Juliette wrote:Col., The men who lead our church are shrewd business men. Our Church owns dairies, ranches and who knows what else.
What makes you think that they don't know what they are doing? Oh ye of little faith.
Oh ye who are blind, following the blind.
I realize you, like me have been trained from a baby to not question our leaders... to think of them as practically god - infallible. But guess what? They are imperfect human beings.
In a way, I'm glad this mall was built - it gives us a little glimpse at the true priorities of the church.
This mall is just the tip of the iceberg, Juliette.
Here are some other corporations owned by our church & "shrewd business men."
-Deseret Management Corporation
-Beneficial Financial Group
-Bonneville Interactive Services
-35 Radio Stations
-1 Television Station (KSL)
-Deseret Morning News
-Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC)
-La'ie Shopping Center
-Temple Square Hospitality
-Weddings (Josph Smith MB & Lion House)
-The Inn at Temple Square (no longer - since Mall pursuit)
-Lion House Pantry
-The Roof Restaurant
-The Garden Restaurant
-Zions Securities Corporation
-Deseret Trust company
-LDS Family Services
-Propery Reserves Inc. (PRI)
-Ensign Peak Advisors
-Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators (DMBA)
-Brigham Young University (BYU)
-LDS Business College
There is a reason why we are commanded to have no other gods before God (who is love).
There is a reason why loving God & others are the greatest commandments, "which hang all the laws & the prophets."
There is a reason why Jesus taught the parable of the good Samaritan & commanded us to "go & do likewise."
There is a reason why scripture specifically states tithes are for the poor: (this scripture is mysteriously left out of lds bible indexes & dictionaries)."At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, & shall lay it up within thy gates: & the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) & the stranger, & the fatherless, & the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, & shall eat & be satisfied; that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand with thou doest."
Juliette, if you or your child were one of the almost 1 billion starving to death, I think you might have a different perspective about faith in men who steal from the poor, secretly hide church finances & use church funds for corporations like this mall.http://www.worldhunger.org/articles/Lea ... 202002.htm