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Sunday, February 19, 2006

Torah Bright

Torah Bright, the LDS Australian snowboarder, is the subject of a post at The Messenger and Advocate. I'm impressed! Things didn't work out well for her due to a shoulder injury in the middle of a run, but she showed real spirit and still finished fifth in that competition.

Just a quick observation: Latter-day Saint young people who take their religion seriously often stand out as incredibly positive and wholesome role models. Such results aren't bad for a perverse religion based on ignorance, greed, fraud and corruption. (Of course, the same is true for many other religions as well. No, not so much the part about ignorance and fraud, but the part about good role models being produced when people take their religion seriously and abide by high moral principles.)

I do have one criticism for Torah. As Latter-day Saints, we should sustain and honor the law. I think this should include natural law such as the law of gravity, something Torah and her fellow snowboarders been violating for some time. As Gerry Mooney put it long ago, gravity isn't just a good idea. It's the law.

Thanks, Torah! You're gold all the way through. And I love your name!

6 comments:

Stephen said...

Neat the way you outlined the word, and a fun name she has.

I'd say she probably has a great future even without the medal.

Anonymous said...

I bet there are one or two other athletes who take their religion seriously that are good role models.

Mormanity said...

Of course, anon. To clarify, I added this statement, which I had already resolved to add while sitting at Church today:

"Of course, the same is true for many other religions as well. No, not so much the part about ignorance and fraud, but the part about good role models being produced when people take their religion seriously and abide by high moral principles."

Kim Siever said...

Loved the last paragraph, Jeff.

Bookslinger said...

I think her name is a good play on words on the part of her parents, too.

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