Date: March 29, 2021 02:38PM
Are you suggesting that sitting quietly does not necessarily equate with true reverence? That's heresy by Mormon standards.
My brother-in-law's sister-in-law (she, her husband, and their two kids are now out, but her husband was a counselor in their stake presidency just over a year ago; she's a dermatologist and never fit in well with the Molly Mo types even though she's of pioneer stock) was telling me of an incident in Relief Society a couple of years ago. The teacher asked, "How are we different as parents than are parents who are not members of the church?"
One clueless soul chimed in with, "We're BETTER parents! I've had numerous teachers tell me that LDS children are ALWAYS the best-behaved and most well-adjusted children."
Brother-in-law's sister-in-law responded with, "I think we've ALL taught enough Primary and Sunday School classes to know THAT'S not true." Surprisingly, or maybe not, the women agreed with brother-in-law's sister-in-law.
Date: March 29, 2021 04:18PM
So true. I have a friend that has a junker jeep liberty that can hardly run a day without breaking down. He assure me its trail rated. It is the same with Mormons they make these imaginary badges, like good wife, good husbands, faithful member, mission worthy, temple worthy, returned missionary, endowed, tithe paying, spiritual giant, bishop material, Mormon royalty, pioneer stock etc none of them mean a thing and its just ribbons they collect to validate each others wasteful existence.
sitting quietly mean you have guilted and yelled at your kid to sit quietly, congratulation, jesus will invite him for back page tour when he returns and give him hid own universe to rule.
Date: March 31, 2021 02:56AM
Yes, kids learn that arrogant sense of entitlement from their parents.
I taught Primary for years. The kids used to brag about the bribes their parents would give them for sitting still in scarament meeting. It starts small, and gets bigger. For example, many Mormon parents would buy their kid a car if he went on a mission, and stayed for the entire duration. Missionaries are also promised their pick of the pretty young Mormon girls, if they return honorably from their mission.
Threats are used even more often by Mormon parents. "If you aren't reverent, you will burn in the second coming." "If you don't obey and don't get married in the temple, you will separated from your mommy and daddy and all your loved ones FOR ETERNITY." "If you don't go on a mission, no decent girl will marry you, and you will be passed over for all the prime church leadership callings." (Like, Church President?). "If you take one drink, you will become an alcoholic."
Instead of waiting for God to judge people in the hereafter, a lot of Mormons carry out their punishments NOW, in the form of shunning (separation from friends and family) dis-owning their own children (casting into outer darkness) trying to ruin the businesses and reputations of ex-Mormons (God will withdraw His blessings--hell--why wait--we'll withdraw them right now, in His name.)
Where's the love? (Not in the Mormon church, in my experience.)