" or "Kingdom of the Religious Organizations." it's much more ominous to call us the Mormon Cult!
The primary definition for "cult" in many dictionaries is synonymous with "religious organization." For example, in the online Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the first two definitions given are (as viewed March 2007): I have to admit that BOTH definitions fit us, though we're really not that formal.
The funny thing about this, is that in my experience, many youth don’t date much anymore. Whenever we talked about it, their eyes lit up and I had their total attention and I consistently felt a great need to bring this back into the lives of our youth. Formerly, a STANDARD was a military object (like a flag or an ensign) carried atop a pole. If a youth chooses not to raise that standard, they run the risk of defeat.
More than one hundred youth from the East Houston area came together Jan.
“Speed dating and the dance that followed were big hits and many new friendships were formed.” The events were designed with spirituality and every-day-life practicality in mind.
Conference committee member, Autumn Crawford of Eagle Springs, said organizers wanted the youth to have successful socialization and also gain spiritual knowledge that would strengthen their testimonies of Jesus Christ.