Monday, September 24, 2007

called to serve

I’m not quite sure what’s going on with this Mormon missionary pin-up calendar. It’s often hard to tell these days (see, e.g., Donnie Davies). But it seems genuine—as in produced and distributed by active LDS, although certainly with no official church support. From the info page:

The general public is largely unaware of the selflessness and sacrifice of these missionaries. They have helped the poor, fed the hungry, built schools and homes, and provided service to many people in need.

Also, as the casual reader might miss, they proselytized ceaselessly. Selflessness and a sacrifice, yes, but let’s not forget the “missionary” part of the two-year religious mission.

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