26 July 2007

Humane General Authorities ???

I wish I had the references on hand, but over the past couple of weeks I have seen this adjective appear in several discussions of various Apostles and other leaders of the Church--humane.
What does this mean? Clearly, humane means the following (according to the American Heritage Dictionary-1. Characterized by kindness, mercy, or compassion; 2. Marked by an emphasis on humanistic values and concerns: a humane education.). But does it imply that there are other GAs who are inhumane? Who are they?


  1. I'm familiar with E. McConkie's talk "Are the General Authorities Human?" which I posted on at M* before, but I haven't seen use of humane like that. Any links?

  2. Ben,

    I wish I did have some examples. I did not recognize the use of the word until I saw it three or four times on different websites and reflected later how odd a choice of words it was.