Recently, the Mormon church had acknowledged that past prophets have not been completely infallible, and have indeed made mistakes.
Joseph Smith married other men's wives when it is expressly forbidden by god, Brigham Young was a racist, and the church leader's murdered men, women and children in the Mountain Meadow's massacre, among many other mistakes.
As I've pondered these and many other mistakes, I've come to wonder why does God, who people say is perfect, needs fallible men to communicate with us humans here on earth? If he is go grand and glorious and great, and full of power, then can't he figure out a better way to communicate with us than through fallible men?
I mean, really, scientists have been able to communicate around the world with people through televisions, telephones, and computers, you'd think god could be as clever and creative, if not more so!
People have been able to put up an electronic billboard in times square, for heaven's sake!
What? God can't think to build an electronic billboard in the sky and talk to us through it?
Wouldn't that be more effective than telling us women through an old man to only wear one pair of earrings?
How about a billboard in the sky telling us to stop killing each other over religion? How about telling us to stop hating each other because of how we dress, or look, or who we have sex with?
How about a billboard in the sky telling us that the most important things are to just love and accept each other and tolerate differences? Wouldn't that be better than discriminating and hating on each other?
How about that, god?