Date: July 17, 2017 11:55AM
--Here's another forum discussion of the matter which is clearly causing a real stink, with everything from unpaid janitors to the smell of old people and burlap being the culprits:https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/567t54/do_all_mormon_churches_smell_to_you/
--More here in yet another comparison of annoyed nose notes where, among other complaints, the smell of digesting food storage is singled out:http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,447511,447511#msg-447511
--Additional observations on the phenomenon known as "Scent a Mormon," bring caused by the smell of cleaning chemicals mixed with too much perfume:http://www.timesandseasons.org/harchive/2011/08/scent-of-a-mormon/
--Some complain that Mormon chapels smell of cigarette smoke and blame it on people who aren't keeping the Word of Wisdom:http://www.staylds.com/staylds/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7822
--Even "Yahoo Answers" sticks its nose into it, with one testy Mormon testator insisting that LDS churches smell like any clean public building because, well, Mormons clean them:https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20170125171439AAA7Mok
--One defensive Mormon, writing in the Deseret News, claims that Mormons don't smell and that's because being non-smelly is very sacred to Mormons:http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700026392/Lack-of-scent-is-sacred-for-Mormons.html
At any rate, the issue still lingers, so to speak, and doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon.
*PERSONAL NOTE: To be ex-Mormonly honest and blasphemously blunt, I think a lot of the sour and even rank smell in Mormon wardhouses can be naturally and organically attributed to Mormon ungodly garments not being changed or laundered often enough.
Their bizarre, non-contoured design that creeps and crawls virtually anywhere then refuses to back out, combined with their thin, non-durable, non-absorbant, sticky-icky fabric lead to quick, predictable, constant, unsightly and unsanitary soiling in ways not typical of normal human underwear--and certainly in ways that are inhumanely unfit for normal human fitting.
I wore this awful armor of God in the super-gooey tropical climes of Okinawa on my mission. We would come home after a hard day of tracting with salt rings encircling our trouser legs from top to bottom. We didn't take our garments off--we PEELED them off. They didn't "breathe"--leading to what we unceremoniously described as the development of "The Crud" in all of our moist personal body nooks and crannies.
Oh, and they smelled like hell.
Give me Haynes or Fruit of the Loom any day over Elohim's Uncleanliness-is-Next-to-Gross-out-Godliness garmies for the Lord's Armpit Armies. How can this sacred sweat-lodged montage even serve as a "shield and a protection" when it's bad enough getting into them, not to mention odiferously nauseating to stay inside of them, especially when they end up stinking so bad?
Yech! Talk about uncouth and uncool. It makes me wonder how Mormons can manage to ignore their unflattering bunched-up undies long enough to produce as many babies as they do. Talk about a test of faith and no sense of fashion.
No wonder they're secret.
Pssst, brothers and sisters. Before you go stinking up the chapel again . . .https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fi5.walmartimages.com%2Fasr%2Fcf6696da-0fea-4abf-bb51-075fd0cb6a11_1.2ff2fc9040c47576d4c48b3f52bcbff3.jpeg%3FodnHeight%3D450%26odnWidth%3D450%26odnBg%3DFFFFFF&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FSecret-Bora-Bora-Fresh-Orchid-Clear-Gel-Antiperspirant-Deodorant-2.6-oz%2F43494486&docid=TyrKxrBpaDNctM&tbnid=si08r62__VzfYM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwjygKm9-JDVAhUC4GMKHZu9BcAQMwijASgXMBc..i&w=450&h=450&client=safari&bih=559&biw=375&q=Secret%20deodorant%20stick&ved=0ahUKEwjygKm9-JDVAhUC4GMKHZu9BcAQMwijASgXMBc&iact=mrc&uact=8
Learn from the Scriptures. The people in the Book of Mormon got the hint, especially when folks started to complain.
As we read in Alma 19, verse 5, the wife of King Lamoni tells Alma:
"I would that ye should go in and see my husband, for he has been laid upon his bed for the space of two days and two nights; and some say that he is not dead, but others say that he is dead and that he stinketh, and that he ought to be placed in the sepulchre; but as for myself, to me he doth not stink."
Yo, Queen, he stinks. Get him out of those garments.
What's that sign on the outside of your wardhouses?: "Visitors Welcome. Nose Plugs Advised."
Might wanna focus less on your anointings and more on your washings.
Edited 23 time(s). Last edit at 07/18/2017 08:10AM by steve benson.