Light the World Christmas Smackaround

Panel Discussion

Posted December 22nd, 2016

Jesus listens to Infants on Thrones, and so can you.  So open up your gift from the Infants a little early this year and gird up your loins against the war on Secularistmas.  ‘Cuz today Glenn, Randy, Jake, and John read through the recent “Light the World” advent program from the LDS church.  With glee.  Seriously, there was some literal bowl-full-of-jellying going on during this one.  And while we may not have been wearing ugly sweaters, we did find some of the most horribly worst all-time Christmas songs to intersperse throughout the conversations.  So Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all the rest.  Enjoy.   WWHAJD?

Glenn

Jake

John

Randy

  • Good episode. There was more than one laugh-out-loud moment. And ol’ E. Eldon Elderman said it all didn’t he? If you don’t want to be resurrected as an hors-d’oeurve-tray-wielding Ken doll, you’d better tow the line. That’s called “having you by the balls.”

  • LazyZinnia

    I remember reading about the idea that we shouldn’t get a transplant when I was a girl. I thought it was something Brigham Young had said (sounds like him). But I looked it up today and actually that story is one that was published in the Juvenile Instructor in 1886 (you can find it in Google Books (J.I. Volume 21, pg 211)) pointing out how stupid other people (specifically “Christians”) were for believing that Mormons believe that crap. Probably some members half read that story, or half-remembered it years later, thought it said that Brigham Young actually said that, and then started believing and teaching it as doctrine.

    • Thomas Moore

      The “change” came about in the 80’s and 90’s; also dealt with cremation question. So the Ensign had an article in 72 preaching against it; but in 91, it was okay. https://www.lds.org/ensign/1991/08/i-have-a-question?lang=eng

      • Drew

        “I belieeeeeeeeeve . . . that in 1992 God changed his mind about cremation!”

      • According to the Pentateuch, God loves the smell of burning meat. Of course, the sacrificees were supposed to be without blemish, so maybe cremation’s not the same deal.

        • Mohammed Wong

          Then there’s Psalms {51:16} “For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give [it:] thou
          delightest not in burnt offering.” Is this simply a matter of cooking time? The Lord likes his sacrifices well done but not overdone? And if you can’t do it right, don’t do it? Or what?

  • Thomas Moore
  • The “Light the World” campaign was developed by advertisers working for Bonneville. I know a few people involved in its creation. Certainly GAs oversaw and approved but it was brainstormed and executed by ad creatives and execs.

  • I could have posted this in the quorum forum, but instead, I’ll put it here for all the world to see. I had to stop this episode because the kids were home, and there was too much Santa disclosure, but I finally went back and listened. This was amazing. I loved jake as HAJ and the benevolence competition. The songs were wonderfully putrid. The chemistry and banter was firing on all cylinders. I just laughed a lot and made plans to take my kids on one-on-one dates. You guys are awesome.

    A Fan Always,
    -Heather