"Through its website, the church is encouraging members to use Facebook,
blogging, Google+, Twitter, and other social networks to promote the conference
and invite others to listen to living prophets."I thought there
was just 1 living prophet the LDS prophet. Are there other's in the LDS
church who are considered prophets as well?
Surely you are aware that faithful Mormons sustain the First Presidency
(President of the Church and his counselors) and the Quorum of the Twelve
Apostles as Prophets, Seers and Revelators...
Wouldn't we want to encourage people to listen to the actual speakers
themselves, as opposed to waiting with baited breath for the re-interpretation
from someone's tweet? Why would you go downstream for the truth as opposed
to going to the spring?
@LValfreWhat gave you the idea that somebody who tweets is
automatically a prophet?@MacfarrenNobody is on Twitter
looking for a reinterpretation of the speaker's words...they're
looking for other peoples' feelings and responses to what's being
said. Give it a try sometime - assuming you're not too old to figure out
how to use Twitter.
Not to be disrespectful, but why do I care what someone else is saying about
Conference as opposed to what I hear and read myself? Isn't that the
equivalent of reading an editorial of Conference, as opposed to reading it
myself and coming to my own conclusions?Just because someone has a
blog, a twitter account, a facebook page, a website or an email address, does
not make what they have to say either interesting or pertinent on any subject.
Technology is great, I am using it right now, however we are making the mistake
in today's world believing that all communications are created equal. Just
like our comments here, we are now passing off opinion as newsworthy. When it
comes to religion then, I didn't realize that public opinion and
interpretation, at least when it comes to Latter-Day Saint doctrine, has any
merit or meaning at all. What the leaders speak, they speak. As far as I can
remember from history, God never seemed too interested in the public opinion
polls on his word, only that it was heard and followed. Whether or not someone
liked it and tweeted is really irrelevant. "Go Uchtdorf Go!!!!!!"
“I’m an interesting demographic. I’m not a mommy blogger or an
academic scholar/historian. I’m definitely in a unique category,”
she said. I think there are millions of people who fit that profile.
Not sure what is so interesting or unique about it.
There are millions who will not connect directly to conference messages as they
are spoken over the pulpit, be they non-members, the disinterested, those
without patience, and many others who will be 'too busy' or engaged in
their recreation of choice today and tomorrow, so twitter etc may be their only
contact with the messages given.