Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Do they know it's Christmas time at alllllll.....

I was stuck in traffic coming home from Santa Monica. And LO, there to my left my wandering eyes did see....The most amazing lights EVER. Luckily I was in non-moving traffic, otherwise I mighta wrecked. My first thought was "wait. did I make a wrong turn at Disneyland?"And then I realized it was The LA Mormon Temple.

Verily. I was in awe.

Now, say what you will about the Mormons, But these guys can..
A. sing
B. bake
and C. DE-CO-RATE!!
(the Mormon Religion is the Martha Stewart of religions)

Also. I lived in Salt lake for 6 yrs or so (whatever time it was that took me to graduate college) and I probably saw THOSE Christmas lights every year. And let me just tell you that LA Mormon Temple Lights kick Salt Lake Temple lights ASS!







These pics don't even do it justice AT ALL. I tried taking iphone pics but they are laughably lame. And it's not just that there were pretty lights....they were all artistic. The palm trees looked like fireworks. And one GIANT tree looked like a hot air balloon.

See? we can all get a holiday lesson out of this. We seem to be obsessed with all the ways in which different religions DISagree with each other. But, I ain't no scientist or nuthin', but I bet if we were to do a pie chart and power point presentation, we would find that the religions of the world have MORE stuff in common than not.

So, I say, TIS THE SEASON to look at the similarities!

Let's go back to decorating, for instance. The Catholics can really tear up a Cathedral ceiling or two. And they really do make a mean fountain. And the protestants, well, I SUPPOSE if you were really into crystal, the you'd agree that the crystal cathedral is beautiful.

(I guess)(if you're into tammy faye)(and you used to watch a lot of Dynasty)

Now, the buddhists can REALLY decorate a garden. And what is more beautiful than the decorated Pagan Christmas tree? And the Jews?

ummm....


welllll...

Okay, not so much. But they have REALLY good deli food!! SO, that counts.

See how much we can appreciate stuff from ALL religions?! (except those crazy Scientology freaks! I mean, ALIENS? REALLY?)

HAHA! Juuuuuuuuuust Kidding! (kinda)

18 comments:

rychelle said...

look at you, creating harmony.

and, six years in slc, i'm pretty sure you get to be an honorary mormon for that. now, i expect you to send me something handmade for christmas!

Kristina P. said...

Maybe you and my faux Mormon coworker can hook up and get married outside the gates of the temple.

2busy said...

I love the palm trees! That is so beautiful. The Mo's can really rock!

Meg said...

Dig those crazy Mormons. Just when you think you've got them figured out. (Seriously, I have nothing but love for the Mormons.)

As for the crystal church thingy...why would you want to build a church that looks like an Apple store? They should just hold their services at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino. Just sayin'.

Carin said...

Ok...you've sold me. LA for Christmas 2010! I have to see those lights!

xoxoxo

forever folding laundry said...

I've got nothing but love for those Christmas lights. And a Cali palm tree in lights is a sight to behold!

~Keri

dede said...

and it came to pass, that you made me happy this morning! Way to bring religous peace for Christmas! Your present is in the mail (really, this time!)

SL lights are WAY better than LA, but yours are cute too!

peewee said...

AN Apple store!! HA! Meg, you kill me.

NIKOL said...

Awww, look at you. You'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. And then buy them all a Coke.

Alos? I love to see the temple.

NIKOL said...

I also want to tell you right now that I do, in fact, know how to spell "Also." I just don't know how to proofread before posting a comment. Sighhhhhhh.

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Look at you...you're like a Christmas Miss America pageant queen with your world peace business. Now we'll have to start calling you Yoga Ghandi. Or Yoga Yoda...he likes peace, right? Or maybe Yoga Mother Theresa. Or Miss California.

Merry Christmas/Hannuka/Kwanza/Xmas/etc. And may the force be with you.

kys said...

Those Mormons are over-achievers with everything. Beautiful lights!

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

abalone said...

mormons - you forgot -
D: replicate

peewee said...

dad....what is that? secret code?

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