Have you ever listened to a presentation or speech and realized that you are hearing so much jargon and hype that the words themselves have become meaningless? In my field of work I’ve listened to so many sales pitches which promise to synergize a new paradigm that will enable us to leverage technology so we can hit the ground running at the end of the day that my eyes now automatically glaze over. The words are used to obfuscate rather than enlighten, and their very presence indicates that the speaker isn’t serious about what he is doing.
When LDS people teach lessons or talk among themselves about their beliefs, we often use our own buzzwords. My task here today is to give two of them a thorough beating. Those words are 1)astray, and 2)inappropriate.