Currently our work on Higurashi has us wondering if Ryukishi07 is at all a fan of Shusaku Endo. Because Irie's situation sounds an awful lot like the doctor in The Sea and Poison. So now we're like, "Maybe we should read that again! ...Nooooooooo." No offense, Endo-san. We just need to not seek out depressing things for a while. I'd suggest Wonderful Fool instead, but...I don't think that one's much better. Or is it? I don't remember! Aaaaaah!
Anyway. Recently, there's been a bit of a push at church for people to go back and re-memorize the Articles of Faith. See, back when the LDS Church was still new (technically not new, but anyway), there was some newspaper guy (I think) who asked Joseph Smith (the president of the church) what exactly it was that the church believes. So Joseph Smith wrote a list of thirteen Articles of Faith to break it down. And since Mormons have been in the news kind of a lot recently, the church leadership has suggested that we all review the Articles of Faith, so when people ask them, "Hey, what do you believe, anyway?", they'll be prepared to answer.
That being the case, we thought it might be fun to talk about each of the Articles of Faith here on our LiveJournal. The first one is pretty simple. "We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost." Apparently a lot of people think Mormons don't believe in Jesus Christ for whatever reason, but it's right there in the name: the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
We've read that, according to some people, our church doesn't count as Christian because it doesn't accept the idea of the Holy Trinity. Well, I can't stop you from thinking that if you want to, but our opinion is that a church is Christian if it believes in Jesus Christ as Savior, which we do, so we think that the LDS Church counts.
Today I'm thankful for the Articles of Faith, having read The Sea and Poison, having plenty of chocolate (we went all the way to the store and didn't buy any, but we have some already), having a ride to the temple tomorrow, and not being out in the heat anymore.