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Dave- If we are honest, we are all cafeteria Mormons. We hear what we want to hear and what reinforces our belief system and world view. Disagreeing with a personal opinion in a conference talk does not make one disobedient as long as one seeks personal revelation. For example, my son-in-law who is a stay at home dad and my daughter live the gospel just as well as the traditional families held up as the ideal in conference talks. I may or may not agree with a general authority to suggests that young adult men and women marry early before they complete their education, but I can still live the gospel of Christ. Cafeteria Mormons "liken the scriptures" unto their individual circumstances. Sometimes conference talks reinforce Utah cultural norms that do not necessarily reflect the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but rather reflect the way many American Mormons choose to live that gospel.

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