Regarding the LDS features of PAWriter, why is so much prominence given to data fields pertaining to such a minority religion?
Do we have a problem here?
First, for your information, I'm an atheist and hold all religions with equal lack of regard except for civility's sake. I don't know what religion if any with which you claim affinity, but I include it with the rest as far as I'm concerned.
Second, I try to be as compatible as possible with the GEDCOM standard, and that standard includes the LDS ordinances, whether you like it or not.
Third, enormous contributions to the preservation of genealogical records have been made by the Mormon church, far more than any other religious organization. I received many requests from LDS members to include ordinances and finally did after another review of the GEDCOM standard, and perceiving the inclusion as quite harmless, miniscule and irrelevant as far as recording one's historic genealogical research.
Fourth, I don't know what you mean by "so much prominence given to data fields pertaining to" LDS. I hardly think that one menu (the LDS menu) out of fourteen menus in PAWriter constitutes "prominence."
So I suggest you just ignore that menu, or find another genealogical program that doesn't include LDS ordinances (if you can find such a program).
Thank you for your reply Howard. It was meant as a simple question. As one atheist to another I could not understand why, given the vast amounts of personal data fields that one could hold, that the LDS info, which seems to mean so much to so few, should get it's own special place. As it's part of the GEDCOM standard I entirely see where you are coming from. MacFamilyTree does not show LDS info, but it's rubbish program; Heredis has a special highly prominent field for whether a person signs (yes, no or probable!) and I think that's equally strange!