HipsAndHearts wrote:I'm with you guys there. People just know. I was asked out multiple times and always said no and everybody knew then. And I don't drink iced tea.
My dad is a Crown Prosecutor for Alberta Justice and you can tell. The Chief Crown in also in our ward, but still. All the other Crowns spend time at the bars and drinking coffee.
I don't know if any of you read the Golden Compass or heard about the Catholic thing with that.
Philip Pullman is an avid atheist. In his books Catholics are the bad guys. There was a huge controversy about that.
As for famous people, Aaron Eckhart ring a bell? He's inactive now but if you watch the church movies from the late 80s, early 90s he's in tons of them.
American Idol too. Everybody knew that David Archuleta was Mormon. It was "obvious".
HipsAndHearts, another Canadian!
I used to visit the old BYU / Mormon thread - I had a lot of my questions answered there (Pel is right - talking religion can be a dicey thing - but I think if we try to be as respectful as possible that we can do it).
As a Catholic, I have read quite a bit about Mr. Pullman and The Golden Compass.
In interviews, he stated that he intended to be an evangelist for atheism, and he wanted his series to be the "anti-Narnia". I believe that, not only does he intensely dislike Catholics, he holds all major religions in disdain.
That's a shame.
I appreciate the "faith elements" in Stephenie's books. Where else can the message "true love waits" be considered so appealing? So many books portray sex before marriage as a given that it was refreshing to see that, even though it can be difficult to postpone that type of intimacy, it is worth it.
I was also quite delighted with the "pro-life" message of the books.
I don't want to get into any heated discussions on abortion (I think, between abortion, politics and religion, those are three absolutely taboo areas for discussion in most circles), but what is the Mormon position on reproductive issues?