Monday, April 6, 2009

Things i don’t understand: General Conference edition

Today’s puzzler: Why can’t church members watch the priesthood session of General Conference in their own homes?

It is, after all, one of the “general sessions” of General Conference (the first Saturday session is the “first general session”, the first Sunday session is the “fourth general session”—you do the math). It’s not like secret stuff gets taught during them, and it’s not even like non-Mormons or women or any such group aren’t supposed to ever see any of the meeting, since you can go to the church’s web site and watch previous years’ priesthood sessions for yourself. (I mean, you can even subscribe to a podcast of it there!)

And i haven’t even mentioned people who live where access to meetinghouses isn’t readily available. (Hellooo–oooo, Anchorage Alaska Bush District!)

So what’s the deal with this particular bit of church policy? Anybody have any explanations? (Other than inertia, of course, which is the only workable explanation i’ve been able to come up with.)

1 comment:

Heather the Mama Duk said...

It keeps some stakes having a twice a year priesthood activity?