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tiglathpilezar

The church has done this for years in their videos. I think it is intended to elicit emotions which will remove the need to give well reasoned presentations. I have always found these things offensive even when I was a very committed member of the church which was the case for most of my life. I am not the only one offended by these attempts to jerk me around through the use of emotions. I know someone who complained, "can't they make a video without killing a child?"


mormonsmaug

Like. These sorts of tragic incidents have NO place being used as political fodder. Maybe it’s because I’m an Exmo now, but hearing these stories just make me depressed. They make me think about what if I accidentally killed my child. Not inspiring at all. Depressing.


tiglathpilezar

Exactly so. I guess it does work with some people, but not with me and not with many who are like me. I remember when they started doing these videos which featured the death of children and I was in the mission field. The mission president asked whether this wonderful video would offend anyone and I said to him that it would offend me. He was taken by surprise. It obviously didn't offend him. This is very disappointing, especially since Holland is able to give a coherent message, in contrast to Eyring.


mormonsmaug

Death is treated with such frivolity in Mormonism. Death is just a tool to extort from the living.


yorgasor

Kind of like trying to find a disney cartoon where both parents survive the movie.


LoadOfTapirShit

This reminds me of a similar story of a teenage girl who accidentally ran over a young sibling while backing out of the driveway. I always think of that story when I hear someone say that God allows bad things to happen because he needs to let people have their agency. Whose agency was protected when he allowed that to happen?