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Published: Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:00 a.m. MDT

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Particle Man
Utah County, UT

This sounds like a welcome revision to the open house experience. But what about a missionary presence? Will there be missionaries and/or other hosts? There had been in most temple open houses I've attended, at least up until Brigham City--I was not impressed that a missionary presence was absent there; and I hope, unless there are very good reasons for this, that that was an anomaly, that having people available to whom to ask questions will remain a constant part of temple open houses.

Bloodhound
Provo, UT

Let's be perfectly honest. Exposes on what we do in the temple have been published since the 1840s. More recently, less than honorable members of the Church has secretly recorded what goes on in the temple and uploaded these sacred rituals on youtube.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

The temple is a powerful icon lending an air of mystery that feeds an intense public mystique about esoteric Mormonism. I don’t think much of using the temple as a missionary approach that’s all about we know something you don’t know and if you want to find out what it is, you’ll just have to join us.

A cynic might conclude that LDS missionary endeavor is fast becoming the only real role of the temple in what Mormonism touts as its version of the gospel plan.

Michigander
Westland, MI

The only true temples of the Lord on the face of the earth today are the hearts and minds of the current members and future members of The Church of Jesus Christ (WHQ: Monongahela, Pennsylvania). This is where the Holy Ghost dwells forever, if we keep true and faithful to the end of our days on earth.

InspectorC
Wasatch Front, UT

@ Bloodhound 9:59 a.m. ----

I recommend you go back and re-read this article. I'm afraid you totally missed the gist of the story. 8D

The purpose of the new "tent theme" is NOT --as you've interpreted the article-- to explain *all the hairy details* of what goes on in Mormon temples (an "expose").

As Elder Richards said, "Previously it was just a nice message of the Savior and his life, but we want them to connect that to temples and families and see how it all plays out in our religious beliefs."

Try re-reading the article with that new reference point!

InspectorC
Wasatch Front, UT

@ Michigander, 1:52 p.m. ---

While we members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints respectfully disagree with the views and beliefs of the "Rigdonites", I do wish you all the best in your efforts to spread the Gospel, help bring others to Christ, and go about doing good in this world.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

InspectorC,

"While we members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints respectfully disagree with the views and beliefs of the "Rigdonites", I do wish you all the best in your efforts to spread the Gospel, help bring others to Christ, and go about doing good in this world."
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Healing of old rifts takes time and the passage of generations, even between the Rigdonites and Brighamites, hopefully even for the FLDS. I hope these are positive signs that diversity might actually be starting to catch on in Zion.

Michigander
Westland, MI

Craig Clark,

That healing will only begin to occur after the Choice Seer, the future full-blooded American Indian Moses comes forth out of this land of the 48 states. How long we have patiently waited for him - "the Deliverer out of Zion" (Rom. 11:26).

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