Fascinated in the Midwest
Date: December 07, 2017 01:49PM
Saw this in the news, as a response to a recent political name-calling incident: "I also resent anyone attacking a person's religious views, but particularly our own Christian LDS faith and the selfless service of missionary work," Orrin Hatch said in his statement.
Gotta get that "Christian" in there right next to "LDS." Selfless service of missionary work? I disagree. Strongly.
Yes, I take issue with the purpose of LDS missionaries. Their purpose is not altruistic like other church's volunteers. LDS is far more about tracting, door knocking, reactivating inactives - and far less about bringing safe drinking water, offering elementary level education to the poor of remote lands, offering basic medical care to places that don't have such necessities....
In 40 hours of work, how much does an LDS missionary spend actually helping people? vs. how many of 40 hours does a random Christian-denomination volunteer missionary spend serving nutrition to swollen-bellied, hungry kids in Africa?