Sunday in Outer Blogness: Missionary Encounters Edition!
It seems that some folks have been playing with the mishies this past week! (Not to mention old mission friends and baptism in general.) They’re fun, aren’t they? Here’s hoping this meme will catch on.
The other big theme this week was Mormons and passive-aggressive behavior. That and alternative beliefs (once you’ve given up Mormonism). Meanwhile, the Mormon values voters were not happy with the use of the word “cult” — and are testing out the “I know you are but what am I?” strategy as a possible response. (Admittedly some of this Christian stuff is a little weird. OTOH, it’s not like the Muslim values crowd always gets along or anything.) John Dehlin posted a great video on strategies for civil discourse.
It’s time to celebrate Ada Lovelace day, and (on a less-happy note) it’s also time to raise awareness of domestic abuse. MormonStories.org is circling the wagons around LGBTQ loved ones. Women face some interesting challenges, and they’re not the only ones. (Don’t miss this chilling pro-life tale!)
So what’s up on Wall Street? Kuri rounded up some good articles about it. The parallel with the Tea Party has inspired some amusing commentary. And while we’re criticizing Obama, this story is one that shouldn’t be buried.
Now I think we need some good news and light questions: Who’s Mormon? Mormons can absolutely care about the environment and offer helpful tips! Anyone remember God’s second-favorite musical? Or shocking old-tyme ads? Also, get ready for Emily Pearson’s memior!! Then, don’t forget to play Music and the Spoken Turd!
Have a great Sunday and a great week!