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Wheat & Tares welcomes guest poster Bill Reel once more for a discussion about how cultural mores can become pseudo doctrines.

Mormon Discussion Podcast takes a close r look at the “The White Shirt Phenomena”.  This is a great issue to use as a backdrop for our culture creating rules that do not really exist, believing they really are rules, and in the end there being no rule at all.  This applies to dozens of private interpretations we make within our culture and how we impose those on others to create hard and fast rules where none have been given.

–  What other rules are you aware of that seem to have no Doctrinal basis?

–  How do you handle it when people confront you with pseudo doctrines?

– What is the best way to deal with such issues?

This episode is found HERE

 

Resources for this episode

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1995/10/this-do-in-remembrance-of-me?lang=eng

https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1983/04/muddy-feet-and-white-shirts?lang=eng

http://emp.byui.edu/huffr/The%20Unwritten%20Order%20of%20Things%20–%20Boyd%20K.%20Packer.htm

http://blogs.standard.net/the-political-surf/2010/11/10/the-strange-connection-between-white-shirts-and-lds-priesthood-power/

Bill Reel is the host of Mormon Discussion Podcast.  The podcast tries to deal with the tough issues forthrightly while “leading with faith”.