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LDS Marathoners Tell Their Stories
LDS Living ^ | April 17, 2013 | Rhett Wilkinson

Posted on 04/18/2013 9:47:30 AM PDT by greyfoxx39

Some ran an additional eight miles beyond the marathon just to reunite with loved ones. Others were spared after receiving VIP tickets that placed them across the street from the explosions. All are grateful for the miraculous blessings that kept them safe and sound.

Cell phones and VIP passes convinced Heather Ekola and her husband Josh that they had been uniquely blessed by the Lord in helping to be preserved from the savagery of the Boston Marathon bombings.

The Springboro, Ohio, couple was among many Latter-day Saints participating in Monday’s world-renowned race who found themselves safe after the worst attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001—many of whom attributed their fortunate condition to divine blessing.

The twin blasts on Monday killed three people, including an 8-year-old boy, and sent 183 others to the hospital, some of whom were marred by bombs loaded with ball bearings and nails. Thirteen had limbs amputated, according to hospital officials.

In her nine previous races, Ekola wouldn’t have felt her phone vibrating 24 miles into the 26.2-mile marathon because she had never brought it. But for this trip, for some reason she decided to take it. And just a couple miles shy of the finish line, her phone was suddenly bombarded with 204 new messages.

Two blasts, resulting from heavy devices made out of pressure cookers in dark-colored nylon bags, had just exploded--just across the street from where her husband was, and exactly where he should have been.
The only reason he wasn't there was because Ekola and her running partner, Libby Brown, had unexpectedly been given VIP passes that morning by a manager of Team Hoyt—the charity group supporting Dick Hoyt, who has pushed his 51-year-old quadriplegic son Rick in some 1,000 races across the country.

Josh is adamant that had he, along with Brown’s husband, Brian, not used those passes, he would have found himself on the wrong side of Boylston Street Monday afternoon. “I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason,” he said. “I don’t know why and how everything that day unfolded, but I’m very grateful that not more people were injured and I pray for those that were, and their families.”

Ekola, who met up with her husband after running 10 more miles (for a total of 34) after being rerouted through the city, mentioned President Hinckley’s injunction that fear and faith cannot co-exist. “What happened is shameful, it’s wicked, it’s cruel, it’s pure evil in its truest form. But I feel very blessed through all of it,” she said. “This will not dampen people’s spirits. People will mourn and people will grieve, but you can do anything you set your mind to do. . . . Whatever it is, you have a choice: you choose to sink, or you choose to swim.”

Shelley Coutu hadn't trained as well for the race as she should have, and the Cottage Grove, Minn., resident had traveled 25.5 miles before finding herself stacked behind about a dozen people near Massachusetts Ave., where the trail begins to bottleneck normally. Coutu believed someone had fallen, and posted to Facebook asking about the holdup. That was how she learned what had really happened.

“Then I heard big bangs,” she said. Texting hardly worked because of the suddenly heavy traffic load, and individuals began to cry and panic after finding legitimacy in the word “bomb” permeating the crowd.
“Once that hit me, I was a bit stunned and didn’t know what to do,” she said.
After managing to take a taxi to meet her husband at their hotel, she realized that running at her normal speed would have placed her at the finish line exactly when the bombs exploded near the finish line. Her lack of preparation for the race had possibly saved her life.

“I feel like this was in the works for a long time, like that’s how it was supposed to be,” she said. “This has certainly helped me realize that the picture is much broader than I ever knew. Things just get put in place months and years in advance, and you are just watched over.”

Coutu said she doesn’t know why she was preserved and others weren't, acknowledging a scripture from the Savior’s Sermon on the Mount that our Father in Heaven “maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matt. 5:45). But she is grateful nonetheless for factors in life magnified by tragedy.



TOPICS: Apologetics; Current Events; General Discusssion; Other non-Christian
KEYWORDS: inman; promotingmormonism
Have to wonder what faiths were protecting all the OTHER survivors of the blasts...
1 posted on 04/18/2013 9:47:30 AM PDT by greyfoxx39
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To: Colofornian; Elsie; svcw; Zakeet; Tennessee Nana; aMorePerfectUnion; Godzilla; fishtank; metmom; ..

