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http://www.azcentral.com/community/gilbert/articles/2009/09/03/20090903gr-temple0904.html

 

 

The comments are pretty good.  LOL   I saw comments on the last article they did on this subject and someone mentioned that the Mesa temple is now in a bad neighborhood compared to the past.  Lots of people used to want to live in the historic neighborhood around it but now not so much........  

 

The always liked the Mesa Temple because it was so different looking than the newer McTemples they have been building.  Will be interested in seeing what this one will look like. 

 

 

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Yay.  Another Temple.  Oh goodie. 
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You know what they say:  "You can never have too many temples!"

 

Of course, "they" are morons....

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You know what they say:  "You can never have too many temples!"

 

Of course, "they" are morons....

 

 I think you meant, "they" are Mormons... well, moron works equally well....  Nah, who am I kidding, you totally meant moron.

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Yay.  Another Temple.  Oh goodie. 

 

Yes, I'm so excited I think I'll go take a nap.  I think an alteration of some lyrics by the band Cracker would be appropriate here:

 

"What the world needs now

Is another mormon temple

Like I need a hole in my head."

 

I think what LDS, Inc. is unaware of, is that they now announce and build so many temples, that even the truest of TBM's are on the verge of not caring any more.  Kind of like the space shuttle in the 80's. Back then school, work, etc. stopped to watch the launch but by the 90's it was so common and uneventful that no one cared anymore.

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We just bought a house right up the street from there. Whooop deee doooo!!! Oh Well!
 
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We just bought a house right up the street from there. Whooop deee doooo!!! Oh Well!

Hang on to that house!  In a few years, after the temple is built, there will be a pack of Mormons who will pay top dollar for a house within walking distance of a temple!

 

In Rexburg, hotels advertise "rooms with a temple view", and even though the multiple listing requirements for homes doesn't allow for that kind of advertising (a violation of Fair Housing Act or something like that), realtors in Rexburg are quick to point out to prospective buyers when homes are in the temple neighborhood, and particularly when they have a temple view. 

 

That's one of the perks of building your large and spacious buildings high on a hill...that way, they are easily seen of men.  And from every living room.

 

 

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I think I hear a faint wail in the distance.  It sounds like Crime Dog...

 

I hope the new monument to funny underwear isn't too close to his backyard...

 

Elsewise there'll be a lot videos shot on temple grounds where you'll hear Buffett tunes in the background...

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We just bought a house right up the street from there. Whooop deee doooo!!! Oh Well!

Hang on to that house!  In a few years, after the temple is built, there will be a pack of Mormons who will pay top dollar for a house within walking distance of a temple!

 

In Rexburg, hotels advertise "rooms with a temple view", and even though the multiple listing requirements for homes doesn't allow for that kind of advertising (a violation of Fair Housing Act or something like that), realtors in Rexburg are quick to point out to prospective buyers when homes are in the temple neighborhood, and particularly when they have a temple view. 

 

That's one of the perks of building your large and spacious buildings high on a hill...that way, they are easily seen of men.  And from every living room.

 

 

 

Hhhhmmmmmm. Thanks P_M. I did not think of that. Alrighty then!! I'm off to make my welcome signs. Watch for me on the local news folks!!!!

 
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We just bought a house right up the street from there. Whooop deee doooo!!! Oh Well!

Hang on to that house!  In a few years, after the temple is built, there will be a pack of Mormons who will pay top dollar for a house within walking distance of a temple!

 

In Rexburg, hotels advertise "rooms with a temple view", and even though the multiple listing requirements for homes doesn't allow for that kind of advertising (a violation of Fair Housing Act or something like that), realtors in Rexburg are quick to point out to prospective buyers when homes are in the temple neighborhood, and particularly when they have a temple view. 

 

That's one of the perks of building your large and spacious buildings high on a hill...that way, they are easily seen of men.  And from every living room.

 

 

 

Hhhhmmmmmm. Thanks P_M. I did not think of that. Alrighty then!! I'm off to make my welcome signs. Watch for me on the local news folks!!!!

 

 Ya, def. hold onto the house.  It is ridiculous how much mormons will pay to live close to a temple.  I am an appraiser in Utah, moved up here 5 yrs ago from Gilbert.  But the values around the mt. timp and draper temple are way, way over the averages.  I say let them build it, let the economy recover a bit, and then sell that house and extract your past wasted tithing from some rich mormon willing to pay a stupid amount to have bragging rights of living close to the temple.

