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Posted by: Shummie ( )
Date: January 26, 2014 10:01AM

I don't recall anyone mentioning the Albuquerque temple. What a frigid monstrosity. Reminds me of Fort Knox.

Amid the plethora of fugly temples the few that come close to beautiful stand out.

SLC is a derivitave style but not bad.

The other three 19th century Utah houses of the Lard stand out with their Victorian exuberence.

Then there's the one near and dear to me own heart here in Mesa. Neo-classical Greek but not gaudy. And unique among all others for lack of a goddamm steele of any kind. Alas, poor Moroni is completely left out of the picture.

Plus, it's the only one I've ever been inside and that was repeatedly.

Methinks a beautiful temple thread would be a rather short thread.

:o)

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Posted by: The exmo formerly known as Br. ( )
Date: January 26, 2014 10:23AM

Just before I found my way out of the church for good I worked on the painting crew inside the Timpanogos temple while they were constructing it. I couldn't believe how much money they spent on it. Sickening.

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Posted by: Shummie ( )
Date: January 26, 2014 10:50AM

The exmo formerly known as Br. Wrote:
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> Just before I found my way out of the church for
> good I worked on the painting crew inside the
> Timpanogos temple while they were constructing it.
> I couldn't believe how much money they spent on
> it. Sickening.

Hah, I just realized that one has a distinctively Greco-Lamanite sounding name.

Does anyone remember 'Timp Haven' before the Sundance kid took it over? Showing my age fershure.

So, a fellow painter, eh Br?

In my career as a painting contractor I had the privilege of working on various chapel remodeling projects around Mesa. My hired help had to swear an oath to forswear swearing inside the chapel. I told them if they smacked their thumb with a hammer to quickly duck outside before taking the Lard's name in vain.


:o)

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Posted by: The exmo formerly known as Br. ( )
Date: January 26, 2014 11:49AM

I did several roofs for chapels in the Payson/Spanish Fork area. The temple was the only church job I did as a painter. I was still a Mo, born and raised right there in UT Valley, so I didn't need to be told by my boss. We did have a short conversation as a crew before going in there about language and general behavior. We were a small crew so it wasn't too difficult. One experienced guy wasn't allowed in because we couldn't trust him to leave behind his liquor filled thermos.

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Posted by: Shummie ( )
Date: January 26, 2014 01:18PM

The exmo formerly known as Br. Wrote:
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> I did several roofs for chapels in the
> Payson/Spanish Fork area. The temple was the only
> church job I did as a painter. I was still a Mo,
> born and raised right there in UT Valley, so I
> didn't need to be told by my boss. We did have a
> short conversation as a crew before going in there
> about language and general behavior. We were a
> small crew so it wasn't too difficult. One
> experienced guy wasn't allowed in because we
> couldn't trust him to leave behind his liquor
> filled thermos.

Hah, that just triggered another Mormory moment....

It was in 89 or so , the year I got rooked into painting the Easter Pageant stage.

Former TBM Larry Braithwaite was a builder who had two tbm painting contractors plus me, but I just had the Mormon name. As professional courtesy I agreed to help him that year when he was running the Pageant prep.

The three of us backed out vans up to the backstage and proceeded to pump a 100+ gallons of burnt-beige paint all over the set. A gruesome sight, three rival behooded businessmen working like 3 busy Nephites.

The funniest part besides me sprayin for Jesus was that my jackmo nephew and his pal were the only grunts that would help me on a freebie.

I had to bribe them with a bucket of iced beer for their discreet enjoyment whilst feeding paint to 3 voracious spray rigs.



Oh if I only had some video of that day!

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Posted by: gentlestrength ( )
Date: January 27, 2014 12:33AM

Perhaps the expenses are boondoggles for friends of the leaders, the same way nations and corporations are run.

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Posted by: NormaRae ( )
Date: January 26, 2014 09:38PM

What cracks me up is the pictures of the temples are all close up so they look so big and impressive. I googled "Memphis LDS Temple" and just laughed. Some of the pictures are even photoshopped to look like its on some big landscaped piece of property off by itself.

I will go over one of these days and get some pictures from across the street. And some from the stake center parking lot. You'll laugh when you compare them to the official church photos. I'll also get some pics of other churches on the same street. You'll see why people can drive past the temple every day and not even notice it.

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Posted by: Shummie ( )
Date: January 26, 2014 09:50PM

on the approach to the DC/OZ phantasm of a temple.

It said: Run Dorthy!

