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Would a Vote for a Member of a Cult to be President help Legitimise their Cult?
Amerisrael ^

Posted on 01/21/2012 7:44:29 AM PST by Amerisrael

That's probably a better question to ask than the one posed by George Handlery over at the Brussels Journal:

"Would a Mormon President Subvert American Democracy?"

Handlery writes the following:

["What follows below is not a Romney-fan’s propaganda. Actually, my favorite used to be another aspirant. The LDS affiliation of Mitt Romney exposes us again to the temptation to make religion into a criterion for picking a candidate."

"Now then, the theological validity of Mormonism’s version of Christianity is beyond my competence and my interest. To many, the implications of a President embracing that creed are of concern."

"However, American public life and her high-level politics have created indicators that Mormons will not kidnap America and replace its system with their theocracy."]

"...Mormons will not kidnap America and replace its system with their theocracy."]

Most likely not.

But is that why many would be concerned over voting for Romney?

Aside from Romney's Mormonism many question whether he is a valid conservative.

But back to the Mormonism.

It is most likely not out of a concern that America's democracy would be subverted , but perhaps instead, indirectly helping to legitimise a cult religion that is the cruxt of concern for many. 

Handlery concludes his article with this:

["...What matters to me now that a Mormon has become a candidate for the Presidency is that, the faith not only teaches values, its adherents live by them."

"Good Mormons work hard, try to measure up to constructive norms, and are reliable. That amounts to a strategy that results in worldly achievement."

"Even so, being a Mormon is a bad rationale to elect someone. However, LDS membership does not amount to a reasonable or a fair reason to deny such person one's vote...."]

"However, LDS membership does not amount to a reasonable or a fair reason to deny such person one's vote...."

Perhaps the reason why Handlery adapts that view is because of what else he wrote:

["Now then, the theological validity of Mormonism’s version of Christianity is beyond my competence and my interest."]

That's the problem Driscol puts a spotlight on:

In his blog article "Is Mormonism a cult?", Mark Driscol noted the following:

["... but in that it, Mormonism] claims Christianity while subtly subverting it in both practice and theology."

"Because it claims to be Christian, uses Christian language, but is antithetical Christianity, it must be labeled a cult theologically. "

"Of course, the trouble is that most people are not Christians, do not understand the differences between Mormon and Christian doctrine, and are therefore confused or upset to hear Mormonism labelled a cult, as it simply sounds cruel."

"What makes matters even worse is when presumably orthodox Christian leaders add to the confusion by essentially declaring Mormonism as a new form of Christianity."

"While it is understandable that the average non-Christian, and many Christians, don’t understand the ways in which Mormonism uses Christian terms while importing them into non-Christian meaning, it’s incumbent for Christian leaders to act like shepherds and warn the sheep about the wolves."

["... but in that it, Mormonism] claims Christianity while subtly subverting it in both practice and theology."]

Most Christians that are informed and studied about Mormonism, probably don't think Mormons are out to subvert American democracy. But rather Christianity. 

To that end, would the election of a Mormon to be President help to legitimise the Mormon cult?


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1 posted on 01/21/2012 7:44:37 AM PST by Amerisrael
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To: Amerisrael
This religion was "invented" near my home. I have a circa 1880 history book predicting it would be gone in a few years if it lasts that long.

I remember them coming to the door and remember saying..."You're the folks that can have a bunch of wives, right?"

They were neat and clean though.

2 posted on 01/21/2012 7:49:54 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Amerisrael
I do have religious litmus tests when evaluating candidates. This is one of the reasons Romney is so low on my list.

But given the choice between a Mormon and an athiestic Marxist I would prefer the Mormon.

3 posted on 01/21/2012 7:50:06 AM PST by impimp
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To: Amerisrael

:”Would a Mormon President Subvert American Democracy?”
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I am not a Romney fan, but not because of his religion.

I do know that a Mormon President could not Subvert Democracy any worse than the Muslim president we have now.


4 posted on 01/21/2012 7:52:48 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Amerisrael

When I think of “cult”, I actually think of Ron Paul’s goofy followers over at prison planet dot com.


