After reading the post from a couple days ago about optimal tithing rates, I started to think about some of the unanswered questions that have come to mind while I’ve been playing Brick Breaker in Elder’s Quorum pondering the mysteries of the Gospel. It seems like this audience might be able to offer some differing perspectives on these conundrums that, up to now, have kept me at a loss. A lot of you seem to be much smarter than I am.
Have at them.
If Steve Martin really was a member of the Church, would I still have had mission companions who claimed to be in his ward?
Has anyone ever suggested to the First Presidency an addendum to the “No R-Rated Movies” rule? I think I’d suggest the following: No R-rated movies unless: 1) the violence is “historic”; 2) you can reasonably rationalize that the movie’s not as bad as Titanic; or 3) if it’s The Matrix. I know a ton of people who already think that’s the rule – seems like it would be a pretty easy transition.
I’ve been told that you shouldn’t pray for your team to win while you’re watching sports because, in doing so, you’re implicitly asking God to make the opposing team lose. Do you think that rule counts when you’re team’s playing against Kobe, seeing as he’s pure evil?
Why does every singles’ ward have a guy who’ll bear his testimony about the parallels between the Gospel and Star Wars? Is it a calling?
Would it take a revelation to allow people who aren’t native Hawaiian to get the congregation to answer back when they say “Aloha” from the pulpit? Follow up question: Will the continuation of this apparently racist policy affect Mitt Romney’s presidential hopes?
If Dan Brown’s next book isn’t really about Mormons (as many girls I went out with claimed it will be), will people finally be able to admit publicly that the The Da Vinci Code isn’t consistent with the teachings of the Church (as many girls I went out with claimed it was)?
When did Bono meet his Mormon wife (come on, “Love is temple/Love the higher law”…It’s so obvious!)? Was it when he was in Utah that one night when U2 was booed off stage? (Note: you probably won’t get that one if you didn’t grow up in Utah during the 1990s)
Which is the bigger TV-related sin: laughing at the Joseph Smith episode of “South Park” or voting against the Mormon contestants on “American Idol?” Is this question moot if you’ve done both?
When Steve Martin attended my mission companions’ wards, was he an investigator or was he just there because his friend was blessing his baby?
Thank you for any comments or insight you’d be willing to provide.