I always enjoy recapping some of the comments I get, especially those that are obviously from Mormons. Makes me laugh. Especially when they are, uh, angry. Sorry, folks, but it’s silly fun. Like this comment from Amanda, who starts out fairly calm and then manages to work herself up into a pretty good foam by the end. I can almost see her disintegrate into crazy.
Hi. I was just wondering… Have any of you ever even been to a mormon church.?Actually gone ther and investigated for yourself? I am absolutely intolerant of people who center their whole lives upon thinking what everybody else thinks just to fit in. And that’s exactly what ur doing here. some idiot started a bad reputation about mormons and that’s what linked it. A ripple affect of clueless morons like yourselves that are to lazy to find your own truth. Oh and about the mormon killing somebody. take a look at how many christians have commited murder! Or catholics, or any other religion you can think of! Yeah guess were not so Fuc*ing bad after all!!! Every one of you needs to get a life and get over yourselves1
Um, Amanda? I’ve been to more Mormon Church meetings in my life than I shall ever care to remember. I suspect I know more about the tenets, beliefs and history than you will EVER know, especially if you don’t get on some medication soon. I’m curious which “idiot” you are blaming for starting the “bad reputation” for Mormons. Joseph Smith? Brigham Young? Just curious, because you don’t name the idiot you are accusing.
As for your ripple effect, I laughed for quite a while about that one. “A ripple affect of clueless morons like yourselves that are to lazy to find your own truth.” Actually, your accusation is rather empty, since I actually bothered to RESEARCH the church. Can you claim the same? As I noted, I didn’t just walk away. I figured if I were going to say something was NOT true, I’d better be able to back it up with proof. Again, can YOU say the same?
Now, here’s the part where I really started to worry about Amanda’s mental health.
Oh and about the mormon killing somebody. take a look at how many christians have commited murder! Or catholics, or any other religion you can think of! Yeah guess were not so Fuc*ing bad after all!!! Every one of you needs to get a life and get over yourselves1
I never said ONLY Mormons kill people, Amanda. Murder is an equal-opportunity crime. I’ve always said that being Mormon doesn’t save you from anything, except nasty sunburns from too much skin showing. Okay, maybe I just made that one up today, but it works. Just a note: Mormons do NOT approve of the “F” word, even when you use an asterisk instead of a “k.” Just thought I’d point that out. And I do have a life, thank you very much. Thanks for your concern.
Then there was this comment, from Shaniqua:
You go on white girl! That’s what I’m talkin about. Get paid! Get paid!
Um, okay. I will. Thanks for the support.
I think it’s great that you promote your books, after all it is YOUR website. It’s also good that you have opinions on diff. religions, but have you ever considered that maybe the mormon religion isn’t so bad. Maybe, it’s the people that live that religion. After all they’re human too. Are they not allowed to have faults? I’m sure that Buddhists, Catholics, Jews, Protestants, etc. make mistakes and have followers who are bad examples, people who don’t follow the basic teachings and do what they want when they want as well!
Ok, I certainly appreciate your curiousity, but I must reiterate that I do not believe the Mormon Church even CLOSELY resembles the “truth.” There is simply too much evidence to the contrary. You can start with DNA evidence, and work your way down the list. I believe that most Mormons are good, spiritual people who are just doing their very best to get by in a crazy world. I do find many aspects of Mormonism harmful, repressive, and often just downright silly, and so I will continue to talk about it. It’s not the people, ok. It’s the religion.
This last comment is either from a “former” or “never” Mormon, but I did want to address what she said.
I don’t know how you can say you feel sorry for the missionaries. If the tables were turned (as they probably are most of the time) and they encountered someone who wasn’t aware of scripture…..they would be the ones using a condesending tone and “holier than thou” attititute. It’s what they are trained to do when serving a mission. Twist, turn, confuse and state that they have the TRUE gospel. What goes around…..comes around. I feel no pity for them.
Trisha, I actually do feel sorry for the missionaries. For the most part, they are little more than children, sent hundreds–and sometimes thousands–of miles away from their families, with little chance to communicate. They are also not educated in the real church history, and anyone–like the zealous man in the video–can shoot down much of what they say, because they simply don’t understand the Bible, as well as their own controversial beliefs. The Mormon answer to anything is “just pray about it.” If the DNA evidence says that the Native Americans are not even remotely related to Jews, but rather came from Asia, then if you just pray about it God will wrap his hands around your spirit and make you comfortable with your totally UNPROVABLE belief that the Book of Mormon is true. It’s not a very strong platform. Come on, admit it.
When I see young Mormon missionaries, I see people who have been told how to think, what to believe, and what to do their ENTIRE lives. It gets even more restrictive on a mission.
Not only that, but they are hawking a product that most people don’t want to buy. It sucks to be the guy stuck selling the ice cubes when you live among the eskimos.
That said, I know that many of them are arrogant. Have you met MANY males ages 18-21 who AREN’T arrogant? At that stage of the game, the world STILL revolves around them. Just ask them. So, there is where my concern comes from.
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