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View Poll Results: Will you accept the invitation and watch the Frontline/PBS special on Mormons?
Yes, I'm very curious and will watch it on 4/30 and 5/1 3 9.68%
Nope 8 25.81%
I may if I have time. 9 29.03%
Yes, I absolutely will. 1 3.23%
I won't watch it as I think the LDS/Mormons are a godless cult 2 6.45%
I have no opinion but will form an opinion after watching this on 4/30 and 5/1 0 0%
diamondbruno9, are you trying to sell us something? 9 29.03%
I plan to watch this and offer my thoughts after viewing this 1 3.23%
I will watch this to validate all of my fears about the LDS/Mormon religion. 2 6.45%
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Old 05-01-2007, 12:58 PM   #91
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well well where have u been sweet pea?
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it's fun getting to know Mormons and Mormonism, in the Biblical sense.
Well, they believe the Bible, too, so it's part of it. That's why there's so many differences — the Bible and Book of Mormon don't align.
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Actually the Bible and Book of Mormon not only align but compliment each other.

I dont think comeg has read the Book of Mormon.

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well well where have u been sweet pea?


spent a few rejuvenating days out in the desert.

'twas a lovely time.
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:11 PM   #95
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Well, they believe the Bible, too, so it's part of it. That's why there's so many differences — the Bible and Book of Mormon don't align.



i was making a funny.
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:18 PM   #96
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i got it, but the antimo didn't
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I've read parts of it, but not all.

Compliment, but not align? They contradict each other. Maybe that's a better way of looking at it. (except for the thousands of words lifted from the OT.)
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this has been an interesting thread, and i have little to add other than i think it's funny when people play "my religion is truer than yours," and that while i find much of Mormonism rather suspect, i tend to like Mormons better than i do, say, evangelicals (the conservative, politicized stripe). so, in my highly subjective experience, it seems that individual Mormons tend to be a credit to their religion, whereas the evangelicals tend to be an embarassment.

so who cares what the doctrine says; what matters is what the followers do with it.
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i was making a funny.
Ah, gotcha. My bad. I got the ill communication.

You win, diamond.

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this has been an interesting thread, and i have little to add other than i think it's funny when people play "my religion is truer than yours," and that while i find much of Mormonism rather suspect, i tend to like Mormons better than i do, say, evangelicals (the conservative, politicized stripe). so, in my highly subjective experience, it seems that individual Mormons tend to be a credit to their religion, whereas the evangelicals tend to be an embarassment.

so who cares what the doctrine says; what matters is what the followers do with it.
You know what —*in many cases I agree with you. I've met many Mormons who are great people. I'm sure diamond is one of them. I've also met some who weren't so great. (One of which is now in my family, along with some who are good and some former Mormons.) There's also some great Christians out there, too.

The thing to consider is just being good isn't what it's all about. You have the Bible which tells you faith alone is what it's important, then you have the book of Mormon which puts heavy emphasis on a number of things, which translates into works. Which is true?
If you really believe it's based on faith, but you still do stuff to work you're way into heaven, you're essentially saying "Christ's work on the cross wasn't enough. Part of it's up to me." That's not Christianity. The Bible tells us Christ came for that very reason — we can't do anything to work our way into a relationship with God and to eternal life with him. That's why he came — God did the work for us. Again, I point to the criminal on the cross. He just believed, and Christ said you'll be with me in eternity. That's it. Either you believe Christ, or you don't. The truth, if it is the truth, can't contradict itself.
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The thing to consider is just being good isn't what it's all about.


but for me, that's what it's all about.

just be good to one another. that's it. what else really matters?
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The thing to consider is just being good isn't what it's all about. You have the Bible which tells you faith alone is what it's important, then you have the book of Mormon which puts heavy emphasis on a number of things, which translates into works. Which is true?
That's what YOU and your denomination believe. 1 billion Catholics disagree and they don't hold the bible to be the final authority. The Mormons disagree. I'm neither a practicing Catholic nor a practicing Mormon, but it would be annoying as all fuck to have to listen to this over and over and over again.

I don't understand why it's always these Evangelical denominations who are obsessed with judging who is a Christian, what the Bible says and it's your way or the highway. Why not go about minding your own business, practicing your faith as you see fit and leaving others to practice theirs?
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I don't understand why it's always these Evangelical denominations who are obsessed with judging who is a Christian, what the Bible says and it's your way or the highway. Why not go about minding your own business, practicing your faith as you see fit and leaving others to practice theirs?


insecurity?
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I like that my faith teaches us to be inclusionary of other faiths, to try and understand where ppl are in their spiritual growth and what their perspectives are.

I also like that my faith emphasises helping our fellowman whether they be Christian, Muslim or Buddist.

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