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The Jewish Guy 2 20.00%
The Buddist Girl 3 30.00%
The non traditional Christian-Mormon 2 20.00%
The traditional Christian 3 30.00%
The Muslim Girl 4 40.00%
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:02 PM   #1
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5 Harvard Students answer questions on their Faith-who represented theirs the best?

A Muslim
http://vimeo.com/2120775

A Buddist
http://vimeo.com/2149652

A Jew
http://vimeo.com/2149550

An Orthodox Christian
http://vimeo.com/2120893

An Unorthodox Christian
http://vimeo.com/2120177

explain their religious Faith in a live forum, questioned by a moderator.

It will take some time, each participant is questioned for 20-30 minutes.

Who did the best job regardless of your belief system?

Was the moderator fair, or slanted?

Why wasn't the Hindu religion represented?

My pick:

The Jewish Guy
then
The Mormon Christian girl

was 2nd.

The rest tied for 3rd.


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Old 03-11-2009, 06:59 PM   #2
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Oops, misspelled Harvard.

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Old 03-11-2009, 08:38 PM   #3
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I think they should stop wasting the formative years of their life with regurgitating stone age myths.
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I think they should stop wasting the formative years of their life with regurgitating stone age myths.
Nobody who believes thinks they are regurgitating stone age myths. They are reporting their experience, now, today. That should be obvious to anyone.

"Regurgitating stone age myths" would sound like this:

"Well, a long time ago there was this God and he did this and he did that. And I think it's pretty cool. And I like to talk at length about all those other stories from a long time ago. What does it have to do with my life now? Oh, nothing. But I love to spend hours talking about those old stories. In fact I'd devote my whole life to those old stories that have nothing to do with my life now."

Now I haven't watched the videos, so maybe that's what they all said.

But somehow I doubt it.

Straw men, people. Straw men. So easy to create. . .
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:47 AM   #5
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Sean,

Watch the videos and vote.



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Sean,

Watch the videos and vote.



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I will. I just don't have any time right now.

I barely have time for anything these days. Which is a shame.

I hate spending my final months in paradise this way, but whaddya gonna do?
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:38 AM   #7
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chuckling at Kevin's vote..


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Haha. No, I didn't watch the videos. Who cares what five random students think. You just feel the Mormon held his own, so you need to promote it to promote Mormonism. That's fine. We expect that from you.
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what five random students think. You just feel the Mormon held his own,
a) they weren't random-they were selected.
b) I also complimented and voted for a person of a different faith's presentation.
c) The Mormon wasn't a he.


So much for unprejudiced thinking.



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Also did anyody notice the partiality or impartiality of the moderator-depending on who she was interviewing ?

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Haha. Whatever. They're five Harvard students, man. So what. It's random — that's what I meant. I don't understand what the point of this thread is. (Other than you really want us to hear what the Mormon girl has to say).

The Mormon girl did a great job. She's very eloquent. However, she's just wrong (and I say that still respecting that she has the right to believe what she wants to and I know it is important to her). The fact is Mormonism is a cult. It's taken Christian terminology and twisted it to mean something completely different, it's secretive (which she touched on, but didn't get back to) and there's no historical basis for it's book (yet, it claims to be an enhancement of the Bible, which has more archaeological and historical support every day.). It is not Christian, as she said it was and as you and others claim it is. It just isn't. She even made that clear in her answers. Christians do not believe Christ is our elder brother. We believe he's God. We also don't believe he's "a" God, but part of the Triune God. "There is but one God," as the Bible says. (Which Mormons claim to believe, even though it goes against their own belief system that includes the acknowledgement of many gods.) We also don't believe we can become like God after we die. That's completely contradictory to what the Bible says (and frankly, if I'm honest, more in line with Satan's wish for power. I know you'll say I'm being hateful in saying this, but he did want to be like God and that's what led to his fall. there's no denying this.) And the Book of Mormon was translated by divine providence? Then why was the original translation written in a low reading level with poor grammar? Why has the Book of Mormon been changed so much over the years? Why does it plagiarize the Old Testament and take OT names, switch some letters around and assign them to new people? It just doesn't sound divine to me. Plus,

diamond, I respect your right to believe what you want. We all have that right. I also respect your convictions and sincerity and you as a person. I just hope you really give this an objective look and see the vast differences between the two faiths.
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The moderator spoke about people like you.


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Hey, we agree on something!

Yes. I am one of those people out there who questions Mormonism. There are lots of me out there.
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The moderator was an Atheist-nice company.



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I know plenty of atheists who lead more moral, "Christian" lifestyles than most Christians I know, so can we please knock it off with the negative stereotypes and cutesy little insults?
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