Most of the shadows in this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Question #10254 posted on 11/16/2004 4:04 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Is the Salt Lake Temple up to seismic code? Or is the Church just not worried about it that much?

- tidbit, who used to be rich last Sunday

A: Dear tidbit,

No, it's not. And they really don't have any plans to do it, either. When Presiding Bishop H. David Burton was asked if the Temple was going to be seismically retrofitted along with the tabernacle he answered:

"The church doesn't anticipate a seismic renovation of the temple. I hate to even think about that, frankly." (

So it's not that they aren't worried, it's just that they (or at least H. David Burton) don't really like to think about it.

- Some Guy
A: Dear tidbit,
I can't think of a better building to be crushed alive inside of.