Monday, September 13, 2021


Photos published in the Salt Lake Tribune of BYU Football Game this past weekend in Provo, Utah.

62,000 people without masks, not socially distanced at the BYU Football Game

...10 hours later on

Reason for the contrast: Because the Prophet only said masks needed to be worn at Church. He didn't say anything about wearing them at the BYU football game. 


Sidenote:.. One more thing that is also two faced. 


Anonymous said...

Who would like to bet that half of those student celebrants are grandchildren or great grandchildren of the GAs!

Anonymous said...

Haha, my daughter is in the bottom photo at the game. She had a blast and loves BYU football. It was a memorable game for her. Have you seen the video of the fans swaying and singing? Or were they chanting? Anyhoot, never underestimate the power of a group unified and seeking one goal. :)

OpenMind said...

Judging by the church photos, Heaven is going to be pretty empty!

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic or not. For me personally, if Heaven is anything like sacrament meeting then I'll gladly see myself to the escalator to Hell.

Anonymous said...

It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Common Sense on January 1, 2020. Common was a friend to us all and a great asset to society and will be greatly missed in more ways than we can even imagine at this time. A private ceremony was held to honor Common. Your continued prayers are appreciated.

OpenMind said...

Sarcasm. Because according to lds, only active lds members go to Heaven.

Anonymous said...

It is stunning to observe the spiritual and intellectual shallowness of the "brethren". Either they are ignorant to not see what is going on or they are willful advocates of the charade. It sure appears they enjoy "pleasing" the Great & Spacious Building - they love the praise of the world and it thrills them to have "their" members follow the "global" script and it offends them when members exercise personal agency and integrity.

I hate the corruptness of these times but never before has the word of God been more relevant:

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity"

"He commandeth that there shall be no priestcrafts; for, behold, priestcrafts are that men preach and set themselves up for a light unto the world, that they may get gain and praise of the world; but they seek not the welfare of Zion."

"And the Gentiles are lifted up in the pride of their eyes, ... they put down the power and miracles of God, and preach up unto themselves their own wisdom and their own learning, that they may get gain and grind upon the face of the poor."

"Yea, they have all gone out of the way; they have become corrupted. Because of pride, and because of false teachers, and false doctrine, their churches have become corrupted, and their churches are lifted up; because of pride they are puffed up."

"This people draw near unto me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their hearts far from me, and their fear towards me is taught by the precepts of men"

"For the time speedily shall come that all churches which are built up to get gain, and all those who are built up to get power over the flesh, and those who are built up to become popular in the eyes of the world, and those who seek the lusts of the flesh and the things of the world, and to do all manner of iniquity; yea, in fine, all those who belong to the kingdom of the devil are they who need fear, and tremble, and quake; ...

And the time cometh speedily that the righteous must be led up as calves of the stall, and the Holy One of Israel must reign in dominion, and might, and power, and great glory.

And he gathereth his children from the four quarters of the earth; and he numbereth his sheep, and they know him; and there shall be one fold and one shepherd; and he shall feed his sheep, and in him they shall find pasture."

OpenMind said...

Those scriptures are indeed very relevant, however they aren’t any more relevant than they have always beensince Joseph was rejected and killed by all those “never knew (His) heart”. I have to wonder at those who believe the earlier church, such as in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, were somehow better and less corrupt. They were just as blind and wandering in darkness as they are today, and even more so in some cases. I’ve heard people quote 20th century general authority talks as if they have any value whatsoever. Were they not also under a multi generational curse for murdering a prophet as important as Joseph? Why do we think what they offered was either more or less dark than lds general authorities today? We need to appreciate the depth of the unbelief and error of all groups and all leaders since Joseph was murdered.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. It's interesting to reflect on my own journey out of the church. When I was a teenager, I believed the church leaders were practically Jesus. Every word they said needed to be carefully analyzed and adhered to. When I was considering a career, I almost joined church security. I wanted to do everything I could to be near those men. I thought it would be a great honor and a guaranteed pass into God's kingdom, to take a bullet for 'the prophet'. I studied the words of Benson and Kimball regarding the Constitution and the proper role of government. While I did learn things from them, they were hardly prophetic.

While the church may have been a better organization when I was a child, looking back, I recognize now that it bore none of the signs of being approved by God. Priesthood blessings were just as pointless back then as they are now. The sacrament service is still an empty gesture. Indexing and family history worship are still completely meaningless. The gifts of the spirit are nowhere to be found. Members are just as eager today, as they were back then, to assign the miraculous to the mundane.

My research has led me to the point where I believe one of two things are true: either the church was never approved by God, or that approval departed with the deaths of Joseph and Hyrum. I'm still leaning towards the latter conclusion, but ultimately, the jury is still out. Regardless, it's plainly obvious that the modern LDS church is just as Babylonian as the rest. There is no difference.