Well, Jimmy, with your location in the SF Bay area, as is my location, I
question the criticism of the LDS church advocating Social Media as a mechanism
to enlighten the masses. CA is noted for its open criticism of the
Mormon Church with the loudest originating from the SF Bay area. There is a bias
evoked by the amoral anti-religion propaganda so pervasive here. The wider the
word and teachings of Jesus Christ is spread, the better the world!
It is amazing how many ways people can communicate these days, stay in touch,
and uplift. Nothing wrong with sending a little love and encouragement
especially if they are not close by to go and visit. Media and technology has
been, and continues to be, used in ways that are anything but good. Hopefully,
that trend changes.
@ Sneaky Jimmy and Felix Jensen - Your "concerns" are quite humorous.
Elder Bednar did nothing more than encourage us to act kindly always and spread
the word of God at all times and in all places.
Wasn't he the same fellow who was telling folks to read the Book of Mormon
to your little toddlers, something like the Catholic Catechisms, that sounds
just a little "odd" to me.
@ happy2bhere...Some full-time missionaries are already doing that.
They spend a good portion of their time doing just that.
After the excitement wears off lets look at the motivation behind this call to
action. The Church realizes that the internet/social media has been very
effective in presenting information detrimental to the Church. This is an effort
to counteract the negative influences that are effecting some members. This is a
little too much "multi-level marketing motivation" for my taste.
Seeing as social media is becomming more and more a part of the world of
communication it wouldn't surprise me if members are called on missions
that are strictly to do missionary work from their computers.
As I first read the posting from Elder Bednar's comments yesterday, my
first impressions were that these comments were going to stir up considerable
controversy and comments. My first of the morning thoughts this morning were on
another time when I believe something very similar occurred.., thus my Banner
update is in response and support.