Date: August 02, 2023 02:56PM
I hope I can cough up a few of the examples of Mormons misusing words by attaching only one meaning to them. Lemme see... Here are a couple before I forget:
VIRTUE -- only one meaning in Mormonism: hymen. "Girls, protect your virtue with your very lives!" Church leaders have seldom even talked in terms of one leading "a virtuous life" (unless it is an object lesson that ends with a sexual message). They seldom even speak of things like honesty as being a virtue. Mormons are consumed with sex, but never acknowledge it. It is just a cudgel used against females, mostly the young ones, and talked about in hushed tones and weird euphemisms.
MODESTY -- The way a girl dresses. Sleeveless blouse? "Immodest!!" Skirt that exposes some thigh? "Immodest!!" Again, it is only aimed at females, and again used as a cudgel, mostly with adolescent and teen girls, but also with women. I think it makes some "leaders" (such as they are) think of going down the hallway and wanking in some toilet stall. And, by God, it's the girl's fault, innit!?
MORALITY / IMMORALITY -- Sex. Basically, only sex. If something is discussed in the realm of the euphemism of morality in the church, the discussion is actually about sex. There are dozens of correct English usages, but in Mormonism, only one use.
Can you thi k of some other such golden words? I'm just a little thick today.