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Posted by: gemini ( )
Date: January 26, 2014 10:13PM

I believe it said "surrender dorothy"

Remember when a gunman went into the DC temple and a SWAT team went after him? Oh the hub bub about whether it would have to be re-dedicated because gentiles had defiled it? After much hand wringing it was decided it wouldn't be necessary...So much so called self-importance about a building!

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Posted by: Shummie ( )
Date: January 26, 2014 11:08PM

gemini Wrote:
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> I believe it said "surrender dorothy"
>
> Remember when a gunman went into the DC temple and
> a SWAT team went after him? Oh the hub bub about
> whether it would have to be re-dedicated because
> gentiles had defiled it? After much hand wringing
> it was decided it wouldn't be necessary...So much
> so called self-importance about a building!


Right you are too about their silly entry rules.

Had I been wearing the correct underwear back then, who knows, I could have bid on some juicy conracts on the 'inside', less tithing and perchance a little bribery of course.

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Posted by: lily ( )
Date: January 26, 2014 10:41PM

I have to say, the inside of the Denver temple is hideous.

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Posted by: Shummie ( )
Date: January 26, 2014 11:41PM

lily Wrote:
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> I have to say, the inside of the Denver temple is
> hideous.


Look anything like the Denver airport?

A lot of paylayale strewn about there I hear.

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Posted by: verilyverily ( )
Date: January 26, 2014 11:57PM

Shummie said "Methinks a beautiful temple thread would be a rather short thread." - this is true if we are only talking about Moron Temples. Their are some gorgeous Buddhist temples.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0oG7k4v5OVSpHYAbXpXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB0ZWl2YXByBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2FjMgR2dGlkA1ZJUDMyN18x?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=buddhist+temples

This second link is to the stupa in Colorado, where I live. A stupa is like a small temple, a place of honor where an elaborate shrine is located. Buddhists know how to make a building look like a place of worship, not a utilitarian ugly building. BTW - does one architect design firm do all ward and stake buildings? They all look alike which is BORING and non-religious.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0PDoS1q5eVS8gsAh6yJzbkF?p=great%20stupa%20colorado&fr=moz35&ei=utf-8&n=60&x=wrt&fr2=sg-gac&sado=1

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Posted by: Shummie ( )
Date: January 27, 2014 12:49AM

verilyverily Wrote:
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> Shummie said "Methinks a beautiful temple thread
> would be a rather short thread." - this is true if
> we are only talking about Moron Temples. Their are
> some gorgeous Buddhist temples.
> http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=
> A0oG7k4v5OVSpHYAbXpXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB0ZWl2YXByBHNl
> YwNzYwRjb2xvA2FjMgR2dGlkA1ZJUDMyN18x?_adv_prop=ima
> ge&fr=moz35&va=buddhist+temples
>
> This second link is to the stupa in Colorado,
> where I live. A stupa is like a small temple, a
> place of honor where an elaborate shrine is
> located. Buddhists know how to make a building
> look like a place of worship, not a utilitarian
> ugly building. BTW - does one architect design
> firm do all ward and stake buildings? They all
> look alike which is BORING and non-religious.
> http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=
> A0PDoS1q5eVS8gsAh6yJzbkF?p=great%20stupa%20colorad
> o&fr=moz35&ei=utf-8&n=60&x=wrt&fr2=sg-gac&sado=1


I rather admired the Ba'hai temple whilst on a pilgrimage back in '81 to of all places . . . Haifa, Israel.


http://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrTcdiJ8uVSoXQAra0PxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTBsOXB2YTRjBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkAw--?_adv_prop=image&fr=yhs-ddc-linuxmint&va=baha%27i+temple+Israel&hspart=ddc&hsimp=yhs-linuxmint

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Posted by: anagrammy ( )
Date: January 27, 2014 12:34AM

That's because Mormons are trying to nail a piece of real estate as a tax deduction where "services" are conducted.

They aren't interested in creating a sacred space, rather creating a superstitious place, which is entirely different.

Maybe they can rededicate that spoiled temple the gunman entered. Or they could just smoke them some sage and wave it around to get the evil cooties out.

God forgive me for thinking the members are fools. My new Buddhist mantra of compassion:

As they are, I once was.....


Anagrammy

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Posted by: Shummie ( )
Date: January 27, 2014 12:55AM

anagrammy Wrote:
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> As they are, I once was.....


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namaste






>

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Posted by: verilyverily ( )
Date: January 27, 2014 12:54AM

LOL Anagrammy....Great mantra..

and Shummie - Yes that is beautiful. I read about Ba'hai because I was performing at a Ba'hai wedding service.
http://www.bahai.org/ - less crazy than TSCC



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/27/2014 01:01AM by verilyverily.

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