Mormonism As a Meritocracy

Mormon leaders who say, “Where much is given, much is expected” are usually referring to others to whom comparatively little has been given, while those who believe that the LDS church is a meritocracy are typically referring to themselves. Shame on them. Exploiting the church and church-oriented service opportunities so that they become sources of personal validation and aggrandizement perverts the gospel into an instrument for worldly gain. The Book of Mormon refers to this practice as priestcraft.
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Friday Giggles

My sister, who never sends forwards, sent me this and I love it. Since MM has been basically comatose for the last little while, I figured what could it hurt if I posted two things in five minutes? These are fun.

1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
And do my hair and makeup so I look gorgeous in the casket

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.
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Scriptures & Prayer??

We held the Relief Society Book Club at my house yesterday. Because of my job, my house is filthy. It’s sort of surface clean, in that there’s no visible clutter and acceptable. This time I left it pretty much as is—scrubbed the toilet (last time, I cleaned and mopped and scrubbed to beat the band, set the table with china and cooked all day). I served chips and salsa. And I got home only 10 minutes before it was supposed to start because my friend, Jane, and I had gone to the Mormon Women Writers presentation at the university. Interesting and thought-provoking, but not soul-searing. I would have liked to stay for question and answer, but I had to go home so we could talk about Kathy Soper’s book “The Year My Son and I Were Born.” Read more »

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Not Your Grandmother’s Stake Conference

This was Stake Conference weekend for me, and aside from the plastic seats 3/4ths of the way back in the gym, a good time was had. I am a personal fan of unorthodoxy in relatively unimportant issues, so this was a good conference for me. Read more »

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