Started by anagrammy, January 29, 2011, 12:56:45 PM
Quote from: anagrammy on April 14, 2011, 11:01:49 AMMormons believe the tithepayers among them will not be burned at the second coming (and I guess God will just fry the rest of their asses)...
Quote from: The General on April 14, 2011, 11:07:51 AMYeah, I remember, when I was a Mormon as a kid, my Bishop jokingly calling it 'fire insurance.' Way to scare the kids, guys.
Quote from: Michael Vandeven on July 30, 2011, 05:22:01 AMhttp://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,100862,100862,quote=1Care to respond, General? Sent from my DROIDX
Quote from: M Knight on July 30, 2011, 10:27:15 AMI find it fascinating how some people can be as religiously against something as they were religiously for something. The fixation need remains the same. If, through inner growth and experience one needs to move beyond an entity affiliation such as a religious group, do yourself a psychological favor, move on, and leave the experience and entity far behind you. Life is too short.
Quote from: DanDan on July 31, 2011, 01:25:51 PMOh hey, I'm a Mormon. But fuck do I swear too much.It's a nice church with (mostly) good intentions. I plan to go on a mission in three years, but will I have to lie about the intrusive questions asked in the interview? Yes. Do I agree with all the proclamations the prophets have given? No. But it works for me. I'm a full tithe-payer, was Deacon's and Teacher's quorum president, and soon to be Eagle Scout; your average Mormon youth. Even if Mormonism isn't truefuckyeahblue, it's an okay life to live -- for me, at least.Now someone make a polygamy joke.
Quote from: Art on July 31, 2011, 06:28:56 PMSo, uh, what do you Mormons eat?
Quote from: Morgus on July 31, 2011, 08:41:44 PMis there truth to the reports of them wearing "magic" undergarments?Howard Stern has asked about that on his show.
Quote from: The General on July 30, 2011, 08:32:23 AMI read that at the time, actually. It's been 6 months.But anyway, no, not really. If you read Ana and I's volleys, especially on the first 2 pages, my responses stand on their own merit. I can sum up my whole point by saying this: Trying to discredit Mormonism by using sources that the Mormons themselves denounce is unnecessary when the texts and practices that they ACTUALLY DO FOLLOW and declare to be from God are batshit enough to use against them. Citing apocryphal and unofficial Mormon sources only makes you look ill versed on the subject and discredits your entire argument.I'm also being misquoted: I never said that the Doctrine and Covenants is not considered an official source, I said that the Journal of Discourses is not official, and therefore shouldn't be used to try to debunk Mormonism. What blows me away is this- Anagrammy and I are both ex-mormons that think Mormonism is a lie and a scam, and you would think that we could agree on the facts. Apparently not. Anyway, it became tedious trying to read 1000 word 'copy and pasted' posts.
Quote from: anagrammy on July 31, 2011, 11:10:22 PMGeneral, I consider you a friend and we resolved our differences long ago. Don't know why Mike brought this up now- it's an oldie and I don't hold the same view now as I did then. I'm actually going to be in Utah in October and would love to get together for a drink. Here at the religion of George Noory Sucks, there are many denominations but we all believe in one savior, Art Bell. I await his (Fourth?) Coming...Anagrammy
Quote from: anagrammy on July 31, 2011, 11:10:22 PMDon't know why Mike brought this up now- it's an oldie and I don't hold the same view now as I did then.
Quote from: Harmness on August 01, 2011, 04:15:46 PMAaaaahhh! You shitstirrer!
Quote from: BobGrau on August 04, 2011, 10:42:21 AMGiven the recent display of can-do attitude presented by our resident Young Mormon dandan, I'm beginning to wonder if there's something to this old-timey religion stuff after all....then again, he pretends to be a girl so chances are he's pretending about being a mormon as well.CONCLUSION: you can't trust religious people, even when they might not really be religious.
Quote from: DanDan on August 04, 2011, 12:23:53 PMAww, don't make me blush. :3You're probably familiar with it, Ana, but I think I'm becoming one of those New Order Mormons (read: likes the church but doesn't adhere to all the standards).
Quote from: anagrammy on August 04, 2011, 12:45:51 PMI have a question for you-- what is the difference between NOM and the new breed of Cafeteria Mormons, if you know?
Quote from: anagrammy on August 04, 2011, 01:19:20 PMOne can't assume the definitions are the same, but when I was Catholic, Cafeteria Catholic was a derogatory term meaning someone who would pick and choose what to believe, i.e, yes on Virgin Birth, no on obeying Pope on birth control, yes on obeying Pope on covered heads in church, etc.The Cafeteria Catholic was diligent in observing what he or she believed in.Anagrammy