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Op-ed: The Weird Relationship Between Mormons and Marriage

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#228 Feb 28, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
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I said an octopus, not a wolf! The invisible wolf god lives in our freezer.
I guess hell finally froze over.
Fundies R Mentally ill

Philadelphia, PA

#229 Feb 28, 2014
not ashamed wrote:
<quoted text> I can agree with this part of your comment. My father was not a fan of any organized religion for that very reason. He believed there were Christians in most religions but just as many bad apples.
After agreeing with the other poster that the entire mormon whatever it is is hardly Christian, I just mentioned that the same thing is true for all those fundie christianists running around.
Fundies R Mentally ill

Philadelphia, PA

#230 Feb 28, 2014
not ashamed wrote:
<quoted text> It is our belief that our souls are the same in the after life as they are here....For them , our baptisms by proxy will not matter because they do not want it.
We know what your beliefs are, and we know what the bigotries of the mormon whatever it is are.

Your spam does not refute the observation that the mormon whatever it is is polytheistic.

If the insane baptism by proxy thing - not christian - shouldn't bother anyone then we need to get some wiccans to start doing spells on specific, named mormon whatever it is members of present and past...to make them wiccans. Or maybe some voodoo priests. Or some Scientologists to do their thing on dead mormon whatever it is members. See how you freeeks like it.

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#232 Mar 1, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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The only thing I care about regarding this is your claim now to be Christians (this wasn't true in the past), when your theology, and practices are decidedly NON-Christian. As long as you maintain this theology and these practices, claiming that these are Christian, and that Mormons are Christians, IS A LIE.
THAT'S the ONLY reason I care about these things.
I claim to be Christian because I am a Christian, Your opinion of that, does not change what I am.

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#234 Mar 1, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>You really believe all this nonsense? Ye godz!
Yes I do, however it does not define me as a person. I am not just Mormon. I am a working mom, a friend, a human rights activist, a lover of people. I strive to raise children who will be giving, loving and kind. A persons religious beliefs should not matter.

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#236 Mar 1, 2014
Fundies R Mentally ill wrote:
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We know what your beliefs are, and we know what the bigotries of the mormon whatever it is are.
Your spam does not refute the observation that the mormon whatever it is is polytheistic.
If the insane baptism by proxy thing - not christian - shouldn't bother anyone then we need to get some wiccans to start doing spells on specific, named mormon whatever it is members of present and past...to make them wiccans. Or maybe some voodoo priests. Or some Scientologists to do their thing on dead mormon whatever it is members. See how you freeeks like it.
Why are you so angry? And what part of my postings is spam? When you come to a public forum , you surely know that members of our church will also be here.
I honestly don't care what any other religion does in my name. I don't share their beliefs, so I don't see how their practices would have any effect on the salvation of my soul.

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#238 Mar 1, 2014
Fundies R Mentally ill wrote:
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After agreeing with the other poster that the entire mormon whatever it is is hardly Christian, I just mentioned that the same thing is true for all those fundie christianists running around.
And I just mentioned that I agree that there are people in all Christian religions that do not always behave in a Christ like manner.

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#240 Mar 1, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>what soul? there is evidence of any soul or spirit. just one more lie your cult told you. to prey on your deepest fears...
What fear? I was not raised in the Mormon church. I was raised Baptist, So I guess they would be the "cult" responsible for teaching me about a soul. You believe there is no soul? Great!! I believe there is.
Independent

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#243 Mar 1, 2014
not ashamed wrote:
And I just mentioned that I agree that there are people in all Christian religions that do not always behave in a Christ like manner.
"The defendant wore red"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-21290...

Where do you stand on polygamy?
Raising up your daughters to be sex slaves.

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#244 Mar 1, 2014
not ashamed wrote:
<quoted text> What fear? I was not raised in the Mormon church. I was raised Baptist, So I guess they would be the "cult" responsible for teaching me about a soul. You believe there is no soul? Great!! I believe there is.
Baptist to Mormon ? WOW ! Out of the frying pan and into the fire !
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#245 Mar 1, 2014
not ashamed wrote:
<quoted text> What fear? I was not raised in the Mormon church. I was raised Baptist, So I guess they would be the "cult" responsible for teaching me about a soul. You believe there is no soul? Great!! I believe there is.
I like your 'avatar'!

Thank you!

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#246 Mar 1, 2014
Independent wrote:
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"The defendant wore red"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-21290...
Where do you stand on polygamy?
Raising up your daughters to be sex slaves.
I am a member of the mainstream church, we do not practice polygamy.

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#247 Mar 1, 2014
Spirit67_ wrote:
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I like your 'avatar'!
Thank you!
Thank you :)

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#248 Mar 1, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Baptist to Mormon ? WOW ! Out of the frying pan and into the fire !
LOL, i'm not planning on burning.

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#249 Mar 1, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>so a baby would be a drooling, self shitting, unformed soul for eternity? that sounds more like hell.
...
Of course not, All souls are perfected and restored as they once were in heaven.
Independent

United States

#252 Mar 1, 2014
not ashamed wrote:
I am a member of the mainstream church, we do not practice polygamy.
That still doesn't answer the question posed.

Where do YOU stand on polygamy and raising your daughters up to be sex slaves.

They are still Mormons doing this. Has that sect been excommunicated from the church? Has the church publicly spoken out against this practice?

I seriously do not know, so please be informative and not dismissive.

:^`\

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#253 Mar 1, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>so then that has absolutely nothing to do with "you" so "you don't go on living at all. in any way...
and of course this is all myth so moot point...the god of the bible has been proven false, just like every other man-made god...but hey, you cult freaks keep having fun being lied to!
So I take it you do not believe in God? That's fine. I have met many non believers with more Christ like attributes than Christians. My question is , how does my belief in Christ effect you?
Independent

United States

#254 Mar 1, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
.....the cult lie about your "soul".....
"Now scientists claim they not only have proof humans have an immortal soul, but that they've weighed it and photographed it leaving the body at the moment of death."

Science proving there is a soul?
No lie, FACT.

Awaiting your spin on this one.

http://usahitman.com/photo-soul/

:^`/

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#255 Mar 1, 2014
Independent wrote:
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That still doesn't answer the question posed.
Where do YOU stand on polygamy and raising your daughters up to be sex slaves.
They are still Mormons doing this. Has that sect been excommunicated from the church? Has the church publicly spoken out against this practice?
I seriously do not know, so please be informative and not dismissive.
:^`\
The Mormons who practice polygamy are part of the fundamentalist group and they are not a part of the main stream church. They are not listed in our membership , so there is no excommunication. We can only excommunicate our own members. Their practices are not condoned in the mainstream church.
When polygamy was ended in the church, some members did not agree with the Prophet, so they created their own sect, with their own prophet.

No I have not raised my daughters to be sex slaves, nor do other Mormon families.
No, I do not practice or believe in polygamy however what consenting ADULTS do is of no consequence to me. If that is what they want, between ADULTS not children I say go for it.
Independent

United States

#259 Mar 1, 2014
not ashamed wrote:
When polygamy was ended in the church, some members did not agree with the Prophet, so they created their own sect, with their own prophet.
Which Prophet ended the practice, what year did this happen? Was polygamy a part of the church's original teaching?

Battle of the prophets?

I agree on the consenting adults being able to marry as many wives or husbands as they agree upon.

Raising up your daughters just to give them to some sex perv is criminal/wrong/sick......by the cult that practices such.

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