Serviceable sentences, 33/10,000

Yes, we have the principle that we look for the best everywhere, that we look for the good and keep the best.
—Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “My Timely 30-Year-Old Interview,” lds.org (21 June 2017)

(This was President Uchtdorf‘s response, on a German talk show in 1987, to the question of whether Mormons, with their restrictions on alcohol, cigarettes, coffee & tea, go to the theater and movies. It is not often that the aesthetic imperatives of Mormonism—to seek after anything virtuous, lovely [i.e., the beautiful], or of good report or praiseworthy—are communicated to non-members. It’s also Mormonism’s least controversial point; even MormonismDisproved won’t argue with the 13th Article of Faith.)

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