Date: April 04, 2019 12:50PM
What if you heat your alcoholic beverages? Still good to go...to the temple?
And besides, it's not like there are angels guarding the hen house! When, ever, did ghawd keep an unworthy recommend holder out?
Certainly it's clear that the church uses the temple to shake down the members for the Holy 10%. If Lucifer coughed up his 10% they tell him, "Look, we're not happy about this, but you can go on in. But FYI, you may see some unflattering pictures of yourself...but other than that, have a good time."
Date: April 04, 2019 01:20PM
In Korea, when I was on my mission in 92-94, the rule was no Black Tea, no coffee, everything else was perfectly fine and often encouraged. The Mission President's wife constantly served tea. Pretty much every beverage I drank except juice and soda was some form of tea. You couldn't even get straight water at a restaurant, it was always barley tea.
That, of coarse, didn't keep my parents who came over to pick me up so they could see Korea from all but gasping in horror at the the thought of hot water that had been steeped with barley. They worried about "the appearance of evil" and all that. I wonder what they'll think of this policy change.
Date: April 04, 2019 01:43PM
D&C 89:17 Nevertheless, wheat for man, and corn for the ox, and oats for the horse, and rye for the fowls and for swine, and for all beasts of the field, and barley for all useful animals, and for mild drinks, as also other grain.
Barley for mild drinks? Sounds like beer to me.
Date: April 04, 2019 04:01PM
So...I need this spelled out for me. Is this an April Fool's joke, or can a coffee drinker get a temple recommend?
My TBM mother drank 2 cups of coffee every morning, for her heart. It was actually recommended by her doctor. She carefully hid her coffee from the other Mormons. She and my father did not go to the temple, because they did not believe in all that. Of course, the cult accepted their tithing, and their volunteer time as RS and Primary President, and gospel doctrines teacher.
Do you mean that all my mother's secrecy, angst, and self-loathing was for NOTHING?
In the 1980's, before I was divorced and lost all of my social status, I went to lunch with some TBM women who were married to Mormon big-wigs. You would know who they are, if I named them. These wives ordered diet coke, iced tea, and de-caf coffee. I had just barely moved to Utah, from California, and I was shocked!
In our RS, after I was there for 10 years or so, I gradually discovered that over half the women were on some sort of psycho drug--Ambien is the most popular right now, Prozac, Valium, Zoloft, Imipramine, and what is that one for bi-polar disorder? There's not much mention of these substances in the WOW, and I think I know why.
Date: April 05, 2019 12:20AM
"I give-a you one...okay two...coffee plantations in South America. What-a you gonna give-a to me?"
"Well, sir Pope, your excellency, we will give you those three golden temple baptismal fonts on 12-oxen bases, fully converted into jacuzzis, with the whole works...bubble dispensers, massage jets, aroma therapy infusers and whirlpool features, just as you requested in that e-mail last month."
"Fine! Molto bene! Molto bene! We have a deal!"