Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Going to the temple...

Going to the temple...  I'm visiting the Mormon temple in Ogden, Utah today.  No, I haven't undergone a religious conversion.  Friends here (Bruce and June N.) invited me to go see the temple during its open house following major renovations.  Temples are normally open only to baptized members of the LDS church who have a “temple recommend” attesting to the worthiness of the individual.  I would not qualify on either count :)

I'm looking forward to seeing what a Mormon temple looks like, and learning a bit more about the function.  What I know (perhaps) now comes mainly from books by Mormons who have left the church and now speak critically of it.  Devout Mormons with temple recommends do not discuss what happens inside the temple, in particular the temple ordinances; knowing this, I don't ask questions about it of my Mormon friends.  But I'm hoping a bit more will leak out on this visit.

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