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Nine Moons » Blog Archive : Mormon “Gray Areas” Survey » Mormon “Gray Areas” Survey

Mormon “Gray Areas” Survey

Rusty - November 13, 2006

Please take this fun little survey. I’ll collect and post the results in a few days.


  1. I think the media questions are problematic because the question seems to ignore context. For example, while in the case of “Saving Private Ryan” I’m willing to accept “abundant violence” I’m not so willing to endure such content out of movies like “Friday 13th” or “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

    On the attire questions, I assume we were supposed to ignore good taste. I am willing to accept a Brother wearing a tan suit or a short sleve shirt with a tie but both would be in bade taste.

    Comment by endlessnegotiation — November 13, 2006 @ 7:46 am

  2. As to attire, it depends on location. In the philippines, I’d just be happy if they showed up, and it had nothing to do with clothes. I think a lot of these questions rely on some sort of non-situational aspect of the Gospel. Also, another issue is that personally certain things are not ok for me on this list, but I wouldn’t really condemn another for any of these things…

    Comment by Matt W. — November 13, 2006 @ 7:53 am

  3. Endless,
    Yeah, I thought about that (violence). Maybe I should have said “abundant gratuitous violence” and “abundant just violence” or something. And yeah, taste is a separate issue.

    You’re right about location, though I wanted to keep it simple. And yeah, there is a difference about the standard you hold yourself up to and the standard to which you hold others up to.

    Comment by Rusty — November 13, 2006 @ 8:02 am

  4. Same problems for me — but I just put “ever” or “never” after most of the questions, and answered them that way. On the church attire question, I answered for myself, and for others I deemed similarly informed and faithful. Anything is better than not attending… as a wise man once said “cigarette smoke is my favorite smell in church”.

    Comment by Silus Grok — November 13, 2006 @ 8:25 am

  5. I’m unwilling to describe any of those clothing choices as off limits, especially if we are serious about being a worldwide church and working with those that have few material possessions or have different cultures.

    Comment by a random John — November 13, 2006 @ 9:34 am

  6. I had a hard time with the TV one. We don’t watch TV on Sundays – except at 8:00pm when the family gather around to watch the Simpsons.

    Comment by Gilgamesh — November 13, 2006 @ 10:38 am

  7. Rusty, I answered the entertainment questions aspirationally. That is, I partake in several kinds of entertainment that I don’t think are acceptable. For example, the recent romantic comedy “The Departed.”

    Comment by gst — November 13, 2006 @ 11:01 am

  8. As I answered those questions, I couldn’t help but see how I would have answered several of them differently had I taken the same survey 10 years ago. Some answers have changed for the more conservative over the years, others for the more liberal side.

    What would be really interesting is if you could get a set of bishops or stake presidents, or mission presidents or area authorities, or ultimately the apostles, to take a survey of this nature and see how the results fall out.

    Comment by Amy — November 13, 2006 @ 12:28 pm

  9. I’m anxious to see the results of the O’douls, coffe ice cream, decaf coffee question. As a kid, in an active home, I used to drink decaf Sanka in front of my parents all the time and not a peep. Now, I hear the “its not the caffeine” bit. These issues should really be addressed.

    Comment by cj douglass — November 13, 2006 @ 1:12 pm

  10. What’s the purpose of this survey? Self-selected surveys are not scientific. The questions/answers leave too much to interpretation.


    Comment by ed42 — November 13, 2006 @ 9:19 pm

  11. ed42,

    Comment by Rusty — November 13, 2006 @ 10:23 pm

  12. I answered the attire questions as if you meant your basic western (global west, not U.S) church meeting.

    You should have included facial hair questions:) I’m looking forward and yet not looking forward to church this next week when the bishopric sees that stake play is over and that i’ve decided to keep my beard because I like the look of it.

    Comment by Bret — November 14, 2006 @ 3:40 am

  13. Our stake play this week has some men growing beards also and I couldn’t believe the high councilman who apologized for speaking in church and representing the Stake Presidency looking like he did. Sincerely apologized–not a hint of humor. As if the beard made him less righteous or able to convey love & the Spirit to the audience… *sigh*

    I say keep it, Bret!

    Comment by Téa — November 14, 2006 @ 2:21 pm

  14. You don’t need an excuse to wear a beard. I certainly don’t use one. :)

    Keep it.

    Speaking of which, Don, did you ever come across that letter regarding callings not being withheld from beard growers?

    Comment by Kim Siever — November 15, 2006 @ 12:11 pm

  15. Sorry I’m late to respond. Thanks Tea and Kim!:)

    Comment by Bret — November 16, 2006 @ 12:07 am

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