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Published: Thursday, July 10 2008 12:00 a.m. MDT

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The Cross

To answer a previously posted ??

Latter-day Saints/Mormons RECOGNIZE the significance of The Cross >> That Jesus Died
on that Cross at Calvary on that First Good
Friday is MOST BASIC to LDS/Mormon Belief!!
(That belief is Basic to most Christian Belief)
Most Catholic and Protestant believers also DO
Share that same Basic belief.

The LDS/Mormons, however, like to put more emphasis on the Ressurection Part of the Easter story than the Cruxificion. Easter does have TWO days to remember: Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Most Historians would say that the Cross being considered the "symbol" of Christianity came long
after the origial events. Many Early Christians, before the adoption of the Cross happened in time, wore fish on a necklace around their necks. This is where "the fish" symbol that some Christian groups use today comes from. There's even some
Christian music radio stations that call themselves "The Fish".

LDS/Mormons generally don't wear crosses, but that no way diminishes the belief in what Jesus DID!!
The emphasis is on the Rising from the Dead, the Resurrection!!

The Angel Moroni which is symbolized on many, but not all, LDS Temples is an LDS symbol representing the Restoration of the Gospel


How much money do you think the church has made off of this guy? Well done, thou good and faithful servant!


I choose to use the adult version for business.

"cover thy rear"

it is nicer than CYA

BUt personally I tink the CTR ring is dumb.


What fun it is to come up with other meanings!


He sounds like a very talented man in many areas, and a man who loved the Lord. RIP.

I "was saddened" to see the ad Des News put on the page that I read this story on. An ad from some resort in NV, picturing a naked woman laying on her stomach, with only a towel across her buttocks. Rose petals are scattered around her, which I assume is designed to lend an elegant look - but the red splotches and her position make one wonder if she is dead and those are blood spots.

Very distracting and quite incongruent with the story at hand.

Des News? CHOOSE THE RIGHT. Get RID of that ad. A Mormon paper has no call to use nudity in any of its ads.

Appalled in GA


For years I wore a CTR ring that was in the Hawaiian language. (KKP, Koho Ka'a Pono) I think that is the right words. I wore it in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. I had more conversations about religion over that little ring than I can count! I simply said "It means Choose The Right, or in other words "Do the right thing all the time." I always got positive feedback. Sadly that ring got bent while working on the car and I took it off and lost it. I have a new one and I wear it all the time.


Speaking of other meanings of CTR, every time going out the door to the Temple with my husband, he'll ask, do you have your CTR? (Current Temple Recommond!)


I recently purchased a CTR slider ring for my son with several different inscriptions on it. Each incription is a different language meaning Choose The Right. Does anyone have one and can you tell me what each different language is. I know the Spanish and Hawaiian versins. Thanks for any help.


I work for the website you may have purchased your ring from - TheCTRStore.com. The languages on the ring are: chinese/japanese, danish/norwegian/swedish, english/portugese, french, german, and spanish! Hope this helps!

Danny Huang

I met Mr.Douglas Miles in 1969 at a hotel in Taipei. Ever Since I worked with him till 1983. He was a great man. We keep our friendship till the last day. We have wonderful time together. One day he told me his war story that he saw a Japanses battle ship near Philippine, he called bombers and sank that ship. He felt very excited about what he did. We supplied many jewelry items and gift items to Cheverolet and the church. I still keep many of his photoes in these years. His last trip to Taiwan, he gave me an American flag which I precious very much. He was the first man to teach me the Western way of business. Now I work with Europeans to handle the toxicate waste in many countries. I wish he can work with me again.
He is a great person you feel like to work with all your life. I miss him.

Kent Miles

Douglas Coy Miles, my father, was the original producer of the CTR ring for the LDS Church. He was brought an idea by the Primary committee, and he was responsible for translating an idea into a practical reality. He crafted a piece of jewelry that would have lasting value for the children, while being inexpensive to produce. He worked with designer Joel Izatt to refine the symbol, and came up with the first (and best for the money) CTR ring. He also consulted with the Primary on how best to utilize it within the program to motivate youth to "Choose the Right."

The LDS Church typically retains and registers copyrights to items produced for it, but someone dropped the ball and it fell into the public domain, hence the plethora of rings produced for adults. I do not know if they pay any royalties to the Church.

Later suppliers of the CTR ring to the church undercut my father's bid by a few pennies per ring, and he lost the account. Those later rings did not have the same quality or durability. The sustained popularity of the CTR ring is a testament to his creative vision and determination.

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