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For those of you Nacclites living under a rock or a remote corner of Death Valley, you might not know about Friday’s passing of President James E. Faust, Second Counselor in the First Presidency.

Most of the Naccle behaved in an honorable fashion – several posted tributes to the late Apostle. I’m sure I’ve missed a few and for that I apologize.

Upon hearing of President Faust’s passing, I couldn’t help but wonder how long it would take some Nacclite to start the “Who’s Got Next” guessing game. Most church members I associate with seemed to think the most appropriate time to start that exercise in the hypothetical would be sometime after the funeral. I tend to agree.

Sadly, the class-less-ness of the Naccle reared its head before funeral arrangements could even be made. Here are the winners:

First place – Our Thoughts (or lack thereof). Kim’s post hit the wires at 3:17 pm EST.

Runner up is found at BCC where Natalie wasted little time hoping the next apostle will have a background in something other than business or law. The Church is a multi-billion dollar transnational entity and she wants to disqualify the two fields of study most likely to be useful at the top echelons of its leadership. Of course, the obligatory “it can’t be a she (yet)” comment was included.

Sigh.

Natalie waited almost a full twelve hours to post her “what’s next” piece.

There’s something wrong with those who can’t even give the Faust family and the Church but a few hours to mourn the passing of such a great man before they set about wondering who will fill his chair.

9 comments

Stephen said... @ August 13, 2007 at 6:39 AM

I really enjoyed Elder Faust, I wish him and his family well.

Anonymous said... @ August 13, 2007 at 10:04 AM

Good grief. Sanctimonious public piety = satire? Jesus saved his choicest epithets for Pharisees like you.

Kim Siever said... @ August 13, 2007 at 11:06 AM

Wow. I thought everyone stopped reading Our Thoughts. Glad to see us back on the radar.

Anonymous said... @ August 13, 2007 at 6:44 PM

You used to be funny. Now you're just turning into a scold.

Anonymous said... @ August 13, 2007 at 6:46 PM

Don't you know DKL is bragging about masturbation at MM? What is wrong with you, are you sick?

Matt said... @ August 14, 2007 at 4:19 PM

Yeah. The snarker is getting increasingly grumpy and pious.

And, yeesh, you really think that law or business is important to be a religious leader? There's a reason the church hires accountants and attorneys. The Twelve aren't sitting around balancing budgets, dude; they're supposed to teach of Christ.

annegb said... @ August 14, 2007 at 7:59 PM

I'm interested to know who will replace him. It's human nature. And his death isn't a tragedy, it's a long life extremely well lived.

I bet he's over there wondering who will replace him.

D. Golden Shizzle said... @ August 15, 2007 at 7:43 AM

Matt - jeez! You call me grumpy?

Janet said... @ August 19, 2007 at 3:37 PM

"...who will fill his chair."

Nobody ever will. Not really. Sniffle. What a lovely man.

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