Comment of the day: "Why pay to drink from the gutter?"

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Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the longtime brains behind South Park, Colorado's most famous semi-fictional mountain town, took it all the way to Broadway on Tuesday when The Book of Mormon opened to glowing reviews. The musical, a sendup of Mormon culture starring two "elders" on a mission trip to Uganda, was neither Parker and Stone's first foray into musicals nor their first look at Mormonism, and we took the opportunity on Tuesday to take a look back at the oeuvre of two hometown gents who've done us proud. Commenter Tracy Hall, Jr. was apparently less enthused about the musical. (Actually, we suspect he may be a Mormon missionary.)

Why pay to drink from the gutter when the pure fountain flows free?
http://bit.ly/gj39od

That link, by the way, directs to this passage from the book of Nephi in the actual Book of Mormon:

Come, my brethren, every one that athirsteth, come ye to the waters; and he that hath no money, come buy and eat; yea, come buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Free wine and milk? Sounds like a deal! But we're still going to see The Book of Mormon as soon as possible.

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hthalljr
hthalljr

>Commenter Tracy Hall, Jr. was apparently less enthused about the musical. (Actually, we suspect he may be a Mormon missionary.)

Thanks for the mention.

We still occasionally hear from the pulpit the slogan, "every member a missionary," so yes, in that sense, I could be considered a missionary. My formal full-time missionary service, in Berlin and northern Germany, was from 1965-1967. I have no official calling from the Church to defend my faith -- I just love doing it.

Needless to say, I don't speak for the church, either -- just for myself.

Tracy Hall Jrhthalljr'gmail'com

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Alexander
Alexander

Dude. It's Nephi. No 'r.' Please try and get things right from time to time.

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Corrected. Thanks for the heads-up -- if I can't have any respect for this crazy religion, the least I can do is spell its tenets correctly, amiright?

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