I promise this post has nothing to do with anybody’s mother.
I’ve heard that Sigmund Freud is generally respected in the field of Psychology for getting everyone started on the right path. But when it comes to his actual theories, no one is lining up to defend his thoughts. In fact they been largely abandoned. For the sake of argument grant me the argument. I fully acknowledge I know little about Psychology.
I wonder if this comparison holds up for Brigham Young in Mormonism? If anyone is ever quoting Brigham Young on the internet, you can be quite confident that they aren’t a true-believing-Mormon. I’d venture to guess that Mormons grow up hearing many stories of Brigham Young but very few of his teachings. All of his contributions to Mormon doctrine have been dropped and disowned but the journey he took Mormons on is respected and revered.
Am I right about this? Or am I about to get schooled in Psychology and Mormonism?