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To: Pahuanui; Wrigley; BibChr; CARepubGal; Elsie; RnMomof7; CCWoody; Bat_Chemist
You consider Mormonism just another flavor of Christianity? How about the Branch Davidians? How about the Unification Church? How about the Aryan Nation? How about Christian Science? Just alternate flavors.

Why shouldn't logic play a part in the assessment? Why shouldn't biblical assessment be done? Our LDS friends say if the bosom burns you must not spurn. They know they are right because they know they are right.

I say, be noble and compare Joseph Smith and Bringem Young to the Bible and let the chips fall where they may. Acst 17:11.

I say that any book that is demonstrably a funerary notice but is palmed off as the writings of Abraham describing a Counsel of Gods residing nigh unto the planet Kolob should be not only rejected, but exposed.

I say a religion that makes up ordinances that give people false hope is not neutral, it is spiritually dangerous.

Proxy baptisms, celestial marriage, Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother generating spirit babies waiting mortality, second chance salvation after death... An this is just the beginning. Turning sinners black, convenient revelation lifting polygamy and opening the priesthood to blacks to avoid cultural and legal problems, chocolate rocks used to translated Reformed Egyptian golden plates into King James English....

This is clearly another flavor (another gospel). Baskin and Robins offers 31 flavors, but they don't serve toejam flavor ice cream. Just wouldn't be right.
177 posted on 01/27/2003 8:02:41 PM PST by drstevej (if the bosom burns you must not spurn...)
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To: drstevej
LOL! So true!
178 posted on 01/27/2003 8:06:26 PM PST by CARepubGal
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To: drstevej
Excellent. But it's logical and factual, so it will fall on dead ears.

Dan

205 posted on 01/28/2003 6:35:41 AM PST by BibChr (if your bosom burns, you'd better turn -- away!)
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To: drstevej
It seems I may not have been clear enough because you're still missing the point.

The point isn't whether you consider Mormonism valid as a 'flavor' of Christianity, but that someone adhering to a religious viewpoint, whether Christian or not, isn't in a particularly good position to start criticizing the viewpoint of another adherent to a different religion based on logic. One could easily subsitute Hindu for Mormon, the effect would be the same.

Why shouldn't logic play a part in the assessment? Why shouldn't biblical assessment be done?

I agree with the above completely, and have not argued otherwise.

I say, be noble and compare Joseph Smith and Bringem Young to the Bible and let the chips fall where they may. Acst 17:11.

That's nice, but comparing their veracity relative to each other is not what I was talking about. Comparing illogic to illogic, however, only results in more illogic.

210 posted on 01/28/2003 8:45:06 AM PST by Pahuanui
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