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Posted by: Alf O Mega ( )
Date: January 06, 2017 08:07PM


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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: January 06, 2017 08:42PM

I dare anyone to watch that and not burst out laughing.



That's right up there with Betty White dabbing!



https://www.reddit.com/r/gifs/comments/44o7pw/betty_white_dabbing/

(click on her pic)

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Posted by: donbagley ( )
Date: January 06, 2017 08:49PM

So now we know it's not the hokey pokey. The hanky panky is what it's all about.

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Posted by: evergreen ( )
Date: January 08, 2017 05:38PM

good one!

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Posted by: steve benson ( )
Date: January 06, 2017 08:53PM

Mormonism is tissue-paper thin compared to the more substantive hankerchief.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/06/2017 08:54PM by steve benson.

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Posted by: Alf O Mega ( )
Date: January 06, 2017 09:12PM

Check out the dude on the second row above Monson on left waving his white flag like he's surrendering- "the two hander surrender"



BTW.. where 'Heir Dieter' in this video .. I don't see him

waving hiz 'der zankercheef

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Posted by: presleynfactsrock ( )
Date: January 06, 2017 09:15PM

According to the Hinkster, the Hosannah Shout is a sacred salute to the Father and the Son.

I dub to rename it the Stupid Silly Salute.

Maybe it really means the members are surrendering to the leaders....once again.

(Why wave a handkerchief? From goggle I found that there is a historical salute with such an item called the "Chautauqua Salute." which consists of waving a handkerchief in the air.)

When the MormonCult elite was looking for something or other to make the dedicatory special, I guess it was just to untheatrical and unspecial, to merely wave hands in the air, which were, you know, awfully handy.

The Doofuses rise to the occasion.....or not.



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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: January 06, 2017 09:17PM

LOL.


There was one guy in the front row of the audience who ~gasp~ didn't unfold his hankie.

(Dude! Follow the directions! Don't you know God hates it when rituals are not followed to the tee?)

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Posted by: adoylelb ( )
Date: January 06, 2017 09:46PM

dagny Wrote:
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> LOL.
>
>
> There was one guy in the front row of the audience
> who ~gasp~ didn't unfold his hankie.
>
> (Dude! Follow the directions! Don't you know God
> hates it when rituals are not followed to the
> tee?)

LOL! There's one guy who isn't going to get into God's tree fort (CK) because he didn't follow every direction.



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Posted by: canadianfriend ( )
Date: January 06, 2017 09:44PM

Do you see that old man at the podium. The one holding the white handkerchief? He's God's prophet on earth. No really, he's it. This is what God wanted for humanity. People waving handkerchiefs and chanting.

Every person in that building needs serious professional help.

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Posted by: Topper ( )
Date: January 06, 2017 09:49PM

At their large gatherings called Camp Meetings, they would wave hankies instead of clapping.

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Posted by: bornagainpagan ( )
Date: January 06, 2017 10:13PM

Lo, and Behold the sheeple of the one twoo church....

Hosanna hosanna hosann ..... Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam...

And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva...

So tweasure your wuv.

Oh wait, I'm mixing up reality and fiction

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Posted by: jstone ( )
Date: January 07, 2017 10:20AM

Now that was embarrassing. Though I wish I could have been there to "accidentally" add to the ridiculousness. Perhaps waving a hanky with Betty Boop on it.

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: January 07, 2017 11:07AM

Would Betty Bowers do the hankie wave?

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: January 07, 2017 11:10AM

they are doing it wrong.
they are supposed to blow their noses into them first.

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Posted by: rhgc ( )
Date: January 07, 2017 11:10AM

Note that the hanky has to be WHITE. I am glad to know where TSCC stole the idea from. LOL. I figured that sometime I would bring a red hanky.

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Posted by: Cheryl ( )
Date: January 07, 2017 11:22AM

I think the point is to inspire cohesiveness and to show loyalty. But at what price?

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: January 08, 2017 02:19AM

yet another LDS diversion away from Kindness, Honesty, & Respect...

(When) Will the rank-and-file members ever figure out what their leaders are doing???


probably not.

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Posted by: escapee nli ( )
Date: January 08, 2017 03:01AM

Some observations:

This just makes them look culty, just as much as the temple get up.

Could Hinckley have looked or sounded any more enthusiastic? A little elan might have helped sell the silliness. Or not.

Mormons always go on about how they do not use rote prayer. Along with the sacramental prayers, this is about as rote as you can get.

I am so glad to be away from that silliness.

Other Susan

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Posted by: westerly62 ( )
Date: January 08, 2017 08:55AM

I think that I remember that. Thanks for reminding me of what a TBM doofus I used to be. D:<

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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: January 08, 2017 02:04PM

It sounds so wishy-washy and unenthusiastic. Lame in fact.

