Sunday in Outer Blogness: Social Gatherings Edition!
In other gatherings, some exmos got together for a drinking game, inspired by General Conference. That’s one of the offerings when you’re done watching the game. Sulli summarized the first day of conference here. It looks like the highlight was teen-to-peri-menopause–heartthrob Dieter Uchtdorf (and feeling the Spirit). Many other reports and discussions popped up in the usual places.
A couple of (possibly conference-related) themes were gay suicides raising awareness, along with the counterpoint warning of the danger of making them heroes. Also, apostates and their concerned family members — are they mentally diseased? And don’t forget the far-fetched anecdotes, the unhelpful scriptures, the strange myths, and the metaphors that kind of backfire.
Of course, there’s no reason to let the bi-annual yawn-fest eclipse cool events like banned books week and blasphemy day, not to mention people running through Salt Lake in their (non-garmie) undies. Plus the Mormon Women Project Salon, a Muslim wedding, and an Every Woman, Every Child meeting at the UN.
Then there are the personal bishop’s interview and exit stories, the almost-but-not-quite exit stories, philosophical musings, calls for input on what it’s like to be a Mormon, clever quips, and project reports.
Quite a week in all — I hope you’ve enjoyed it, and are ready for the next one!