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  1. At the beginning of the episode, I heard a lot about the church’s previous name pushes (e.g. 1980s, 1990s, 2001, etc.) I don’t remember any of those. Do you have some references/links?

  2. Really? That was the discussion?
    Why after all these years is Mormon suddenly a bad moniker?
    If Mormon is now widely regarded as a fictional character, then obviously it’s a good idea to phase out its use.

  3. Doesn’t our prophet have more inspiring message for a world that is falling apart? Really? We need to focus more on a church name?

  4. Hi Carol,

    I have not seen the transcript of President Nelson’s talk, but I am not aware of an examples of “Nazarene” or “Nazorene” used as a pejorative term, nor of any concerted effort to erase the name of Jesus or Christ from the first few centuries CE.

  5. There are mixed feeling about dropping Mormon reference which is unique and stirs up a lot of curiosity. Telling people I’m a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sparks no curiosity whatsoever.

    Focusing on the church’s name was a great stunt to blow out the momentum that Sam Young was fasting for.
    Sadly saying I’m part of the restored gospel no longer excites me anymore. I probably won’t be excited about my faith again until it can acknowledge more of its flaws beyond the way which we identify ourselves.

  6. Taylor, That was my understanding also. It’s like it was being pulled out of thin air. I had never read or heard that before.

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