This article does what any news paper article strives to do. Imparts info (yes
with specific religios slant) is such a way as to make readers think about it,
and if deemed appropriate by the reader take action.I personally am
now switching my cheering/support to Rick. Why?? #1 He is from Utah (So
am I)#2 He is LDS (So am I)#3 He is from Aurora (I am from somewhere
pretty darn near there)#4 Have you seen the mustache?? Come on it take
some serious awesomeness to pull that off!!I would cheer for Dawn,
but it was the #3 that sold me. So she is my 2nd favorite now. Pointing out the fact/item/info that is most likely to grab the attention of
the widest demographic among the papers readership seems to me to be a good idea
is journalism (I am not a journalist, so I could be very wrong about this idea).
Here in Utah, especially among thsoe reading the Mormon Times section
highlighting these two contestants is a sure fire way to get people to read the
Wow. A lot of you folks need to lighten up! The story was in MORMON Times! They
profile Mormons all the time doing anything that "stands out". I'd
love to be on this show....
Perhaps it should be noted that this feature was written for Mormon Times, which
section highlights Mormon people--famous, semi-famous or not famous at all. The
fact that they are LDS merely made it appropriate for the specialized section.
The faith section is a good place to look for stories about the variety of
religions in Utah.
What religions are the others or those that have no religion at all? If your
going to report please do a complete job and stop being so biased.
@MoJules"I just wish that some people here would find a new
hobby besides making snide and rude comments to Mormons or about Mormons. I
don't agree with other religions, but I have the decency to respect them and
treat them kindly."The fact of the matter is, the grand
majority of Mormons treat non-mormons badly. My experience has been that when
Mormons find out that you are a non-mormon their attitude toward you changes
instantly. They usually stop talking to you and if they don't, they only try to
convert you. Then when you decline their invitation to convert, they stop
talking to you. They also look down on you for not believing the same
thing--they are smug and arrogant towards non-mormons and are not tolerant of
any other beliefs. Maybe Mormons need to get back to reality and understand
that the world doesn't revolve around them. Lots of people tolerate Mormons,
maybe you should be more tolerant of other people and their ideas and beliefs.
Stop meddling in other peoples lives, and worry about your own! We are all
happy and doing just fine without the Mormon religion in our lives.
I believe one can be a good standing LDS person and still take a few months off
of physically attending church/temple to do something like this that would seem
like a once in a lifetime chance. I would also imagine a good standing LDS who
did win would wholeheartedly tithe a minimum 10% of those winnings, I would.
That would help in many ways. Heavenly father is always with you, not just at
temple. I imagine they both prayed extensively, consulted with their bishop and
were given answers that lead them to join the show. I wish them the best.
As a fan of survivor and being LDS, it becomes more intriguing, because as a fan
you can identify yourself to the LDS contestants and what you would do as a
representative of the church in a tough game.
Or maybe they should have a Survivor: Endure to the End edition made up of only
Boy the haters are out in full force. So my question to those who don't
understand why the DN prints stories about Mormons, why do non-Mormons and less
active Mormons read an LDS owned newspaper? I actually enjoyed the show and the
people, I felt bad for Dawn's melt down but can relate to that, I moved out of
Utah and was shopping one day at a store that was not white people, I had left
the van door open and someone had tried to tell me, I had not heard him, another
person asked if he was talking to them and he said, no, I'm talking to the white
lady. I just wish that some people here would find a new hobby besides making
snide and rude comments to Mormons or about Mormons. I don't agree with other
religions, but I have the decency to respect them and treat them kindly. Oh,
and I never hear stories on the news in Missouri about Mormons, lots about
Catholics, and that is what happens when you live in states with a predominate
religion. No brainer that Utah would talk about Mormons more.
@LValfre,Why do you care what they wear, and why do you spend so
much time trolling the DN website anyway?
@Mom of Ten,Are you sure Jenna isn't an ex Mormon? Sure doesn't seem
like a Mormon to me. Also, for the current ones on the show, are they doing to
wear one piece bathing suits and stay modest?
Oh my heck;), so much whining by the non's and anti's over a fun article about
LDS people.Hard to understand why people who have such rich and fulfulling
lives take timeout of their happy existence to criticize others. (sarcasm
off)Lighten up and enjoy life and stop reading these dang LDS
Just remember EVERYTHING written on this newspaper has an LDS bias. Everything.
Sir Robin...nicely put. Oh, and what do they do on sunday? Not survive?
There are two Mormons on Survivor? Well the church must be true then!Seriously, what is the point of this article? Simply to help other LDS folks
feel validated about their faith?
Just have to ask- how does a "good mormon" justify skipping church for
a month or more while on the show if they last? Money?
So.... what are the religions of the other people??
I watched the first show last night and I'm thinking if Sister Meehan makes it
to the middle of the season she will be very lucky . I'm wondering if she took
her meds with her? Sorry, but crying like that on the first show, really? I do
hope she pulls herself together though. I am pulling for brother rancher dude. I
think he has the best shot of the two. Just saying.
Great- now I have to watch again--just when I think I'm out they pull me back
Hey good luck Rick....we are pulling for you here and hope you win the million
There was also Jenna Lewis of the original Survivor and contender of the one
that brought back former players. She was one of my young women fron the
Laconia, NH ward. She was from Franklin, NH where her dad was mayor of the town.
She went by Jennifer Lewis back then. She was the one pictured in her hot pink
bathing suit on the front of the Time magazine way back when.
Watched the show last night. Seems like both of them got some air time but the
Prof got the most. She seems likeable, so does rancher dude.
Sounds like two really good people, and both very diversified. I will enjoy
watching this season and do hope that both of them did well in the game. It was
interesting to hear of their approach as members of the LDS church. I do know
that there have been some very good people who are very honest and true to their
religious values, sometimes they don't go far in the game, cause they believe
that everyone else has their same values and would not lie to them. A person
doesn't have to lie to win, but you have to be aware that others are lying.
Kind of sad, but like Dawn said, it is part of the game strategy, I use to enjoy
watching "What's my Line" and part of that was two people being
deceptive. We do have to separate real life from the game and not put the game
into real life.
Tyson isn't a very good representative of what Mormons are like.You
also failed to mention the Gay ex-Mormon who actually won the Million dollar
prize.Can't have people thinking that Mormons could actually be gay!