Those closely associated with the LDS Church realize the intensity with which their programs are driven. Although they’re quick to point out that it is simply to be organized and successful, there are more subversive motives: keeping the members intentionally busy so they don’t have the time or the desire to deviate. To be sure, the narrative in private meetings of church leaders can focus on ways to keep ‘less active’ people busy in ways to secure their attendance, and ultimately, their desire to tithe.
The question is: Would the Lord’s true religion require strong-arming techniques to motivate people? Wouldn’t the messages and testimonies be so obvious that these would be the motivating factors, as opposed to scheming?