Way to go Ken!! Thanks for being a positive image for the church and helping
people to realize we are not a cult.
Ken Jennings, the "worlds greatest missionary".Don't get
me wrong. I presume Mr. Jennings is a member of the LDS church? Probably a great
example of good values and church standards, but like Jimmer Fredette, can we
please not constantly use public forums to place cultural icons on religious
pedestals?I wonder if we, as LDS, seek to put famous people on
public pedestals because we are failing on a personal level to do what we expect
them to do for us.We ought to live our lives with dignity, act in
ways which include and uplift those around us and do our alms privately where
the impact can be recognized for what it is and not what we hope others see.My congratulations to Mr. Jennings. I hope he doesn't lose who he is in
the fame of what others want him to be.
In response to golitalone, I quite understand the sentiment of promoting
oneself, as an organization or as a person, and have difficulty tooting my own
horn. Yet, when it comes to religion, I reconcile my qualms by
remembering the Lord's admonition: "Ye are the light of the world. A city
that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle,
and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light uinto all
that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they
may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
(Matthew 5: 14-16)
It's great to see someone with values remain upstanding even in the face of
I'm not sure who "goitalone's" comments are directed towards.Jennings hasn't particularly touted his LDS religion; the article is about the
MSM characterizing him first and foremost as Mormon. Most LDS who
are aware are happy to proclaim him as "one of us." It's been 6 1/2
years since he rose to fame. He seems to still have a good head, both for
trivia AND for living a solid, moral life. All outward indications are that
fame hasn't changed his life in a negative way.
Hey Moracle I couldn't have said it better myself. I love that passage and it
has more meanings than one for the people in the bible belt. I was in Blackshear
a couple of weeks ago.
Thanks Ed in Atl!Few people know we live in one of the friendliest,
safest, sanest, and most peaceful states in the nation.Next time
you're in the area, visit Waycross 1st Ward & say you're Ed from Atl!
This article should have been more about the battle of man vs computer, than a
biography about Ken Jennings. Love the guy and the positive spin he has had on
the church and game show, but the intriguing factor is the fact that two men are
going up against a computer to see which is "smarter".
Way to go Ken!FYI - lsteinbentley | 9:50 p.m. Feb. 13, 2011
goitalone | 8:10 a.m. Feb. 14, 2011 Moracle | 9:32 a.m. Feb. 14,
2011 Johnny Triumph | 10:13 a.m. Feb. 14, 2011 bikeboy | 10:38 a.m.
Feb. 14, 2011 [You guys realize Ken Jennings is about as Non-Utah
Mormon as you can get?He was born and raised in Seattle, - lives there now
- and is a Democrat.Thanks for making that observation - Democrats
are good Mormons too.]