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Our crafty little scheme has been exposed!
Time to close up shop, I guess…
I say Photoshop, but it’s still funny!
It’s a sign generator program. Here is the link:
Whoops. Here is the right link:
What!? Dude, you’re ruining the fantasy in my head about how all other Churches really “know” the LDS Church is true, and how one of them finally, at long last, let their guard down!
Faith-destoyer! If I lose my testimony over this dose of reality, the sin’s on your head.
Darn, cause, you know… I thought that was how we got converts??
I found one a few months ago that said: “If you didn’t read the Book of Mormon, you can come to our church”…….. I’m glad to know the signs are fake.
I saw a picture of a real sign (I’m pretty sure . . . this post has disillusioned me) on a Baptist church (probably in UT) during the BoM challenge saying, “Didn’t finish the Book of Mormon? You’re welcome here!”
#6 (Portia) I saw that one as well. It caused quite a laugh among my friends, simply for the reason Aaron (#4) described – We all figured that it meant they were subconsciously acknowledging the validity of the Gospel.
Look’s like Prudence has some work to do. A little fertilizer and diesel fuel ought to do the trick.
If you look closely enough, you can see the site’s URL along the top of the customized area. Aaron was clever enough to blur the image — because in the original version, the URL is clearly visible.
By the way, here’s a church that really has the truth.
That web site is fantastic! My friends and I are having a blast with it now, getting creative and passing church signs around. Thanks, Aaron B (and anon).
#6 & #7:
Maybe they were both simply observing the bizarre hysteria that grew from Gordon B. HInckley’s “invitation” to read The Book of Mormon during the latter half of 2005. I even had a bishop who became so convinced that this was a “commandment” where we needed to “follow the prophet,” that he directed all home teachers to obtain a specific accounting, as to whether each member of the ward (regardless of age, etc.) had complied.
Imagine if LDS members responded the same way to some of Gordon B. Hinckley’s other teachings, like actually serving others, helping the poor, etc.
Nick – The world would be a much better place.
What was it… someone said it in sacrament meeting at my home ward last Sunday… “Imagine if every member were just like you. Now imagine if every member were just like the Prophet.”
No deity in his/her right mind would ever want everyone to be the same. :-)
Virginia you should’ve retorted, “What if secretly the Prophet is just like me?”
Agreed – on both counts.
And I’m sure the Prophet is more like me than I realize. He is after all, only human. God bless him.
I’d love to take credit for blurring the image, JNS, but truth be told, I just lifted this from an email I received.
Hey, you know . . .
Our church building in Ammon, Idaho needs a place for messages. Actually, I have all kinds of ideas.
And I would pray over the BoM like the army of young elders in southeastern Idaho suggest, but I am still trying to find the scriptural authority that backs up the urgent claims.
Todd, FWIW, Moroni 10:3, IMHO, is the key to it all (not verses 4&5) – and that verse really is a restatement of one of the most common themes of the Bible. It is incredibly profound if viewed in the context of historical grace, but seeing that and accepting it or not is an individual thing.
No matter what you do, I hope we will continue to enjoy your fellowship here. As far as I can tell, you live what you believe to the best of your ability, so I hope I will end up where I think you will – and we can continue these discussions with the benefit of much more light and knowledge than we have now.
Aaron — can you email me? I think we knew each other our freshman year at BYU.
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