Skip to comments.Report: Are Mormon Missionaries Safe While Serving The Church? [10 deaths]
Posted on 10/03/2013 5:22:07 AM PDT by Colofornian
(Salt Lake City, UT) With ten deaths involving missionaries with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, some are questioning the safety of the churchs youth. The Salt Lake Tribune asked the question of church officials, who said missionaries are safe and will continue to serve the church. The church noted three of the deaths were from natural causes, while four died from an illness. There are currently 75-thousand men and women serving the church on a mission worldwide, which is up 28-percent, primarily due to the church lowering the missionary age from 19 to 18.
Perhaps Mormon parents should "rethink" entrusting missionary presidents & the entire Mormon proselyting enterprise and stop funding it all.
That is really an unfair question.
Really any missionary is unsafe no matter what part of the world they go to. I have had (Baptist) missionaries in my own family so believe me I know!
Seems pretty safe to me, statistically. Some died from illness, probably would have died anyway. Some died in accidents, just like young adults in any occupation. Etc.
Fun fact: 100% of everyone who ever eats carrots will die. STOP EATING CARROTS.
OMG. I know you really dislike the Mormons and their church. To include in your links BOYSCOUTS who were aged 12 and out camping seems to be more than a little gratuitous.
The boys parents are suing for ridiculous reasons if you read the article. PLUS there is no indication that they are Mormons (I know Utah etc etc).
Some day I hope you find some peace
My wife uncle is a SBC pastor and have spent most of the past 20 years in Peru. He has been held up and robbed, and never sleeps outside of a high fence.
Give it a rest. With the country truly falling apart and devolving into a complete communist state, it seems as if you are finding motes and ignoring logs
(Anti-First Amendment, too, eh?)
With the country truly falling apart and devolving into a complete communist state...
Unlike the Silent Generation, which was able to multi-task and take on more than one opposition at a time during WWII -- on multiple fronts each -- too many conservatives (like yourself) can't seem to be bothered with more than a solo task staring them in the face...No wonder we can't fight public battles effectively today.
And...from an eternal perspective, even what is going on in the USA today is merely but a backyard bonfire compared to the fires of hell.
To cite Jesus: 4 I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. 5 But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him."
No...don't fear the communists Jesus would tell Nifster...for communists are mere "motes" compared to eternal judgment.
And if memory these church related bus accidents happen some what frequency, does that mean Baptists are "poor guardians of their flock"?
I don't believe it but I don't believe Mormons nor Baptist, Methodists or Catholic missionaries wantonly put their believers in jeopardy. Accidents happen to all people, of whatever faiths or non believers.
Yes, sir! If I must..
I hate carrots.
“I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”
'Twas a chartered bus. As far as I know, the busdriver wasn't a baptist. So try another tact if you're wanting to make a point worth considering.
In contrast, let's take the Boy Scout comparison I made in my initial post: Lds churches treat the Boy Scouts like a church youth group. Its lay leaders are "called" to Boy Scout leadership positions...and thus, those are Lds members.
As such, they act as both direct SPIRITUAL and physical guardians of these kids.
Of course, accidents happen to all families -- no matter what stripe they wear. Of course, missionaries of all denominations have died.
What I am talking about is how there seems to be such a great concentration of these for a people group that is only 1.7% of our population.
Two examples just from the New Testament:
* "For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things." (Phillippians 3:18)
A glutton's god can be his/her tummy.
5 "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry." (Colossians 3:5)
Greed can also be an atheist's "replacement" God.
It can also be lust. Or just self-worship in general.
Aside from then this being simply a "mathematical" issue -- as your quote portends -- with Mormonism 'tis also an entirely different GOD altogether.
Fairy Tales or corrupted and bastardized history books constitute not a religion unless for cowards, hypocrites, and charlatans.
There is a reason your ancestors worshipped the sun....
I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours
Key word: Understand
I read recently where 4000 or so college students die every year.
RM, please review your post #11. What was the focus?
Is a chartered budriver a "shepherd" of his "flock"???