5 posted on 01/21/2012 7:52:48 AM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: impimp

you nailed it!


6 posted on 01/21/2012 7:53:29 AM PST by sorrisi (CAP spending and TRADE Congress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Amerisrael

Mormonism is no more or less of a cult than any other religion. Knock Romney on policy if you disagree with him, but attacking his religion is below the belt.


7 posted on 01/21/2012 7:59:21 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

“When I think of “cult”, I actually think of Ron Paul’s goofy followers”

LOL! You nailed it.

As far as Romney - Not liking him because of his religion is bigotry and unless he plans on using the presidential pulpit to sale us on Mormonism, then I could care less what religion he is. If I were to list the top ten reasons I am not a Romney supporter, his religion would not be among them.


8 posted on 01/21/2012 8:01:26 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Amerisrael
Some people have identified socialism, marxism, and communism as sects whose main goal is to replace religion (and God) with worship of the state.
9 posted on 01/21/2012 8:01:51 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Astronaut

No, Mormonism is a dangerous cult.


10 posted on 01/21/2012 8:04:35 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Astronaut
Mormonism is no more or less of a cult than any other religion.

With all due respect, I beg to differ. Mormonism was founded by a man, Joseph Smith who claimed to have had visions. Islam was founded by a man, Mohammad who claimed to have had visions. Christianity was founded by Christ himself. Not equivalent in my way of thinking.

11 posted on 01/21/2012 8:08:40 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: Amerisrael

ON, NTSA !


12 posted on 01/21/2012 8:17:54 AM PST by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengence is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: Amerisrael

Amerisrael is a Jewish blog, correct?


13 posted on 01/21/2012 8:18:29 AM PST by EverOnward
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To: NavyCanDo

No, using religion as a criteria for choosing a candidate is not bigotry it is just another category for consideration.
Under your statement you could say someone not supporting Romney because he is an abortion support is bigotry against abortion.


14 posted on 01/21/2012 8:19:50 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: mc5cents

With all due respect, I beg to differ. Christianity was founded by the disciples of a man, Jesus, who claimed to have had visions.


15 posted on 01/21/2012 8:23:10 AM PST by golf lover (going)
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To: golf lover

What are you trying to be funny? You need a sarc tag then.


16 posted on 01/21/2012 8:30:46 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: Amerisrael
LDS attachment to the Constitution has been further encouraged by an important oral tradition deriving from a statement attributed to Joseph Smith, according to which the Constitution would "hang by a thread" and be rescued, if at all, only with the help of the Saints. Church President John Taylor seemed to go further when he prophesied, "When the people shall have torn to shreds the Constitution of the United States the Elders of Israel will be found holding it up to the nations of the earth and proclaiming liberty and equal rights to all men" (JD 21:8). To defend the principles of the Constitution under circumstances where the "iniquity," or moral decay, of the people has torn it to shreds might well require wisdom at least equal to that of the men raised up to found it. In particular, it would require great insight into the relationship between freedom and virtue in a political embodiment of moral agency. (Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol.1, 1992)

Brigham Young: “when the Constitution of the United States hangs, as it were, upon a single thread, they will have to call for the ‘Mormon Elders to save it from utter destruction; and they will step forth and do it” (Journal of Discourses 2:182).

J. Reuben Clark, Mormon apostle, said, “You and I have heard all our lives that the time may come when the Constitution may hang by a thread. I do not know whether it is a thread, or a small rope by which it now hangs, but I do know that whether it shall live or die is now in the balance” (Conference Report, October 1942, p.58).

Ezra Taft Benson stated, “In connection with attack on the United States, the Lord told the Prophet Joseph Smith there would be an attempt to overthrow the country by destroying the Constitution. Joseph Smith predicted that the time would come when the Constitution would hang, as it were, by a thread, and at that time "this people will step forth and save it from the threatened destruction” (Conference Report, October 1961, p.70).

In 2000, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch made reference to the prophecy while complaining about the Democrats tolerating everything that is bad. Said Hatch, “I've never seen it worse than this, where the Constitution literally is hanging by a thread”

Something to think about.

