How the Temple Helps Many Church Members Live Longer

by | Oct. 17, 2015

Mormon Life

Every day the Utah papers have their obituaries section, but notice the ages.  The leading cause of death in Utah, by far, is old age.  And most of those dying are well into their eighties and nineties. 

Over-population addicts must be livid about all these Utahns refusing to give up their space on an “over-crowded” earth.  But for answers to the long lives, they need look no further than the nearest LDS temple. 

Just one look at the parking lot says a whole bunch. Whoever sells the blue handicapped parking signs is making a bundle off the temple parking lots.  There are more handicapped-only parking places at the temples than at EPCOT center in Florida.

Then watch those who enter the temple.  Yes, there are plenty of people in their twenties up to their sixties, but take a gander at the number that are a little stooped with a bit of a shuffle.  Some are in their nineties!

But those are just the attendees.  To get a real understanding of why the over-population nuts have a right to blame the temple for so many Utahns sticking around, you have to go inside and see who works there.  Thousands of temple workers are more than seventy.  And working at the temple ruins plans for an early funeral.

Here’s why:

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