I really should visit one of these when it has an open house since I only ever
got to the DC one while a member and even then only saw part of it because I was
only there for temple baptisms.
Michigander: just asking if maybe you squander money on tattoos, smoking,
drinking, a fine car, a great house? Where are your priorities? Why don't
you spend your money on the "poor"? You are probably one that believes
in wealth distribution.
I was contemplating and curious. A few years back we became dissatisfied with
our credit card company. So, we cancelled the card and signed up through a
different institution. In all honesty we were quite annoyed with the former --
but I certainly don't spend my time calling their 800 number to harass
their operators and supervisors; nor do I subscribe to the Watchtower Magazine
to heckle those good folks simply because I don't agree with their
beliefs.And so, I seriously wonder about people who have little
constructive to do and instead invest their time in monitoring LDS dominant
publications for an opportunity to criticize and provoke people because they
don't agree with their life style. Such behavior only contributes to the
further erosion of society and does little to build or inspire people to greater
things.Then again, that's just my opinion.
For the countless who are convinced that the purposes of these temples are worth
all the effort and facilitate God given blessings -- myself included ---
it's a beautiful structure and one thing this world needs is another
Michigander:Whose money is being "squandered"? Certainly not
yours, so what right do you have of criticizing the ones who feel that this
temple is worth every cent that we donate? I am sure I could walk into your home
and find plenty of things I may personally feel that was a waste of
“squandered” money. Movies? Flat screen TV, Whatever? However, we
are not to judge. I do not judge you. Do not judge us for the decisions we feel
Now the dedicated Saints in the Calgary area will be saved the trip of
travelling to Cardston for the ordinances they desire to receive &/or
perform. In Cardston we will miss these dedicated members but we share their
joy at having a temple to grace the north Calgary skyline as a beacon to guide
and inspire all who choose to ponder it's beauty and enter inside.
@ deep in thoughtIt is not the structure. It is the squandering of
money on the structure wherein are performed false, vain, and foolish ordinances
that are NOT from the Lord.
Sorry to burst your bubble higv, but nobody in calgary who wants work goes
without work. This would have been a very expensive project, in a city full of
them. Don't think for a minute it was a charitable donation to the
@ Brave Sir RobinI believe the trolls actually are sitting at home
collecting food stamps while constantly refreshing the DN news site hoping to be
the very first ones to post on any religious story that happens to pop up so
they can spread their "love" and "tolerance" with their Mormon
brothers and sisters. Apparently using voluntarily donated tithing
funds to hire hundreds of people to work on a beautiful structure deserves their
disdain. Very logical of course.
Many people in need of work probably worked on the temple. Everything was given
voluntarily. To the women that poured the oil on Jesus's feet he said hey
you still will have the poor to take care of. But some things you won't
To mightymite: Rather, what a blessing to many living people of any income who
want to receive the Lord's blessings in Calgary. And what a blessing to the
dead, whose ordinances will be performed in that temple.To
Michigander: If you are trying to imply that anyone was robbed in order for this
temple to be constructed, think again. Looks like you are misapplying a
scripture. No poor people were robbed for the construction of this temple.
Instead, a lot of people will covenant inside this building to obey the law of
consecration, in which they will help the poor -- which the Church already does
to a very large extent.
@mightymite and @MichiganderSounds like it's time for you to
put your money where your mouth is, sell your computers, disconnect your
internet, and give the money to the poor. I'm sure both of you are posting
from public libraries. Come on, what are you waiting for?
"They rob the poor because of their fine sanctuaries" (2 Ne.28:13).
What a blessing this is for the poor and downtrotten people of the world.