So, if there IS anyone out there listening to this here blog, and willing to respond, I'd like some input on something . . .
The nonfiction piece I'm working on right now has to do with Mormon/Latter-day Saint culture and how it is viewed, both from within and without the Mormon church, as well as some aspects of Mormon folklore.
So, if anyone would like to tell me what they think about the Mormon/LDS Church, I would love to hear it.*
They can be true or untrue, outrageous or plausible, ambiguous or certain, or any number of things. Really, I'm just looking for opinions, and as many as I have, even I run out of them sometimes. So if you have a few to spare, or have heard an interesting one or three, let me know.
Some broad examples of things I'm looking for: Mormons as polygamists, Mormons have horns, the three Nephites, Johnny Lingo, Mormons can't drink alcohol, Mormon Missionaries, Mormons go to BYU just to get married, brainwash their children, etc. . . .
If you are a member of the LDS Church, what are some interesting aspects of Mormon culture? They can be funny, serious, controversial, or whatever. Or what are some memorable Mormon folklore stories, or odd expectations, or anything?
If you are not a member of the LDS Church, what impressions do you have of Mormons in general? What rumors/interesting facts/strange beliefs have you heard about them?
Or, if you haven't heard of the Mormon church at all, tell me that, too. That is perfectly acceptable (and useful to me as well).
So . . . if there is anyone out there actually following this blog, I would love to hear some ideas. If not, I'll survive. I just thought I'd ask!
And, incidentally, if any of you are interested in what the heck I'm talking about or what Mormons REALLY believe/do/practice/whatever, the best sight I could direct you to is this one. You can ask questions there, find out about our beliefs, and a lot more.
* Here's some fine print: Although I'm interested in all anecdotes, rumors, impressions, and what have you (really anything is valid), the point of this post is not to start a debate on any number of issues. I will be including some things regarding Prop 8 in the piece, but I'm not interested in debating the topic right here, right now. However, if you do have something interesting to say on the subject that you think I might be able to integrate into the piece, then by all means feel free to tell me it! Controversial issues are, duh, controversial, and sometimes that is what makes them worth talking/writing about. Thanks in advance for your input.