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2013-05-19 02:19:18 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk
Up in the air - Mormon style
 
2013-05-19 02:26:53 PM
Provo? At the old Stanwyck place?
 
2013-05-19 04:21:47 PM
The old temples are cool. The Provo temple is overrun by missionaries, so I guess this one will be for the locals?
 
2013-05-19 04:38:41 PM
Inexplicably, I'm reminded of this...

Friends, let me tell you something, however compulsory it may be.  There's no film.  I'm live.  Now, back to where we were when you last heard from me.  It was with Leviticus on the tenth, I believe.  Drink thee not, nor thee, thou sons, lest ye die.  Nor congregate at the corner tabernacle.  I'd like to take a short sabbatical...or a cup of coffee.  Or, I wonder, is there a doctor in the house?
 
2013-05-19 05:28:10 PM
Pricey: No value has been given for the cost of reconstruction but many are questioning why the Mormon Church didn't simply rebuild elsewhere

It's symbolic. If you have to understand why the restoration of an historic site is important for a religion, you don't understand religion.
 
2013-05-19 05:30:58 PM
Last time I was in Arizona I saw temples being built left and right. I asked a Mormon friend if that wasn't taking away from the specialness of it all...apparently not. She said the whole world will be covered in temples to get ready for jebus.
 
2013-05-19 05:37:50 PM

Principal Clarinet: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x468]
Up in the air - Mormon style


I'm not even registering the whole temple on stilts thing when I look at that picture, and just see the mountains instead. Utah is gorgeous.

Mormons I don't mind at all, and I wouldn't mind living there if it weren't for the draconian liquor laws and such.
 
2013-05-19 05:38:26 PM
Kind of a cool looking building.
 
2013-05-19 05:44:18 PM

kronicfeld: Provo? At the old Stanwyck place?


Those are three names I enjoy; Marvin, Velma, and Provo.
 
2013-05-19 05:49:06 PM
CSB: While driving on I-15 through Utah after dark, seeing the Provo temple lit up made it seem like Minas Morgul and I imagined I was heading into Mordor.

i1243.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-19 05:50:18 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Pricey: No value has been given for the cost of reconstruction but many are questioning why the Mormon Church didn't simply rebuild elsewhere

It's symbolic. If you have to understand why the restoration of an historic site is important for a religion, you don't understand religion.


Or history.
 
2013-05-19 05:50:58 PM
Well, they'll be ready for the Great Flood in case it happens.
 
2013-05-19 05:51:46 PM
Who cares? They are footing the bill. Case closed.

/it is a cool looking building in a cool looking location'
 
2013-05-19 05:53:30 PM
Hate on the Mormons all you want, but they sure can build a farking building.
 
2013-05-19 05:53:50 PM
The firemen were denied entrace to fight the fire because they couldn't prove they were in good standing with the church.
 
2013-05-19 05:55:27 PM
Nice building. Shame about the infestation of Morons. If only there was someone who could have halted the fire.
 
2013-05-19 05:55:39 PM
popshifter.com
Next time, Tabernacle. Next time.
 
2013-05-19 05:57:15 PM
I think this explains it all. From one of the pic descriptions.

Local landmark: The Construction on the tabernacle, which was first recommended by President Brigham Young, began in 1883

No way are they going to let a BY recommendation fall.
 
2013-05-19 06:10:34 PM
I had my college graduation there. Sad it burned, weird it's being turned into a temple. But that is a cool photo. I miss those mountains.
 
2013-05-19 06:11:38 PM

Walter Paisley: CSB: While driving on I-15 through Utah after dark, seeing the Provo temple lit up made it seem like Minas Morgul and I imagined I was heading into Mordor.


One does not simply use cruise control into mordor.
 
2013-05-19 06:14:23 PM
AverageAmericanGuy:
It's symbolic. If you have to understand why the restoration of an historic site is important for a religion, you don't understand religion.

We must use the best that science can offer us to show the power of our religion!
It's too bad it wasn't lightning or a similar "act of god" that set fire to it, that always adds more humor to these situations.
 
2013-05-19 06:18:01 PM
You could feed a lot of people with that money.
 
