[quote=tkdnick]I second that. Are you saying that the LDS church uses glamor and glitz and stuff to lure people in?
I think he was addressing the state of Christianity generally, of Protestant ‘seeker sensivitive’ churches particularly.
I went to an LDS “church” recently. There was no glitz, noting fancy. In fact, it reminded me of high school. People were talking and not paying attention. There were papers all over the place. There was even a bell to indicate when it was time for the different wards to change locations. It was truly an unspiritual experience.
What service were you attending? Sacrament meeting? It’s usually MUCH more reverent than that, although the LDS leadership feels there is something spiritually uplifting in the babble of children and so little effort is taken to reign them in. Fortunately, the kids go to the Nursery or to Primary for the Sunday School and Priesthood/Relief Society meetings.
Glad I was only there for 30 minutes.
You have a very low tolerance for differences. By the way: Mormons worship in a three-hour ‘block’: an hour for Sacrament Meeting, an hour for Sunday School, an hour for Priesthood or Relief Society meetings. You didn’t really give the experience a fair shot.
Not that I’m entirely certain I would encourage you to do so.