I feel VERY strongly that each of us will be under enhanced pressure to be
better Latter-Day Saints. Yes, the LDS Church is clearly Christian but our
actions must leave no doubt in the eyes and minds of those who take notice of us
that we truly live as we should.
My question is ; would this same article have been written if Harry Reid was
running for President? I highly doubt it. The article deserves to
be run in the Political section, not the Faith section.I for one am
Blue, It seems today that someone somewhere is offended by somthing! Take a deep
breath and count to ten.I loved the article and thank the Eyres for writing
At Work two rules to always live by: Always avoid discussions on Religion and
Politics. Religous beliefs and Politcs are personal affairs and shouldn't
be brought up period. JMHO
BYUalumThank you for proving my point. Your "Romney Ryan 2012"
comment confirms the not so subtle reason for the article.I would not be
offended if this were on the "opinion page" , but to put it out there on
the "faith "page is wrong.I want to read about missionaries,
temples, love and charity in the Faith section. Not some veiled attempt to tell
me how I should be voting if Im a Mormon.Mitt Romney is a politican, not a
missionary.Thanks for telling me to settle down
Mitt Romney is so demonstrably truth-challenged, it makes me cringe to think
that he even has a chance (however slight) of winning on Tuesday.
BYU Track Star: Actually, the only things worth talking about are religion and
politics, for they inform our worldview on every other topic. So sad that you
feel you must hide in plain sight at your workplace.
Personally, I long for the days when I felt like the Deseret News actually
published real news instead of PR fluff pieces for the church. I appreciate the
articles about the LDS Church, but don't they belong in The Church News and
The Mormon Times? They don't belong in here. If the editorial board made
some effort to keep the two separate, the Deseret News would take a nice step to
being considered a legitimate news source again.
blue,deep breath and lighten up. it's an article. people choose to be
People that avoid taling about religion and politics to avoid offending people
avoid government and God. That is one of the silliest statements I have heard.
In my humble opinion, work is about work. Sharing opinions on the above in the
workplace is counter-productive to our employer. Therefore don't discuss
... Utah is a right to work state afterall.
What's this about comments not being posted on the DN's political
articles until after the polls close? Does that apply to this article? I
don't know if this article is considered "political" or not. In any
case, I don't at all understand the reason for such a policy. Can someone
explain it in a convincing way?
I am surprised that the Deseret News wants to be perceived as unbiased now. It
has been so patently biased to the one candidate that it seems to make a mockery
of the church refusing to support a candidate, which as an LDS person has been
The only point left out of the article (and this might have helped those who
were hoping for more of a religious slant) was the inspiration President Monson
received to lower the age of missionaries. Announced 1st Session in October.
Why would it matter one way or the other?
@We wear BlueHere's why you don't hear anything about
Reid. He has been the Senate 'leader' for several years now and has
absolutely squandered it. The Senate that he is supposed to lead hasn't
produced a budget in 3 years. He's had a chance to shine and he blew it.
And now he's vowing to NOT work with Romney should Romney be elected.
A couple of comments;First, I hope the mainstream media does not get
hold of this article. The tone of this article could be very dangerous to the
Romney Campaign (good things it ends tomorrow!) This article supports the bad
feelings and suspicions that many people have towards Mormons. and,Second, If Romney wins without question each and every Mormon will be under
more scrutiny. I don't think most church members are up to this, and many
don't have the skills to know how to best deal with this. Good
I agree with the Eyers that LDS Church visibility would increase exponentially.
I personally will look forward to that, as I am hoping more access and openness
to church history and doctrines will widen the theological discussion in
scope.I do question the difference between what a "sincere"
question and a "cynical" question is, however. They aren't
mutually exclusive, if you are open to honest investigation.As a
Mormon by heritage and early childhood testimony, I perceived any questioning as
cynical and 'offensive', right through my mid-adult years. But upon
accepting legitimate inquiries from "concerned Christians", I realized
that I had never researched or objectively challenged/tested my theology in
Biblical litmus. Now that I have been worshipping and serving as a
Biblical believer for the 2nd half of my life, I recognize where we failed as
LDS to openly answer serious/cynical questions that challenged our claims. I
came to understand that it wasn't a world that didn't know or
"get" my religion... It was/is a world that can't believe we would
believe such unscientific, unhistorical claims. Quite a different curiousity
than I had perceived.Bring on the flood lights.
It's going to be moot tomorrow evening anyway.The campaign has
been a terrific interest generator for people about the church. hardly a day
goes by that some coworker doesn't ask me about something they've read
or heard. Usually they are uncomplimentary, and they don't believe it based
on our personal interaction experiences. All the discussions have ended up
dispelling errors, inaccuracies and explaining the differences in certain
doctrines even if we don't agree and no one is flash converted. All in
all, its been good - and one perceived barrier in society has been overcome.
...curiosity will increase geometrically...????What does that mean?
Increase by squares? angles? circles? triangles?I think the word is
I think "Binders full of Women" created more curiosity.
The evolution of the 1830's Mormon message to present-day theology has
caused more curiosity than an LDS candidacy.That would only be topped by a
Mormon sitting down and answering legit questions about their claims and
prophecies. Binders full of archelogical proof would be far more
I cringe at articles like this.
A lot of these comments make me smile. I for one hope that Romney wins and the
opportunity is given to the members of the church to "step up to the
plate." I know that the church members will handle the extra attention with
ease.I don't quite understand how people who claim to be
biblical scholars can say that the LDS church's beliefs are unfounded in
scripture and science. Kind of like someone parting the red sea and walking on
dry ground. If you have faith that God can do all, then I don't see how
our beliefs are "unscientific" or "unhistorical."I'll take Romney's record on truth telling any day over the
campaigner in chief. Benghazi anyone? The lies and coverup are some of the
worst in the history of our country.Go Romney/Ryab
It is more than likely that little if anything will change if Mr Romney is
elected. All politicians talk a good game, but when it comes to push and shove,
it's Congress that inevitably makes the changes, if they decide to make any
at all. The last 4 years is a testament to what Congressional apathy can
accomplish...very, very little.I only hope that whomever gets
elected can apply whatever pressure is needed in whatever circles he can to get
the United States back in business. As it is, unless something is done,
we're facing 4 more years of a do-nothing Congress, and everyone blaming
the President, just because it is an easy thing to do than placing the blame
where it lies. Well, actually it lies with all of US. We allow these
shenanigans to go on in Washington year after year, because most are too lazy to
get involved in the day-to-day running of our nation. And politicians have grown
accustomed to being special...and they're not. They're simply citizens
just like us. And we should always remind them of that fact.