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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Do you want to trust Mormon doctrine?

Following is a list of a few doctrines of Mormonism. Do you want to put your eternal trust in a church that teaches the following doctrines?
  1. The true gospel was lost from the earth. Mormonism is its restoration (Mormon Doctrine, by Bruce R. McConkie, p. 635). They teach there was an apostasy and the true church ceased to exist on earth.
  2. There are many gods (Mormon Doctrine, p. 163).
  3. There is a mother god (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 443).
  4. God used to be a man on another planet, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 321; Joseph Smith, Times and Seasons, vol. 5, p. 613-614; Orson Pratt, Journal of Discourses, vol. 2, p. 345; Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, vol. 7, p. 333).
  5. After you become a good Mormon, you have the potential of becoming a god, (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 345-347, 354).
If you want further information that the Mormons won't give you until you are very well-entrenched in their cult, then read more of this site. It is full of information about why Mormonism is nothing more than a clever, false, look-alike religion that cannot help you in your relationship with God.

From a friend who shall remain nameless because that's how scary the Mormon Church can be. This was just sent to me in a private message. 
"Jason, hope you don't mind if I message instead of just posting on your FB page. I used to be Mormon-grew up in the church and a lot of my friends/family are still Mormon. They know I'm out, but out of respect for their very strong religious beliefs I tend not to discuss religion or politics on my page. They know my pov and they know my political views. I don't want to argue because I'm pretty sure they have about as much potential of changing my mind as I have of changing theirs. Having said that, it's ABSOLUTELY a cult. Oh my god, there are websites devoted to the fallout from leaving the mormon church. It's not a religion-it's a total lifestyle and when you leave, your entire life literally changes. I'm not trying to be melodramatic or anything, but I lost friends when I left and I had to completely reevaluate how I lived my life. In a weird way, what I do and I how I live actually matters more now than it did when I was in the church. And no matter what mitt romney says, his membership in that church WILL impact how he runs the nation should he win the election. He'll say it won't, but his very beliefs will dictate every single decision he makes. I hope you don't mind me emailing you, but it's kind of a relief talking to someone non-family about it. You are absolutely right, Jason. I love my Mormon friends and family and I truly think they're good people, but I loathe that church."

Wonder why I'm talking about Mormons?

Maybe because 1 in 5 won't vote for one. 

Oh, and the "Liberal Media" won't touch Mitt Romney's family history with the Mormons, but I will.

Romney is a "Spooky Mormon Hell Dream"

Update: Courtesy our friends at glittersnipe...
Americans need to focus on the issues at hand, and not concern themselves with mental images of White House occupants running around in magic underpants while busting up liquor cabinets faster than Carrie Nation at a Kennedy wake in Hyannis Port.
Easter egg hunts and Christmas parties would certainly continue, however, at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. And, as a matter of fact, if the Grand Old Party has its way, there will be even more grand old parties at the White House; every May 15th, they’ll be kicking up their heels and clicking their milk cups in the Blue Room celebrating the day the resurrected John the Baptist, in the flesh, visited Joseph Smith 183 years ago. In Pennsylvania. That’s almost as nuts as people believing that a man named Jonah lived in a live whale for three days. Oh, wait a minute.
The fetes for Black History Month might not be as much fun as in years past (at least for the old folks) since according to 1 Nephi 12:23, people with dark skin are a “loathsome, and a filthy people, full of idleness and all manner of abominations.” In 1978, God had a change of heart and decided that he’s cool with black folks, and no longer sees them as “uncouth, uncomely” or “disagreeable.”  It seems God is forever changing his mind on issues and how he feels about people and reversing his policies.  Sound familiar?
Mormonism is a religion that, thanks to HBO’s Big Love and Broadway’s Book of Mormon, the average American is learning more about every day. And yet many citizens don’t know any Mormons personally. That is, they think they don’t. In fact, your deceased grandparents may be Mormons at this very moment via a ceremony of baptism-by-proxy. And this religious dispensation isn’t just for the goyim anymore: Think Bubbe and Zayde are immune from Mormonism post mortem? Not so fast: even Anne Frank’s a Mormon now. Oy, gevalt.  What’s next? People eating crackers and drinking grape juice at some sort of religious ceremony? Now that’s just crazy talk.
While many other Christian sects raise an eyebrow to some aspects of the Mormon-brand of Christianity, they’d be wise not to assume that all followers of Joseph Smith’s church are political sheep. Think all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are voting for Governor Romney? Think again; the largest newspaper in the Mormon Mecca of Utah, the Salt Lake Tribune, has endorsed President Obama. Even the second most famous Mormon in the world, Marie Osmond, refused to endorse Romney last week when she appeared on CNN’s Piers Morgan show.

Read more here.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mormon Meet And Greet:

Back in 2005, a theater group in Washington, D.C., thought it would be cool to remake the 1922 anti-LDS propaganda silent movie "Trapped by the Mormons," upping the camp factor by including polygamous zombie vampires to the mix.
The troupe, Cherry Red Productions, has since disbanded — but the folks behind the film have resurrected the film, posting it online as a tongue-in-cheek "warning" to anyone who would vote for Mitt Romney (who is Mormon, in case you forgot) for president.

"Mitt Romney is a Mormon," the website for the movie states, before launching into over-the-top invective: "And not just a Mormon. He’s a M-O-R-M-O-N right down to the quivery Mormon marrow in his horrible Mormon bones. His family is descended from Sonoran polygamists, for chrissake! Don’t know what that means? It means that… Mitt’s the most Mormon Mormon that ever was Mormon."

The original film followed the evil exploits of Isolde Keene, a menacing Mormon missionary (say that three times fast) who uses his mesmerizing powers to take over the will of young British women and compel them to become his brides in Utah. In the Cherry Red remake, Keene was played by New York "drag king" star Johnny Kat, and the filmmakers added the wrinkle that Keene’s hypnotic powers turned the ladies into zombie vampires.
The remake of "Trapped by the Mormons" will screen online now through election day.--
Sean P. Means, The Cricket

Early Voting Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance reminds everyone that early voting is now under way as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff has one more poll of Texas to discuss.  

BossKitty at TruthHugger has mixed feelings about the extravaganza of F1 Circuit of the Americas and what it's doing to the sleepy little community of Elroy and Cedar Creek -- which will see little benefit for many years -- in The Road to Elroy for F1 Wheeler Dealers. And why do corporations decide what news Americans need to hear and see? Why was such a significant news story first discovered on al-Jazeera: Foreign News and HuffPo Get What American News Media Misses. And after watching the talking heads, gotta share this: Hey ya’ll, we are NOT electing a President.

This week WCNews at Eye on Williamson posted about the "Wal-Mart-ization" of transportation in Texas: Profit, greed and ideology.  

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is just disgusted with Greg Abbott and his Republican cronies pandering to the people who want to force their religion on every American.

The passing of Sen. Mario Gallegos will set off a scramble to lay claim as his successor in the Texas Senate, writes PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.

Neil at Texas Liberal offered up a list of Green Party candidates on the ballot in Texas in 2012. It is at least worth a look to give Greens a thought as Texas Democrats offer another lackluster effort in 2012, and as our political system increasingly seems unable to deal with the most important questions of long-term job creation and climate change.

Libby Shaw writes about Rick Perry's latest mission: promoting Romney in Colorado. That should turn out real well for him. Check out Rick Perry To Go to Colorado to Promote Mitt Romney at TexasKaos.