I’ve got no quarrel with you. Why are you trying to start one with me ?
You are twisting the intended meaning of my illustration to ‘scratch’ your own preferred ‘itch’, just like the early ‘Advent Believers’ twisted the meaning of prophecies to suit their own preference that Jesus would come in clouds of angels to themselves, on Earth, instead of ‘coming’ first to meet with the Father, in Heaven.
Show me any other established religious group of that time in the early 1800s whose leaders even bothered to tackle that ‘Advent’ prophecy, either before – or especially after – the humiliating ‘Great Disappointment’. Instead they chose to heckle from the sidelines those who chose to stay in the Advent ‘game’, from a position safely outside of that same humiliating ‘game’, but from which they themselves could make no forward progress, either. As is said, ‘No guts’ . . . to risk humiliating failures . . . ‘No glory’.
So, as clearly stated as this uneducated, wasted old toot can say it :
If African American SDAs or any other SDA ‘People of Color’ feel they are not being ‘heard’ by SDA GC leaders, then they have every right and opportunity before Heaven to start their own organized, or disorganized, religion and to do a better job of listening to each other, instead of wasting their precious lives quarreling with or bad-mouthing the organized religion they clearly are NOT pleased with, and which has not changed for the better in at least a over a century. (As I recall, that is similar to what you, yourself, did.)
I, for one, would watch with interest to see if they succeed and finally break the obvious deadlock between ‘Heaven’ and anything SDA-related.
2 quotes from more successful humans than myself :
After innumerable ‘flops’ while attempting to perfect today’s rocket technologies, the rocket pioneer Robert Goddard refused to label them as ‘failures’, instead viewing them as sources of, “Valuable Negative Information”.
“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~ Sir Winston Churchill
So, after years of staying away from Spectrum, I see again that such a policy is still the best one, since apparently it is still fertile soil for growing an increasingly prouder and haughtier closed society of progress-murdering hecklers terrified of their own personal humiliation.
I, for one, gladly ‘dump’ the SDA GC since it has become a stumbling block to any forward progress in its own proud devious ways. But I still choose to stick with the long-humiliated SDA doctrines, which they still refuse to develop beyond a state of ‘Great Disappointment’.
If you want to trash those incomplete doctrines, don’t waste your time doing it in my face. Instead, grab your own ‘tools’ and get to work ‘polishing’ them, instead of heckling me from behind enemy lines !