In Draper Utah the school district won't be selling land next to a new high school to either the Mormon church or the religious group called Summum. The school district 'wants to save the space for future expansion. . . . The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had planned to use it for released-time religious instruction . . . Summum is a religious organization . . .[which] practices meditation and mummification.' [my emphasis in bold]They did not say for what purpose Summum planned to use the land. Now that I think about it for a few minutes, isn't 'meditation and mummification' what many of us ordinary Christians do? Not all we do but at least a part, right? It seems to me there is some connection between prayer and meditation, and of course, embalming and mummification seem connected as well. Maybe I'm missing something.
20 August 2011
Religious News from The Hinterlands
I could not resist pointing out to friends and acquaintances and family who might read this blog: in Saturday's Gazette, 20 August 2011, under the headline School district rejects groups' offers to buy land for seminary—note the neat apostrophe after the plural noun indicating possession, right?—there was a short little entry courtesy of the Associated Press, so be careful now: