Undie Apocalypse

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glass shelf
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Re: Undie Apocalypse

Post by glass shelf » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:02 pm

A couple years ago, my newly exmo dad and my 5yo son were with me at Target. My son needed new undies. My dad's all "take your time. Everyone deserves the undies they like best." So many layers of meaning in the exmo world. :D

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Re: Undie Apocalypse

Post by wtfluff » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:13 pm

FiveFingerMnemonic wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:01 pm
Reuben wrote:
Hagoth wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:08 pm

But then my dad could remember his parents wearing ankle-length garments. That was when they used to kneel for the sacrament prayer and raise both hands over their heads when they prayed.
What.

What??
Is this sorta along the lines of how they did prayer circles outside the temple at stake centers and stuff pre-1970s? Apparently members had prayer groups they belonged to? How does that stuff just get erased to time?
Prayer circles were discontinued outside of the "temple/endowment" as of May 3, 1978 according to Wikipedia. Documented in Sunstone Magazine here:

https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/wp-con ... 011-06.pdf

Edit: Another reference to May, 1978 in the "Encyclopedia of Mormonsim" Pages 705 and 706 in this link:

https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/c ... oM/id/4066

I've heard "rumors" of folks having an altar inside their own home and holding prayer circles. BYU studies has an article from D. Michael Quinn that mentions "private residences" so I guess if BYU studies says "it happened" then it did indeed happen. I only skimmed the article, anyone who wants to spend more than a few minutes, here it is:

https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/latt ... er-circles


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Re: Undie Apocalypse

Post by Not Buying It » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:05 am

Congrats Hagoth! I am sure it is nice to not a have a reminder of the Church's hold on you next to your skin 24/7.

Give it time, the Church eventually will get rid of garments for everyone. It may take a decade or two, but mandatory underwear is way too cultish in 2020. I wouldn't be surprised if they already have a plan to phase them out.
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Re: Undie Apocalypse

Post by Hagoth » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:31 pm

Not Buying It wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:05 am
Give it time, the Church eventually will get rid of garments for everyone.
And they'll deny that it was ever a worthiness requirement to wear them or that you had to make promises to two levels of Priesthood hierarchy in one-on-one interviews that you wouldn't mow the lawn without them.
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Re: Undie Apocalypse

Post by slavereeno » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:36 pm

After wearing garments for 26 years and discovering the truth, I could wear a dirty dish towel down there and it would feel 'effing amazing!

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