Date: October 11, 2018 04:18AM
Seems like all the advice they get from their top leaders is about the way they should conduct themselves in step a -> step b -> terms (mechanical activity) and the way that the organization should be managed (business).
It's always stuff like:
New policy concerning the brand-name and preferred labels to be used by the organization and its members.
The preferred color of shirts for members.
The minimum BIP hours (butt-in-pew hours) expected per member for weekly meetings conducted throughout the upcoming fiscal year.
Announcements of new building construction projects.
Divisions, consolidations, reorganizations of wards, stakes, missions and regions.
Appointments of new leaders (executives).
It's never anything like:
New details on what happens in the afterlife.
Why things we learn in this life are relevant to the afterlife, which is a life without competition for resources, hunger, thirst, violence, disease, fatigue, etc.
A detailed exegesis on reincarnation and why it's true/not true.
Never anything like that. But it's the church that has all the answers, right? right??
It'll tell you in great detail how many beans you have now and how many more beans you need to keep being a prospective "good person". But it will never explain why the number of beans you have has any cause-and-effect relationship to your goodness as a person.