2013-05-19 06:22:40 PM

crab66: You could feed a lot of people with that money.


People don't eat money.
 
2013-05-19 06:28:57 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Pricey: No value has been given for the cost of reconstruction but many are questioning why the Mormon Church didn't simply rebuild elsewhere

It's symbolic. If you have to understand why the restoration of an historic site is important for a religion, you don't understand religion.


Because it is on top of a sacred Native American site of a slaughtered tribe. But I might be wrong but that is usually why they build these old temples in certain place that have special meaning to cover the old joo joo with the new joo joo and probably why it caught fire in the first place.
 
2013-05-19 06:42:20 PM
www.washingtonpost.com

Bethesda Mormon Temple is lol'iest Mormon Temple
 
2013-05-19 06:47:01 PM

Gunny Walker: The firemen were denied entrace to fight the fire because they couldn't prove they were in good standing with the church.


Uh, I'm sure you're trolling...but no. It was a tabernacle at the time of the fire. All kinds of events were held there from school graduations to church firesides. Even if it were a temple at the time, firemen would have been allowed inside to do their job.

The old building is gorgeous. It's being turned into one of the "mini" temples. It will still have all the services and will perform all the sacred ordinances that the normal temples do. It is just much smaller and won't have the same capacity. It will be neat to see it when they're all done. I drive by it a couple times a month. I love Utah. It really is beautiful for anyone that hasn't been here.
 
2013-05-19 06:48:35 PM

Tax Boy: [www.washingtonpost.com image 606x805]

Bethesda Mormon Temple is lol'iest Mormon Temple


That is hilarious!
 
2013-05-19 06:54:04 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

Trick photography? From certain angles it literally appears as though the building is floating


Sure does, if you're a retard
 
2013-05-19 06:55:08 PM

Walter Paisley: CSB: While driving on I-15 through Utah after dark, seeing the Provo temple lit up made it seem like Minas Morgul and I imagined I was heading into Mordor.

[i1243.photobucket.com image 300x400]


One does not simply drive into Utah.
 
2013-05-19 06:57:47 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: crab66: You could feed a lot of people with that money.

People don't eat money.


Speak for yourself. It tastes awesome with gravy, though the constant intestinal blockages are annoying.
 
2013-05-19 07:13:50 PM
i.imgur.com i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-19 07:25:52 PM

Killer Cars: Principal Clarinet: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x468]
Up in the air - Mormon style

I'm not even registering the whole temple on stilts thing when I look at that picture, and just see the mountains instead. Utah is gorgeous.

Mormons I don't mind at all, and I wouldn't mind living there if it weren't for the draconian liquor laws and such.


As I just drove out of Utah this afternoon, I'm getting a kick...

\one helluva kick when it was through Monument Valley...
 
2013-05-19 07:42:56 PM

saturn badger: I think this explains it all. From one of the pic descriptions.

Local landmark: The Construction on the tabernacle, which was first recommended by President Brigham Young, began in 1883

No way are they going to let a BY recommendation fall.


I know. I mean how can you not want to celebrate and remember the life of the great and wise "prophet" that said such awesome things like:

"You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable and low in their habits, wild, and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind....Cain slew his brother.  Cain might have been killed, and that would have put a termination to that line of human beings.  This was not to be, and the Lord put a  mark upon him, which is the flat nose and black skin." (Journal of Discourses, vol. 7, p. 290).

"Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be so." (Journal of Discourses, vol. 10, p. 110).
 
2013-05-19 07:50:34 PM
your tithe dollars at work.

/the only bill i like paying.
 
2013-05-19 07:56:35 PM

dark side of the moon: Gunny Walker: The firemen were denied entrace to fight the fire because they couldn't prove they were in good standing with the church.

Uh, I'm sure you're trolling...but no. It was a tabernacle at the time of the fire. All kinds of events were held there from school graduations to church firesides. Even if it were a temple at the time, firemen would have been allowed inside to do their job.

