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Posted on 04/24/2012 1:28:27 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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Interesting, nice artcicle by this Episopal woman about a new LDS Temple in Missouri.
Very fair and even handed artcile about her experience.
Glad to see this, it is a representation of how so many others view the LDS faith that we rarely get to see here.
Hope it can stand here on nits own merit without being absolutely assaulted as if though it is sime kind of infectious disease.
PR at its best, as always thanks Jeff.
Isn’t there a statistic like only 15% of practicing LDS can actually enter the temples after they are dedicated? I know someone who was not allowed to attend his son’s wedding, because it was in a temple. This does not seem to be a very kind act to exclude someoneâs parents from attending the weddings of their children.
a woman episcopal priest walks into a mormon temple...
I also know someone who ran into that problem - parents couldn’t attend their daughter’s wedding; ironic considering the effort Mormons put into ensuring all relatives are “sealed” to each other.
2 Cor. 11:14-15
Ya notice she had to cover her apostate feet ???
Yes, the figure is only about 15% that can enter the inner temple.
Very fair and even handed artcile about her experience.
Yes she did seemed to be truthful about the wrongs of Mormonism...
“In less complimentary news, Elie Wiesel took Mitt Romney to task for his faith’s practice of baptisms of the dead, which also take places within temple walls.”
But don’t the tithes of all LDS go to pay for these temples? So I give my 10% of my income, but have only a 15% chance of seeing the inside of the temple? And can’t have my parents at my wedding?
To enter a mormon temple in order to take part in the arcane rituals, the member must satisfactorily answer THESE questions:
No one cares what the relationship is you have with the wedding couple if you have not passed their "worthiness" test...and you must wait outside of the "sacred" areas so that you can then take part in the wedding pictures.
Ann and Mitt Romney were NOT held to the usual rule of not being "sealed" in the Temple unless you had been civily married for one year...they made their vows within a few days. Rank hath its privilege.
It’s not PR.
You actually think the LDS church got the woman to go there and write this article? She did it on her own.
I just referenced it as a counter balance to a lot of the other things we read here on FR.
But thanks for visiting the thread and and bumnping it for others to read.
Wouldn’t it be great if that Episcopal Priest was allowed inside during actual Temple ordinances - just to see how special they are?
Mormons go to temples to be close to God. Much like the ancient Jewish people believed God lived at the heart of the temple in Jerusalem, Mormons believe that followers can meet God most intimately in the temple.
Since you are a Mormon, an LDS trained 'high priset' perhsaps you couldn't catch the error. We'll see. I'll be back later to reveal it if you can't figure it out ... and it is not a Mormon put down, I'll expose the lack of aliveness in the writer.
There are many requirements for the temple recommendation certificate, tithe is just one of them.
I’ll see if I can find the entire list.
All of my family that still are lds are TM lds, it’s hard to get and keep that TRC.
It is purely a free choice decision known well in advance.
It is true that others who do not belong to the church, or who do not live by those tennants cannot be a part of that ceremony.
My brother, for example, who is a wonderful Christian man and an Evangelical associate Pastor down in the Denton, TX area was unable to attend my wedding vows in the temple, or that of my son and daughter who were married there.
It did not bother him. He came to the receptions and dinners and offered his congratulations and indicated that he was thankful they were taking their vows so seriously.
People who get married there know all this going in, as do their families if they talk about their weddings with them at all...and then it is their decision to make.
I know members who elected to have civil ceremonies for just this reason, so they could include everyone in them...who were otherwise worthy to attend. Then, afterwards they have a "sealing" ceremony in the temple.
In such cicumstances, where they are considered fully worthy, they do not have to wait a full year to then be sealed in the temple. Perhaps that is what the Romney's did...I do not know, I just know that in such circumstances, where the couple is worthy and able to attend the temple, that the one year wait usually does not apply. The one year wait is usually only for new members of the church, for those who have long been away from and inactive in the church, or for couples who have lived together before being wed, or something of that nature. Anyhow, I just felt this woman's article was even handed and fair and I appreciated it.
I think that she is an expert on more than one kind of spinning.
“”Danielle Elizabeth Tumminio is a priest, theologian, a certified life coach and spinning instructor, and the author of ‘God and Harry Potter at Yale: Teaching Faith and Fantasy Fiction in an Ivy League Classroom’...””
Requirements are listed in post #12, thanks greyfoxx39.
FYI. A good article about the LDS faith and the new LDS Liberty, Missouri Temple by a woman Episcopal Priest who went through the open house there.
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