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Published: Tuesday, May 22 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

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kaysville, ut

Marching in a holiday parade, dressed in historically inaccurate costumes, pretending to be something that you are not, is really not going to do anything to build faith. Justifying the experience by claiming that it will seems kind of silly. It's just a parade folks.

Fun? yes. Memorable? probably. Faith promoting? I doubt it.

The Son's of Helaman did not gain their faith by marching into battle. They had it before they went. They were taught it at home (and very likely at boring-old-Church) from a very young age. That faith in Christ was reaffirmed by their miraculous experiences, being saved from destruction.

So, while this will likely be cool to see, unless those boys are getting the same care and instruction at home and at church...this will do no more for their testimonies than playing video games will.

Phoenix, AZ

This is embarrassing and will surely be fodder for the Daily Show. As someone who grew up in Utah but now lives out of state, this is just plain embarrassing.

Note that most of the pro comments are coming from Utah, and most of the against from out of state.

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