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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 27 2012 4:05 p.m. MST

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mightymite
DRAPER, UT

I wonder how much holiday relief for pior and unfortunate people this vast amount of advertising money could have done.

Twin Lights
Louisville, KY

Mightymite,

The more folks in the gospel, and the more active they are, the more fast offerings are collected, and the more poor are helped.

So, yes, it will be helping many poor and unfortunate people.

JimInSLC
Salt Lake City, UT

There is so much money wasted on buying material things, distracting peoples attention from the meaning of Christmas and why we celebrate. Maybe if more people caught the spirit of the season, less would be spent on material things and more given to aid the poor. Why was not this advertising money not given to the poor? Reminded me of the comment Judas made to Christ, "Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?" Of course, in that case Judas held the purse and cared not for the poor.

GeoMan
SALEM, OR

I think the Savior said it best himself:
And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, che was afterward an hungred.
And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not blive by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:2-4

vinnyb3
Provo, UT

JimInSLC

Thanks for the comment and for reminding us to worry about what we individually are doing to help others and not just what others may or may not be doing.

Ricotta
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Christians, such as the Mormons, are concerned about the temporal AND spiritual well-being of their brothers and sisters here on earth.

They make tremendous efforts and expend an enormous amount of resources in both arenas.

Food for the mortal welfare. The good news of Christ for the eternal welfare.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

I did one of these videos and I've had so dang many blessing since then. Even rich blessings.

OnlytheCross
Bakersfield, CA

Ricotta, I agree that Christians are concerned with both the temporal and the spiritual. I have many wonderful memories of the 35 years I spent as an LDS member, lots of service opportunities where I learned to help others.

But I can tell you that in the past 26 years as an evangelical Christian I have been closer to the universal community of believers. There are several theological reasons, but when you make a big distinction of your denomination, you tend to separate yourself from the whole body. This "I'm a Mormon" campaign seems to be trying to tell the world how special and unique LDS are, yet other denominations are unphased: We all serve and love within our own churches and don't feel the need to tout our special programs and service.

This is just a perspective from someone who was born and raised in the Church. I know how loving and generous Mormons are. But so are millions of other churches. The distinctions in our congregations do not lie in our community outreach. They lie in our theology. That's really all the Mormon campaign needs to highlight- the differences in the LDS gospel from the Biblical one.

Canyontreker
TAYLORSVILLE, UT

mightymite "I wonder how much holiday relief for pior and unfortunate people this vast amount of advertising money could have done."

Financial relief without a message is sort of empty isn't it?

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