Temple Announcement Predictions: 186th Semiannual General Conference

Geoff Openshaw

Geoff Openshaw

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Oslo Norway

Geoff: Maybe I’m being lazy by naming this one again, but I still think Oslo deserves its own temple if only for the sake of Church membership comparisons in Scandinavia.

Norway and Denmark have the same number of stakes and roughly the same number of people, yet Denmark has a temple and Norway does not. Norwegians do enjoy some of the highest GDP per capita in the world, and traveling to Copenhagen or Stockholm for temple work is not altogether burdensome, but don’t the fine folks of Arendelle deserve something more? Who cares if actual church growth there is essentially stagnant?

Joe: OK, to be honest I haven’t given this one much consideration. But Geoff, your point on Denmark is a convincing one. That and it’s about a 6 hour drive from Oslo to either Copenhagen or Stockholm, to say nothing of the 7 or 8 wards and branches in the northern part of the country. That’s far. But then again, Norway getting a temple could be seen as a capitulation to their world domination in every other metric, making it the unAmerican promised land and we can’t have that.

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