Now I’m getting mail from a Mormon who is pretending to be a non-Mormon friend of Mormons who is really pissed off that I’m picking on the Mormons. Can you follow that? Me either. Because we all know that the only person who thinks I am being MEAN to the Mormons is the Mormons.
The rest of the world hasn’t made the leaps my new “friend” has made, such as presuming to know anything at all about me based on what little I have provided on my Web site.
Today’s message said this:
I’m sorry you feel the need to attack a religion that has obviously “wronged” you in your long, incredibly hard life. Yeah, life can be soooo challenging, and people still manage to move on and not bitch about it. Suck it up. If Mormonism is as bad as you make it out to be, why is it one of the fastest growing religions in the world? I might not be Mormon, or agree with a specific sect, but I have plenty of friends that are religious, that have never forced their beliefs on me. You must have a lot of hate in your heart to write the way you do. You would have made a great German Nazi, prosecuting the Jews… because that’s exactly how you sound. Have a lovely day!
Um, where did I complain about my long, hard life? Who the hell you calling old? My life has not been THAT long. Sheesh.
Look, Mormon-friend-pretending-to-be-non-Mormon, I’m a writer. That is what I do. It’s all fine and well for you to not write about your life and get on with it, but that’s what I do! I write. I get paid for it. I’m not bitching about my life. I’m talking about the silly things that happen around me. That’s what writers do. I never said these people were doing these things to ME!
I am a former Mormon who still lives in Utah, and that’s what I write about. Get used to it.
I really don’t have much hate in my heart. Not even for you. Rather, I find it amusing that you have made such assumptions about me based on a few posts in a blog. As for why the LDS Church is one of the fastest-growing church in the world, go read my story Trapped by the Mormons, and all will suddenly become remarkably clear. You will have a vision, complete with bright light, and a burning in the bosom of awesome proportions.
Church Growth=bad math
Church Growth=poor clerical records
One can’t really claim such astonishing growth, unless one bothers to also quote retention.
As for the Nazi comment, well, obviously, you are trying to find something that will really chap my hide until I react to your ridiculous claims and namecalling.
However, if I were Jewish, it would give me just ONE MORE THING to be pissed off at Mormons about. Not only are they secretly baptizing dead Jews as Mormons, despite having been asked repeatedly to stop, but now they think that someone’s blog that mentions they don’t really AGREE with Mormonism is comparable to cooking someone in a gas chamber.
Methinks somebody is a hamburger short of a Happy Meal.