 
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Just gotta keep spending that money for environmentally insatiable buildings.....that lie empty for some time.
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I kinda wonder how the Mormons in Tucson, 100 miles south, feel about another temple in the Phoenix area while they have none?

 

 

I live a few miles from this site. Mormons own the Gilbert Town Council, and pretty much get their way in almost any matter proposed.

 

 

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Just gotta keep spending that money for environmentally insatiable buildings.....that lie empty for some time.

 

Yep.  When you think about it, churches of any kind are the most inefficient uses of a building.  The places are empty most of the time.

 

Maybe the 'greenies' should start protesting the waste of bricks and mortar, not to mention the maintenance costs and waste of resources...

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I wonder if I know any of you postmo folks from gilbert. I lived there for 8 years up till 2005. If you think you know me, send me a pm. Love to reconnect.
 
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I wonder if I know any of you postmo folks from gilbert. I lived there for 8 years up till 2005. If you think you know me, send me a pm. Love to reconnect.

 

I'm a "newbie" to Gilbert! I really like it there.

 
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 Ya know I just realized I live just up the street from it off Greenfield in Mesa.....another reason for me not to go south of Baseline road......   LOL 

 

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Here is a drawing of this temple......

 

Gilbert LDS temple

 

Can you say butt-freakin' ugly?!   And talk about a phallic symbol....LMAO 

 

Good Lord...the penishood at it's best!!!

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This temple is just up the road from the gilbert youth soccer complex where my son plays.  I guess he will soon be playing soccer in the shadow of the temple.  You have got to be kidding me.  I can't imagine how they are going to use this temple on the youth.  In addition to creepy dead dunking, i bet they do like ward youth picknicks on the lawn and who knows what else.

 

All the money they are spending on this thing.  Think of the good they could have done with that money in Gilbert or anywhere.  So proud of how "nice" they make these buildings.  It's horrible.  Even thinking about the free buffet at the church office building today is not cheering me up.  Although I bet they killed it at lunch.  I bet they had like one of those roast beef carving stations at lunch today.

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It kind of makes me wonder why the LDS Church spends so much time and money building these edifices when it looks like to me more people are leaving the church than joining or staying.  And what gets me even more is that when you ask for help, like a food order or rent payment, you are told that you are not being frugal enough and that church welfare is for the truly  needy.  Well, if I'm asking you for help I must have a "need".  If I didn't "need" help, I wouldn't be groveling at your big cherrywood finish desk with the big leather overstuffed chair.

Sorry, I just call them like I see them.

I think the temples are nice - it gives people something to do, but the money would be better spent by donating money to domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, and to help bail out the U.S. Economy in general.

 

Hmmmm, the U.S. Economy . . . I think I'm on to something here!

 

 
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I'm still working on it, but my futuristic novel involves ALL temples, worldwide, becoming brothels... unionized, of course.

 

Kinda poetic, eh?

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It kinda looks like a pyramid to me - which is aprapo.  Like pyramids, the church is built on the blood and sacrifice of slaves (members).  I am so glad there are no plans for a temple in KY.  Nashville, TN (or actually Franklin, TN) is too close for me.
 
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I'm still working on it, but my futuristic novel involves ALL temples, worldwide, becoming brothels... unionized, of course.

 

Kinda poetic, eh?

 

Just so said brothels are non-gender specific, welcoming hetro and homo patrons alike. After all, this is a brand new century with governments of many lands having gotten the word that diversity is what makes the human family most interesting. I suggest the Moroni statues be taken down and replaced with large flags of rainbow colors. Oh wait, that might be a copyright infringement. Whatever...  

 

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It kind of makes me wonder why the LDS Church spends so much time and money building these edifices when it looks like to me more people are leaving the church than joining or staying.  And what gets me even more is that when you ask for help, like a food order or rent payment, you are told that you are not being frugal enough and that church welfare is for the truly  needy.  Well, if I'm asking you for help I must have a "need".  If I didn't "need" help, I wouldn't be groveling at your big cherrywood finish desk with the big leather overstuffed chair.

Sorry, I just call them like I see them.

I think the temples are nice - it gives people something to do, but the money would be better spent by donating money to domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, and to help bail out the U.S. Economy in general.

 

Hmmmm, the U.S. Economy . . . I think I'm on to something here!

 

 

 If you have a temple neaby it stimulates members to be full tithe payors. If the temple is far away people will rationalize not paying a full tithe because they cant go to the temple anyways. Well know they don't have that excuse.

 

Now the Mormon Peer pressure will increase and so will the $$ from members tithing.

 

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You know what they say:  "You can never have too many temples!"

 

Of course, "they" are morons....