Ping


2 posted on 04/18/2013 9:48:37 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Joseph Smith died in a gun battle. This is NOT a martyr's death!)
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To: greyfoxx39

Or if a Mormon died, what did they do to deserve it??


3 posted on 04/18/2013 9:51:31 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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To: Gamecock

They probably weren’t tithe payers or associated with Gentiles.


4 posted on 04/18/2013 9:55:53 AM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: greyfoxx39

were they wearing their garmies?


5 posted on 04/18/2013 9:57:23 AM PDT by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: greyfoxx39

Leave it to the LDS cult to immedietly suggest in a tragedy that their religion kept them safe. More specifically, they probably think their sacred garments (underwear) was the charm that did it.


6 posted on 04/18/2013 9:58:35 AM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: Gamecock

One of the little children who was murdered in Newtown was a Mormon..


7 posted on 04/18/2013 10:43:45 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: greyfoxx39
HOLY UNDERWEAR!!!!!!
8 posted on 04/18/2013 10:44:27 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: greyfoxx39; All
From the article: Some ran an additional eight miles beyond the marathon just to reunite with loved ones.

(Next thing ya know the Mormon church-owned Deseret News will be using the above to "verify" the verse from the Book of Mormon, "You are saved by grace AFTER all YOU can DO.")

9 posted on 04/18/2013 10:45:31 AM PDT by Colofornian (Jude 3: "...I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND for the faith that was once for all")
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To: greyfoxx39

Lots of apostates were safe also...

outnumbered the Mormons 100 to 2...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

How cool is that ???


10 posted on 04/18/2013 10:48:10 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: greyfoxx39; All
From the article: Coutu said she doesn’t know why she was preserved and others weren't, acknowledging a scripture from the Savior’s Sermon on the Mount that our Father in Heaven “maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matt. 5:45). But she is grateful nonetheless for factors in life magnified by tragedy.

(Note the self-Mormon presumption of "good"; even Jesus said we should have a self-"check" about touting that):

He said: "'Why do you call me good?' Jesus answered. 'No one is good--except God alone.'" (Mark 10:18).

Jesus wasn't saying He personally wasn't good; but He was addressing the misguided presumption behind the comment: That man is good…[I believe Jesus is addressed man’s isness at root…]

Jesus levels the playing field before the cross by undercutting any spiritual pride that presumes anybody from any religion doesn’t need Him as our great physician ("It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick...For I have NOT COME to call the righteous, but sinners."--Matthew 9:12)

Jesus is for the person who understands their personal cancerous diagnosis of sin.

******************

The apostle Paul added in Romans 3: 10 As it is written:
“There is no one righteous, not even one;
11 there is no one who understands;
there is no one who seeks God.
12 All have turned away,
they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.”
20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin. 21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in[h] Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God...

11 posted on 04/18/2013 10:52:21 AM PDT by Colofornian (Jude 3: "...I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND for the faith that was once for all")
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
Leave it to the LDS cult to immedietly suggest in a tragedy that their religion kept them safe. More specifically, they probably think their sacred garments (underwear) was the charm that did it.

They will call this "faith promoting" or being "persecuted for their faith"!
12 posted on 04/18/2013 10:56:05 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Running 26.2 miles in garmies usually leaves a rub rash that lasts for months!


13 posted on 04/18/2013 11:47:14 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: greyfoxx39

Hey MORMANS 2 words for ya, “Mountain Meadows”.


14 posted on 04/18/2013 12:38:34 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: greyfoxx39; All
From Mormon journalist Rhett Wilkinson in this article: Texting hardly worked...

Hmmm...That's interesting...

Was does a text read like where the sender was under a "hardly worked" environment?

Does that mean only certain letters or numbers come thru? (And others are evaporated from the screen?)

Does that mean you can receive texts but not send them?