That is not the sound of burning faith.

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Posted by: Anon 4 this one ( )
Date: January 08, 2017 02:31PM

I remember watching this live in my living room with my family growing up. I was 15 I think...we lived far from the Morridor and conference was on cable. We knew Hinckley would be doing this so we had our white hankies ready and did it along with him at home. Memories !! Haha

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Posted by: Pariah ( )
Date: January 08, 2017 02:55PM

A good example of how the Mormon cult can make you do things you would NEVER do in normal life.

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Posted by: CateS ( )
Date: January 08, 2017 03:23PM

He calls is sacred. But it just looks stupid with the handkerchiefs.

If they made it a piece of lace or something, it would look a little more legit.

Whatever. If that's what does it for them.

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Posted by: de ja vue ( )
Date: January 08, 2017 03:32PM

Sad, sad, sad commentary on how desperate humans can become to be accepted and part of something that makes no sense. Embarrassed again at ever having been associated with these Lulu's.

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Posted by: rhgc ( )
Date: January 08, 2017 04:28PM

The "shout" is more like a whimper.

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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: January 09, 2017 02:54PM

OMG, these MUST be the end times ;-)

For did not the Prophet Thomas S. Eliot proclaim in 1925:

"This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper."

Tom in Paris

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Posted by: Greyfort ( )
Date: January 08, 2017 04:30PM

I had to do that at the dedication of the Toronto Temple. I felt pretty silly, I must say.

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Posted by: Breeze ( )
Date: January 08, 2017 05:35PM

Oh-ee-ah. Yo-ah. Oh-ee-ah. Yo-ah

Like the chant of the Wizard of Oz guards.

A-men. A-men. and A-men.

Creepy to hear the audience. It is like a whimper.

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Posted by: ericka ( )
Date: January 08, 2017 05:52PM

I went to one of those years ago. They made a huge deal out of having the yw make hankies for all the boys. These special hankies were then framed in a later project. My son thought it was about the dumbest thing he'd ever been a part of. He wasn't about to hang that thing on his bedroom wall. How would you explain that to your friends? He chucked it in the trash.

I felt embarrassed to be there. I knew there were a bunch of non members there. I can only imagine what they thought. Totally embarrassing. They yakked on and on about a temple being built in Ohio after they'd been persecuted and ran out of town. Non members had no clue what they were talking about. The whole thing was humiliating if you ask me. I'm glad I went though. It was a big old brick on my shelf.

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Posted by: tumwater ( )
Date: January 08, 2017 06:05PM

Other than the item being waved, how does this differ from other religions that wave palm branches on Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Sunday

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: January 08, 2017 06:58PM

I don't see a big difference. People love their rituals.

There are so many rituals to make fun of and so little time! (Not just religious ones, but darn, religious ones are take the cake.)

You have to admit though, that this particular Mormon ritual is especially laughable.

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Posted by: Fascinated in the Midwest ( )
Date: January 09, 2017 11:06AM

I spent some years of high school at a large city Methodist Church, very mainline.

Then visited a small town/rural Methodist Church on the day of a visiting speaker, who turned out to be a hanky-waving fanatic. He had 200+ people waving white tissues. Hallelujah! Not to this onlooker.

Whoa, I would've sworn I was definitely NOT in any Methodist Church, compared to my previous experiences.

I could've shrunk into the floor.....ridiculous run amok.

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Posted by: steve benson ( )
Date: January 09, 2017 02:56PM


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Posted by: NormaRae ( )
Date: January 10, 2017 02:49PM

Oh hilarious. Did you see Tommy and whatever geezer was standing next to him try to wave their snot rags back and forth. It's like a 3-year-old trying to remember their dance routine and keep with everybody else. They were up and down, not side to side and out of sinc on their timing. The hinkster still had that ol shout perfect, though.

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Posted by: pathfinder ( )
Date: January 10, 2017 03:45PM

To bad someone didn't swap out his hanky for a pair of white panties.

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Posted by: sb ( )
Date: January 10, 2017 03:51PM

This is usually followed by the thought: my god, am I in a cult? (repeat it 3 times)



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Posted by: readwrite ( )
Date: January 11, 2017 12:33PM

Such a farce: par for the course. Of course Mormonism is always a bogey, at best!



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Posted by: getbusylivin ( )
Date: January 11, 2017 09:07PM

Unfortunately I don't own a white hanky.

Should I have the opportunity to participate in this sacred ritual in the future, however, I can probably convince my stepdaughter to front me one of her bloody tampons. I would wave it with gusto!

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