Mormons from all over the U.S. come to BYU the last part of August to get some education. Speakers are approved, and classes offered in everything from ancient scripture to advanced scrapbook techniques.
So, a few minutes ago, my husband and I had the kind of date people our age have: We went together to the vending machines, and he paid for my sandwich. As we were heading there, a woman wearing the Ed. Week identification necklace asked, “Are you going to the infinite atonement?”
Bruce said, “No, we’re just going to the vending machines.”
Of course, I chided him immediately. “I can’t believe you said that. That’s like a scene out of Man’s Search for Happiness where the lady chooses the doll instead of eternal life.”
Bruce said, “But we can’t go to the infinite atonement. It comes to us.”
“Then that’s what you should have said.”
Just for fun, how might you answer such a question? Or the “Have you been saved?” question?