Religion and culture continue to merge in popular media

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    Jan. 11, 2014 3:46 p.m.

    How quickly we drift off the subject. There are logical responses to four of the previous posts, but they've all been hashed over many times on other threads. Let's get back to the subject of religion and culture WITHOUT the LDS & God-bashing.
    I'm interested in the fact that we're coming back full circle in a way. The earliest TV programming had, if not direct religious content, at least strong Judaeo-Christian values and strong ethics. The Sunday morning & afternoon programming was nearly all religious in nature. Then, when the '60's "New Morality" hit, sex and violence took center stage. We've been reaping the whirlwind every since.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    Jan. 10, 2014 11:23 a.m.

    There is no evidence of there even being a god, and you are conjecting what he/she creates, accepts, does: that is funny. Tell us what did he have for breakfast, is he against ogm cereals.

  • Tahoemormon70 Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 10, 2014 9:18 a.m.

    Joe Blow, how many same-sex couples end up becoming gods like Heavenly Father? None, and if Heavenly Father continues to have it His way, it will never happen. Any same-sex union is valid for this life ONLY and will never persist into eternity. So, it is a waste of time and energy to be involved in a terminal marriage. If any of you beg to differ, then show me in any book that claims to be the word of God that allows for same-sex unions to gain any semblance of exaltation and eternal life. It is against the mind and will of God and there is absolutely NOTHING that you and gay marriage proponents can do or say about it. You may overcome the temporary, mortal voice of the people, but that is as far as it will go. God's word is fixed, immovable, just, and righteous. It is not a worthy endeavor to try and change His mind about it. He is bound by eternal laws and so are we. I must issue you a caveat if you feel like trying to screw around with those universal laws and precepts.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Jan. 10, 2014 6:02 a.m.

    Exactly Filo,

    I have to laugh at all the post from Utah locals who claim that marriage has always been defined as "one man and one woman" and that it has nor will ever change.

    Selective memory to be sure

  • Filo Doughboy Bakersfield, CA
    Jan. 9, 2014 10:34 a.m.

    Yeah Hutt- Did you see the advice of Brigham Young on how many wives to have and their proper age of eligibility?

    Religion, culture and practice continued for well beyond 1890 in Utah and the Mexican territories for faithful Mormons. Many of our grandfolk did their prison time and went right back to their plural families.
    There are well over 50,000 polygamists in your state alone. Convenience it wasn't. They were taught that their very celestial exaltation depended on it.

    Do modern LDS just think that if they click their heels the rest of the world will forget everything they ever taught/practiced/published on plural marriage will vanish?

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 8, 2014 11:07 p.m.

    Did you hear what poster boy Phil the duck guy offered as advice to young men about finding a wife? Yeah, religion and culture continue to merge. Unlike same sex marriage, however, it's a marriage of convenience.