Mormons vs. Big Love
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|Sat, 03-28-2009 - 6:08pm|
Ok so I watch Big Love and I live in Utah.
So this week, Big Love does about 10 minutes of Barb going to the temple to have her endowments.
I have been to temple open houses but have never been to the temple to do endowments because I am (and will never be) "worthy" to go to the temple (i.e., member in good standing, give tithing, dont drink, etc).
Anyway, I guess people are UP IN ARMS about this scene because it is VERY accurate and portrays rituals that happen in the temple that only members in good standings can do. The Mormons are really angry and basically want Big Love's head.
My complaint is that although they probably shouldn't have shown it and it really wasn't essential for forwarding the story, there are many times that other rituals from other churches have been shown. I mean really, did they expect to keep it a secret forever? You can google the rituals.
It doesn't surprise me that they would exploit and distort a religion. What surprises me is that the Mormons are so outraged by it. It has and will continue to happen to all religions and really all groups of people we do not understand. There are religions that have been around for centuries that are distorted all the time.