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Offline Shiny

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Finished watching PBS' The Mormons documentary...
« on: February 15, 2011, 11:09:52 AM »
Sent chills down my spine. I will pray for them that they will open their eyes up one day.

The bit about how the Mormon church opposes any sort of intellectualism (No questions allowed basically) was hilarious. I honestly can't believe in the 21st century people can still be this gullible and this susceptible to brainwashing. Some of the LDS members they had on the doc were saying some jaw dropping stuff in regards to history, intellectuals, scholars, etc. These people are too afraid to look in their past because it would create doubt. Why would you even hold on to a falsehood?

There was an excellent point this woman made about how these Mormons (in particular the leaders) exude this niceness as a cover when internally they are like ravenous wolves. When she was under review for some "disciplinary action", she tried using Joseph Smith's own words as her defense but was overruled by these church state authorities saying she cannot question their judgment. Oh and then when they excommunicated her, they tried to shake her hand after it.

It was very sad hearing how alot of them that get excommunicated or shunned has such a significant damage to the family life, and in fact can't participate in even their own family members deaths or marriages (The same lady said her own brother wouldn't allow her or her sister to participate in a funeral service). Mind-boggling.

You can watch here if you are interested
http://www.pbs.org/mormons/
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Re: Finished watching PBS' The Mormons documentary...
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011, 11:18:01 AM »

It was very sad hearing how alot of them that get excommunicated or shunned has such a significant damage to the family life, and in fact can't participate in even their own family members deaths or marriages....
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   “‘a man against his father,
   a daughter against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—
   a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’

   “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

Sounds like the Mormons are doing a good job. ;)
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Re: Finished watching PBS' The Mormons documentary...
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011, 11:27:41 AM »
LOL I totally forgot that verse.
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