ChurchCo should partner with Dunkin' (formerly Dunkin' Donuts). Dunkin' could install baptismal fonts in their bathrooms, and the Church can station priesthood holders at the entrance to catch people as they come in. The pitch would be, "Come get dunked at Dunkin'! Just don't have any coffee after, or ever again."
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Hey yeah--donuts after services are a pretty standard thing in Protestant and Catholic churches. I wonder why ChurchCo, in their rush to mainstream themselves, hasn't started doing "donut hour" (no icky coffee hour, you heathens) after sacrament meetings as a way to attract people?
Aside from that costing money and making people a little bit happier, I mean.
Some disgruntled artsy Mormon should make a documentary titled, "When we were The Mormons" detailing how far from basic humanity Mormonism as a religious organization has fallen for the average member.
Since every Mormon I know just says, "The Church" assuming everyone will know they mean 'that' church, the one true church that could only be their church, I suspect that is how they will refer to themselves since saying the full name of their church is like saying Sally Sells Sea Shells on the Shore.
The word Mormon for the masses summoned a lot of negative images from homophobia, prop 8, and misogyny, anti ERA, to annoying missionaries to hilarious musicals where BoM's are shoved where the sun don't shine, and topped off with cute temple outfits, and two Mormons even designing torture techniques for Guantanamo. What could they do but ditch it?
Name couldn't be salvaged. However, going generic was about the lamest move ever in a society where everyone wears their labels on the outside, often gold plated and bedazzled.
Generic is good for ED pills maybe, but not so much for churches. "The Church", like all churches, needs a gimmick.
Shinehah Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Meet the don't call us Mormons (that's a victory > for satan) but would you like a free copy of the > Book of ______?
Alternative titles for the Book of Mormon, since we can't use that word anymore: -Book of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named -Book of the Artist Formerly Known as Mormon -Book of Anonymous -Book of Well, Actually, It's Another Testament of Jesus Christ -Book of I Don't Know That We Ever Taught That