Mormon Apostle Holland’s
Approach to Difficult Questions:
Question the Questioner
In a classic cult-like maneuver, mainstream Mormon Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland dodged questions of fact from Tom Phillips, a close associate and former stake president in the U.K.
Phillips’ questions included the quite reasonable, “... Demonstrate to me that the Book of Mormon is true by answering and refuting the ‘evidences’ against its truthfulness ...” which Phillips listed in some detail.
Ignoring Phillips’ questions, Holland replied, “... Have you ever had a spiritual experience in your entire life? Are you having any in recent days, or weeks, or months? How does your family feel about your views? Are those views helping them? Are people happier, prospering more, doing better following your lead? I love you and pray God you will be open to some spiritual indication of what is at stake here ...”
You can read Holland’s remarks and Phillips’ lengthy reply by clicking here and scrolling about three quarters of the way down the page to “Response to Elder Holland's reply.”