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Posted by: sharapata ( )
Date: July 13, 2017 12:11AM

Why are single TBM men older than 26 years old who are otherwise deemed worthy by the Church effectively banned from any and all kinds of missionary service? This same standard does not apply to single women who can serve at any age. Just something I have always wondered about...

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Posted by: subeamnotlogedin ( )
Date: July 13, 2017 12:18AM

Because of how the call it the big "M". Marriage men are encouraged to find their eternal companion.

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Posted by: sharapata ( )
Date: July 13, 2017 12:37AM

Yes, yet another stupid and arbitrary rule of the Church, not to mention archaic and sexist. Why is it OK for the Church to accept the fact that not all women will marry, but not recognize the fact that not all men will marry?

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Posted by: Dorothy ( )
Date: July 13, 2017 01:29AM

I thought the big M was masturbation. They just knew that no single man over 25 could possibly refrain from the evil M.

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Posted by: readwrite ( )
Date: July 13, 2017 01:23AM

IMAGE. LDS cultURE is a DICKtater, and is after a man's earning potential/ wallet/ indoct-urination.

They also want to send the message. The message is F.O you old farts!

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Posted by: donbagley ( )
Date: July 13, 2017 01:39AM

superstition

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Posted by: moremany ( )
Date: July 18, 2017 10:44AM

DB
2nd that

M@t

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Posted by: Babyloncansuckit ( )
Date: July 13, 2017 01:43AM

Basic physical development. 26 is when your brain finishes developing into that of an adult. Before that, you're easier to manipulate. That's why the military prefers soldiers under 26.

If you went on a mission, you were a victim. Your mind was taken advantage of by a self-sustaining system of learned ignorance.

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: July 13, 2017 08:38AM

I agree. When you get to a certain age, you are not going to allow yourself to be treated the way they treat the young missionaries.

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Posted by: logged out for now ( )
Date: July 13, 2017 10:55AM

Absolutely right. A 27-yo man has actual life experience, is very possibly a college graduate and has held a job for several years. He's not going to allow himself to be ordered around by an immature 18-yo ZL with no life accomplishments who went directly from mommy and daddy's house into the mission field.

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Posted by: scmd ( )
Date: July 18, 2017 11:32AM

logged out for now Wrote:
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> Absolutely right. A 27-yo man has actual life
> experience, is very possibly a college graduate
> and has held a job for several years. He's not
> going to allow himself to be ordered around by an
> immature 18-yo ZL with no life accomplishments who
> went directly from mommy and daddy's house into
> the mission field.


I'd never before given it any thought, but you all are totally correct.

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Posted by: NormaRae ( )
Date: July 13, 2017 11:00AM

You even have to ask?

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Posted by: Recovered Molly Mo ( )
Date: July 17, 2017 11:31AM

My best guess would be they learned from experience that this age is NOT ideal for their image and expectations of male members.

Younger men are ideal before their marriage and careers. They lack experience of life, are more pliable/easily influenced to others ideals laid out for them. Psychologically, younger men do not "come into their own" until they are past 25.

The church expects young men and women to give to the church and support THEIR goals and priorities first. Bring new members, Bring spouses, Bring $, Bring babies...until you have nothing left to give.

Church Inc. puts a lot of focus on where a person will be most "fruitful" and advantageous to THEM.

In my experience no one should make major life decisions until they are past 30. Most people don't have a clue who they are and what they want out of life until then.

RMM

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Posted by: moremany ( )
Date: July 18, 2017 10:55AM

RMM - you've got it

YOU (especially) youth (and elders who have proven their worth - in terms of financially supporting tscc) WORK FOR US! Repackaged - it's the thing you must do or you'll die.

Also: a man is [should be] smarter at that age than he was ten years earlier, at 17-18. A boy's family may help / support him but may not have that same support/ backing after his mid-20s.

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Posted by: scmd ( )
Date: July 18, 2017 11:38AM

moremany Wrote:
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>
A boy's family may
> help / support him but may not have that same
> support/ backing after his mid-20s.


That really shouldn't be a problem. If a male in his late twenties had the financial wherewithal to serve a mission, he could apply. If he didn't, he wouldn't. Because some or even most would not be in a position to finance it is no reason to disqualify everyone of that age any more than it would be a reason to disqualify women in the same age bracket.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: July 17, 2017 11:37AM

It's a lot harder to manipulate a 27 year old.

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Posted by: moremany ( )
Date: July 18, 2017 10:58AM

Dave the Atheist Wrote:
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> It's a lot harder to manipulate a 27 year old.


Yep!

(First) Saturn Return huh men. 28yo.

M@t

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Posted by: scmd ( )
Date: July 18, 2017 11:39AM

moremany Wrote:
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> Dave the Atheist Wrote:
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> -----
> > It's a lot harder to manipulate a 27 year old.
>
>
> Yep!
>
> (First) Saturn Return huh men. 28yo.
>
> M@t

Absolutely. 27-year-olds would be much harder to mind-f*ck.

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