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https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2020/03 ... TfFnx_wTmM

To help combat the coronavirus pandemic, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is suspending public gatherings of church members worldwide “until further notice,” the Utah-based faith said in a statement Thursday.

That includes Sunday services and midweek activities for more than 30,000 congregations across the globe, not just in the faith’s Beehive State headquarters.

“Beginning immediately, all public gatherings of church members are being temporarily suspended worldwide until further notice,” the Salt Lake City-based faith announced in a news release. "This includes: stake conferences, leadership conferences and other large gatherings; all public worship services, including sacrament meetings; local congregational activities of branches, wards and regional stakes.
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This is certainly the best time to be a Mormon!

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You mean that Coronabeervirus is more powerful than holy Mormon man god olive oil salad dressing? Can't be true!
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I know people will sneer and say, "See! They never had any healing power after all!"

But we already knew that, and I'm genuinely glad they're taking this step. People (especially the elderly) would have caught this thing at church and died.
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MsJack wrote:I know people will sneer and say, "See! They never had any healing power after all!"

But we already knew that, and I'm genuinely glad they're taking this step. People (especially the elderly) would have caught this thing at church and died.

The larger problem caused by the Pandemic for All Religions is their relevance. If the all might deity of any Religion can't stop a simple virus, what good are they? Meaningless platitudes and supplications YET TOTAL dependence on Scientific advise and research make those who follow a Religious creed simply STUPID.

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Mormonicious
and the Holy Toaster youtube.
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O magic 8 Ball, thou art God, do tell, answer me, O great ball!

Will an apostle catch the virus and die?


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O thank you, great magic 8 Ball! The glory be thine!

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O great and wonderful magic board, show us the name of the first apostle who will croak from the virus which you have sent to punish the wicked.

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Mormon apostles dropping like flies!

:lol:

Church is cancelled!

Yeah!


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Shulem wrote:This is certainly the best time to be a Mormon!

:lol:


This non-meeting stuff could become habit forming. The TBMs might find having a second Saturday kind of nice, and that the world doesn't end if they don't attend church every week. Many might decide might not return.

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From "Sic et Non":

Philip Leaning wrote:All "public gatherings". Stated twice. Temples aren't public...


That's actually an interesting point. So, people can still go to the temples in droves, then?
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As our favorite fast food connoisseur and his nonagenarian lapdog might be inclined to say, “Bah! SCIENTISM!”

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Good move on the part of the church, I expect closing the temples will follow soon.
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Doctor CamNC4Me wrote:As our favorite fast food connoisseur and his nonagenarian lapdog might be inclined to say, “Bah! SCIENTISM!”

- Doc


+100

I wonder if they would do an essay explaining the difference of the scientific approach to defeating Corona Virus, and the Melchizedek Priesthood method of the laying on of hands, and keep tabs over which is HONESTLY more effective.... Corona Virus is such a PERFECT litmus test for all priesthoods in organized religions... it just cannot get better than this pandemic. Will the Mormons put their priesthood where their mouths are? Time will tell. Perhaps God can inspire them in what kinds of excuses to use for their failure. Granted they will all be ad hoc. Let the squirming begin.
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Doctor Scratch wrote:From "Sic et Non":

Philip Leaning wrote:All "public gatherings". Stated twice. Temples aren't public...


That's actually an interesting point. So, people can still go to the temples in droves, then?

Nope, them Cleaner than the Cleanest, Holier than the Holiest, Purer that the Purest International Houses of Handshakes are now forbidden https://www.ksl.com/article/46729834/ch ... -the-world

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Mormonicious wrote:
Doctor Scratch wrote:
SATAN WINS, SATAN WINS! All HAIL GOOGLE GOD and her Son eBay and the Holy Toaster youtube


Hallelujah! Rejoice! The temples are closed.

Thank you, Satan.

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...no unhallowed hand can stop the work...


Erm. I guess Satan has virus creating and spreading hallowed hands.
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