Monday, March 9, 2009

I Belong to the Church of Jesus Christ....(Updated)

...of Latter Day Saints.

I got an e mail this week about that Big Love series on HBO. There is a picture and an article in T.V guide that I found offensive, and I was appalled. I forwarded that e mail to all my Mormon friends and family so that they could be appalled too;)

A friend in my ward e mailed me back saying that basically all publicity is good publicity. And that people who know Mormons personally may ask their Mormon friends and get the truth from them. Basically, any discussion is good. And grudgingly, I guess she is right.

I need to struggle with my temper and deal with misconceptions with patience and grace. There are people around the Internet who do this.

There are many LDS bloggers out there that handle these issues wonderfully. I like to read this blog a lot,(her button is on my side bar) and she mentions her faith often without pushing it down anybody's throat. I really enjoyed her post today, and the video she has of a young LDS girl at Harvard who handles a lot of grilling with poise and dignity. She is wise beyond her years. The video is worth a look. (It is about 20 minutes long, though, so keep that in mind)

Anyone who wants to learn more can go here or here.

This quote by M Russell Ballard that is on my side bar bares repeating: " Most of you already know that if you have access to the Internet you can start a blog in minutes and begin sharing what you know to be true.We are living in a world saturated with all kinds of voices. Perhaps now, more than ever, we have a major responsibility as Latter-day Saints to define ourselves, instead of letting others define us. "
Danielle sent me this link from the church news about all of this Big Love nonsense. It is helpful

1 people know I love comments!:

Danielle said...

Have you seen this yet? I loved it. While I don't agree that all publicity is good publicity maybe it will help clear up confusion for some that have friends that are LDS. Let's hope anyway!