Sunday, October 7, 2007

The Phases of General Conference

A friend of mine told me there are three phases of General Conference that a Mormon passes through in their life:

1. You don't have to go, because you'll just fall asleep.
2. Wow! We can watch it in our house on TV, and fall asleep there.
3. Why do we even need to turn on the TV, lets just sleep.

I expect that a lot of people have a similar experience. I think the speakers could spice up their presentation a little by listening to just about any radio preacher or visiting any church with a professional minister, or reading anything written by Brigham Young, or Joseph Smith, or any early LDS sermon. It would also help if they presented all the new information, if any, in one talk so that we aren't listening to the same message over and over each year, and make the rest of it into a "New Members Session."

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