Sunday, October 02, 2011

Mormon General Conference

Yes, the Mormon Church has just had their General Conference.

Members of the Mormon church will have received instructions that they must pay their tithing, be subservient to local Mormon leaders, visit the temple as often as possible and testify to people that the Mormon church is the true church of God.

How do I know this? Because that is all the leaders of the Mormon Church (or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to give it its full title) every say at their General Conferences.

There will also have been a few rather weak jokes, but that will have been about it.

It is, in reality, a slick presentation by a large MLM corporation, rather than a church in any meaningful sense of the word that would be understandable by an outsider. It's like an MLM convention salted with a few hymns and prayers to make it more palatable to the members.


Donna Banta said...

Well, you've certainly summed it up!

Donna Banta said...

Well, you've certainly summed it up!

Diane Tingen said...

Oh, so true. For the first time, I totally forgot it was General Conference weekend until late last night when I went on Facebook. Having been away from Mormonism for 7 years now, I feel like I've hit a milestone. And it feels very, very good. General Conference is exactly as you describe it. And Mormonism sucks, big time.

AlexisAR said...

I haven't seen quite as many general conferences as you have, but what I have seen goes right along with everything you wrote. the more things change, the more they stay the same.