Skip to comments.ROMNEY AT LIBERTY LEADS TO ANGRY STUDENT RESPONSE [Falwell's U. issues Mitt commencement invite]
Posted on 04/22/2012 1:25:08 PM PDT by Colofornian
(CNN) Liberty University students and alumni are accusing the Christian school of violating its own teachings by asking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a member of the Church of...Mormons, to deliver its 2012 commencement address.
By Friday morning, more than 700 comments had been posted on the schools Facebook page about the Thursday announcement a majority of them decidedly against the Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr.s invitation, citing that the school had taught them Mormonism isnt part of the Christian faith.
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Bombastic rhetoric is no substitute for a reasoned rebuttal.
I hate everything.
Romney is anything BUT open about his beliefs. I was a mormon for over 40 years. Sacred not secret is the motto. The most esoteric beliefs are not shared with outsiders, but I’m guessing you know that.
Have you noticed how many Mormons feel free to lie when it comes down to religion. What kind of god would direct his church to lie?
Two quotations from Sea Parrot from Hoffer, posts 9 & 44...
Lu Shissler then chimes in, post #38: You are so right, Eric
And so, we have these FREEPERs reaching all the way to that long "bastion" of conservatism, San Francisco, to draw its deemed "sage" advice...yes, even sagely San Francisco longshoremen like Eric Hoffer...
Let's see...what was Hoffer's worldview of the oppressed again? Oh, yeah:
"It is doubtful if the oppressed EVER fight for freedom. They fight for pride and for power--power to oppress others. The oppressed want above all to imitate their oppressors; they want to retaliate."
Source: Eric Hoffer, The True Believer, 1951
No, the oppressed never really fight for freedom, sayz a fave authority figure of Sea Parrot (& Sea Parrot's "Amen" choir, Lu Shissler).
But, wait a minute...what if Hoffer is right? What if the "minority" religionists & minority pagans we see come into FR indeed feel "oppressed" by the majority Christian religion? What if we apply Hoffer's "authoritative" worldview to them???
Well, that would mean when Sea Parrot sayz: I get so bloody tired of this; my religion, faith and creed, is the only true religion, faith and creed and is is better than your evil stupid religion, faith and creed... (post #9) it probably means at least a feeling of religious oppression is going on here (not actual oppression, but at least a feeling of it)...SO then, per Hoffer,
"It is doubtful if the [religiously] oppressed EVER fight for freedom. They fight for pride and for power--power to oppress others. The oppressed want above all to imitate their oppressors; they want to retaliate."
So, is that it, Sea Parrot & Lu? Are you really oppressed on FR? ... And...therefore...what you're really fighting for w/your keyboard here is for "pride and for...power to oppress others"??? And for the opportunity to express that inward desire -- that <"want" -- "to retaliate"???
Has Hoffer managed to psychoanalyze you -- and you didn't even know it???
Hmmm...I guess Hoffer could be right once in a while, after all! [Tho that use of "EVER" in that quote above ... from somebody so supposedly "tuned in" to San Francisco-style tolerance, should have certainly known better to refrain from such ignorant-sounded absolutes!!!!]
I guess then by your mores, President Ronald Reagan was wrong to have awarded Eric Hoffer the Presidential Medal of Freedom award,
Uh, thanks for making ny point in more ways than one.
“And you compare that to being Catholic? Really??”
Go back to #18 and read it. The subject of the poster’s comment was the REACTION to events and made no comparison to religion whatsoever.
Are you saying that Catholicism and mormonism are the same?
I remember when Kennedy ran as president, the animosity towards him wasn’t just because he was a Catholic.
You are quite welcome.
I just LIVE to illustrate points!
And folks are definitely REACTING to the things they read here!
Then they are just another batch of Hateful BIGOTs who hate MORMONs.
--MormonDude(They should try BYU's speakers. Harry Reid got great marks for speaking there!)
for a protestant to condemn a church for not accepting blacks as equals is a perfect display of hypocrisy. Throughout most of the country, when I was a young person, blacks were not only not accepted in protestant churches, they weren't even accepted in restaurants and city busses.
Wake up and smell the roses' the Mormons handled the situation very poorly as did the MAJORITY of protestant denominations.....maybe separate, but never equal....you have a short memory
While I do not believe that religion should be a litmus test for political office, Romney has always been clear that he is a mormon, donates huge amounts of money to it, and is active in its practices. Obama, on the other hand, belongs to whatever is happening now...Christian....very doubtful, moslem...probably. Senator Reid, pretty open, senator Hatch, pretty open. We can find out via the internet what this religion professes, and none of them deny their beliefs at all.
Please show us all just WHERE in the BIBLE is such blatant racism found as is found in mormon SCRIPTURE and then we'll talk.
2 Nephi 5:21 'And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people, the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.'
Alma 3:6 'And the skins of the Lamanites were dark, according to the mark which was set upon their fathers, which was a curse upon them because of their transgression and their rebellion against their brethren, who consisted of Nephi, Jacob and Joseph, and Sam, who were just and holy men.'
And keeps the WOW?
Your reserved seat in heaven is 37988551-A.
Jerry Falwell's is 37988551-B.
it isn't, and that makes the hyppocrisy even more apparent. The bible teaches us to love all mankind but as I recall, that's not exactly how the mostly protestant south U.S. interpreted it. No blacks in my church, certainly no black ministers, no blacks in my restaurant, no blacks drinking out of my water fountain, no blacks useing my restroom, no blacks riding in the front of the bus, no blacks going to school with my children........yup, those Mormons are real racists....pathetic.
Unlike the BoM which is quite explicit in it's treatment of BLACKS.
It is an albatross around the neck of MORMONism that will NEVER go away.