Date: September 16, 2021 05:38PM
After listening to some church headquarters insider interviews it’s apparent the church is just a big compartmentalized machine where rank is pulled. It’s really not that different than the military.
There is a paid clergy at the top. The leaders in Salt Lake all are paid and given perks. Other than having to travel a lot and sit in a ton of meetings the jobs are not as demanding as they would be in a business that had to be competitive to stay afloat.
Certainly not as demanding as being a bishop who has to make a living, run a ward and help raise a family. Being a bishop or stake president is far more stressful than being a GA. You don’t have to worry about making a living or insurance as a GA.
The church is simply doing what you are told and the closer to the prophet you get the more rank you pull. The higher up you are the more Royal you get treated. No way can people in such a pampered bubble have any idea what the world is really like.
It’s a machine that’s only interested on keeping the next generation in. That’s really the objective. Keeping the American members in so the machine gets fed.