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Published: Wednesday, June 6 2012 3:09 p.m. MDT

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mightymite
DRAPER, UT

What a blessing this is for the poor and downtrotten people of the world.

Michigander
Westland, MI

"They rob the poor because of their fine sanctuaries" (2 Ne.28:13).

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@mightymite and @Michigander

Sounds 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?

RG
Buena Vista, VA

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.

higv
Dietrich, ID

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 have.

deep in thought
Salt Lake, UT

@ Brave Sir Robin

I 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.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

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 construction industry.

Michigander
Westland, MI

@ deep in thought

It 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.

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

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.

Mom of ten
SANBORNTON, NH

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 are important!

ulvegaard
Medical Lake, Washington

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 beautiful thing.

ulvegaard
Medical Lake, Washington

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.

lqqk
pocatello, ID

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.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

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