@Astoria Jim What point are you trying to make? I'm not understanding.To everyone else: It amazes me how with every change that Pres. Nelson
has announced so far that there have always been people to criticize, say it
will not work, or find fault. I think for those of you who are members of the
church engaged in this negativity, you need to come to a full realization that
this is The Lord who is dictating these changes and that they will be a success,
regardless of what you think.
Have you ever seen one of those drug company commercials where a ten-year-old
kid is talking about his mother's 'moderate to severe rheumatoid
arthritis'? Obviously, some lawyers decided that the child had to correctly
describe his mother's medical condition, but it doesn't ring true. Saying 'Mormon' is not a matter of disrespect, it's a matter of
syllables: African-American, for example, is seven syllables, while Black
is only one. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints? That's ten.
Mormon is only two. It's like saying L.A. rather than Los
Angeles. My grandfather was probably the least prejudiced
Italian-American who ever lived, but long after polite society had moved on to
'Negro' and even 'Black', he still said 'colored',
which was the respectful word he learned when he came to this country.
It is a beginning step in establishing the BOM as an allegory and not a history.
"I'm a [Christian?]" "I Know It. I Live It. I Love It."
By Ann M. Dibb - daughter of President Thomas Monson. Oct 2012 general
The church has shown the ability over the years to impressively adapt to
changing times in our society. Well, society is constantly looking to shorten,
abbreviate, and create acronyms to try and simplify and make things less
confusing. "LDS" and "Mormons" works...always has and in my
opinion always will. Here is an exchange between member and
non-member as I see it:"What church do you belong to?" "I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints." "Huh?" (if they're even still paying attention after such a long
answer)"You know, Mormons""Oh ok. Cool!"
What was wrong with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints? You know
the Mormons. Doesn’t change my view of Jesus Christ
Seems like a struggle to find an alternate shorthand form since one of those
tweets was sharing a mormonnewsroom page on this.
Even to those of us who have followed his apostleship for more than three
decades, President Nelson does not fail to astonish. He's 94 years old and
still as spry, focused, and driven as a man in his most productive years. That
he would be so energetic and proactive, even in matters that appear on the
surface to be cosmetic, is utterly amazing.Back to the name of the
church. Here, President Nelson is performing like a true prophet: without a net.
This is not obviously a profound change. Yet, anyway. But the proof of a prophet
is that his prophecies come true, and therefore every prophetic utterance is a
risk.I have an inkling we will come to appreciate its importance in
light of world events in the coming years and decades, as we do "The Family:
A Proclamation to the World." President Nelson has been
"muscle-building" the church to prepare us for the changes he sees
coming."Our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, will perform some
of His mightiest works between now and when He comes again. We will see
miraculous indications that God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, preside
over this Church in majesty and glory."-- President Russell M. Nelson
Impartial7 No need to be confused, the Lord dictated the change, it's all
on His time table, not ours.jpc53 What difference would it make to
print those who disagree? This was really a loving way by the prophet to
actually chastise those who were the nay-sayers when he first made the
announcement. He said then as he did today, that the Lord impressed upon his
mind that this needed to be corrected. Apparently, several members in the world
did not get it that it was The Lord who said to do it and that it was His
prophet that announced it.
Different things are emphasised at different times. It's no mystery. No
organization emphasises every subject equally throughout it's life time,
just like individuals change what gets their attention throughout their
lifetime. It takes a big person to allow change without nitpicking
or finding fault.
I find it amazing that 100% of the traffic on this subject on twitter is pro-LDS
Church. C'mon DNews, it wouldn't hurt you to print some tweets that
I guess I'm confused. Now the term "Mormon" offends the prophet and
God? How come it didn't offend God or President Monson? He approved the
budget to make, advertise and show the "Meet the Mormons" movie a few