I guess, in reality, I do agree that living somewhere with few LDS members means you have to be strong and stand firm –BUT how much harder is it to be strong and stand firm in the face of hypocrisy? They may “understand” the doctrines of the Church (because they are members of the Church), but really, they don’t, because if they did, they wouldn’t be doing the awful things they are doing, you know?
I think Michelle said it best, though. Both environments present challenges. And it’s personal as to which challenges you’d rather have your children exposed to, eh?]]>
I still wonder if he ever got “transferred”…]]>
…one weird thing that happened a couple of times in my Seminary –the Teacher dating the student right after graduation. Not even kidding. They flirted during the last semester and then dated as soon as she graduated. And it happened more than once (with different teachers and students). Of course, it was also popular for High school senior girls to date RM’s and then marry them 2-3 months after graduation, too.
Here’s a question for all Wasatch-ers–is early-morning seminary even feasible? I often hear many GA’s speak of the advantages of early-morning Seminary, but then I wonder why they don’t make everyone do it that way.
I’ve heard people argue that there are too many kids to make early-morning work in Utah. I disagree. Given the number of wards, stakes, meeting houses and faithful members in the region, it would be relatively easy to set up early-morning seminary on a ward or stake level.
Of course, conducting training for all of those volunteers might require just as many full-time staffers as we now have teaching in the classroom. :)]]>
I have this pervasive problem of getting carried away with my thoughts. I probably could have said what I did in a more intelligent way without making it sound like I was bitter. I’ll keep working on it!
FWIW (and back on topic), I agree with what Seth’s stance is about grading –But if you are going to have them, I think you’d best be serious about them. Some of my favorite classes at BYU were religion courses where the instructor (I tried to get Religion professors whenever possible) really challenged us.
Grading spirituality, though, is really not as far off as people might think (or wrong, for that matter). What is our eternal life based on anyway? Isn’t this whole thing a test?]]>
I must have mistranslated what i was trying to say. (and me without my seerstone) Basically what I meant was that at least for me I liked being able to fight opposition coming from the world rather than the opposition you are talking about. I don’t think I could have survived growing up in your world or a big mormon town.
Basically, when I’m in the Utah/Idaho corridor I find myself leaning to the left and fighting the molly mormon/peter pristhood (whatever that means) persona. However, when I’m somewhere else I lean farther to the right and feel the need to defend the molly mormon/peter priesthood position.
Does that make sense? I guess you could call me a flip flopper>:)]]>