The old building is gorgeous. It's being turned into one of the "mini" temples. It will still have all the services and will perform all the sacred ordinances that the normal temples do. It is just much smaller and won't have the same capacity. It will be neat to see it when they're all done. I drive by it a couple times a month. I love Utah. It really is beautiful for anyone that hasn't been here.


real temples don't burn. stippling ghost warriors show up to defeat the onslaught.
 
2013-05-19 08:01:17 PM

utah dude: your tithe dollars at work.

/the only bill i like paying.


You're my favorite novelty troll account.
 
2013-05-19 08:04:40 PM
utah dude:
real temples don't burn. stippling ghost warriors show up to defeat the onslaught.

It's "stripling," son.  You're not a good fake mormon.
 
2013-05-19 08:16:33 PM

Saturday's Warrior: utah dude:
real temples don't burn. stippling ghost warriors show up to defeat the onslaught.

It's "stripling," son.  You're not a good fake mormon.


grr. speill check and bad eyes don't mix.
 
2013-05-19 08:16:50 PM

Kali-Yuga: I think this explains it all. From one of the pic descriptions.

Local landmark: The Construction on the tabernacle, which was first recommended by President Brigham Young, began in 1883

No way are they going to let a BY recommendation fall.

I know. I mean how can you not want to celebrate and remember the life of the great and wise "prophet" that said such awesome things like:

"You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable and low in their habits, wild, and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind....Cain slew his brother.  Cain might have been killed, and that would have put a termination to that line of human beings.  This was not to be, and the Lord put a  mark upon him, which is the flat nose and black skin." (Journal of Discourses, vol. 7, p. 290).

"Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be so." (Journal of Discourses, vol. 10, p. 110).


In fairness the next page says this:
"If the Government of the United States, in Congress assembled, had the right to pass an anti-polygamy bill, they had also the right to pass a law that slaves should not be abused as they have been; they had also a right to make a law that negroes should be used like human beings, and not worse than dumb brutes. For their abuse of that race, the whites will be cursed, unless they repent."  (Journal of Discourses, vol. 10, p. 111)
 
2013-05-19 08:17:52 PM
'Historic Significance' may be only reason needed, aside from Brigham Young having said the original was to be built.
 
2013-05-19 08:22:53 PM
you guys are seriously quoting church history like that? wow. aren't we supposed to be focusing on lorenzo snow this quarter?
 
2013-05-19 08:33:08 PM

Fair_Poopsmith: utah dude: your tithe dollars at work.

Saturday's Warrior: utah dude:


what are your guys' stories? 

i'm a convert cause my whole family went Trainspotting on me.
 
2013-05-19 08:37:13 PM
I thought this was a tabernacle
s4.postimg.org

And I often wondered how the Mormons were able to fit an entire choir in that little cabinet.
 
2013-05-19 08:52:50 PM

Mrs.Sharpier: Last time I was in Arizona I saw temples being built left and right. I asked a Mormon friend if that wasn't taking away from the specialness of it all...apparently not. She said the whole world will be covered in temples to get ready for jebus tax-free profits fleecing the sheep for the church hierarchy .

FTFY
 
2013-05-19 08:58:05 PM

utah dude: Fair_Poopsmith: utah dude: your tithe dollars at work.
Saturday's Warrior: utah dude:

what are your guys' stories?

i'm a convert cause my whole family went Trainspotting on me.


I am a child of God, yes siree; dyed in the wool, true blue, through and through.
 
2013-05-19 09:00:20 PM

Saturday's Warrior: utah dude: Fair_Poopsmith: utah dude: your tithe dollars at work.
Saturday's Warrior: utah dude:

what are your guys' stories?

i'm a convert cause my whole family went Trainspotting on me.

I am a child of God, yes siree; dyed in the wool, true blue, through and through.


rhad.
 
2013-05-19 09:05:46 PM

utah dude: Fair_Poopsmith: utah dude: your tithe dollars at work.
Saturday's Warrior: utah dude:

what are your guys' stories? 

i'm a convert cause my whole family went Trainspotting on me.


Lifelong Mormon.  Started questioning the church's history at about 16-17, went through the temple, been in an Elders' Quorum presidency, called to the Germany Frankfurt mission in 2000, busted out of the Missionary Training Center in the dead of night after four days, hopped a cab and took a plane back home to Colorado.

