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Anyone know anything about mormans that could explain it in the board?
-- Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 23, 2002
Hello, Taylor. This is a Catholic forum. If you would just like to learn about Mormonism, please read these articles:
problems with Book of Mormon
gods of Mormonism
baptism for the dead
If you would like to discuss some aspect of Mormonism in relation to Catholicism, please feel free to ask a specific question.
God bless you.
-- J. F. Gecik (email@example.com), September 23, 2002.
Mormons have minimized any discussion of their origins lately because they are an obvious fraud. They claim that America was settled by a lost tribe of Israel who built cities, fought wars, went extinct. Oh yeah, they came here thousands of years ago in submarines!
The cities, mines, horses, wheels, etc. that are "documented" in the book of Mormon obviously do not exist, so this doesn't really warrent a religios argument. It's as if someone claimed that Pontious Pilate was the head of an army of Japaneese.
So Mormons get converts by talking about how healthy they are, what nice families they have. Check out www.exmormon.org
-- Bob Hennessy (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 26, 2002.
I would like to comment that Mormans are extremely friendly and I think that their religion makes sense and anyone who disagrees obviously has no clue about what the believe in. I mean just because the believe different dosent mean that what they believe is wrong. Jews belive Jesus wasn't the Christ. Does that make their religion wrong? NO. Does that make them weirdos? No. In the Constitution it says we have freedom of religion. Meaning we can believe whatever we want, and we shouldn't be made fun of others just because we believe differently. I think that Mormonism is just like any other relgion, and it teaches good things. And I've met quite a few Morman families and they get along with eachother better, they love eachother and spend more time together than anyone else I know. What's so wrong about a religion that teaches that families should be together? If you want to learn more about Mormans, dont go to Ex Morman web sites, because all they will give you is lies. If you truly want to more about Mormans, go to www.mormon.org. Thank you and please dont listen to the lies above.
-- Ashley Schmitt (email@example.com), June 29, 2003.
"I would like to comment that Mormans are extremely friendly"
A: Indeed they are.
"and I think that their religion makes sense and anyone who disagrees obviously has no clue about what they believe in"
A: In fact, I have studied their religion in some depth, and it makes no sense whatsoever.
"I mean just because the believe different doesnt mean that what they believe is wrong"
A: Yes, it does. Could you give me one example of how a belief can contradict the truth, and yet be true?? Truth cannot contradict truth.
"Jews believe Jesus wasn't the Christ. Does that make their religion wrong?"
"Does that make them weirdos?"
A: Of course not!
"In the Constitution it says we have freedom of religion. Meaning we can believe whatever we want, and we shouldn't be made fun of others just because we believe differently"
A: Yes, our government guarantees us the right to believe in false religions if we so choose, but that doesn't make false religions any less false. Also, God has not offered us that same right.
"I think that Mormonism is just like any other relgion, and it teaches good things"
A: Every religion teaches some "good things". That's what attracts people to them. But false religions like Mormonism also teach a great many false doctrines, which lead people away from truth, and can ultimately lead them away from salvation. Jesus - God - said the TRUTH would set men free, not "good things".
"And I've met quite a few Morman families and they get along with each other better, they love each other and spend more time together than anyone else I know. What's so wrong about a religion that teaches that families should be together?"
A: Yes, that is one "good thing" which their religion now stresses. Of course, it formerly stressed polygamy, a "divine doctrine" which they changed pretty quickly when the law got on their case. One characteristic of TRUE religion is that its doctrines never change. Truth cannot change - except to untruth.
"If you want to learn more about Mormans, dont go to Ex Morman web sites, because all they will give you is lies. If you truly want to more about Mormans, go to www.mormon.org"
A: I do not wish to know any more about Mormons than I currently know. I have visited their websites and read their books. I am certainly no expert on Mormonism, but I know considerably more about it than most Mormons do. The religion is based on a number of bizarre, untenable doctrines, the most central one of which is the same untruth which Satan used to bring about the downfall of the human race - that men, by their own efforts, can become equal to God. In fact, Mormonism goes one step further, teaching that men can not only become equal to God, but in fact can become GODS.
-- Paul (PaulCyp@cox.net), June 29, 2003.
The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ.
I have a copy of their "bible". I read it. I rolled my eyes in amazament. How can common people believe such fantasies that are written in that book?
I would recommend anyone making an attempt to justify or defend the Mormon (ok, "Latter Day Saints") ideas to read their book before making such attempts.
I having nothing against these Mormons; most are very nice people indeed. I am totally against their doctrine and theology, but you'd have to read it to understand the error of their faith.
rod... .. ..
-- rod (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 29, 2003.
The Jewish religion is a false religion. How can they be saved when their denying Christ? Christ is the way the truth and the life for Everyone. No where in the bible does it say Christ is the way the truth and the life, except for the Jew.
-- David Ortiz (email@example.com), June 29, 2003.
I dont know what it is you are wanting to know about mormans,but i know that they are very loving people, because my sister is morman. i can also say i dont agree with the way they believe,but all i can do is love my sister and pray for her.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 13, 2003.
Right you are Maraye, on every point you mentioned .
-- Paul (PaulCyp@cox.net), July 13, 2003.
When Christ walked the earth and performed miracles in front of a vast amount of people he was still persecuted and not believed. It is unwise to criticize a religion when you really are not a hundred percent sure of what you say. Have you ever seen a morman's scriptures? They contain the holy bible, the King James version and the book of morman. They have an additional book not their own book.. Just like the people who didn't believe in Christ and crucified Him there will be people who don't recognize the truth today. We are all God's children we are here to learn and grow. He loves us all anyway. Things like this only make one saddened because there is so much to be celebrated and embraced when you find the Truth.
-- catholic converted (L4williams@aol.com), July 21, 2003.
Hello, "catholic converted."
I recommend that you read this page, prepared by your "opposite" -- Isaiah Bennett, who was deeply involved in Mormonism, but is now a Catholic.
He can help you return to Christianity.
-- J. F. Gecik (email@example.com), July 21, 2003.
Right you are,John, every Catholic here should go to this link and read what the mormons believe. It's about as far from Christianity as can be, pretty awful lies.
..."Shortly after the death of the Apostles, Mormons claim, the pure Christian faith was overtaken by false doctrine and vanished totally from the earth. This "apostasy" was reversed and the true Church was restored in 1830 in upstate New York by the boy-prophet, Joseph Smith. "... so there was no church until the 18'th century??
Loving them is one thing, thinking we're all brothers and sisters is another.They falsify the word of God and make a mockery out of our Savior's death. Theresa
-- Theresa Huether (Rodntee4Jesus@aol.com), July 21, 2003.