Who do your children belong to?

I saw this video early this morning and thought that is was interesting how it seemed to directly contradict these teachings of Brigham Young:

“We are the guardians of our children; their training and education are committed to our care, and if we do not ourselves pursue a course which will save them from the influence of evil, when we are weighed in the balance we shall be found wanting (LBY, xxiv).

Parents are responsible before the Lord for the way in which they educate and train their children, for “Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed [Psalm 127:3–5]” (DNW, 7 Dec. 1864, 2).

Parents, seek to honor your children; bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Teach them truth and not error, teach them to love and serve God [see Deuteronomy 6:5]; teach them to believe in Jesus Christ the Son of God and the Saviour of the world” (DNSW, 8 Aug. 1877, 1).

Read more on parental responsibility from Brigham Young here.

What do you think. Am I missing the point of the video, or is this a way the world is taking small and simple truths from us?

How Some Feel About the Sister Missionary Age Change

This is a little old, but I just saw it and thought it was still funny!

Mormon Missionary Age Change with Hitler’s Reaction

Hilarious BYU Library Video

“Hello Ladies…” A friend sent this recent viral video for the BYU Howard B Lee Library over and I was amazed at how good it was. The video was based on the current Old Spice commercials, “Man Your Man Could Smell Like.” Amazingly, the BYU spoof video garnered over 1.2 million views in four days. If you haven’t seen it, you are in for a treat!

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The Honest Chase

This was sent over to me and I thought it was a clever and fun way to depict determined honesty and integrity.

Funny Mormon Christmas Song!

So, I know Christmas is waaay over but this video was too good not to share. Conan O’Brien did a parady song on us and it really is funny.

I read some of the comments on NBC’s site and a few people felt it was attacking our beliefs. I think often we Mormons are overly sensative when anybody gives us attention—good, bad, or funny. Believe me, if I felt the video was bashing I wouldn’t post it. We, as a people, need to understand we truly are peculiar, and that if we don’t laugh at our uniqueness somebody else will. Anyway, I hope you found this as enjoyable as I did.

If you are having trouble viewing the video go here.

“This Is The New Year” by Ian Axel

I stumbled across this music video a couple days ago and fell in love with it. To my knowledge the singer is not Mormon, but the lyrics have a really good message for the upcoming new year. And as Joseph Smith said, “If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things” (13th Article of Faith).

Have A Great 2010!
Update: See Lyrics below

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UPDATE 01/07/2008

I received numerous request for the lyrics of Ian Axel’s song. So, a quick google search garnered the below lyrics. Hope it satisfies everyone’s curiosity! ~Paul W.

Ian Axel – This is The New Year

Another year you made a promise
another chance to turn it all around
and do not save this for tomorow
embrace the past and you can live for now
and I will give the world to you

Speak louder that the words before you
and give them meaning no one else has found
The role we play is so important
we are the voices of the undergroud
and I would give the world to you

Say everything you’ve always wanted,
be not afraid of who you really are,
cause in the end we have each other,
and thats at least one thing worth living for,
and I would give the world to you

A million suns that shine upon me
A million eyes you are the brightest blue
Lets tear the walls down that divide us
and build a statue strong enough for two,

I pass it back to you
and I will wait for you,
cause I would give the world
and I would give the world
and I would give the world to you

This is the new year
A new begining
You made a promise
You are the brightest
We are the voices
This is the new year
We are the voices
This is the new year