Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The MOST Offensive Thing I Have Ever Seen

I realize that the members of the LDS Church are in the minority in the world. We are largely misunderstood and often misrepresented. Overall, it could probably be considered miraculous that we are not persecuted, as the early saints were.

This morning I went up to the main level lobby to pick up someone who was interviewing in our office. Security was escorting a "gentleman" (I'm using the term VERY loosely here) who was dressed all in white--white shirt, pants, sock, and shoes. In addition he was wearing a temple robe and cap. His face was covered in white paint, and he held a statue of the Christus in his hand.

I find people's mockery of sacred things to be terribly, terribly offensive, especially when most of them claim to be Christians. Really? Do they really think Jesus would do something like that?

I work for the Corporation of the President of the Church. I am surrounded by "Mormons," and that doesn't always equate to "Christians." But I have never heard someone mock something that might be sacred in another religion, and certainly not as a public protest.


3 comments: said...

Someone oughta give that guy the biggest wedgie!
Thankfully we're all accountable for the choices and actions of ourselves. I'd be willing to be accountable for the WEDGIE choice. I believe it's a good one!
What a creep!

Tahnee said...

HEY! I saw that guy as I was getting on the bus. He was over on the corner by the temple. I was so confused and hoped that I was not seeing what I thought I was seeing. You know...I feel the same about situations like that. Then I feel sad for them. They have no idea what they are doing. NO IDEA. I think of the Savior on the cross when he said "forgive them for they know not what they do". I feel bad for them when they stand before the Lord one day having done something so incredibly stupid, selfish, and displaying such mockery of God. And then I think, one day... they will know what Hell feels like. Because to me... standing before the Lord after having done something like that, would be hell.

The Vuki Family said...

Sister your friend Tahnee is definitely going to make it to Heaven. My comment to hers makes me humble myself a bit. What a wonderful message of compassion. Maybe I should think before I speak.