Day of Faith and Interviews at Harvard - Mormon getting grilled on beliefs

There are some ideas and concepts that should be mimicked by others. I think the forum, held at Harvard called Day of Faith: Personal Quests for a Purpose, allowed many different religions to be seen from the actual minds of members of their church as opposed to the clouded glasses of authors whose works befuddle and confuse.

A Mormon, Rachel Esplin, fields questions about Mormonism. She talks a lot about Jesus Christ and describes some of her perceptions and doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Perhaps other universities could further peace by mimicking this forum. Did she handle the questions or did she get burned? What do you think?


Day of Faith: Personal Quests for a Purpose - 3. Rachel Esplin from Harvard Hillel on Vimeo

My personal thoughts on the subject is that she did well. I think she could learn an example of the Mormon garments to help answer the question. For example, the man to Rachel's right was wearing a kippah or yarmulke and the woman to her left was wearing a hijab. There are many religions today that wear clothing to represent their faith, religion, or dedication. Of course, one major difference between Mormon garments and the kippah or hijab is that Mormon garments come mostly in one color, while the kippah or hijab has a wide variety of colors. See the sport collection of kippah's here and a Smörgåsbord of hijabs here.

Read about it in frequently asked questions my take on the Mormon garment.

You may view all the interviews here.

2 comments:

Kel Bel said...

Good point about many different religions wearing special "garments" ie clothing. I think people get stuck on the fact that Mormon's garments are "underwear" that cannot be seen. A good study of the Old Testament would help people understand the role special garments have played since the beginning of time.
By the way, I happened upon your blog because I was trying to find out who put on the Day of Faith at Harvard. I posted about it on my blog also.

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