Date: July 09, 2019 09:14PM
Um, so the cult claims to run on revelations from God, so, is this survey for God?
Is this a legitimate survey, or a BYU-type survey?
BYU administration would occasionally ask us to fill out surveys, as student body officers, about important changes and further cut-backs of student's rights and self-government. The first year I was at BYU, I thought these surveys were legitimate, but we figured out that they were just a toolto appease us, and make us feel that we actually had a vote. All the surveys were blind, so the officers would assume that they were out-voted by fellow officers, and the cut-back would proceed, without a hitch. Even in Student Council meetings, all of our student representative voting was by blind ballot, and this could have been easily manipulated. We were, of course, refused to use the simpler "show-of-hands" voting method. Too often, we were shocked by the outcome of the voting, when the popular opinion lost.
Our teacher-advisor, years later, admitted to me that the BYU administration would just toss the surveys, without even looking at them! The admin knew what they had to do to appease the Board of Directors, and they followed orders, no matter what. We students would have respected admin more, if they had been honest with us, and not so sneaky and disrespectful of us.