Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hopes and dreams

One day—and i’m hoping it’s in my lifetime—someone will deliver a general conference address about how cultural traditions are good, but that they may need to be laid aside to conform with church principles.

Well, we actually already get those now and again. What i’m hoping to see, though, is one that goes just a little bit further and explicitly points out that some jello-belt traditions are among those that will need to be laid aside. That’s what we haven’t really gotten yet.

1 comment:

Heather the Mama Duk said...

My best friend struggles a little with some things church-related. I keep telling her she'd be perfectly happy as a Mormon outside of UT. What she struggles with is mostly culture-related, not doctrine. I think laying it all out would be a very good thing. But there are those who cling to those traditions really hard so I'm not sure it would change much.