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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Temple Door






















Golden Doorknobs by Lucky Candice (they say Holiness to the Lord)
Taken of the East Doors at the Salt Lake City Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

When the topic of portals came up, my mind immediately jumped to this photo above.  I have been thinking about whether or not to post it for the past several days.  I am shy about religion and my beliefs when they're posted on a blog or written as a status in Facebook.  As a society we're cynical.  And especially cynical (and somewhat scared) of those who mention Jesus in conversation or talk about the Holy Spirit or want to talk religion at all.  People of all religious groups who are devout believers have learned over time to bite their tongues when it comes to the issue.  Because it seems, and maybe I'm wrong, but it seems like no one wants to hear it.  And I also get the sense that if I personally open up about it, there are many who will turn away because of it.  Especially being Mormon.  And so I bite my tongue.

But I am feeling lately, that I am done with that.  I am Mormon and I am a believer.  I am also a lover of all persons and I am a photographer. 

This photo represents to me, an important and sacred place that I love.  Enjoy!

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful door knobs..great DOF.
    I'm Christian and will shout it to the roof tops and beyond! Those who don't want to listen just don't know what they are missing!

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  2. Bravo for you - being done with biting your tongue and for the courageousness of your post! I love how honest and from the heart this post is. Thank you for opening up to all of us.
    Great detail in your photo, too!

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  3. this is a wonderful photos and your last three sentences say so much in a happy positive way!

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  4. i am a christian and when i am trouble often i say, "come" to the Holy Spirit...lovely knob.

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  5. Beautifully detailled doorknobs!

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  6. I think it is beautiful and good for you, be who you are, and be true to yourself! Good job.

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  7. Those are the most intricate doorknobs I've ever seen...is that a beehive in the middle?

    I think we're a very accepting group here, and wouldn't think differently of you if you told us you were from Mars and your skin was green. Be true to yourself. :)

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  8. I have seen photos of that temple, and of those doors -- it is such a beautiful building. And I would echo what susan said -- Be true to yourself. :)

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  9. Gorgeous hardware! I'm a Christian and I need to share it more. Thanks for the sentiments.

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  10. This is an absolutely beautiful shot. Absolutely wonderful words, too. :-)

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  11. I totally understand you here and have found myself in the same place. I love your choice for this theme....I think it's perfect. ♥

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  12. Beautiful photo!...Through blogging I have met Christians, Muslims, Jews, and nonbelievers...and in the blogs that I enjoy reading people seem non-judgemental...if only it were always so... One must be true to themselves and willing to be understanding of others:)

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