GUYS! Secret Mormon Temple videos!
As a person raised Catholic, I loooooove me some rituals, however this shit looks like a game show from Cremaster 2! What is with the recorded voices?
Oh man I kept forgetting to post this so I’m late to the party, but in case you missed it there is a dude on youtube posting videos of LDS Mormon Temple Rituals. This video is sort of a montage of various rituals (run time 7:43) but if you want to see the entire Temple Endowment Ceremony (run time 1:35:41) it’s right here. They were filmed using cameras smuggled into the SLC temple and are very strange, like a Dogme 95 project or something. Some LDS folks are QUITE UPSET and insisting that the rituals are taken out of context.
It’s definitely weird, but it’s also church and people of all religions are weird at church. Maybe I’m just super jaded out of my mind but this wasn’t even the weirdest thing I’ve seen in a church? First thing that comes to mind is Appalachian Pentecostal Holiness churches that mess with snakes and drink strychnine - but to be fair there’s only a few thousand people taking up serpents and the LDS Church claims to have membership over 14 million worldwide soooooooo
If you’re interested in snake handling Christians, there’s a great documentary you can watch online at archive.org: The Holy Ghost People (1967, run time 53 min)
so one of my friends back home got this as a tattoo. There are two really funny parts about it. First Mormon is misspelled Morman, and second, there is a cross, which we do not use at all.
there’s definitely more than two really funny parts about this tattoo
this post is for all the current and former LDS folks. if this makes me chuckle I imagine you must be howling with laughter
So many of our sisters are disheartened, even discouraged, and disillusioned. Others are in serious trouble because of the choices they make. Satan has unleashed a seductive campaign to undermine the sanctity of womanhood, to deceive the daughters of God and divert them from their divine destiny. He well knows women are the compassionate, self-sacrificing, loving power that binds together the human family. He would focus their interests solely on their physical attributes and rob them of their exalting roles as wives and mothers.
~ Richard G. Scott, “The Sanctity of Womanhood,” New Era, Nov. 2008, 3
Translation: I am a man of power in the Mormon church and unfortunately for you women, you have to be baby factories because Satan is behind premarital sex and I say so. Remember, Jesus is always watching you. Like Ceiling Cat. So please, go to BYU, major in Home and Family (which includes cake decorating and flower arranging) and marry young and have a lot of babies because that’s what you were put on Earth for.
And people wonder why I’m so fucked up.