17 posted on 01/21/2012 8:33:18 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: NavyCanDo
As far as Romney - Not liking him because of his religion is bigotry and unless he plans on using the presidential pulpit to sale us on Mormonism, then I could care less what religion he is. If I were to list the top ten reasons I am not a Romney supporter, his religion would not be among them.

I agree 100%!! While I might not a share their faith, and even question a great deal of it, I've found the members, whom I've meet, to be of high moral character. Aside from all of the substantive arguments against Romney here, I simply find his fake laugh to be reason enough to dump him. I'll take a narcissist over a passive-aggressive, because at least I know what the narcissist is doing to me.

Nice to meet you, NavyCanDo!

18 posted on 01/21/2012 8:33:55 AM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Amerisrael

Why is it that on another FR thread about Elizabeth Smart (A Mormon) that there is nothing but blessings and kind words, and wishes for a long and happy marriage for the young lady, and no mention of her religion? I think if we want to be consistent we need to focus on why we really don’t support Romney, and it’s not his religion. Because we can love Elizabeth and dislike Romney shows the real truth. His religion is a non-factor.

Former kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart engaged to marry

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2835792/posts


19 posted on 01/21/2012 8:37:01 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Amerisrael
State-controlled media has been silent about Romney's religion.

They're saving their ammo for after he clinches the nomination.

20 posted on 01/21/2012 8:38:52 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel
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To: Amerisrael

Would a Vote for a Member of a Cult to be President help Legitimise their Cult?


I know people that won’t vote for a Catholic for the same reason...they sure hate them Papists...


21 posted on 01/21/2012 8:42:11 AM PST by magritte
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To: magritte

There are people who wont vote for Noahides either.


22 posted on 01/21/2012 8:48:44 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Amerisrael

Well it hasn’t helped to legitimize Black Liberation Theology (Barry’s cult).

http://stopobamanowsd.wordpress.com/white-genocide/


23 posted on 01/21/2012 8:51:34 AM PST by loveitor.. ("I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours..." Ronald Reagan)
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To: NavyCanDo
Why is it that on another FR thread about Elizabeth Smart (A Mormon) that there is nothing but blessings and kind words, and wishes for a long and happy marriage for the young lady, and no mention of her religion? I think if we want to be consistent we need to focus on why we really don’t support Romney, and it’s not his religion. Because we can love Elizabeth and dislike Romney shows the real truth. His religion is a non-factor.

There is no contradiction here. I wish Mitt Romney blessings and kind words for a long and happy marriage too. But when he, or Elizabeth Smart, throws a hat in the ring, I want to know everything I can about them. Policy positions, character, belief systems (faith as well as ideology), leadership styles, presentation style, intelligence, conflicts of interest, etc. It all matters. It may be that I would not assign equal weight to every fact I learn about a candidate, but it all matters.

24 posted on 01/21/2012 9:12:31 AM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: Astronaut

I agree with you. I am a Christian but don’t believe that only Christians have a right to believe in a God. Mormons are free to believe what they want. Attacking a candidate because of his religion wouldn’t look so great to Christians if their candidate was attacked simply for being a Christian.


25 posted on 01/21/2012 9:41:50 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: raybbr
Christianity and mormonISM are not the same.

No one is saying mormons they can't beleive what they want, they do not however teach a belief in A God but godS.

26 posted on 01/21/2012 9:58:45 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: svcw

Lol...doubt you could find more than a handful of people that know what a Noahide is. It’s much easier to spot religious bigots, wouldn’t you agree?


27 posted on 01/21/2012 10:08:34 AM PST by magritte
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To: magritte

Yep, every time I see one of your posts.


28 posted on 01/21/2012 10:28:22 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: svcw
...they do not however teach a belief in A God but godS.

So what? I don't care. How do Mormon's beliefs affect you?

29 posted on 01/21/2012 11:23:47 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: raybbr

It does not effect me personally, my soul is secure.
However, mormonISM will effect the souls of others - it is an eternal issue.
As Christians we are to expose false prophets, and lay open the lies which are contrary to Biblical principles, so I guess in that respect I am effected.


