I love to travel. I’ve been to 8 countries in Europe and 2/3 of the states in the nation and a few other cool places. When walking down the street in NYC there was an opportunity to tour a Scientology building. I went inside and they told me all about Rob Hubbard. They gave me one of his books/pamphlets about teaching. I was soon going to teachers school and I told them Joseph Smith’s 1st vision. I didn’t become a Scientology. I still get stuff from them in the mail.
In London the group I went with toured the museum of Masons. Some often like to compare Mormons temple ceremonies to Masons ceremonies. I asked lots of questions to the man talking us through. One gentleman asked if my father was a Mason. I came home to learn that my grandfather was before he joined the LDS Church. I never met my grandfather.
Recently in my area us “Mormons” got a new Temple. It’s beautiful. You can see more the pictures here.
I invited about 15 people to the FREE tour inside the temple. Most took the paper invite, but some refused to even take it. I got answers like “I won’t go” or “We don’t agree”. Sad answers. I was not asking them to take the discussions, and be baptized. I told those top 2 stories to one of my 15-year-old kids who guardians did not want him to go. I told him when he was 18 to check out what ever he wanted. We don’t force anyone, just like the Mason’s and the Scientology.
A supervisor of mine her parents traveled through SLC. They stopped to see nothing. Only looking for gambling/food places. Really?? that’s all you want? Maybe they didn’t know about TEMPLE SQUARE. Honestly, it makes me angry. So Stupid. There is a mall across the street, the church headquarters building and 2 visitor centers.
One visitor centers has the movie “Meet the Mormons”, this Christs and the map of the City of Jerusalem. In the other is a look inside “small version” of the temple.
This is inside the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. It’s free for anything to go into. On the bottom is a book store and on the top is a restaurant and you can see the whole square. Church is held here and wedding receptions too.
So go. Anywhere. Educate yourself.