Kept going to church a few more years until I was absolutely certain the church isn't what it claims to be, then stopped attending.  Kept studying, however, and continue to be fascinated by the culture and history of the church to this day.  Family is still all "true-believing" Mormon, and I refuse to have my name removed from the records of the church.  You could call me a New Order Mormon (http://www.newordermormon.org/).  Culturally Mormon, perhaps, for the past 8-10 years or so.  I think of myself a bit like a Jew who no longer believes in god but is still very much "Jewish."  I'm Mormon on my own terms- I appreciate a lot about the church, I think its history is totally bizarre; while I don't think the supernatural claims are in any way true, I think the church is full of good, crazy people doing their best to be decent human beings.  I love me some Mormons, and talking about Mormonism.   Looking into a graduate program on religious studies to further my research into the church. Feel free to ask me anything about the church- I'll answer honestly.
 
2013-05-19 09:10:47 PM

Fair_Poopsmith: Mormonism.   Looking into a graduate program on religious studies to further my research into the church. Feel free to ask me anything about the church- I'll answer honestly.


yah that was way honest. i'll check that site out.

the biggest reason i'm in it is cause i love dc89, after watching my entire family destroy itself with drugs and alcohol. even my patriarchal blessing is like: "obey WOW and everything will be fine."
 
2013-05-19 09:18:46 PM

Fair_Poopsmith: utah dude: Fair_Poopsmith: utah dude: your tithe dollars at work.
Saturday's Warrior: utah dude:

what are your guys' stories? 

i'm a convert cause my whole family went Trainspotting on me.

Lifelong Mormon.  Started questioning the church's history at about 16-17, went through the temple, been in an Elders' Quorum presidency, called to the Germany Frankfurt mission in 2000, busted out of the Missionary Training Center in the dead of night after four days, hopped a cab and took a plane back home to Colorado.

Kept going to church a few more years until I was absolutely certain the church isn't what it claims to be, then stopped attending.  Kept studying, however, and continue to be fascinated by the culture and history of the church to this day.  Family is still all "true-believing" Mormon, and I refuse to have my name removed from the records of the church.  You could call me a New Order Mormon (http://www.newordermormon.org/).  Culturally Mormon, perhaps, for the past 8-10 years or so.  I think of myself a bit like a Jew who no longer believes in god but is still very much "Jewish."  I'm Mormon on my own terms- I appreciate a lot about the church, I think its history is totally bizarre; while I don't think the supernatural claims are in any way true, I think the church is full of good, crazy people doing their best to be decent human beings.  I love me some Mormons, and talking about Mormonism.   Looking into a graduate program on religious studies to further my research into the church. Feel free to ask me anything about the church- I'll answer honestly.


did you ever get a looksee at the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu... kinda a cliff notes gateway book of poems that resonates with all eastern faiths. i read it and love it. maybe buddhism/taoism/etc... would fit better?
 
2013-05-19 09:27:53 PM

utah dude: Fair_Poopsmith: Mormonism.   Looking into a graduate program on religious studies to further my research into the church. Feel free to ask me anything about the church- I'll answer honestly.

yah that was way honest. i'll check that site out.

the biggest reason i'm in it is cause i love dc89, after watching my entire family destroy itself with drugs and alcohol. even my patriarchal blessing is like: "obey WOW and everything will be fine."


If it works for you, that's great.  But you know, you CAN consume healthy food in moderation and abstain from harmful substances without necessarily believing that you'll incur the wrath of the universe's creator if you don't?

For some people, the revelations and angels are necessary to make it work, and i guess that's fine- my family's in that boat too.  But if you're a convert, I imagine you got a fairly whitewashed version of the church's history.  Did you know that early church leaders and members, for nearly a century, didn't follow the WoW with any real seriousness.  Brigham Young, Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow and others were pretty serious drinkers- the early Mormon pioneers brought whiskey, tobacco, and coffee with them across the plains.  One of the first businesses in Salt Lake City was a distillery, in fact.  The Word of Wisdom was treated pretty much as "decent advice" until the temperance movement in the 1920s.
 
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