Reader Question Box is a series where we answer questions that show up in our website traffic monitoring statistics as Google search terms that led people to us. Copious oddities are to be found in the search term logs, and some worthwhile questions. (In case you missed our previous editions: #1, #2, #3, and #4)
Question: “what’s tmi for a sacrament meeting talk”
Answer: Sometimes it is best to learn by example, rather than explanation. I could describe to you what TMI for a sacrament meeting talk would be, but it would be so much more instructive to just get many examples, and I’m sure our readers have them!
Question: “how to keep a mormon from drinking beer”
Answer: Does this question need answering? It shouldn’t be difficult. But for reference, here’s Amri’s definitive work on the topic: How to Not Drink in a Bar.
Question: “homemade chastity”
Answer: I don’t know what this means, and I don’t want to know.
Question: “church of jesus christ of latter day saints stance on marriage and masturbation therein”
Answer: The juxtaposition of those last two words is hilarious–who uses words like “therein” when talking about masturbation? Don’t worry, dear reader, Stapley’s got you covered with the relevant policy history.
Question: “polygamist dating sites”
Answer: If E-3-part-Harmony.com isn’t taken, somebody should register it quick and cash in on this.
Question: “can garments touch the ground lds”
Answer: Evans answers all your practical garment concerns.
Question: “hugh nibley hard rock addicts cut into the classical”
Answer: No, I don’t think it was Nibley who argued that drug addicts who listen to hard rock would eventually cut into the market for classical music CDs to such an extent that they would be on the brink of bankruptcy. Pretty sure that was Joseph Adam Smith’s treatise “Wealth of Musicians.” Hope that helps.
Question: “what percentage of the population of israel was demon possessed in jesus’ day?”
Answer: I’m sure Kevin Barney has the answer to this, to within +/-0.2%. However, before we ask him, I thought it would be fun to have our readers guess. Closest guess wins a Nauvoo tourist postcard autographed by Kevin Barney (subject to rules and conditions that may change frequently and at any time).
Question: “can child wear polo shirt to sacrament meeting”
Answer: You know what, a child can wear whatever you want them to wear. Buying mini-adult “church clothes” for very small children, which will only be worn once a week and thus worn as few as 6 times before they’re grown out of, is a really expensive undertaking. Happy and clean, in that order, are the only things I think matter.
Question: “can i get a question on cynthia l’s reader box question?”
Answer: I suppose by indulging this person I am just encouraging this.
Question: “why my career is lawyer?”
Answer: Perhaps because the copyeditor career didn’t work out. Newspapers are a dying breed.