A man died, having all his wealth converted to gold. And
burried with him. As he gets to the pearly gates, dragging
his incredibly heavy suitcase with him, and looking around,
a bit paranoid.
St. Peter greeted him at the pearly gates. Assured him his
gold was safe, there was no theft in Heaven. The guy came
in, and still dragging his suitcase behind.
As he got out of hearing range, St. Peter turned to the
other angel, and asked "what's with that guy and his
suitcase full of paving stones?"
I've got to disagree with that concept. Of course, a person
can affect what comes after death. That's the entire reason
for repentance, commandments, acts of service, etc. Even a
few Non-Mormons understand that concept.
While I agree with that statement, I'd contend nonetheless that doing good
(e.g. feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless), even
for the "wrong reason", is still a Good Thing. Certainly better IMHO to do
good for the wrong reasons, than to do evil for any reason.
Probably the same sorts of things that Jews and Muslims and the like have
been doing--don't assume because Mormons are religious and American that
they are Christians in the same sense that Catholics or Protestants are
Christian--while they recognize the divinity of Christ, they have their own
revelation that is independent of the Bible. Blaming them for the
Inquisition is like blaming the Pope for 9/11.
Yes, it's possible to read some accusation and blame into
that question. I preferred to see it as a practical
question. So, what all do we actually DO to make things
better? I try my best to be a practical person.
Stormin Mormon is always posting his LDS sig line here, so I'll post one
that is riveting reading:
The book, "Secret Ceremonies" by Deborah Laake is also a riveting read into
the inside world of an LDS wife, which is one step above a chattel or cow in
Congrats from a long time Scouter and the father of two Eagles.
I have been told that the only two activities specifically asked about on
the application to any Military academy are "Are you an Eagle Scout, Did you
attend Boys State?"
Some years ago, I was chatting with a Scout who was just back from his first
semester at the Air Force Academy. I asked him if it gave him an edge, being
an Eagle. He said "Nah. It's pretty much expected." -- Doug
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