Choice to not argue is nearly every posters right.
Others can’t help it, perhaps.
As a movement (a term endeared upon us by our founder, dear Mrs Ellen) we ought be capable of debate without rancor, and understanding that concretions in doctrinal thinking is anathema to “movement”.
I do understand that there are some who deny this characterization of our faith community, and demand a king and creed to make it simple. I’m quite certain God invites us to another place.
Perhaps the silences of God speak more than all the clamor of men. He calls us to the outside edge of our comfort zones, out of our couch of complacency, all of us. Useless to try to sink deeper into their comfortable and friendly easy chairs square in the center of their anechoic chambers…God will send more to discomfit the anesthetized, the asleep, the assured.
In closing, I will share a specific observation-it is almost impossible to carry dialog with someone who continually inserts their pet assumptions into every line. Such as “those of us” (you mean yourself, despite you say “those of us”-you honestly can not and do not speak for anyone but yourself) who “still believe” (again, you mean if someone does not publicly state they believe exactly as you say, they no longer believe) in the "pillars of the adventist faith’ (pillars which you deem to define, narrow, and defend.)
It IS a tiresome task, quixotically slaying the many foes of your own creation.
Has anyone told you there is rest? Rocinante deserved the rest, even Don Quixote realized that the windmill would stop if he ceased being such a blowhard.