Sunday, September 5, 2010
Prop 8 and My 'No Use' Credo
Watched 8: The Mormon Proposition and it wasn't really anything new. I already know about Butters, gay suicides, the money involved, the church fronting different organizations, etc.... It was, however, very nice to see it all put together. I feel like I sometimes learn too many random facts about too many random things and that I need to sit down and view something, or write something, that lays it all out all together.
I won't be going into gays and the church right now, rightly LGBT and the church I should say. The documentary was fine, I definitely give it a 4 star out of 5 on Netflix, but it suffers the same issues any documentary has. I mean, when you're interviewing someone who says "The Mormon church didn't let blacks into the church till 1978" and then put that, out of however long the interview was, into the documentary then obviously you are skewing things. The Mormon church was revolutionary back in the 1830s in that it had blacks and whites in its services, even in the Kirtland Temple. The church 'just' didn't give blacks the priesthood till 1978, which is a big deal. Looking at its history though, the LDS church is very similar to Islam, in that Islam did a lot of good in the Middle East in relation to improving the morals and ethics of that region. Islam of course never grew out of that, and the Mormon church isn't much different.
Giving me some interesting information was a bonus, such as a family giving 50k when they have 5 kids and bishops going around telling families how much they can give. Yeah. Plus the guy, Southery or something, the old guy with the white tight beard and hair and accent, he was pretty cool. They used a quote from him during the final couple minutes, and he was very eloquent.
Well, I am off to get some fresh homemade baked goods that a friend just cooked. I will return to give my personal 'no use' credo that has been on my mind for a couple days now. Bye for now.