Sunday in Outer Blogness: the Book of Mormon Edition!
This past week we’ve had tons of great discussion inspired by The Book of Mormon! The musical, that is. It’s so dangerously fun that even Mitt Romney is going to see it! I especially like Andrew S’s piece about the relevance of religion (or lack thereof), and don’t miss Dad’s Primal Scream’s overview of all of the accurate/inaccurate points of the musical. He also discussed the portrait of niceness. Roger Hansen and Atheist Dad used the musical to discuss faith, which was another popular theme this week.
Then, in a bit of a redux of the religious brainwashing topic, there was a series of contrasting atheist and Mormon parenting posts. (Can you tell atheists from Christians by the empathy they have for one another?)
Due to how hard it is to pin down Mormon doctrine, we had a bit of a dispute here over the whole get your own planet doctrine. I think in such cases it’s important to keep in mind that that belief is not nearly as hilarious as the Bigfoot is Cain doctrine. In other policies, it turns out that the CoJCoL-dS is cracking down on family sacrament meetings! This is news to me because I never knew that family reunions were ever allowed to organize their own sacrament meetings — I thought that vacation was also (blissfully) vacation from church. Well, now it is. See also how LDS temple worship has evolved. Oh, and if any of you are still in a position to extend LDS callings, please pay special attention to the guidelines on extending callings to women.
I hope you all are having the opportunity for a little fun in the Summer sun, like I am! (Actually, I’m starting to worry that I may have major affective disorder, pleasant type.) If you’re not, there’s plenty of interesting stuff in this batch to keep you reading for the rest of today. Have a great Sunday and a great week!