and its true LDS folk have no clue what they are walking into.
then of course there was ordering temple clothes which required my mom since she had a valid temple recommend and i didnt and you cant order garments till youve gotten them yourself. so then there was the temple clothing im thinking what the **** is this as she was looking online of what needed to be ordered im just like WHAT?
well i needed to seriously pray about something the first time i went so i fasted too. granted i was clueless didnt know how it was going to work and during the whole thing wondering what i just go myself into. i had heard about the secret names before but the whole what am i doing never clicked till i found out this is where they come from.
the ceremony i was largely blown away from sheer what is this to oh man what did i just sign up for to the cult like ritual like ceremonies of it all. yes TC i agree it feels like a cult ritual in fact i still think that but perhaps ive seen too many horror movies so ill make that connection forever.
also the video is low budget C rated movie quality. really its just corny on all levels lol. the music is great but that video and acting and special effects. geez lol. and the Live action productions just make me go wow in a sarcastic way.
the celestial room is though what takes the cake. i love that room. its really the only part of it all that makes me think its worth it. especially since ive seen the endowment session like 30 times in a year i really dont know what else to get from it i can get something if i stay awake through it and go in with an open mind but generally it still has that feeling.
i also know the temple ritual has changed over the years and i dont feel bad knowing that now that ive gone through the temple and the older one i know was certainly more rough this just makes me wonder why it was even changed? granted i dont question the church being true but it just adds further to my what is going on in the temple? please if you look this up dont let it sway your belief any.
ive also gotten a peak at a holy of holies room since in one temple i went too it was right smack in the middle. thats a whole other level of feeling.
so yes its normal to be floored by it. i still am. i doubt thats changing. i just accept its true. the covenants are real and need to be followed. not to mock it all really but just saying there is a lot of what am i doing going on in there.
i know a guy that just went through for a marriage(he lied badly in fact i heard he was drunk the night before the wedding) he went through the temple and was just like was this? so i think honest going through and dishonest the end result on the first time is a general im lost and clueless.
Edited by beefche, 30 August 2011 - 01:14 PM.