Bloggernacle Back Bench: expands into 19 more languages

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  • JRJ Pocatello, ID
    Sept. 5, 2012 10:14 a.m.

    Skeptic There is a song with the following words, "Oh say what is truth, 'Tis the fairest gem that the richest of worlds can produce." Why is it that you think you are not hearing that truth? Would you read this information if it were hatefully portraying the church and then you would be happy and you would call that truth? You are missing the most vital part of what truth is - the witness of the Holy Spirit. Until you(meaning anyone) have that in your soul you won't recognize truth when you hear it. Those people will not be satisfied unless the truth is constantly being attacked and every attempt is being made to destroy it.

  • OC Surfer Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Sept. 4, 2012 2:30 p.m.

    Love it! I've been sharing tweets about the new Japanese Page @morumonkyou on Twitter. Unfortunately there are not local Japanese members' profiles yet on there, but I know that will be rolled out next.

  • gemery324 Madison, WI
    Sept. 4, 2012 11:07 a.m.

    @skeptic: I feel like the point of the website is to answer people's question of "who are Mormons?" Really, it's not supposed to be a historic expose of the Church but rather focused on how Mormonism is applied in members' lives today. "Who are Mormons?" is really not as much a historical question in most peoples' minds (I've seen) as it is a sociological one. Therefore, seeing how members individually have experienced the Gospel is exactly what is to be conveyed. Sure, the videos are hand-selected because their stories are interesting (my life isn't, so it'd be a boring video), but every member can create a profile.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    Sept. 4, 2012 10:29 a.m.

    @gemery324: I hear what you are saying and I agree it is nice to hear the opinions and insights of others; but, that is just what it is: opinions selected for their propaganda value without basis in reality or reason of truth. It is a one sided sales pitch. It probably has no significance, but selling canned religion just seems ungodly some how.

  • gemery324 Madison, WI
    Sept. 4, 2012 10:06 a.m.

    @skeptic: that's what one of the big purposes of the website is, if you'd really explore it. It gives a chance for members to tell their stories (not just in the videos). Their answers to questions don't only appear on their profile but throughout so that people can see the real-life application of Mormonism. I don't know what more of a voice of truth you'd need than the voice of those who have lived it.

    One issue I do have with the foreign languages is that they haven't yet activated the FAQ part of the profiles, so we can't yet answer questions. Does anyone know when that feature will become available?

  • fkratz Portland, OR
    Sept. 4, 2012 10:03 a.m.

    While they are expanding their site, they should publish the journals of Wilford Woodruff. The journals represent the most complete history of the Church, written by Woodruff nearly every day from 1834 till a few days before his death in 1898. Yet, it is doubtful whether many have read this history.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    Sept. 4, 2012 8:42 a.m.

    The Mormon church should assist the their web site to expand into the language of truth. Its presentation is so much sanitization and propoganda that it falls way short of representing the truth of the word of god. It is more like the word and work of man made advertizement machine.