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SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Mormon President Thomas S. Monson, his two right-hand men and 12 apostles will take to the podium at this weekend's (April 2-3) General Conference and offer sermons that many Mormons will treat like faxes from God. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints consider these 15 men “prophets, […]

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  1. Prophet has never been wrong? That’s interesting… is that why they had to reverse their position on polygamy; and why the exclusion of blacks from the Celestial Whatever was reversed in the 1970′s?

    OH wait.. it was GOD who told the prophets e changed his mind…so of course the prophets weren’t wrong you promulgated those obscenities.

    Mormon cultists are even more hypocritical than main stream Christian cultists…if that’s possible.

  2. Question to consider, doesn’t it not say in the Bible that women should not hold a leadership in the Church of the Lord Christs name? We are taught, as members of the Church, (take note that I converted to the Church) are taught to follow the law of the Land. We WERE hypocritical in the believe of polygamy in the past. But, follow the laws of the land. So it change (unless you are the Community of Christ). There happens to be a huge difference between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Community of Christ. LDS members are not cultists, I’m sorry I have majored in Religion and they are by far from cultists. A cultist is someone who doesn’t believe in government and will KILL someone if they try to leave the cult. Also, we do nice deeds. Cultists do the opposite. I don’t mean to be harsh in terms but sometimes I think people (in all religions) come to harsh conclusions about each other before actually doing their homework. I did my homework on religions because I was looking for the right one for me to join. Well, found it. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have a lot nice and generous people. Believe me. I just got married and they paid for our marriage (no, I am not in the Community of Christ, so there isn’t any polygamy). If there is, they are kicked out of the Church. As for homosexuality. . . The Bible even says that it is against God’s few of his Children. If God were to modernize, then where are our new commandments?

  3. The Bible says a lot of (hideous, stupid, contradictory, and patently absurd) things… like you should kill witches, stone your unruly children to death, and not wear mixed fibre clothing. Yet, strangely I don’t see that being part of Mormon doctrine.

    Actually it was Paul (or as most scholars believe, someone else writing under his name) who said women should not preach. Jesus never said it, and in fact it is in contradiction (what else is new?) to many instances of women holding a leadership role in Hebraic history and even the NT. But then, most of you Xtians put more stock in Paul than anything Jesus may have said.

    Your inventive definition of cult not withstanding, Xtianity was called a cult by the Romans. Any new religion is called a cult by the mainstream. Other than size and financial status it is almost impossible to distiguish a “religion” from a “cult.” Fact is, if you look at the dictionary definition of cult it says nothing about not believing in government, or about killing apostates. But Xtians invent new word meanings to suit their agenda, I understand, I’ve seen it hundreds of times.

    Finally, if you majored in religion I’ll guess it was at BYU, or you weren’t paying attention. Since when does a revelation from God get superceded by a government threat of non-statehood? You see, polygamy was a “revealed” doctrine..not “man made” according to Mormon myth.

    Thus, if you are saying that God’s revelations are null and void by Federal law, then either you are the world’s worst Mormon and patently ignorant of Mormon doctrine, or you are saying that these “revelations” proffered the charlatan Smith and the massacring Young, and all subsequent “presidents” of the church are man made, and thus simply cultist bullshit. You can’t have it both ways.

    Funny how blacks were not able to be fully vested in the church like white men could Since blacks were acursed, and whites were “delightsome” until the 1970′s. That too was a “revelation” that ended up being miraculously revised … interestingly immediately at the height of the civil rights movement. Hallelujah!

    Ofcourse, all this is lost on you. Being a mind slave to 19th century charlatan’s money making scheme isn’t exactly an easy thing to put aside. Anyway…cinch up your sacred garment, I’m moving on.