Should Mormons support Muslims?

Should Mormons support Muslims?

There are 69 comments on the Deseret News story from Mar 13, 2011, titled Should Mormons support Muslims?. In it, Deseret News reports that:

Members of a mistrusted religion were brought before Congress for hearings. They were grilled on every aspect of their faith and lives.

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#61 Mar 25, 2011
Like most Northwesterners, Don Sears was not an atheist.  He thought there might be a God somewhere, but didn’t think there was anything we could know about Him for sure.  He resented Christians who talked about Jesus Christ, and told them there was no difference between Bible stories and comic books.  Don, however has a serious problem with rage and violence.  As a young man growing up in Alaska, his idea of a good time was going to the Indian part of town, finding a big Indian, and provoking him to a fight.  He was possessed by a fury that would flash at little or no provocation.  It would erupt in him like a volcano, and would not be satisfied until he or his opponent lay bleeding and broken on the floor.  His rages were so intense that sometimes he could not remember what had happened after he blew up.  He was this way for over thirty years, and said it got to the point that he liked the feeling of bones breaking under his fists.  He became involved with a business, and began studying their manuals on salesmanship.  To his surprise he discovered that they used principles out of the Bible, and he began to wonder about the Bible.  One Sunday he went to what he thought was a business meeting in Portland, Oregon, and was surprised to discover that it was actually a church service.  He was even more surprised that he didn’t walk out in disgust, but listened to the message.  At the end of the service during the altar call Don felt an undeniable urge to go to the front and accept Jesus Christ as his Savior. Don, the angry agnostic walked down the aisle and genuinely gave his heart to Jesus Christ.
           Years later I asked Don what it was that convinced him that this was real, and not just some emotional experience.  He told me that the following week he was provoked by someone in a manner that had always caused him to erupt in a fury.  This time, strangely, he did not get mad.  He said he was surprised as he walked away, that he hadn’t beaten the daylights out of the fellow, but he just didn’t get mad.  In fact, he told me, as time went on he discovered that he couldn’t get mad at people anymore.  It was like someone had turned off a switch in his heart.  He could still get mad at his car when it wouldn’t start, but not at people.  Also, for all his life he had wanted nothing to do with Jesus Christ, Christians, church, the Bible, prayer, or anything “religious.”  Now he discovered that his core likes and dislikes had been reversed, seemingly overnight.  He wanted to know Jesus, pray to him, read the Bible, and amazingly he found he now loved being around Christians who genuinely loved the Lord Jesus Christ.  This has been over twenty-five years ago, the rage has never returned, and his love for Jesus has never left him.

Brookline, MA

#62 May 4, 2011
Xcaliber wrote:
<quoted text>You forgot to mention two things which clearly distinguishes Mormonism from Islam.

Mormonism is a 'religion of peace'!

Islam is not!

Nor is Islam a religion!
Now I hate haji as much as the next guy, but The Muslim/islam is a religion of peace. There are a few fundamentalist psychos that are trashing their image.
That would be like saying all Christians are bigoted, violent douches because of The far right.
The same as The Mormons. There is only a small group of fundamentalist idiots that claim multiple wives.
Luke Burdette

Dallas, TX

#63 Jun 5, 2011
Raceyro, once again your ignorance is shining through, maybe it's best that you crawl back in your hole, you are only making yourself look like a fool.

Big Bear Lake, CA

#64 Jun 5, 2011
Not a mormon, but lived in Utah for awhile (had an arm of my business in that state). Never met a mormon with more than one wife, they are very honest in their dealings with you - I've even had mormons point out errors I'd made in business dealings with them, that(pointing it out) was to my advantage and their detriment.

Very honest people with happy families. I think that multiple wife deal went out the door when they accepted statehood back in the day. Only a small group of crackpots seem to try to keep the multiple wife deal going.

You could be a buddhist living in the middle of their neighborhood, and it wold never be an issue.

“Mitt Romney 2012”

Since: Jun 11

Portland, OR

#65 Jul 5, 2011
"Mormons see Sept. 11 and see the acts of Muslims instead of remembering the acts of Mormons on Sept. 11, 1857, when some members of the LDS Church massacred a wagon train at Mountain Meadows.

"'Perhaps I am wrong for holding Mormons to a higher standard, but I do," Prothero said. "I believe that members of a religious group that has been persecuted almost to extinction should stand up and speak out.'"


Interesting that both happened on the same date.

"'I think these Mormon Republican people in power are more Republicans than they are Mormons," Prothero said. "If they took the time to see themselves as at least as Mormon as they are Republican they would do the right thing. They are more faithful to their Republican politics than they are to their Mormon faith.'"

*wild applause*

“Freedom, NOT islam.”

Since: Feb 11

Birmingham UK

#66 Jul 5, 2011
Well, I cannot comment on what happens within mormon communities, but the only trouble I ever had with them was when a couple of them knocked on my door to pass on the 'good news' I was a bit naughty and did a Cliff Richard.
'Oh, hi guys. Mormons eh? Come in, lets talk about God.' They ran a bloody mile!

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#67 Jul 5, 2011
There is a difference between Islam and the Mormons.

For a touch of humor go to

Kind Regards,

Since: May 08


#68 Jul 5, 2011
Farside wrote:
There is a difference between Islam and the Mormons.
For a touch of humor go to
Kind Regards,
Hi, I always enjoy your wiki-site.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#69 Jul 5, 2011
Thanks Marie-Luise for the compliment! It was the Will of Allah that made the Farsideology section of wikiislam possible.:)

Remember -- nothing happens except by the Will of Allah or a judicious application of energy.

Farside of Wikiislam and Faithfreedom International.

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