Knocking on doors: Mormons on a missi...

Knocking on doors: Mormons on a mission in Mississippi

There are 129 comments on the The Clarion-Ledger story from Jul 1, 2007, titled Knocking on doors: Mormons on a mission in Mississippi. In it, The Clarion-Ledger reports that:

“Whatever you can talk to them about for five seconds to help them understand you are human is always helpful.”

Dressed in white shirts, dark ties and black pants, Elder James Robinson and Elder Calvin Taylor walked from house to house in a quiet neighborhood in this Jackson suburb. via The Clarion-Ledger

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123CandS

Kailua Kona, HI

#121 Jan 2, 2009
[most of the Web addresses didn't print out on the precious reply]

~~~[here's an example of what I call a constructive criticism]~ Since the Book of Mormon was supposed to be an ACCURATE record dating back to ancient times, it seems strange that the WORDS and PHRASES shown below DON'T APPEAR IN THE "BOOK of MORMON", but they do appear in the BIBLE many times.

"Passover"
http://scriptures.lds.org/en/search...

"house of the LORD"
http://scriptures.lds.org/en/search...

"feast of tabernacles"
http://scriptures.lds.org/en/search...

"day of atonement"
http://scriptures.lds.org/en/search...

"mercy seat"
http://scriptures.lds.org/en/search...

"sons of Aaron" -[the 'Aaron' mentioned in the BofM is not the 'biblical Aaron']
http://scriptures.lds.org/en/search...

"ark of the covenant"
http://scriptures.lds.org/en/search...

"incense"
http://scriptures.lds.org/en/search...

"laver"
http://scriptures.lds.org/en/search...

~ also see "Contradictions Between the Book of Mormon and the Bible"
http://irr.org/mit/bom-bible.html
Phart Sniffer

South Jordan, UT

#122 Jan 2, 2009
Mississippian

Bogotá, Colombia

#123 Jan 5, 2009
Google BoM inconsistencies and you'll see there are many, many of them. However, while you're at it, do the same for the Bible.

For what the Mormons believe or not, there are tons of sites that describe the differences between Christianity and Mormonism. Most they try to hide or simply don't tell you.
Mississippian

Bogotá, Colombia

#124 Jan 5, 2009
neutral one wrote:
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Have you read the journals of the people that were there? Have you read the journals of the real man in charge (John D. Lee)? He admits that the so-called "order" was just his own assumption from a talk given years before the MMM happened, and the talk in question had nothing to do with killing people, but in defending the faith. It was his own interpretation of a talk that was a few years old. He also admitted that he didn't wait for the messenger that he sent to Salt Lake to return for official orders, he felt there was no time so he carried out his own wishes. When the messenger got there 2 days later (3 day horse ride from Salt Lake City, no cars back then, people) the damage was already done and the messenger brought the message "Leave them alone and let them pass."
Also, Brigham Young advised the group to take the northern route to California. MMM happened on the southern route. If he wanted to order an ambush, then the ambush would have been waiting on the northern route, not the southern. Explain that to me, please...those who broke from the party and went the northern route were just fine. That sounds kind of like Brigham Young had a feeling that something bad might happen if they went south and he actually tried to warn them...hmmm...inspiration, maybe?
The initial thought before the attack was that the men who killed Joseph and Hyrum Smith were hiding in the wagon party and planning on killing the Mormons in the settlement. So, that is why the militia was formed, as a defense. Then John D. Lee and Isaac D. Haight decided that the best defense was a good offense. They attacked the party, realized that they were mistaken and the people were peaceful travelers and not out to kill them, and then they panicked. They didn't want to get in trouble, and they did what most people who are afraid of getting caught for murdering someone: they killed the witnesses and tried to cover it up. It wasn't a "Mormon" thing, it was a HUMAN thing, sad as it is. These men, just like all of us, were human and made one of the biggest mistakes possible. The men responsible were excommunicated from the church, which upset them, so they spun lies about the church to "get back at them" and try to get them wiped out, cuz misery loves company, right? Again, all of these things are recorded in the journals of the people involved and the people in the settlement at the time, and yet people still listen to the Tanner's and other openly anti-Mormon authors to obtain their information. Go to the sources, people, and do your "research", don't rely on the opinions of bitter, biased people. It shows you are too ignorant to do your own research.
Don't even try and defend BY. If you want to say something about things being vague with respect to MMM, fine. There's only one thing clear about the connection between BY and MMM and that is he covered it up..or tried to.

The man was a murderer. Through Porter and Hickman, he personally is responsible for over 100 deaths. Had he not died, the US was going to indict him.

Then through his foolishness with the hand carts that he was responsible for for travelling, he was responsible for hundreds more.

THen when he preached (AND HE DID THIS!!!) Blood atonement, he was responsible for hundreds or more.

Don't even try to defend BY. He was a cheat, a thied and a murderer. Period
Free Thinkers

Pearl, MS

#126 Mar 15, 2009
I find it amusing that people think one denomination of christianity is better that another. Wow the entertainment is endless. I do wish one day all of you will be free from enslavement and quit giving your money to these snake oil salesmen. And this goes for all religions.

Open your eyes people.
Mississippian

Bogotá, Colombia

#127 Sep 9, 2009
Real Talk wrote:
<quoted text> ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!! LOL
Uh, yeah, she's serious. Read the book of Abraham

Since: Sep 09

South Jordan, UT

#128 Sep 17, 2009
Thank you to Larry and all of your wise words.
Simple

South Jordan, UT

#131 Sep 24, 2009
Try living in Utah.

It sucks!
charley

Baldwyn, MS

#132 Oct 10, 2009
David wrote:
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I'll use that. Thanks. I'm always looking for new techniques.
True Storie..My father in law used to answer the door in his holey underwear with a beer in one hand and a rolled cig in the other , it didnt take long to get rid of them (RFLMAO)

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