Isn't texting pretty much cut & dried -- where you can send them or you can't send them...with no "hardly" about it?

15 posted on 04/18/2013 12:49:35 PM PDT by Colofornian (Jude 3: "...I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND for the faith that was once for all")
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To: greyfoxx39

Thanks for posting the article. What a tragedy the bombing was and thank God for protecting the vast majority of people there. It’s a shame that politicians would use this tragedy to push their agendas. Thank God there are no Christians that would be so crass, unfeeling and hate filled as to exploit this tragedy to tear down others.


16 posted on 04/18/2013 1:15:27 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: DouglasKC; greyfoxx39; All
Would Luke 18 ... especially v. 11 ... size up how you felt when you posted this last post?

9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector.'

17 posted on 04/18/2013 2:23:34 PM PDT by Colofornian (Jude 3: "...I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND for the faith that was once for all")
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Bingo


18 posted on 04/18/2013 2:33:07 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: DouglasKC

When did that happen?


19 posted on 04/18/2013 2:34:09 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Colofornian
Would Luke 18 ... especially v. 11 ... size up how you felt when you posted this last post?

No my friend I'm deeply aware of my own faults. I'm just thankful that Christians aren't exploiting a tragedy where people were scared, injured and died...including an 8 year old boy. Some people, like politicians, who have cold hearts and little love, would use this tragedy to push an agenda...wouldn't they?

20 posted on 04/18/2013 2:35:01 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: svcw
When did that happen?

When did what happen?

21 posted on 04/18/2013 2:36:02 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: DouglasKC; greyfoxx39; All
I'm just thankful that Christians aren't exploiting a tragedy where people were scared, injured and died...including an 8 year old boy.

Well, your sarcasm is noted re: your indirect backdoor accusations.

So my next question is: When FREEPERs galore mention some Muslim terrorist attack (or the Boston Marathon where they speculate that Muslims were involved), where are you on those threads with this same "thankful" comment?

I mean those are tragedies, too, right?

Real victims, rights?

Would you -- in your own mild sarcastic way -- insinuate that all FR references to the Mormon Mountain Meadows as being "exploitive"?

If so, how would then Sept. 11, 1857 FR references rate on your "exploitation" scale...vs. FR references to Sept. 11, 2001?

22 posted on 04/18/2013 2:46:24 PM PDT by Colofornian (Jude 3: "...I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND for the faith that was once for all")
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To: DouglasKC
Thank God there are no Christians that would be so crass, unfeeling and hate filled as to exploit this tragedy to tear down others.

You were being sarcastic right?

23 posted on 04/18/2013 2:46:28 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: DouglasKC; All

What, a member of the polytheist UCG sticking up for the polytheist LDS self-righteous behavior? Whoda saw this coming?


24 posted on 04/18/2013 2:51:59 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: Colofornian
Well, your sarcasm is noted re: your indirect backdoor accusations.

I'm not quite sure I'm following you here?? Accusing who of what? I think it's a given that politicians...well...usually only the soulless and heartless ones....will take human tragedy and then use them to paint their political opponents in the worst possible light.

I imagine these same politicians will sit around and gleefully high five each other over the corpses of the victims as they try to make their pathetic political points.

I was also expressing thanks for the Christian religion and Christians in general who would never do something like that. And if they did I would bet they would at least feel some type of repentance for what they've did and get down on their hands and knees to beg God for forgiveness.

Maybe we're posting on different threads???

25 posted on 04/18/2013 3:10:44 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: svcw
Thank God there are no Christians that would be so crass, unfeeling and hate filled as to exploit this tragedy to tear down others.
You were being sarcastic right?

No sir....that statement is from my heart. If a Christian did do something like that it would make a mockery out of Jesus Christ. It's really kind of disgusting. If they did I would hope they would at least feel some kind of sorrow and repent.

26 posted on 04/18/2013 3:14:04 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
What, a member of the polytheist UCG sticking up for the polytheist LDS self-righteous behavior? Whoda saw this coming?

Huh??

