Friday, October 3, 2008

Temple Recommend Questions

1. Do you have faith in and a testimony of God the Eternal Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost?
No. I don't think they exist. I think they are fictional.
2. Do you have a testimony of the Atonement of Christ and of His role as Savior and Redeemer?
No. I no longer believe that Jesus is anything more than a man who tried to do good, if he existed at all.
3. Do you have a testimony of the restoration of the gospel in these the latter days?
No. I think the church is just as true as any other church in the world. I think religion is useful for some, maybe many, but it is also a tool used to control people.
4. Do you sustain the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the Prophet, Seer, and Revelator and as the only person on the earth who possesses and is authorized to exercise all priesthood keys? Do you sustain members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as prophets, seers, and revelators? Do you sustain the other General Authorities and local authorities of the Church?
No. I think the priesthood is fake. Church leaders do not impress me.
5. Do you live the law of chastity?
Yes. Not that its any of your business, but yes I do.
6. Is there anything in your conduct relating to members of your family that is not in harmony with the teachings of the Church?
No. I treat everyone in my family just as well as I treat any person, with respect.
7. Do you support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
Yes. I don't agree with the church on may levels and I tend to associate with people who share my views.
8. Do you strive to keep the covenants you have made, to attend your sacrament and other meetings, and to keep your life in harmony with the laws and commandments of the gospel?
No. The covenants I made are voided because I had no idea what I was doing. Although I will always keep the law of chastity, along with any covenant along those lines, I do not attend sacrament meeting or any other church meeting for that matter.
9. Are you honest in your dealings with your fellowmen?
Yes. I always have been and hope I always will be. Leaving the church doesn't mean that I won't.
10. Are you a full-tithe payer?
No. Thankfully. I'm glad I'm no longer contributing to the wealth of the church while they try to convince the membership that they give so much money to the poor and needy. The fact is that the church gives very little to the needy and instead they use their money to build malls and temples and church buildings.
11. Do your keep the Word of Wisdom?
Yes. I keep the word of wisdom as well as any other member would define it. However, I tend to drink a lot of diet Mountain Dew to the point of excess, so if your referring to the letter of the law, no. Oh, I also tend to eat a lot of meat, even during the warm seasons. I loves me a good BBQ.
12. Do you have financial or other oblations to a former spouse or children? If yes, are you current in meeting those obligations?
No. (on the first question)
13. If you have previously received your temple endowment:

Do you keep the covenants that you made in the temple?
I no longer believe in them, so... no.
Do you wear the garment both night and day as instructed in the endowment and in accordance with the covenant you made in the temple?
14. Have there been any sins or misdeeds in your life that should have been resolved with priesthood authorities but have not been?
15. Do you consider yourself worthy to enter the Lord's house and participate in temple ordinances?
Yes. I consider myself worthy, but I don't agree that the temple is the Lords house or that temple ordinances are required for anything but acceptance within the LDS religion.

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