What I Like About the Church

As a somewhat critical member of the Church, I am occasionally asked what do I like about the Church; why do I keep going.  While not an exhaustive list, here are some of the things I like:

  • Roadshows
  • Scouting program
  • Members are generally honest, sociable, and have a sense of humor.
  • Flexibility in doctrine and practices, so we’re not stuck with polygamy, priesthood ban, or the traveling CES sideshow of “Know Your Religion” forever.
  • Word of Wisdom
  • Emphasis on chastity and modesty (even if some people go a little overboard. T-shirts and halter tops are mutually exclusive fashion items, people.)
  • Prophet-selection process designed so even the nuttiest apostle has their quirky views on politics or doctrine worn down by the advancing years.
  • Church building program gives tithing members nice chapels, Temples, and shopping malls to enjoy.
  • And of course, I met my beautiful wife through Church related activities, so to whatever degree I can give credit to the Church for that, it’s a big +.

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  1. Hello Cinepro,
    I want to personally thank you for the years of service you’ve provided to the people at the MAD board. I’ve lurked there for years, and can honestly say that, at times, your posts have been the only reason I have bothered to continue reading the board. Your “tongue-in-cheek” style is perfect. I hope that it has helped some of those knuckle-heads to be less dogmatic about the church.

    This post is sincere…thank you for years of laughter and thought-provoking posts. Scott.

  2. Cinepro

    Thank you for your thank you.

    Don’t be a lurker though. Especially if you agree with me 😉

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