Tuesday, June 16, 2009

And There Were Flashes of Light

It seems lightning has struck the Mormon's newest Temple this past week. We were warned by NOM that a storm was gathering.

The Oquirrh Mountain Temple, which is to be dedicated in August, was struck by lightning, leaving a black stain on the face, arm, and trumpet of Angel Moroni. It's nothing a little soap, water, and maybe some re-gilding can't fix. It does make one wonder, though, how happy God is with the Mormons. There's a message in here somewhere. Judging from the black stain, it might have been a more timely message any time before 1979. Although, there is another issue plaguing the Church now with an awful lot of similarities to the pre-1979 ban on black priesthood and Temple rites, including marriages.

4 comments:

Grant Haws said...

Awfully good point...

draco said...

There were things we'd never do again but then they'd always seem right-
There were nights of endless pleasure, it was more than any laws allow!
BABY BABY BABY!

;) And you didn't want to see Celine last year- tsk tsk tsk

It's too bad the whole angel didn't turn black- that would have been cool! Of course most Mormons, who seem to see signs and symbols in everything ("tender mercies" - ahem), will probably ignore the potential symbolism of lightning striking Mr. Moroni.

And just so everyone can appreciate the cleverness of your title, here's a happy link to bring things back around.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEggoXwoXEY

(see 1:42)

Daniel said...

Frankly I'm impressed that you caught the reference, though I have no idea why. Should have expected it.

Original Mohomie said...

Well, _I_ just heard the temple was defiled the night before by a gay couple who kissed in it while touring the open house. ...OK, I made that up, but theories abound, don't they?

Comments from people on Deseret News:
- Angel Moroni protected the temple.
- It's a reminder to be in the temple to find shelter from the storms of the world.
- Random act of nature, and temples get struck all the time
- It's a sign we should all be sacrificing vanity for the sake of the good work
- This wasn't an act of God, it was an act of Mother Nature, whom God has to obey just like we are commanded to obey our parents
- It's a repeat of when the architect of the St. George temple designed the steeple to his, not Brother Brigham's, designs, and the steeple burned up. [implication: someone surely has disobeyed God's prophet, or the discoloration would not have occurred]
- The church should give the good angel a 2 iron. Like they say, even god can't hit a 2 iron.
- God divided the seas didn't he? and now he has decided to put out a warning to his rebellious children who are swollen with pride.
- Spare the rod and spoil the Moroni
- Maybe Jesus thinks it's time for a "Christian" church to acknowledge Him over Moroni.
- As a member of the Church living in England can I say thank you for the best laugh I have had in a while. You ALL take things way too serious (I think that's how you'd put it in the good old US of A). Love to you ALL x x


Comments from the Tribune:
- God is angry about this temple. This is a warning.
- God prefers a Black man to blow a trumpet. He made the change.
- The "highest person" in the Church is a Black man. At least for now.
- The angel will be now be referred to as "The Angel Louie"
- Maybe God is celebrating Gay Pride week.
- Mormons in the area around the Temple reported a beautiful sound coming from the statue. "It had good rhythm and you could dance to it."
- That's just how Jesus high-fives his homeboy Moroni.
- Is it just me or does that statue look like a majorette in a gay pride parade?


...oh, that was fun.