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Published: Saturday, Jan. 10 2009 12:07 a.m. MST

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freethinker

What a waste of money coming from a church who has lost the way. The Mormon Church bears no resemblance to the Church set up by Joseph Smith and has so joined hands with the world it might as well be Catholic or Bhudist.

Who knew?

God wants to to rent or buy special clothing or He won't listen to you?

Tofu

You people need to have your heads messaged. Your brains are malfunctioning.

Dan S.

The Temple is a sacred place to worship God the Father and Jesus Christ. Anyone, no matter their faith, san respect and be glad for what it represents.

washcomom

It's a beautiful building. Congrats!

Anonymous

I am a Bible believing Lutheran and would never leave my church and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Enjoy your new temple. I am sure it is lovely but I have no desire to visit it as I am content and happy in the Lutheran Church.

Housser

Nice, I am sure Heavenly Father led you to Draper. Draper refused a DI but the Church still moved ahead with a Temple. Hmmm.... It is all about appearance and of course the almighty dollar. Modern religion is a pretty sad thing.

Please explain!

As an ex-LDS I used to be so amazed by how many dead relatives, who when alive hated the Church, but when they had their Temple work done the relatives always said, 'I know that they have accepted the Gospel'. And yet the LDS Church teaches that it is easier to accept the Gospel in life than after death. Next time you visit the Temple take note of how many dead relatives DONT accept the Gospel. Ha, hardly any when you are feeling the 'Spirit'.............. Theres a whole story right there!

JCNY (Re: From Texas)

Im from NY, I feel the same way, Its amazing to view the redundant battle within the state lines of Utah. I don't quite understand why people have such a gripe against of all things a Church. I say to all you that cant hack it in Utah, Come to NYC, Come indulge and absorb the true American melting pot and realize that a futile battle against some church is the least of our problems.

I for one am a true "freethinker". Organizations will be organizations but to see the human drive for metaphysical peace and understanding is an amazing thing.

Rock on Mormons.

God Bless.

No Unhallowed Hand ...

In reading some of the negative posts, a thought comes to mind:

No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing. Persecutions may rage, bloggers may combine, enemies may post, former members may defame, but the truth will go forth bodly, nobly, and independent until it has penetrated every continent, visited every climb, swept every nation, and sounded in every ear.

MoJules

I am LDS live near the Temple and I will regret the day The Temple opens. Traffic and everything else will be effected. Church leaders should have picked a better location. There is just not the infrastructure to support the traffic. I think the location was a very bad mistake. I liked it while the nieghborhood was quiet.

Re: Anonymous 5:24

By touring the temple, would you be leaving the Lutheran church? I have been in Lutheran churches, Catholic cathedrals, Russian Orthodox churches, etc and yet I have never left my own church. While I found them very fascinating, I felt no obligation to join their faith. What will it hurt to tour the temple?

Robert

I just want to add something the article does not mention.

All the work relating to this open house is done by church members who are volunteering their time and talents. I know one local man serving on the executive committee, and it has been nearly a full-time job for him -- and, no, he is not retired.

This shows the importance of this open house for church members; an opportunity to share and explain their most important religious beliefs with others.

Yawners

Oh, give me a break! Blah, blah

Remember 3 Ne 6:13 when you post

13 Some were lifted up in pride, and others were exceedingly humble; some did return railing for railing, while others would receive railing and persecution and all manner of afflictions, and WOULD NOT TURN AND REVILE AGAIN, but were humble and penitent before God.

Ridgerunner

Brothers and Sisters, I don't live in Utah, but congratulations on your new temple! It is beautiful and so is the work that will be preformed therein. I was converted to the gospel with a profound spiritual experience that I didn't imagine or could have. I know the Gospel is true independant of any other person. I am sorry a few feel the need to come and ridicule this sacred event. They are like the souls Lehi saw in his vision in the large and spacious building without a foundation who mock and ridicule. I guess we will always have them.

Joshua

You have I-80 to the east and west; and you have I-15 to the north and south. I you do not like Utah or LDS than get to steppin'. No matter how you protest and put down the Church we are growing leeps and bounds and this Temple is a testiment to that tremendous growth.

Little dogs bark in the night but the caravan continues to move on.

Grow up people and if you don't like Utah, well then MOVE! You Anti's are a piece of work!

Anonymous

It's definitely a full moon. Judging from the comments.

Matthew

Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.

About the actual article..

1) Why is it necessary to compare size between temples in different locations? Isn't what happens inside - which is the same in every temple regardless of size - really what matters???

2)Use of the term "rank" to describe the statistic that the Draper Temple will be the 129th operating temple. "Rank" implies that the first temple built was the best, that the second is of lesser import/value/merit, the third less than that, and so on. Isn't every temple of equal importance?

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