 

 I think you meant, "they" are Mormons... well, moron works equally well....  Nah, who am I kidding, you totally meant moron.

 

 i think the empty suits in SLC are moronic to many things, the latest grand poobah certainly seems moronic to the PR stuff for sure...the membership i will defend a good lot of them after all i was once one of them.

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Even with the PostMo billboard that went up in Gilbert...?
 
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Even with the PostMo billboard that went up in Gilbert...?

 

Yup! Even with that. I drove by the temple site tonight..............5 minutes from my house. How about we put a postmo billboard in my front yard. Boy, the neighbors would just love me

 
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Here is a drawing of this temple......

 

Gilbert LDS temple

 

Can you say butt-freakin' ugly?!   And talk about a phallic symbol....LMAO 

 

Good Lord...the penishood at it's best!!!

 

Looks a lot like the Jordan River.

 

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It looks like the architect is into Atlantis or Stonehenge.

 

Atlantis: atl2.jpg

 

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I kinda wonder how the Mormons in Tucson, 100 miles south, feel about another temple in the Phoenix area while they have none?

 

 

I live a few miles from this site. Mormons own the Gilbert Town Council, and pretty much get their way in almost any matter proposed.

 

 

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I moved to Tucson in 2001 and my sister had lived there for a few years prior. I always heard that the problem was that Tucson was too big for a small temple and too small for a big temple. I moved to Mesa in 2005, though, so I can't say how they are taking it since they announced the Gilbert and west valley temples. Probably some serious internal grief trying not being critical of the decision, I imagine. Plus Tucsonans already have an inferiority complex anyway. lol.

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Hmmm...

 

::analyzes proposed architecture::

 

What do you get when you take a meso-American pyramid and an Egyptian obelisk, and shake 'em all up into a Freudian monstrosity?

 

Answer:

 

 

I'm sure God would approve, though.  He prefers penile/pyramidal structures, clearly...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meh...you get the idea...

 

 

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And what gets me even more is that when you ask for help, like a food order or rent payment, you are told that you are not being frugal enough and that church welfare is for the truly  needy.  Well, if I'm asking you for help I must have a "need".  If I didn't "need" help, I wouldn't be groveling at your big cherrywood finish desk with the big leather overstuffed chair.

Sorry, I just call them like I see them.

 

OT - my mother once told me about a time when she and my father were really struggling  -back in the 60's. they went to to church for help. they sent her to the grocery store with the RS pres. my mother grabbed a loaf of bread. the RS pres made her put it back and told her she could bake her own bread.

 

my mother said she was so humiliated by the whole experience she vowed she would starve before she would ever approach the church again for anything. she is still a hardcore tbm but she never ever asked for ANY type of help of any kind ever again. she wouldn't ask to car pool, share babysitting or anything.

 

when i moved to las vegas i heard there was an LDS employment service here. so i thought i check it out. i didn't ask for money or welfare of any type. but the cold reception i received at inquiring about employment services was unreal. i decided that same sunday that i didn't need their damn help and got a job on my own by wednesday of that same week. F*Ck them.

 

it seems that building impressive "Spacious buildings" is more important to the business leaders of the corporation than doing any thiat might actually help people.

 
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OT - my mother once told me about a time when she and my father were really struggling  -back in the 60's. they went to to church for help. they sent her to the grocery store with the RS pres. my mother grabbed a loaf of bread. the RS pres made her put it back and told her she could bake her own bread.

 

my mother said she was so humiliated by the whole experience she vowed she would starve before she would ever approach the church again for anything.

 

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Hmmm...

 

::analyzes proposed architecture::

 

What do you get when you take a meso-American pyramid and an Egyptian obelisk, and shake 'em all up into a Freudian monstrosity?

 


 

 

 Exactly my reaction, P_M!  And this one is even more vertically thrust-y than the other ones you pictured. And fuglier, IMHO. (wtf is up with the obelisk?)

 

I wonder how many needy people are going to be refused help and how much they're going to cut missionaries' allowances to pay for it.

 

And didn't I hear that temple attendance was down, that temples throughout the world were having to cut hours?  Is Arizona the last bastion of TBM uber-ness?

 

Or are they so bent on making it look like the church is prospering they'll continue building these "monuments to funny underwear" even though they'll only ever run at half-capacity most of the time?

 

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Here is a drawing of this temple......

 

Gilbert LDS temple

 

 

 

 

 

 Looks like a Native Southeastern temple mount with a funeral obelisk on top.

I know temples are dead ends, but if I lived in that neighborhood, the pickets would be waving... 

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