Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Mormon Missionary Talmud

Is it lawful for a missionary to eat dinner at your home after 6PM without an investigator?  NO!
Is it lawful for a missionary to eat dinner at your home on the weekend without an investigator?  NO!
Is it lawful for you to give a ride in a 5-seat car to a set of elders and a set of sister missionaries?  NO!
They cannot be "broken up" and must sit as companionships.  The opposite gender must not come in contact with the other.  So, if you're given an "assignment" you have to make two trips.  Keep in mind, these missionaries have a car.  That's right, they have a car.

Seriously, these are some rules that are handed down by the independent prelate of a mission president, and we're given putative 'assignments' to drive these missionaries to meetings, but we're not allowed to have them ride in cars together.  It's ridiculous and I refuse to do it anymore.

I don't trust the missionaries.  We don't know them.  They are often weird and self-centered.  There's no way I'm passing along the names of my friends to people who I don't know and don't trust.

The missionary program is broken.  You cannot serve if you've committed certain sins, denying the Atonement to many.  You cannot serve if you're overweight, because we have an image to uphold.  You cannot serve if you play video games, because who in the hell knows why.

I'm getting fed up.

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