You’ll just have to trust me because I didn’t take a screenshot, but the video was titled “Happiness is the Sum of Obedience” with the subtitle “Do you understand God’s equation for happiness?” When I returned to the site two days later the title had changed to “Obedience to the Ten Commandments.”
This brings up two questions for me. First, why was the title changed? And second, why the original titles were chosen in the first place?
I have no objection to the Mormon Message video, but I very much object to the original title and subtitle. I think they’re damaging and false, and I left a comment saying so (without using those words). I don’t have my original comment, but it was close to the following:
Elder Perry’s talk is valuable and the video is beautifully produced. But I find the title and subtitle problematic for a couple of reasons. First, Elder Perry doesn’t phase things that way, and second they lend themselves to the idea that obedience to God is a transactional process. As if God dispenses particular blessings in response to obedience like a vending machine would. The danger with this kind of thinking is that when people are doing their best to follow the commandments and still not receiving desired blessings, it can lead to an unnecessary crisis of faith.