Building up faith: How religious buildings reflect faith's role in communities

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  • bribri86 Phoenix, AZ
    July 16, 2013 8:08 a.m.

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

  • A Scientist Provo, UT
    July 15, 2013 8:01 a.m.

    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.

  • David M Metairie, LA
    July 14, 2013 1:00 p.m.

    @ 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.

  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 13, 2013 5:33 p.m.

    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.

  • A Scientist Provo, UT
    July 13, 2013 2:27 p.m.

    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.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    July 13, 2013 11:32 a.m.

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