While the church was busy excommunicating Sam, a bishop in Draper was molesting 2 minors. If the church had spent their time crafting new policies, banning 1 on 1 meetings with minors & vetting and training bishops, this tragedy would have been prevented. The church is complicit & shares the blame.
My "eternal perspective" led to a passive approach to life. Now that I don't "know" what happens after death, I have so much more motivation to live and love life to the fullest.