|added Tue May 04 2004 at 8:57 PM
|I actually jotted down a few notes... not because there would be a quiz, but because I knew that I'd want to remember what was said. That's how religion should be.
Open with a hymn, a prayer, and a joke. That's how religion should be.
A speaker who remembers what it's like to be in college, yet knows the scriptures inside and out. That's how religion should be.
Six young adults sitting on a row that would normally hold four. Next to a cute girl, of course. That's how religion should be.
Refreshments. That's how religion should be.
No tests, no quizzes, no cramming, just the Good Word of God and the Holy Ghost. That's how religion should be.
That's how relgion should be.
I just got back from the first institute class, and it was great. The place was *packed*. I wasn't positive that I was going to go, but I'm definitely glad that I did. Every once in a while, I guess I just need a little reminder that the church is true, even at BYU. It's more than just memorizing the names of the apostles and what Paul said when Peter was at Jerusalem and... you get the point. I'm not saying that it's not important to know the scriptures (refer to statement above about the teacher knowing the scriptures), but most profs seem to be more concerned that we learn the words than that we learn the gospel.
We're going to be studying the Pearl of Great Price. A few things caught my attention enough to write them down. That's saying a lot for me. I don't usually take notes unless there is going to be a test. I'll share them in chronological order, which means that you won't be able to see any order in them whatsoever.
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