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Published: Saturday, July 13 2013 9:30 a.m. MDT

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Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

The story of the Copenhagen Temple also deserves to be told. Maybe some other time, eh?

A Scientist
Provo, UT

It is frequently the case that religious buildings reflect nothing except the wealth (and greed?) of a religious group, acquiring and building huge, gawdy buildings against the powerless or indifferent community.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Someone once pointed out that you can see the values of a community in its buildings. When towns/cities are first built the religious buildings are central. Next the government buildings gain prominence. Lastly, the business buildings take over.

Look around the US and see the truth of this.

Our words may claim we put religion first, but our actions and our buildings show otherwise.

David M
Metairie, LA

@ A Scientist,

If you look into the building of religious structures - especially historical ones, it was built by faith, dedication and hard work. You can see their FAITH among the WORKMANSHIP at these structures. You may show your faith, or lack thereof, differently.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

Workmanship comes from purchasing the highest priced skills - which can only be done when you have a lot of money, regardless of how the "community" actually feels about religious grandstanding.

Phoenix, AZ

Some people look at a beautiful religious building as grandstanding. The faithful see it as their sign of respect to Deity.

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