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What About the New Endowment Changes?

Don - February 9, 2008

Are we really getting that fat that we need this? Or are we that lazy?

What’s your take on the changes?


  1. Wha? Did I miss an announcement at Church?

    Comment by Clark — February 9, 2008 @ 2:26 pm

  2. I assumed that it was a continuation of efforts to make the endowment more comfortable for disabled and elderly folks.

    Comment by David G. — February 9, 2008 @ 2:39 pm

  3. Eh – they say it every time (and have for a while, it’s not all that “new”), but my experience has been that very few people take advantage of “the change” … usually elderly people.

    Comment by lyn — February 9, 2008 @ 3:15 pm

  4. For older folks who, it must be admitted, probably do more temple work than anyone else, this is a welcome change which doesn’t really do anything than make it easier on their joints.

    Comment by The_Monk — February 9, 2008 @ 4:33 pm

  5. A couple of things are apparent:

    1. You didn’t take the instruction at the beginning of the session literally

    2. lyn doesn’t know what you’re talking about

    Comment by Not That Michael — February 9, 2008 @ 5:38 pm

  6. Come on. Is there really anything wrong with just flat-out saying it? And yes, I missed whatever this change is.

    Comment by Seth R. — February 9, 2008 @ 6:54 pm

  7. Not That Michael,

    If you mean by “the instruction at the beginning of the session literally” the letter that was read then it depends on what you mean by literally. I haven’t discussed the change, only that there was a change. And I really am a spirit of the law kind of guy rather than a letter of the law.

    We are instructed in the endowment not to discuss/reveal the signs and tokens we are given. The covenants and “doctrines” we are “taught” there are found in other places than the temple and are certainly discussed.

    I really don’t see any reason to be secretive about minor changes like the men and women sitting together as husbands and wives….what’s wrong with that?

    Oh, by the way, that isn’t the change so I’m not violating the LAW!

    Comment by Don — February 9, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

  8. Actually, Don, I think the spirit of the admonition is to not discuss the ceremony outside the confines of the temple in order that it be kept sacred — untainted by the banality of common discourse (much less the utter vulgarity of discourse online).

    Comment by Silus Grok — February 9, 2008 @ 8:20 pm

  9. Wait, something changed? I’m not going to have to wait until the 28th when my wife and I are going to figure this out am I?

    Comment by jjohnsen — February 10, 2008 @ 10:35 am

  10. Guess I don’t know what is going. It’s only been since mid-Dec since I was at the temple last…the “new change” must be pretty recent. The comment about being fat/lazy made me think of the “other change” that has been said the past year or so.

    Comment by lyn — February 10, 2008 @ 12:07 pm

  11. My wife and I went yesterday.

    My first thought was, “It’s always about those [darn] Baby-Boomers!”

    Comment by David H. Sundwall — February 10, 2008 @ 12:34 pm

  12. All it means is that it will be that much harder for me to stay awake and NOW I have to worry about possibly missing my own part in the proceedings! If any of you are in an endowment session with me, please tap me on the shoulder at the appropriate time:)

    David H,

    Amen! It’s bad enough they’re already screwing me out of my social security.

    Comment by Bret — February 10, 2008 @ 12:48 pm

  13. Wait. Are we talking about choosing to sit? I didn’t realize that it was a “change” and from what I got from it, it’s not for the lazy!

    Comment by Cheryl — February 10, 2008 @ 7:12 pm

  14. I went in early January and didn’t notice anything different. Although the films could use an update (IMO). The old Gordon Jump ones looked like Star Trek and these look like Star Trek the Next Generation. There was a rumor that they were being redone but I don’t believe anything came of it.

    Comment by Clark — February 10, 2008 @ 9:09 pm

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