that narrative is an important element in angelic instruction as Joseph Smith and Book of Mormon figures experienced it. Your narrow reading of Lucy Mack Smith would be a glaring exception, and for that reason your reading is unlikely.
As for Lucy's statement, you are offering a very incomplete reading of what I am doing. The issue of the form of angelic instruction is substantive. Taking umbrage is no substitute for tackling the issues. If you take my characterization of what you have done in your argument as a personal insult, then I have no need of ever paying attention when you use the term ad hominem again.
Moderator: You are on the top ten of posters most edited for personal insults. Attempting to shift blame to any perceived reaction to your insults will not help you. You are very close to the queue.
I apologize for saying "some people are beyond help." I did not see it as anything more than playful at the time, but I can see how it could be construed as insulting. I can recall being edited exactly once for insulting. You edited 1 post on this thread for referring to someone else's limited experience. Since that experience was being compared to someone who had angelic ministrations and visions, I fail to see how this would be particularly insulting. I am surprised that this instance of editing has placed me in the top 10. I congratulate you on running such a well-mannered board.
Edited by Hyrum Page, 30 January 2006 - 11:29 PM.