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Too bad the church can't recognize that the Book of Mormon Musical is probably the most accurate and positive available window into their world.
“The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” -Mark Twain
wtfluff wrote: ↑Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:34 pmThis is one of the reasons why I don't see the Board of Directors of LDS-Inc. making changes to things such as the Word of Wisdom. They want to "Keep Mormonism Weird." (That "peculiar people" saying, blah blah blah.) The whole "Every member a missionary" thing doesn't help either, as many believer think the have to push their weirdness on people who don't buy in to the mormon version of weirdness. Calling out other folks for drinking "unhealthy" coffee, while drinking massive amounts of caffeinated sodas and energy drinks is hilarious when applying Occam's Razor. (Or just normal old rational thinking.)
I don't think non-mormons spend much time wandering around mocking or judging mormons. And not telling weird people that they are weird to their face is just the socially polite thing to do.
I agree, they need to keep the super special narrative going, it's one of the strongest facets of tribalism that keeps the One True Church claim alive. It works for Portlandia.
“Sir,' I said to the universe, 'I exist.' 'That,' said the universe, 'creates no sense of obligation in me whatsoever.”
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