30 posted on 01/21/2012 11:37:03 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Amerisrael

I’m not voting for “National Preacher”; I’m voting for “President”. Why should I care which flavor of Christianity a candidate believes in?

That being said, Romney has a laundry list of deficiencies based on his *political* philosophy and history. Honestly, his religion should be the very last consideration - presuming it should even be considered at all.

Except fanatical moose-limbs. That’s one justifiable use-case for considering religion first.


31 posted on 01/21/2012 11:49:08 AM PST by jaydee770
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To: svcw
It does not effect me personally, my soul is secure.

Really? Are you contacting us from Heaven.

How can one ever claim his soul is secure. You know that you will never sin again?

The audacity of that claim...

32 posted on 01/21/2012 1:05:11 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: jaydee770

Bishop Romney is not a Christian, he is a powerful leader in an anti-Christian cult, one that exists to convert Christians into it through deceit and using camouflage.

The Catholic church, the Greek Orthodox church, the Protestant churches, all agree that Mormonism is a non-Christian religion, created by Joseph Smith.

Mormonism is not a “flavor” of Christianity.


33 posted on 01/21/2012 2:50:31 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: raybbr

I can’t imagine a Christian who would actively, consciously, contribute to the loss of their neighbors soul.

I don’t think such a definition can exist.


34 posted on 01/21/2012 3:14:04 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: magritte

I don’t believe you, that claim was not credible.


35 posted on 01/21/2012 3:17:13 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

You haven’t met any Baptists that think the Pope is the anti-Christ? Come to the Bible Belt...


36 posted on 01/21/2012 3:42:19 PM PST by magritte
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To: magritte

I’m a Southernor, and no, I haven’t met them.

You claimed to know people that will not vote for Newt or Santorum or anyone if they are nominated, solely because they are Catholic, I think you just made that up.


37 posted on 01/21/2012 3:56:04 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12
I can’t imagine a Christian who would actively, consciously, contribute to the loss of their neighbors soul. I don’t think such a definition can exist.

Not sure what you are getting at. I posted to another who claimed his soul was "secure". I can't imagine how a person could claim that.

There was no discussion about "a Christian who would actively, consciously, contribute to the loss of their neighbors soul". Not sure where you got that from.

38 posted on 01/21/2012 4:23:44 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: raybbr

Mormonism is an anti-Christian cult which strives to deceive Christians and lure them away from Christianity, that is why Mormons require a Christian to become baptized into their no-Christian religion.

When a person takes an active roll in defending Mormonism against Christians on a thread, then they are not merely watching, they are actively, consciously, contributing, to what Mormonism does, which is to destroy souls.

This Mormonism cult thing is not a joke, or to be taken lightly, this is the most serious business of our existence.


39 posted on 01/21/2012 4:39:36 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

That’s your prerogative, sport. Half the crap I see in the Religion forum is total BS, so I understand your position. Anonymous forums are always full of liars.


40 posted on 01/21/2012 4:58:02 PM PST by magritte
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To: ansel12
When a person takes an active roll in defending Mormonism against Christians on a thread...

I am not defending Mormonism against Christians. I am merely pointing out that someone else who is Mormon has no effect on my life. I don't care if they are.

This Mormonism cult thing is not a joke, or to be taken lightly, this is the most serious business of our existence.

And, here I thought radical Islam was the "most serious".

41 posted on 01/21/2012 5:00:10 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: magritte

Maybe you can tell us about the Christian conservatives you know who refused to vote Republican because of the nominee being Catholic, after the 2012 election.


