People believe a lot of untruths about the LDS Church. Some people actually think, for example, that Mormons do not believe in Jesus Christ. Of course, that reveals a lack of any serious inquiry: The very first thing on the signs outside LDS chapels is the full name of the Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Today, an apparently otherwise educated person commented with an apparently sincere belief that the LDS Church does not ever preach about any of the following topics: forgiveness, love, or mercy. As a Mormon, I hear these topics preached at basically every meeting.
For fun, I checked the Church’s official website, http://www.lds.org, for each of these topics. They are all there!
In fact, Google can limit a web search just to a single website. It also estimates the number of page results based on the number of relevant pages crawled. As you can see, a search for “mercy” or “forgiveness” turns up more than a half million unique page results for each word. A search for “love” brings up over 11 million hits.
They make trick shots for the opposing team.
The industry has found a new breed of employee in Utah. One recruiter from Sony Animation Pictures described the typical B.Y.U. grad as perhaps not as talented artistically as students from the other premier schools, like CalArts, but equipped with “a different mind-set.” In most animation programs, each student leads production on his or her own film. But at B.Y.U., everyone works as a team on a single film because, unlike at art schools, students are too busy with religion courses and other requirements to be full-time filmmakers. Out of necessity, production on each year’s film winds up mirroring the way the industry actually works. B.Y.U. students emerge committed to a specialty and to collaboration — prepared for an entry-level job rather than expecting to be treated as visionary auteurs.
Meghan McCain was quite upset about adulterer and loser Mark Sanford winning the South Carolina congressional special election last night:
Which prompted this response:
My condolences to Sean Penn.
A video making the rounds that is worth a watch, and not because it made President Obama uncomfortable.