Taking the Sacrament with Your Right Hand

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Re: Taking the Sacrament with Your Right Hand

Post by NightSG » 08 Jun 2015, 09:51

Heber13 wrote:Why do we put our right hand over our heart when we pledge allegiance to the flag?
Same reason we salute and shake hands with the right hand; it shows the hand commonly used to hold a weapon to be empty. This is also why left handed people are considered untrustworthy; they could still be holding a weapon in their primary hand while saluting or shaking hands.

Personally, I just tend to do most things with my right hand due to the better hand-eye coordination there, but if someone approached me about taking the Sacrament left handed, I'd probably tell them it seemed inappropriate to use the hand I'm thinking of punching them in the throat with. :twisted:

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Re: Taking the Sacrament with Your Right Hand

Post by Curt Sunshine » 08 Jun 2015, 11:00

if someone approached me about taking the Sacrament left handed, I'd probably tell them it seemed inappropriate to use the hand I'm thinking of punching them in the throat with. :twisted:


:lol: :clap: :P

A nomination for comment of the week (COW), methinks.
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Re: Taking the Sacrament with Your Right Hand

Post by LookingHard » 08 Jun 2015, 12:01

Great! Now when I chuckle next week when the sacrament is passed and it makes me think of this, my wife is going to grill me on why I am laughing during the sacrament and setting a bad example.

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Re: Taking the Sacrament with Your Right Hand

Post by NightSG » 09 Jun 2015, 08:20

LookingHard wrote:Great! Now when I chuckle next week when the sacrament is passed and it makes me think of this, my wife is going to grill me on why I am laughing during the sacrament and setting a bad example.
It is inappropriate to express joy during the renewal of one's baptismal covenants now?

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Re: Taking the Sacrament with Your Right Hand

Post by Katzpur » 09 Jun 2015, 08:47

NightSG wrote:Personally, I just tend to do most things with my right hand due to the better hand-eye coordination there, but if someone approached me about taking the Sacrament left handed, I'd probably tell them it seemed inappropriate to use the hand I'm thinking of punching them in the throat with. :twisted:
Oh, that was truly great. :lol:
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Re: Taking the Sacrament with Your Right Hand

Post by Katzpur » 09 Jun 2015, 08:48

NightSG wrote:It is inappropriate to express joy during the renewal of one's baptismal covenants now?
A quiet smile is okay. Just no "loud laughter."
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Re: Taking the Sacrament with Your Right Hand

Post by NightSG » 09 Jun 2015, 14:20

Katzpur wrote:
NightSG wrote:It is inappropriate to express joy during the renewal of one's baptismal covenants now?
A quiet smile is okay. Just no "loud laughter."
Why would a joyful noise not be appropriate given the meaning of the Sacrament? I can't think of any fully clothed action it should be considered more appropriate to. Just because our flawed, earthly traditions fail to recognize that doesn't mean the Lord mightn't appreciate a bit more enthusiasm in accepting His gift.

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Re: Taking the Sacrament with Your Right Hand

Post by EnglishMormon » 20 Jul 2015, 12:46

Hehehehe these sorts of things make me laugh , tradition not doctrine, I wouldn't get angry over it I would just sit and shake my head voice my opinion and laugh

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Re: Taking the Sacrament with Your Right Hand

Post by NewLight » 31 Jul 2015, 06:56

This is pretty funny that someone would make a deal of this. I wonder how I would fare in that ward being left handed and Celiac, so I don't take the bread at all. That would get them talking!

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Re: Taking the Sacrament with Your Right Hand

Post by LookingHard » 31 Jul 2015, 12:39

I heard a podcast about Mormonism and masonry and it said most of the US culture of "raise your right hand" comes from Masonry. Interesting.

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