42 posted on 01/21/2012 5:01:52 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

Mormons’ theology is based on New Testament Christianity, not Fourth Century Creeds. For example, the Church of Jesus Christ (LDS) views on Baptism, Lay Ministry, the Trinity, Theosis, Grace vs. Works, the Divinity of Jesus Christ comport more closely with Early Christianity than any other denomination. And Mormons’ teenagers have been judged to “top the charts” in Christian Characteristics by a UNC-Chapel Hill study. Read about it here:

http://MormonsAreChristian.blogspot.com

According to a 2012 Pew Forum poll of members of the Church of Jesus Christ (LDS) 98 percent said they believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and 97 percent say their church is a Christian religion. Mormons have a better understanding of Christianity than any other denomination, according to a 2010 Pew Forum poll:

http://www.pewforum.org/Other-Beliefs-and-Practices/U-S-Religious-Knowledge-Survey.aspx

11 of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (including several presidents) were non-Trinitarian Christians. Those bigoted folks in South Carolina who now insist on their narrow Trinitarian and salvation-only- by-grace definition of Christianity for candidates for public office are doing our Republic an injustice.


43 posted on 01/21/2012 6:00:09 PM PST by Bot (Mormons Are Christian)
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To: ansel12

Mormons’ theology is based on New Testament Christianity, not Fourth Century Creeds. For example, the Church of Jesus Christ (LDS) views on Baptism, Lay Ministry, the Trinity, Theosis, Grace vs. Works, the Divinity of Jesus Christ comport more closely with Early Christianity than any other denomination. And Mormons’ teenagers have been judged to “top the charts” in Christian Characteristics by a UNC-Chapel Hill study. Read about it here:

http://MormonsAreChristian.blogspot.com

According to a 2012 Pew Forum poll of members of the Church of Jesus Christ (LDS) 98 percent said they believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and 97 percent say their church is a Christian religion. Mormons have a better understanding of Christianity than any other denomination, according to a 2010 Pew Forum poll:

http://www.pewforum.org/Other-Beliefs-and-Practices/U-S-Religious-Knowledge-Survey.aspx

11 of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (including several presidents) were non-Trinitarian Christians. Those bigoted folks in South Carolina who now insist on their narrow Trinitarian and salvation-only- by-grace definition of Christianity for candidates for public office are doing our Republic an injustice.


44 posted on 01/21/2012 6:00:19 PM PST by Bot (Mormons Are Christian)
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To: Bot

All of the Christian Churches acknowledge that Mormonism is not a Christian religion.


45 posted on 01/21/2012 6:15:12 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Bot

You still pimping that 4 year old blog of yours as an authoritative source?

The creeds of the 4th century are based upon the teachings of the first century bot boy. I find it humorously idiotic that you would try to say that mormon views on “Baptism, Lay Ministry, the Trinity, Theosis, Grace vs. Works, the Divinity of Jesus Christ comport more closely with Early Christianity than any other denomination. “ You clearly don’t know what you are claiming.

mormonism puts lipstick on a pig and calls it Christianity. Sad but true.


46 posted on 01/21/2012 7:02:57 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Bot; Jim Robinson; TheOldLady
Those bigoted folks in South Carolina who now insist on their narrow Trinitarian and salvation-only- by-grace definition of Christianity for candidates for public office are doing our Republic an injustice.

The Christian denominations in America are Trinitarian and far outnumber mormonism 7 million active members. The reality is the ones with a narrow view are the active mormons like yourself.

Besides, you've just lumped most of the people here on FR as narrow minded bigots. Perhaps you should choose not to be here eh bot 'ol boy. The ozone is getting rather strong around you.

47 posted on 01/21/2012 7:07:12 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Bot

bigoted bot zot


48 posted on 01/21/2012 7:24:22 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: raybbr

You agreed with this. “Mormonism is no more or less of a cult than any other religion.”, in post 7, and then you expressed that you want Christians to lay off of Mormonism, that is about the best defense of Mormonism that you could make, if you had the power to shut us up.

The “most serious” is the loss of their souls when a Christian is sucked away from Christianity.


49 posted on 01/21/2012 9:10:55 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Bot
SO if Chrisy is divine, (divinity of Christ) and separate from the Father, as is made very clear in Mormon theology, then you are a Polytheist.

Just like the Romans of old.

And this is Christian?

Anyone? Does that sound Christian, having more than one god?

50 posted on 01/22/2012 5:58:17 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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