Date: September 03, 2019 02:32PM
I believe this Mormon sums up current Mormonism very well - meh!
The gaping holes in her testimony are still functional and when she wants to feel a little rebellious they still serve her but oh well, CTR and all that...
Ho, hum, the Mormon merry-go-round keeps turning up dead people for their temple attendance.
They used to feel passionate about not being indoctrinated zombies for Mormon Jesus, but now, oh well.
All of my holes are still functional but they aren't as much fun as they used to be. Just praying that they will eventually grow over with old age and I can cruise Ye Olde Ship Zion into my Celestial dirt patch.
I grew up in the 1970s and 80s. My grandma never let my mom get her ears pierced, but when I was about 18 months old, my mom's younger sister (who was still a teenager) "rebelled" and got hers pierced. That made my mom (who was in her early 20s) decided to get hers done, and then I (who was only 18 months old) demanded that mine be done, too.
When I was about 10 years old, I started seeing a lot of people with a second piercing (this was the early 1980s). My mom thought it looked pretty cool, so both she and I went to the mall and got a 2nd hole.
As a teenager (between ages 14 and 16), I pierced my own ears a 3rd and 4th time, and then put 2 holes at the top of my left ear as well (with a needle). My parents didn't really say anything, because they were just earrings, and I was a pretty straight arrow kid. I wore a lot of earrings in high school.
During my BYU years, I wore varying numbers of earrings, depending on my mood. There was no policy about it at the time.
When I was in my late 20s, with 3 kids, that statement came out. I remember just kind of rolling my eyes at it at the time. Funnily, one of the "worst" experiences I ever had on Babycenter was when someone posted about how moved she'd been to hear that statement read and how she immediately removed her earrings. I felt like she was being "holier than thou" and a huge argument ensued that left me pretty upset and traumatized for days (that sounds SOOOO silly now, but this was 15+ years ago). But I was convinced that God didn't ACTUALLY care about earrings and this woman was just being hateful.
Now... meh. I'm not sure whether I believe God really cares about earrings or not. But honestly, I rarely wear earrings at all, because most earrings irritate my ears, and/or because I just forget earrings are even a "thing" for months at a time. I'm a YWP, and if I was going to wear earrings to church, I'd probably only wear one pair to "set a good example," but all of my holes are still functional, and occasionally, I wear earrings in the others on other days.
I honestly haven't noticed this being a "thing" with my YW. If any of them wear earrings at all, it's just one pair, and the topic has never actually come up at church. (My DDs all have one piercing, and have never asked for more, and I've honestly never given that any thought)."https://community.babycenter.com/post/a65411272/can-we-talk-about-two-sets-of-earrings
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/03/2019 02:33PM by Elder Berry.