Date: April 28, 2012 04:08PM
active for nigh on to 50 years. Growing up I was interviewed, very perfunctorily, for ordination to each of the Aaronic priesthood orders and for ordination to Elder. I was only asked about masturbation in my pre-mission interview, and, as I recall, the questioning was not particularly searching (of course, I lied).
So I have a question.
When the hell did all this nosing into members' private lives start? As a kid I was never taught I had to confess to the bish. It was between me and the Lard. In fact, the Catholic practice of confession was derided. So when did the Morg start adopting the practice in a peculiarly vicious variation? It blows my mind members have passively accepted this.
Date: April 28, 2012 05:28PM
I'm thinking the focus on details in interviews emerged along with correlation.
When I finally spoke with my mom,(who is in her 70s now), she couldn't belive it either.
In fact, she accused me of fabricating the whole story.
The church today is a different animal than it was even in the 1970s.
I remember my older siblings doing crazy stuff for pixie week in seminary, the road shows, big ward dances and parties, talent shows, etc.
Todays morg is nothing but pay, pay, pay, pray, attend countless mind numbingly boring meetings, pay, pray, obey some more.
It's like the members are paying for their own spiritual rape and torture.........
Boggles the mind, doesn't it?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/28/2012 11:28PM by ambivalent exmo.