Sunday, January 27, 2013

I See…. How American Idol Fulfills Latter-day Prophecy


The Mormon Third Eye specializes in drawing valid, inspirational connections between the worldly and the spiritual – “moral mashups.”  There are very few things more worldly than American Idol. How in the world can the American Idol talent competition shed light on prophecies about the last days?  Not in the way you expect, and I already checked the Internet- all of it.  Only at the Mormon Third Eye can you find the answer.

The last known Nephite King Mosiah encouraged his subjects to abandon royal governance and taught the advantages of doing business “by the voice of the people.“   He taught that “Now it is not common that the voice of the people desireth anything contrary to that which is right; but it is common for the lesser part of the people to desire that which is not right.”

The looming downside to this strategy, however, is that when the people choose iniquity, well…  “And if the time comes that the voice of the people doth choose iniquity, then is the time that the judgments of God will come upon you; yea, then is the time he will visit you with great destruction even as he has hitherto visited this land.” 

American Idol winners too are chosen “by the voice of the people;”  hence a quick review of the character and caliber of the winners can serve in these latter-days as a gauge on how close we are as a society to dealing with the “judgments of God.”  My completely unscientific, anecdotal study of the winners revealed that all eleven of them, from pioneer Kelly Clarkson to creatively called Phillip Phillips, are excellent role models for the rest of world.  None of them reek of sleaze and sin. They all project wholesome, mostly country/Christian values in their demeanor and their music. This fact itself is remarkable given the overwhelming trend of the entertainment industry to flood our homes with filth.  Many of the winners were not the final choices of judges who occupy key roles in the industry. Although my research is far from being exhaustive, I believe I could wash dishes to any songs sung by any of these winners playing uncontested in the desktop Bose system in our kitchen. 

This startling conclusion should comfort the saints.  If the threshold of what constitutes an American Idol is truly a majority preference among the populace, there is still hope.  However, once the voters start selecting as winners typically oversexed male and female finalists who prance across the stage in underwear-like costumes that leave nothing to the imagination, and sing persuasive vulgar beats of Satan intent on persuading listeners to lie, violate laws of chastity, or commit heinous acts of violence, then it is time for us to pack our bags and our 72-hr kits, and make that one big last move to Missouri.

2 comments:

  1. Excellent analysis! I am not a big watcher of the Idol show, but recently a cousin's daughter was selected to advance to the "Hollywood Phase" of the program. Most interesting idea...and a good observation about the quality of the music represented by the winners.

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  2. "Once the voters start selecting as winners typically oversexed male and female finalists who prance across the stage in underwear-like costumes that leave nothing to the imagination, and sing persuasive vulgar beats of Satan intent on persuading listeners to lie, violate laws of chastity, or commit heinous acts of violence, then it is time for us to pack our bags and our 72-hr kits, and make that one big last move to Missouri."

    That was brilliantly written. It's rare that something makes me laugh and reflect simultaneously. Bravo.

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