But do you know what bugs me more than a whispered amen between a faithful member and their god? Any attempt to animate a dozing congregation with “aloha.”]]>
There was a counselor (IIRC) in the São Paulo MTC presidency in 1999 who not only agreed with prayers and talks vociferously, he made a big deal out of it from the pulpit, saying that all of us should be similarly emphatic in our AMENS!]]>
Sometimes I’m loud, sometimes subdued.
But you will hear a loud sigh on Wednesday morning, I promise you that. ;)]]>
You’d wake everyone up, saying your “amens” too loudly.
Maybe it’s because I was a North Carolina missionary, too.
As for the politicking, our HPGL actually stood up in testimony meeting and proselytized Prop 8. Jesus was only mentioned when he closed with “In the name of…” The Mrs. and I remained stoic, but squeezed each other’s hand frantically.]]>