But sometimes I think that it's a disadvantage. I know that sounds strange, because knowledge is the only thing we can take with us from this life and the more we gain, the better, right? So how could knowledge ever be a bad thing??? I feel very conflicted within myself because of my insatiable desire to find out as much as I can, combined with a longing to go back to that childlike innocence I had years ago when everything in the Church made perfect sense to me. I know the Lord says that His "yoke is easy," but sometimes I feel a lot like the donkey in the picture.
Could it be that there's a good reason for the apparent lack of addressing controversial issues within the Church? We often hear of "precept upon precept." Maybe most of us really can't handle the truth if it were given to us now? (That's actually a pretty scary thought because it makes me think that the Lord is just holding back on something that would make me go off the deep-end if I knew the whole story.) And in the end, how does it affect the validity of the Gospel?