I live in another part of the country and everyone I hear talk of these things
finds them annoying.
The Gospel net which is typified in the Church of Jesus Christ draws people from
all walks of life, and of many ethnicities. Not everyone on mormon.org can be
featured in a video, but everyone can add their profile to increase the display
of that tremendous diversity found in LDS membership. But the most
important aspect, in my opinion, of the profiles on mormon.org is how it
demonstrates our wholesomeness, our groundedness, our normalcy. Mormons
don't worship Satan. Mormons don't have horns. We are just like you.
We love life. We love virtue. We live life to its fullest.And if you
do not already know a Mormon, you can get to know one vicariously through these
profiles. If you are from a part of the country that does not have a Mormon on
your street, that you know of, come get to know one here. We are real. We care.
And many of us are leaders in our businesses and in our communities. But others
of us are just normal folks, like me.May God bless.
To Xert: I don't understand. How can you be annoyed when YOU make the
decision to listen to the Mormon site? No one makes a person pull it up and
listen to it.It seems voluntary to me. If you are annoyed, just don't
listen to it. Simple!
Lynn: when watching videos on youtube, you do not get to choose the
advertisements. That is probably what he means when people find them annoying
because they have to watch them if they still want to watch their intended video
afterwards. I think you are making assumptions towards xert, especially because
he didn't say he found them annoying, he just said he has heard others say
that. Please try not to be so defensive and demonstrate a persecution complex.
Well said. Didn't mean to sound defensive. Just wondering.
Most people find them annoying unless you talk to another mormon. Just wanted to
find out where the definition of "viral" is. I think social media and
all the bling that is attached to that is winding down - i personally believe it
has done more harm then good. What is next?
We just finished the campaign in Atlanta. My co-workers thought the add and
billboards were well done. They were not annoying. It was easier for me to talk
about it to them and to mention that I am LDS. That was the purpose! I am proud
to be LDS here in the Bible Belt.
Are people finally waking up to the fact that we are not a cult?
Is 121,000 views the new definition of "going viral?" The article makes
a mockery of its own title by comparing "I'm a Mormon" uploads with
videos that have picked up over 10 million views in a matter of weeks. Why
overstate the truth? Isn't accuracy worth something? With a slight twist
and a few deft changes, the article could have used almost the same content and
shown how the impact of uploads is working... to some extent. But calling it
I cannot believe all these bitter people who have to disparage everything the
Church does. Are they really so unhappy?
In the bigger picture I have found that as I absorb some of the principals of
the gospel it causes change to happen in my countenance and approach to lifes
challengs. As this process developes it becomes apparent that things are
improving in my life, and I have learned to recognize it's source as
teachings of Jesus Christ. Additionally it has become very clear that as I
mature spiritually and be more open to those positive promptings the more
frequent they come and direct me to be on the Lords errand. You see the magic is
in selflessness and service to our fellow man members or not. The LDS Churches
use and design of it's "I'm a Mormon" campaign and the posting
of video representations of it's members is aimed at showing how general
population we actually are. There are no extremes one way or the other. We are
very mainstream except that thru being taught about repentance, love, patience,
caring for the poor meekness and other Christ like attributes we know that we
have been challenged by Christ to help share those all good things that He
I love the videos and I love sharing them. I've grown up in Utah all my
life and I love to see church members from around the world sharing their faith.
I learn more and more that the gospel of Jesus Christ is a unifying force for
all those who choose to receive it. The videos make me happy, make my cry, and
even get me excited about missionary work, but especially they help me feel the
spirit through my brothers and sisters from all different walks of life. I hope
the church continues to produce the videos for a long time!
xert: quantify everyone??? 5? 10? 100? anyone outside your little
group of friends that you didn't first introduce them to it?just trying to put some context to you post since you didn't.
@tyndale1"The Gospel net which is typified in the Church of Jesus
Christ draws people from all walks of life, and of many ethnicities. Not
everyone on mormon.org can be featured in a video, but everyone can add their
profile to increase the display of that tremendous diversity found in LDS
membership."They don't seem to show their unattractive
members in the videos out of all the ones I've seen. The 'I'm a
Mormon' campaign shows way more diversity (as far as ethnicity) than any
ward, general conference, or anything else I've been to. I don't
believe it's a fair representation
The 'I'm an Ex Mormon' campaign is big too. It's members
sharing their exit stories and why they left. Interesting to hear their
stories.Except the Brandon Flowers video, which got 500k hits for
the "I'm a Mormon Campaign" as a superstar, the "I'm an Ex
Mormon" campaign has many videos with 1-200k hits. Not bad for people just
spending their spare time explaining their exit stories versus and entire
religion with superstars and funding.
I enjoy the "I am a Mormon" campaign videos, especially about diverse
LDS members from all over the world. They value their membership in the LDS
Church and living the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as best they can.
Keep those videos coming.
Chances are... even if you think you don't know a Mormon, you probably do.
They pop up in the strangest places.
tyndale1Pullman, WAThe Gospel net which is typified in the Church of
Jesus Christ draws people from all walks of life, and of many ethnicities.The "Gospel" of the CoJCLDS....is that which is contained in the
Book of Mormon.LDS videos show mostly white, blond, clean-shaven
people...which is the typical LDSperson.Notice how this
campaign is not "I am a Christian"...but "I am a Mormon".Point made.
Actually Mormons ARE Christians trust me I went to other Christian churches and
I can tell you they fit in the Christian category
To Kevin: What criteria did you use when you compared Christian churches to
Following the Biblical Jesus and all his teachings