27 posted on 04/18/2013 3:15:47 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: DouglasKC

You’re a polytheist, as has been confirmed in multiple threads of yours. You believe in two different gods, and believe that mankind can join the Godhead. The LDS is also polytheist. They are here spreading propaganda that they were protected from harm because they were Mormons, which of course follows that those who were not Mormons go unprotected.

And here you are, attacking the people in this thread.

I was just expressing my lack of surprise on this.


28 posted on 04/18/2013 3:21:40 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: DouglasKC

So are you saying that the practitioners of mormnism are a mockery in this situation?


29 posted on 04/18/2013 3:24:06 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: svcw
So are you saying that the practitioners of mormnism are a mockery in this situation?

I'm not saying that at all. I really enjoyed the article. It showed a human side of the tragedy and a gratitude to God for sparing them. I thanked Grefoxx for posting it! Thanks for letting me clear that up!

30 posted on 04/18/2013 3:32:14 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: DouglasKC; Colofornian
Thank God there are no Christians that would be so crass, unfeeling and hate filled as to exploit this tragedy to tear down others.

That's the mormon church for you, exploit any and everything and everyone to fit their agenda. The fact that mormonism is non-Christian as are other polytheistic sects is notable.

As to "crass, unfeeling and hate-filled" see below:

So if I wanted to summarize in a chart the message the Mormon church gives...in equating worldwide Christianity and the worldwide Christian church to similar status that the Muslims accord Christians (Islam labels us "infidels"; Mormonism calls us "apostates")...it would be thus:

Snapshot of Joseph Smith’s Slanderous Invectives vs. Christian Sects

Mormon Source

[Note: Most of these are Mormon ‘scriptures'. In fact, First three rows below are Lds 'scripture' & therefore cannot be rug-swept any more than a Jew might try to take three commandments off of the very tablets of stone Moses brought down from the mountain]
“...which of all the sects was right… must join NONE of them, for they were ALL WRONG… those professors were ALL CORRUPT…” Joseph Smith – History vv. 18-19. – Lds "scripture" Pearl of Great Price
...“which of all the sects was right…ALL their CREEDS were an ABOMINATION in his sight…they teach for doctrines the commandments of MEN…” Joseph Smith – History vv. 18-19. – Lds "scripture" Pearl of Great Price
Mormon church the only ‘Christ-sanctioned’ church on earth: “…the foundation of this [Mormon] church…the ONLY true and living church on the face of the whole earth” [Obvious ‘scorched earth’ implication: All other churches are false and dead] Lds “scripture” Doctrines & Covenants 1:30
Direct question asked of Joseph Smith: 'Will everybody be damned, but Mormons?" Answer from Lds "prophet" Joseph Smith: 'Yes, and a great portion of them, unless they repent, and work righteousness." Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 119 [Not “scripture” – but still publicly spoken by the Mormon ‘living prophet’ and published by a later Mormon ‘living prophet,’ Joseph Fielding Smith – via a publisher owned by the Mormon church – Deseret News Press, 1938]
“In 1952…the first official proselyting plan was sent to missionaries throughout the world…It included seven missionary discussions that emphasized…[four topics, one of them being]THE APOSTASY and Restoration…” [This makes it 60 years that Mormon church missionaries, now numbering 55,000, have formally emphasized in its training & door to door saturation a priority in bashing the worldwide Christian church as “apostates” (100% AWOL)] Our Heritage: A Brief History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints p. 116, 1996

2posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 4:05:52 PMby Colofornian

31 posted on 04/18/2013 3:42:39 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Joseph Smith died in a gun battle. This is NOT a martyr's death!)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans; greyfoxx39
They are here spreading propaganda that they were protected from harm because they were Mormons, which of course follows that those who were not Mormons go unprotected.

Greyfoxx39 is a Mormon???

I have no problem with greyfoxx posting things thanking God for safety from a perspective of his/her's faith. I enjoyed reading it. Sorry. If you have a problem with it why don't you take it up with Greyfoxx?

And here you are, attacking the people in this thread.

