Saturday, January 12, 2013

Every Member a Toilet Scrubber

https://www.lds.org/callings/meetinghouse-care/reverence?lang=eng

What do I even say?

In addition to the exorbitant amount of time that LDS church membership requires, you can now add janitorial work to your list of endless things to do.

Before the church decided to make care of their meeting houses the responsibility of the members, someone had a job; not the most glamorous job in the world and certainly low paying, but still a job.  An honest way to earn a living.

Watch this video.  Only a cult could find a way to make someone find a spiritual experience out of scrubbing a toilet.

I understand the church's reasoning though.  Give the members a little bit of personal attachment to the building.  This will guarantee that they are emotionally connected with it and they will want to stay and keep giving their time and money.

About 1:20 into the video, one gentleman said it best, "People need to feel needed."  Exactly, even if that "needed" feeling comes from a shit job, literally.

This tear-jerking video, complete with touching music, starts out by stating how sacred these buildings are.  They are the places were the true doctrine of Jesus Christ is taught and shared; therefore, they deserve to be well maintained.

It then shows several members, including young children, happily washing windows, vacuuming floors, and yes, even scrubbing toilets.  Occasionally, a testimonial is given about how much a person's testimony has grown from a result of selfless service to the church.

I have nothing against people who really want to help out and clean the building they worship in.  They view it as a way to help the lord's kingdom move forward.  But are they doing it because they want to?  Or are they doing it because it's just another commandment that must be fulfilled in order to gain Jesus' approval?

I would think the latter, because before this change took place, how many members excitedly and voluntarially showed up on Saturday morning with brooms and toilet brushes in hand? 

My point exactly.  But as soon as the executive order is given, the masses flock to answer the call!

The latest revelation from Temple Square: Jesus wants you for a toilet scrubber!

7 comments:

Exhalted Outcast said...

Oh, Oh, Oh! Sign me up. I want scrub toilets for Jeebus and the corporation for Mormon stupidity. I want to feel the blessings of the lord as I scub the piss off a toilet left by a 3 year old with bad aim. I want to be part of the propaganda, I want my neighbors to see that I am a good mormon because I am cleaning up their urine!

Oh, boy! I can feel the blessings now (or is that the 'bish's semen on my chin?) I could and can never tell anymore......

Miguel Angel Tinoco Rodriguez said...

http://thevoiceofthewise.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-works-and-designs-and-purposes-of.html

THE works, and the designs, and the purposes of God cannot be frustrated, neither can they come to naught.

(Doctrine and Covenants | Section 3:1)


This discourse is addressed to ALL OF YOU, but more particualry to the Idolaters and the Adulamites; and principally to all the apostates and dissenters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Hear my words and give heed to my speech for the LORD has spoken it saying:

THE works, and the designs, and the purposes of God cannot be frustrated, neither can they come to naught. For God doth not walk in crooked paths, neither doth he turn to the right hand nor to the left, neither doth he vary from that which he hath said, therefore his paths are straight, and his course is one eternal round.

Remember, remember that it is not the work of God that is frustrated, but the work of men.

For although a man may have many revelations, and have power to do many mighty works, yet if he boasts in his own strength, and sets at naught the counsels of God, and follows after the dictates of his own will and carnal desires, he must fall and incur the vengeance of a just God upon him.

(Doctrine and Covenants | Section 3:1 - 4)


Brethren, is this:

The Best Conference Talk You Never Read

Mormon411 said...

Miguel,

You can quote me scripture til your face turns purple, but at the end of the day, they are just words on a piece of paper. Man could have as easily written them as god. So if you're going to convince me that I'm going to hell for my dissention, you'll need to provide some better evidence.

Heather said...

Soon the members will have to add shopping to their list of duties... shopping for cleaning supplies, paper, ink for the copiers, unless they do this already idk. Maybe down the line they'll be responsible for building their temples and churches again. But please continue to pay your 10%!

Mormon411 said...

Good point, Heather. I've often wondered why the church hasn't had its members building temples and churches all along.

Erik Fayette said...

In your article you talk say, “Someone had a job; not the most glamorous job in the world and certainly low paying, but still a job. An honest way to earn a living.” I absolutely agree, to further expound on that thought is the LDS church’s blatant disregard for the economy. If someone had a job that is no longer there, then there is money no longer going to the local economy including taxes that go toward education of our youth. Unfortunately, this is not a precedent. After LDS Inc. lowered the age of requirement for the youth to go on a mission, (Which, at face value doesn’t appear to have an effect on the economy), actually creates a gradual but serious problem. If one peels back the surface, you see all these college youth that would normally take the job at the local Subway or McDonald’s, etc. that are now leaving for a mission. Not all those jobs will be filled; anyone who says otherwise is delusional. Fewer jobs filled, less money in the economy.
Erik Fayette

penniemoney said...

I've cleaned a couple of churches, and I was paid well, even though I was not a member of either. They were both beautiful, and held history of our community. The Methodist church had stained glass windows, each one dedicated to past members. A lady I worked for, who was a member there, asked me to help her clean it, and she also paid me. She was always going out of her way to help me, in some way or another. Tne Baptist church had photos from the past hung all over. I was told that tythes were accepted, but not expected. An elderly lady paid for the monthly cleaning. It was very simple and refreshing compared to the LDS ward that I went to growing up, which seemed generic, and very structured. No one ever pressured me to attend their services. Because the Mormon church is income based, and tythes are required, I think they should pay their cleaners. Promised blessings do not pay the bills.