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Why expose temple ceremonies?

Evangelicals want to expose the deeper meaning of the ceremony

What the temple means to Mormons is not what it more ultimately means.

The ceremony includes covenants and oaths that people should be able to review before making

The temple ceremony has masonic connections that are worth publicly illuminating

Christians recognize by the Holy Spirit that the ceremony is of the spirit of darkness

A baby-Christian with the Holy Spirit who has never been through the temple can understand more about the true nature of their temple ceremony than a person who has been a veil worker for 40 years. The ceremony is of the spirit of darkness, and should be exposed, and the Holy Spirit communicates that to me in a number of different ways. Mormons, we are essentially calling on you to learn form us Spirit-led Christians about the true nature of what you have been experiencing for decades. Why? Because the Spirit is more trustworthy, especially in the revealed testimony of scripture.

Christians feel a duty to be malicious toward false religions

"If we have the truth, it cannot be harmed by investigation. If we have not the truth, it ought to be harmed." -J. Reuben Clark, D. Michael Quinn: The Church Years. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1983, p. 24.

Objections

Isn't public exposure of the ceremonies akin to pornography?

Doesn't public exposure of the ceremonies prevent people from understanding their true meaning?

Isn't it rude to expose what people in other cultures find private and intimate?

Put in another way,

"If some culture had a gesture shared between husbands and wives which was alien and meaningless to our culture but private and intimate to them, it seems rude to film a reproduction."

Aren't people just doing this for humor and entertainment value?

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