Sure-Fire Ways to identify a Member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons.
Gaydar is that the ability of LGBT’s to intuitively recognize each other. Mormons seem to possess the same instinct (of detecting other Mormons, not homosexuals. Although gay members may have both powers. They’re like superheroes).
Member Radar, Member-Dar, and Mo-Dar are differing terms that describe this skill.
My Member-Dar seems to be pretty dang spot on. Especially after being baptized. It’s like, that’s a free gift with baptism in to the Church of Jesus Christ.
I’m just about sure after I realized I had it.
And it’s developed into a well-oiled machine of discerning efficiency.
Unlike Gaydar, Mo-Dar can not be purchased with money.
But don’t worry, here are some recommendations on developing your own clairvoyance connection to the hypostasis.
Vocabulary – We use odd phrases in everyday language like “fiber of my being,” “nourish and strengthen”, “tender mercies,” “holy stars”, “holy rhinoceros”, “holy cow”, “strive to be”, etc.
We’ll drop “the Adversary” like he’s a man that lives down the road.
Don’t forget substitute swear words (SSWs) like fetch, flip, shoot, crap, gosh, geez, dang, darn, and heck, to call just some.
Acronyms galore: SSWs, CTR, BOM, BOA, TBM, NOM, DH (this one contains a dual meaning), MMM (also dual–crap!).
Tips or Moves to use:
–Phrase-drop: Use phrases like “Zion”, “Funeral Potatoes”, “Studio C”, “Doctor Who”, “BYU”, “General Conference”, “CTR”, “Jello Salad”, or “Temple Square”, even “Called to serve”.
Oh, and don’t forget that we congregate at Disneyland. Wear T-shirts with the logo of Brigham Young University.
Wanna get a true reaction?
Slide the easy name “Jeffery R Holland” into a conversation.
Yeah…that’ll turn some heads.
Open your heart and it will clear your mind. Loving and accepting all is a true Christlike attribute. This is also what I’ve learned and have chosen to do as an openly gay Mormon.
“We are all unique children of God on our own individualized journeys. Don’t ever let another person’s opinion of you define your self-worth. What anyone else thinks is irrelevant. The Lord’s opinion is the one that matters, and He thinks the world of you.” –Dennis Schleicher
So, I leave you with this; “No matter what religion, faith background, sexual orientation, or race you have or are, I challenge you to choose love!” ~ Dennis Schleicher Best selling author of “Is He Nuts?”
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