Which Hand for Sacrament - LDS Living

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SamBee
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Re: Which Hand for Sacrament - LDS Living

Post by SamBee » 10 Aug 2018, 13:49

The idea that left-handedness is evil goes back a long way - probably to prehistoric times. Very old and before anything meaningfully Christian

In Islamic cultures, the reason is more prosaic... the left hand is used to wipe the bottom so you eat with the right. There are even hadith about it, and a local curry house had one of them up until someone was wise enough to remove it.
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Re: Which Hand for Sacrament - LDS Living

Post by Heber13 » 10 Aug 2018, 16:15

AmyJ wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 12:51
I think that it is more of a pendulum swinging thing to keep the "spirit of the law" at the forefront and update Mormon "culture" to be noticeably more "relevant" in a variety of ways.
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Re: Which Hand for Sacrament - LDS Living

Post by On Own Now » 16 Aug 2018, 07:26

There was a lengthy discussion about this a few years ago with some interesting perspectives. I talked to a Catholic friend to get his take on this kind of thing and it was a great discussion.

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