If you're not religious, then God appearing in Bablyon, Israel or Missouri doesn't make a lick of difference anyway. Why is Missouri so much sillier than Israel?
Regardless, didn't you guys hear that Mormonism is no longer a cult in the eyes of God's voice on Earth Billy Graham so it is an irrelevant point to even try and discuss anymore. Mormon's are now alright with the top ranking Christian that millions believe has a direct line to God so discussing Romney's religion no longer matters since it now doesn't bother most Christians.
Last edited by conscript; 2012-11-03 at 03:57 PM.
Although it's silly, I do take pride in comiting a carnal sin when I was 9, because my dad told me to go eat a cracker and I ended up attending communion without being baptized. The church was gorgeous and the ceremony was pretty neat. The cracker was bland...
My religion believes that the universe was created in 2003 (any memories from before that time are artificial) by a teenage girl in Japan. It has since been destroyed and recreated multiple times, but we don't remember it (again, artificial memories). Also, if god ever finds out that she's god, then the world will end.
Clearly mine is the most rational.
I wonder if Mormonism will go back on Billy Graham's list of cults should Romney lose, or if it's been permanently made "orthodox" by Mitt Romney's candidacy?
The definition on Graham's website still is quite accurate, and I don't think Mormonism is ever going to retract their claim on additional revealed truth, or stop recruiting Christians.
Mind you, I don't think there's anything to be gained by one religious group calling another a cult, I just think it strains credulity to think that this recent "declassification" isn't pure politics from Billy Graham's organization (they say the removal of Mormonism from the sample list of cults was them wanting to stay out of a politicized theological discussion) To me, it seems like pragmatic capitulation, which certainly can be a good thing in the real world, but not to a true believer.
If it does stick, cool. I tend to look upon all belief in revealed truth as equally suspect, but the Mormons have shown a willingness to revise theirs.
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They reminded me of the post 9/11 ads of 'Saudi Arabia, our greatest ally in the middle east'. I didn't question their role, until I saw all the effort to make sure I don't question it.
A suspect has been siting in a Tunisian jail sense shortly after the attack. the FBI has yet to question him. and its been over 6 weeks since the attack
It took 2 Republican Senators to make a few phone calls to arrange it so the FBI can question him,
Here we go again with more questions that need answers. why did it take two Republicans senators to make the phone calls to arrange the questioning? why didn't the white house do it are they not the ones who said we wont sleep tell we find the ones who did the attack?
Seams like to me only republicans are concerned about finding the attackers
Last edited by Vyxn; 2012-11-03 at 08:29 PM.
I think a lot of you are taking that video to mean things it doesn't.
First, why don't you look at what the church teaches? Official LDS site Gospel Principles manual
That is the manual for people who teach members about different principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This chapter is about the second coming.
Anyway, look up Isaiah chapter 2: 2-3. It explains the reason why Mormons believe that the New Jerusalem (Zion) will exist along with Jerusalem.
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 2:2–3.)
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