Attacking who?? Politicians?? Look the honest truth is that politicians and the left wing media will stop at nothing to perpetuate their hatred against people who don't think the same way they do. They are so low, and we've seen this many times, that they will rummage around in the mud like pigs and sully and pull up anything and everything that they think will further their imagined "cause". And the worst part is that that hatred runs so deep and so wide that they can't see how perverted and corrupted their thought processes really are.

Surely you can't think I was attacking Christians?? Christians would never do such a thing.

Don't you agree??

32 posted on 04/18/2013 3:50:37 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: greyfoxx39

Aren’t you a Mormon???


33 posted on 04/18/2013 3:52:33 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: DouglasKC

“I have no problem with greyfoxx posting things thanking God for safety from a perspective of his/her’s faith. “


Greyfoxx is NOT a Mormon. And though this is hard for someone like you who, as a matter of your religion as has been demonstrated, believes we are all in a counterfeit church because we believe in only one God, it is quite offensive for most normal people to hear claims like this.


34 posted on 04/18/2013 3:56:38 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
Greyfoxx is NOT a Mormon

Oh...my bad. I was confused as to why someone not a Mormon would be posting this wonderful article that shows gratitude and wonder toward God for keeping them safe. The bombing at the Boston Marathon was horrific. I have an almost 8 year old grandson. My heart would break if something like that would happen to him or any of my other loved ones.

If some hate filled politician took those expressions of gratitude and love for my relatives and exploited them as some kind of cheap stunt to "prove" a point I don't know I would react.

And if that politician and his left wing buddies took it as an occasion to mock and laugh at our having escaped from harms ways I would say that they weren't motivated by anything Godly. For all the world an image of devilish jackals is the only thing that comes to my mind.

Or a pack of ravenous dogs...or maybe a bunch of filthy swine?

Mat 7:6 "Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.

That's what those politicians remind me of....

35 posted on 04/18/2013 4:09:38 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: DouglasKC
I am a former mormon, Douglas. I have seen the sect from the inside out and have left it and since then have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior.

I pray that anyone who is caught in these non-Christian entities will soon do the same.

36 posted on 04/18/2013 4:09:44 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Joseph Smith died in a gun battle. This is NOT a martyr's death!)
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To: DouglasKC; Elsie
this wonderful article that shows gratitude and wonder toward God for keeping them safe.

Perhaps you are not aware of the mormon belief that their faith makes them "special" and therefore expression of the "gratitude and wonder" is just a testimony of their "attitude of superiority" over the "gentiles".

37 posted on 04/18/2013 4:15:15 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Joseph Smith died in a gun battle. This is NOT a martyr's death!)
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To: DouglasKC

“If some hate filled politician took those expressions of gratitude and love for my relatives and exploited them as some kind of cheap stunt to “prove” a point I don’t know I would react.”


Apparently you approve of it, as that is what your cousins in the LDS are doing.


38 posted on 04/18/2013 4:15:36 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: Tennessee Nana
One of the little children who was murdered in Newtown was a Mormon..

Oh?

More likely had parents who were and merely tagged along.

When he (she?) gets old enough; THEN they could CHOOSE to be a MORMON.

39 posted on 04/18/2013 6:45:08 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Hey you ex-Kiwi!

I see that NZ just passed fag marriage legality laws!


40 posted on 04/18/2013 6:46:18 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Ain’t it just SO cute when the little darlings stand up in the T&FM times and recite what Mommy and Daddy has taught them!


41 posted on 04/18/2013 6:47:16 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: US Navy Vet
Hey MORMANS 2 words for ya, “Mountain Meadows”.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5evKY5n0GM

42 posted on 04/18/2013 6:48:26 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: DouglasKC
Thanks for posting the article. What a tragedy the bombing was and thank God for protecting the vast majority of people there.

Too bad HE didn't 'protect' the 100 or so in Massachusetts that day that would lose their lives due to the CHOICE of their 'mother'.

43 posted on 04/18/2013 6:51:31 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: svcw
So are you saying that the practitioners of mormnism are a mockery in this situation?

