Airplane Crash Activity

It’s the Activity That Kills You but Won’t Die: the Flight 227 airplane crash activity.

The airplane crash activity isn’t a good activity, and know that you are advised not to perform it.  I thought I had squelched it years ago with my forum posts repeating the First Presidency letter warning members not to wear all white at activities.  But no dice….

If you’re looking for a fun LDS activity, please don’t do the plane crash.  There are better activities that don’t

  1. Mimic temple patterns, like passing “through the veil”, or moving from room to room where lights and other symbols represent degrees of glory
  2. Potentially alienate struggling members or those with family members who aren’t making wise decisions right now
  3. End with an arbitrary “judgment” — not based on merit or actions — but based on random assignments
  4. Make entertainment — mockery — of the deaths of those who have actually died in plane crashes
  5. Perpetuate doctrinal errors

Leave the teaching of the degrees of glory to the temple or D&C 76, and please don’t crash any planes in the name of teaching or entertainment in your unit.


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