Started by anagrammy, January 29, 2011, 12:56:45 PM
Quote from: b_dubb on January 30, 2011, 10:32:42 PMi would rather have a Mormon next door than a Scientologist
Quote from: anagrammy on January 30, 2011, 10:55:37 PMI have shortened it and draw attention to the part where Richards states that Native Americans are still expected to become white if they are faithful.
Quote from: Do you think it was angels? on January 30, 2011, 09:12:24 PMthe cognitive dissonance required to maintain a strong faith and continually rape children. How do they do it? Are they secretly atheists?
Quote from: b_dubb on January 31, 2011, 02:30:45 PMi like the commercials the mormons sometimes air. always labeled CLDS. see ...we're just like you normal folk. i think if we did a side by side comparison ... you'd find catholicism is pretty damn flawed as well. if the Pope would just tell people to start using condoms, that would solve a shit ton of problems right there
Quote from: b_dubb on January 31, 2011, 02:30:45 PMi like the commercials the mormons sometimes air. always labeled CLDS. see ...we're just like you normal folk.
Quote from: Marc Knight on January 30, 2011, 10:29:40 PMJoseph Smith was 21 years old when he did most of his "divine translation" to start the religion. I do not know a lot about the church doctrinally, but the basis of the faith was created from an adolescent mind.
Quote from: onan on January 31, 2011, 09:06:43 PMI dunno if its common practice or if it just pertains to where I grew up but one morman family, the husband lost his job, and the mormon community helped the family financially as well as socially for many months until the guy got another job. Never seen lutherans do that.
Quote from: anagrammy on January 31, 2011, 10:36:36 PMYes, all that do good stuff makes you glow until you tell them you are leaving the church because you no longer believe. Then apostate cooties take over and they act like whatever bit you might bite them. There's a lot of pain and hurt, but there's also a lot of humor. Like this little jewel, made up by some of us wicked apostates looking up stuff on the Mormon genealogy site:
Quote from: Bosco on January 31, 2011, 11:06:14 PMHow come I didn't learn any of this by watching Big Love ? :-)
Quote from: onan on January 31, 2011, 04:01:52 PMa strange jewish tradition is Kaparot... check that one out when you have a chance...
Quote from: b_dubb on February 01, 2011, 02:06:28 AM@Ana ... so sorry to hear about your loss
Quote from: anagrammy on January 31, 2011, 11:41:48 PMHer husband told me at church the next week that she was so heavily medicated she felt nothing... and that was better than her normal state of mind.This is a good example of how a crazy belief becomes harmful. Someone should have set her straight up that no one knows about that stuff, we're all just guessing down here and all we know is that her baby's gone and she may someday have another. ... she got mumbo-jumboed into a complete mental breakdown. There are more users of Prozac in Utah than any state in the union. And most of them are women.Anagrammy
Quote from: onan on February 01, 2011, 07:43:22 AMOne reason, and this is purely conjecture, might be that Utah has a very poor mental health system. If that is the case then medical practioners are trying to stem the tide by treating mental health concerns by medication alone rather than conjunctive therapy... always a poor choice.I too offer my sympathies for your loss, pain, and grief. I curse everyday for not having a magic wand.