I can understand why it seems strange to non-Mormons that our holy garment is underwear, but to me that is exactly the most beautiful thing about it. What article of clothing could we choose that would be more profane, at the end of the day? What could be more tied to the messiness of being human?
When Mormons say we “know the Church is true,” what do we mean? Does it merely *contain* truth, or is it the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?
“Inactive people like me don’t need cookies and a half-hearted note,” says guest blogger Alexandra Michelle Rucinski. “We don’t need letters telling us the light is missing from our lives. We need you Mormons to do the thing you sang about in Primary. We need you to try to be like Jesus.”
“Seattle is mirroring what we’ve done in [the] San Francisco Bay Area: throwing the doors open for anyone who wants to join with us on Sunday,” says Mitch Mayne. “That means LGBT individuals are welcome to come to church regardless of where they are in their personal lives — single and living under the confines of the policy as we understand it today, married to a partner of their same gender, or dating someone new every night.”
These YouTube videos show us a Mormonism that’s fun, spontaneous, and caring — a religion that’s out in the streets, helping the world reunite its many lost baby ducks.
What are your doubts about Mormonism, and how comfortable are you with the idea that you may not receive an answer? This week in our book club, we tackle the introduction and first two chapters of “The Crucible of Doubt.”
Despite Brother Facer’s objections to the stake’s buying a pig farm, “the train for hog heaven was leaving with or without him.” Read Eric Facer’s winning entry about his dad in the New Mormon Voices blog contest.
The “Village Voice” asks who would want to pay $14 to see the new “Meet the Mormons” documentary in theaters. Fellow Mormons, that’s who. Is that enough?
It’s ironic that a talk about how Mormons should be more civil to those who are different closes with a story about those differences being magically erased when the person who was regarded as being in error simply decided to stop being different and become Mormon instead.