Yeah. The idea seems to be along the same lines of what Midgley describes as "this probation." In other words, in your mortal life, you have to suffer. Even if you have the means to do so, if you are an LDS administrator, you may not--in any way, shape, or form--adopt anything that could be construed as "sybaritic." You may not have fun. You may not own expensive things. You may not live in the lap of luxury. You do your job, and that's *it.* Sure, the rank and file can have all they fun they're able to handle, but goddammit, these guys are serious. It's full-time commitment to God's plan, or nothing at all, and to hell with you if you can't hack it!Gadianton wrote: ↑Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:10 pmDoesn't it go beyond merely just being "okay" with it? I mean, don't we see it argued that the General Authorities are living like paupers?Dr. Scratch wrote:But this would seem to confirm that much the same thing happens with the Brethren. No wonder the Mopologists seem to be okay with outright lying about this: they've probably known all along that the General Authorities do things like this.
But, no, actually: there is a lot of money to be had, along with a whole host of other perks.