I am amused by how the religious strive to out "righteous" one another.
Sasha Pachev:Thanks for preaching to the choir again on the subject
of keeping the Sabbath Day Holy. I comment the young mother from Ferron for her
choice of withdrawing from the competition. It's a personal choice to
stick to the letter of the law. As for bashing L.D.S professional athletes for
playing on Sundays, that's their profession and it's their choice to
work/play on Sundays. Shall we put the same question to the church for the
facilities they operate on Sundays and those employees that work there.
I just love when people talk about integrity of the mormon faith but ingnore the
implications and cost of advertising campaigns and building malls. Take a look
at the larger picture folks and then tell me about integrity.
DennisOnly people that have an integrity that can,t br breached would
understand her decision, and a great one it was
I am glad to see someone is listening to the Prophet on the matter of Sabbath
day observance. Time and again I have observed various LDS athletes make a
variety of excuses for competing on the Sabbath. This has a tremendous impact
the general membership of the church. The line of thinking goes like this. If an
LDS athlete so and so plays on Sunday, it must be OK to watch him play. If an
LDS athlete so and so races on Sunday it must be OK to run in a race on Sunday .
What is ironic is that now when an LDS athlete decides to skip an important
performance because it is on a Sunday you will have fellow members of the Church
try to talk him into it by suggesting the same excuses they have heard from
others. A really good one is "It is between me and the Lord". The
trouble is, this approach will never produce Eric Liddell's level of
With all the negativity in the world today, it is so refreshing to see someone
with character stick to her principles. What a wonderful example for us all.
I love Valeries example of standing up for what she believes, that would not
have been easy.She is a great example to me and I will share this article
with my children. We need morestories where people are willing to
sacrifice for their beliefs. Thanks Valerie you are an inspiration!
Good for her for sticking to her principles! Such a rarity now days!
Not a ridiculous decision.While many, or most, would not make the same
decision, being free to make our own decisions is one of the greatest blessings
we enjoy.How to keep the Sabbath is a very personal decision. Personally,
I find it strange that she wasn't willing to participate in a contest yet
was willing to pack-up and travel for Las Vegas to Ferron. As I said, it is a
personal decision. Given that she clearly doesn't consider herself a
professional, I would have participated and then donated the money to a worthy
charity and waited until Monday to travel home.I find it ridiculous that
someone thinks there is some logic in pronouncing that a decision is ridiculous
simply because it is different than the one they would make. This is especially
true about something as trivial as a recipe contest.