I think this is a good question. A Big Oil executive could leave because they do too much damage to the environment or he could stay and work to change the company to be more environmentally friendly. I like the idea of living in the world, and really LIVING IN THE WORLD, taking it head on and trying to make a difference rather than leaving or hiding.]]>
Also, since it wouldn’t be my only income (or my partner’s), we have also discussed putting a decent chunk of the profits back to the community: food for church/school/scout functions and donations to other causes. We’ve decided that 10% (where’d I get that # from) would be an appropriate place to start.
So, I can buy in, try to be the best example I can, and still provide well for my family. The community would benefit, I would benefit, and I think the employees would benefit.]]>
But you’re right too on the grey bit. EVERYONE will draw different lines on this topic and thats why I thought this was another classic post by Dad. THERE IS NO ANSWER! lol
I guess I read the responses as way too extreme compaired to where I’d draw my line and that my opinions reflect that.
Also, if looking at the minute details is part of the being god wants us to become, then my previous statement still holds for me.
And Steve, you sound like you know an alittle more than you should about porn. O.o]]>
On the Mormons’ distributing porn charge, isn’t their also an American West libertarian tradition in Mormon roots that we don’t impose our morality on others? Hence Mormon’s being comfortable in Las Vegas today or early Morons tolerating brothels in Utah, etc.
In the case of Marriott, I believe virtually all the porn is pay-per-view that the guest must select, not in-your-face porn à la West Hollywood (ok, gay porn in that case) or pre-Giuliani 8th Ave. (straight porn). I’m not counting soft porn on the Movie channel, HBO, etc, that probably isn’t considered porn by most nowadays anyway (such films typically have a plot of sorts, and seem more directed to female tastes). In any event, for Mormon staffers at Marriott to sensor such stuff seems outside mainstream Mormon tradition as I understand it (was born Catholic).]]>