I think they are just deceived.

44 posted on 04/18/2013 6:52:50 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: greyfoxx39



 

MORMON
ATTITUDES OF SUPERIORITY
 

  1. I’m Superior; I have a special gift of the holy Ghost -- you don’t!
  2. I’m Superior; I have God’s true priesthood power -- you don’t!
  3. I’m Superior; I can go in God’s secret Temple -- you can’t!
  4. I’m Superior; I’ve been Endowed with special Gifts and Knowledge -- you’re just normal!
  5. I’m Superior; I’ll have my family with me in heaven -- you’ll be with strangers!
  6. I’m Superior; I’m becoming a God -- you aren’t!
  7. I’m Superior; My women know their place as servants of man and yours don’t.
  8. I’m Superior; YOUR creeds are wrong because they come from man - mine comes from God (you can find each one printed in our Scriptures).
  9. I’m Superior; I don’t HAVE a creed - I’ve got 13 Articles of Faith.
10. I'm Superior; I have 4 "Bibles"-- the standard works (5 if you count the JST) -- you've only got one: in as far as it is translated correctly.
11. I’m Superior; I can lie with impunity about such things as church membership, church growth, church doctrine, church history, church influence, etc. —                           -- You can’t.
12. I’m Superior; I am right (everybody knows) when I say 'evangelical' Christians are lunatics -- 
                           -- You’re a hideous narrow-minded bigot, who is persecuting me by practicing discrimination by saying I'm not a Christian.
13. I'm Superior; I have a testimony about a prophet -- you don't.
14. I'm Superior; I have a Scripture-producing Amos 3:7 prophet -- you don't
15. I’m Superior; I have a Living Prophet who talks to god every day -- you have a dim-witted hireling of Satan who only talks to himself.
16. I'm Superior; I have my calling & election made sure -- you don't.
17. I’m Superior; I have magic underwear to protect me from the bogey man -- you don’t.
18. I’m Superior; I have secret clasps and grips to give the angel so I get admitted to the celestial kingdom -- you don’t ;so you can’t.
19. I'm Superior; I know secret handshake codes for afterlife entrances-- you don't.
20. I’m Superior; I will see Joseph Smith setting on the right hand of GOD, when I get to Mormon heaven, and he will recognize me and judge me favorably                              -- You’re on your own; when you get to wherever you’re going!
21. I’m Superior; I’m going to hie to Kolob -- you’re going to who knows where.
22. I’m Superior; I get to have a harem and act like a celestial stud for time and all eternity -- you don’t.
23. I’m Superior; I have sun stones, moon stones, sky stones, cloud stones, Saturn stones, and the evil eye of Osirus guarding my temple
                            -- You have nothing but a stupid cross.
24. I’m Superior; My church has billions in assets stashed away -- yours has taken a stupid vow of poverty.
25. I'm Superior; Last - we have the power to keep a whole race out of our priesthood if we wanted to reinsert our 148-year legacy  (we ARE still keeping an entire GENDER at bay!)
26.  I'm superior; I have the "higher law" -- everyone else "lives under the "lesser law' because I say so...(over and over).
 
 
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Semi-Official creed of the EXclusive club of Freeper Flying Inmans.
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45 posted on 04/18/2013 6:57:19 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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46 posted on 04/18/2013 7:14:19 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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Hahahaha! I’ve SEEN that glove before! A Ex-Mormon preacher up in Utah, whose name I forget. He had a show, and it seems the LDS, with the help of some “Evangelicals,” managed to get him off the air earlier this year.


47 posted on 04/18/2013 7:39:29 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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Yeah theyre slow out there...

Willard passed it in MASS 10 years ago...


48 posted on 04/18/2013 7:50:18 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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The Mormon gods seem busy in MASS


49 posted on 04/18/2013 7:57:24 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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Dang!

I shudda switched from being a JW to be a MORMON!

THEIR gloves have little pitchers on them!

50 posted on 04/19/2013 4:43:00 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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