Date: September 09, 2019 07:48PM
Summer, a very pertinent and uplifting comment.
But here's what happened in my mind... I took what you said at the end,
> Nelson could change the
> entire face of the church
> by simply expressing
> encouragement, positivity,
> and gratitude to the
> members who labor so hard
> in its behalf.
and came up with this:
The mormon church needs to print up ServiceBuck$, in all the denominations we're used to seeing in paper money. Then the bishop passes them out to quorum presidents, who in turn give them to people who do their callings at the appropriate levels of earnestness and joy, as a reward for their efforts. The bishop keeps a stash to give to the quorum leaders when they do good, and the SP does the same, to reward his minions, and so on, up all the hierarchal levels who have to tithe.
Then when it's time to tithe, the SeviceBuck$ are redeemed, on a one to one basis. If you owe $4,000 for the month and have accumulated $1,500 in ServiceBuck$, you put them in the envelope, along with your $2,500 check and you're done!
What I really love about this is the temptation that is going to exist to buy counterfeit ServiceBuck$! The Chinese will flood the market and you'll be able to buy ServiceBuck$ for a penny on the dollar! Oh my lord, the temptation to be a full tithe payor, at pennies on the dollar, instead of a dime for every dollar!!
Everybody wins, except for the church, which means everybody wins!!!