Boy o Boy - talking about whether or not to shake hands for fear of illness
and death makes a lot more sense than talking about doctrinal or news
topics.

What a lot of nonsense - I keep waiting for the punch line - but it seems to
be getting more serious all of the time.

George

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Osborne" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2003 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: [ZION] hand shakes


>
> On Tue, 24 Jun 2003 10:05:31 -0600 Steven Montgomery
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > At 08:14 AM 6/24/2003, you wrote:
> >
> > >On Tue, 24 Jun 2003 08:17:00 -0500 [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
> > > > Oh, I don't know, Paul.  I'm pretty particular, I suppose, but I
> > just
> > > > don't
> > > > worry about making hand contact with the temple workers.
> > Especially
> > > > when
> > > > it pertains to performing ordinances, I just feel like the Lord
> > > > will
> > > > protect us.  And actually, the Lord is in charge; He is the one
> > who
> > > > has
> > > > said how the ordinances are to be performed.  It is just my
> > > > personal
> > > > feeling that when we are in the temple, we are where we are
> > supposed
> > > > to be
> > > > and everything will be alright.  I just don't worry about it
> > there.
> > > >
> > > > Naturally, I wash my hands as per my usual practice (like after
> > > > using the
> > > > restroom and before eating) but beyond that, I just don't worry
> > > > about it in
> > > > the temple.
> > > >
> > > > But that's me...
> > > > Heidi the fair
> > >
> > >
> > >I understand your faith in this thing, Heidi. But-- I don't
> > necessarily
> > >think the Lord will "protect" us just because we are doing work in
> > the
> > >temple. We LDS people are always getting sick just as other people
> > do. It
> > >seems the Lord doesn't stop this from happening but actually deems
> > that
> > >we get sick-- you know-- those wonderful little trials that we get
> > stuck
> > >with? I want to avoid those trials if I can.
> > >
> > >It isn't the temple workers hands that I am so concerned with but
> > all the
> > >hands he has been shaking. Germs get carried that way. It's just
> > not
> > >sanitary if you ask me. Something should be done about it.
> > >
> > >Paul O
> > >[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> >
> > Such paranoia didn't do Howard Hughes any good. I'm beginning to
> > think that
> > perhaps people should be exposed to as many germs as possible,
> > starting
> > with early childhood. That way the body can build up its immune
> > system and
> > develop resistance to as many germs and viruses as possible. For
> > example, I
> > exposed my children to chickenpox when they were young (and at the
> > best age
> > to handle such a disease, as opposed to when they are middle aged or
> > older
> > and have more severe complications) and they have never had any
> > problems
> > since.
> >
> > I remember reading an article in one scientific journal, which had
> > what
> > appeared to be some evidence for its thesis, that one of the reasons
> >
> > western culture and civilization developed and persevered was due to
> > the
> > fact that that particular stock of people had more immunity built up
> > than
> > other races or peoples.
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Steven Montgomery
>
>
> I'd live in a bubble if I could. To heck with the world. To heck with
> everything.
>
> Paul O
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>
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