It is hard for me to reconcile the above post that Joe made on Nicole’s public page with the “faith driven” Mormon family man he claims to be.
After all the Bible plays a “vital role” within the Church of Latter Day Saints.
The Nauglers craft the appearance of being Godly people.
Joseph claims to be a saint and a radical rational hippie Mormon.
At other times, the image projected is far less Godly. The constant use of profanity we are told by Nicole is no big deal and does not make them less Godly, and anyway “who are we to judge?”. I am not judging. I am simply stating that I, personally, cannot reconcile the constant use of profanity with the faith driven image they would have me believe. It impacts their credibility.
Perhaps he’s really making these “small, steady, incremental improvements“? The kind listed below in one of his G rated posts? I wonder what he’d really like to post. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he’s on that reverent path. Preparing to walk guiltless. Waving the “C word banner” and dropping “repentant F bombs”.
Because . . . integrity? Seems we have different opinions.
I think hubris can often be seen to bleed over into his religious views and holdings. He often calls for mercy on himself, while rarely giving it to others.
He seems to have a few bones to pick with the members of the Church of Latter Day Saints and his perception that they are “statists”. That they do not see as clearly as he does.
Of course, Joe’s vision has been “enhanced” with “herbal supplements” causing him to have “great revelations and insights”.
But wait, Joe sees “Satan’s influence” on others who have “been called as seers and revelations”. Joe finds following “the prophet insidious”. Maybe Joe just wants everyone to know, that although he himself claims revelations, he has a much better understanding and insight into God than they do.
After all it is all about the individual. A statement which I feel sums up the entirety of Joe’s very self obsessed philosophy.
When the Nauglers first came to live in Kentucky they relied on the kindness and open hearts of the Church of Latter Day Saints. While the below statement by Nicole may have been true by 2015 the Nauglers, after moving from ward to ward in different stakes, had long worn out their welcome.
The Nauglers are loathe to discuss it much, but this has not stopped them from publicly naming and shaming ward members on their public postings. I will not share those here. I will not be a party to the Naugler’s biting the hands that literally fed them for years.
Perhaps, someone should ask Joe if their Temple Recommends were revoked. All I can say, is – don’t expect a straight answer from either of them. As I wrote earlier, Joe and Nicole often invoke mercy for themselves, but are far from willing to extend it to others.
The Naugler’s words and actions are far too often at odds with the image that they have carefully crafted.
Perhaps instead of just publishing the good works and words of others, Joe could begin to practice what he preaches. It is not enough to self-proclaim yourself a saint and a man of God. It is not enough that Joe proclaims that the spirit has moved him to do the things he does (some of which are not good deeds in the slightest). I think, for people to take you seriously, you need to walk the walk and talk the talk.
I believe that Joe thinks he is a faith driven man. The problem I believe lies in Joe’s uniquely self absorbed and grandiose views of himself and his place in the world. It would seem that Joe is consumed with a false impression of his own importance, that he knows best when it comes to just about everything, including his special relationship with God.
He may lightly lay the mantle of one religion or another over his shoulders, but he does not adhere to any teachings that he doesn’t feel like adhering to. He does as his “spirit” tells him, often invoking this spirit to justify otherwise unjustifiable actions towards others. It would appear that he does not believe that he serves God, but that his God serves him. He may have been criminally convicted any number of times, lost parental rights to his child, bully and threaten those he deems weaker than himself, engage in behavior that demeans others both online and off, not provide for his family, or any number of heinous things, but it is all just dandy. Joe tells us so over and over again, and if we don’t believe him, no worries his spirits have his back, and you’re just a cunt.
Hubris. Pride. To quote one of Joe’s favorites — Ezra Taft Benson
Cherry picking right and wrong and who it applies to seems to be a subjective art here huh?
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