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Mormon Doctrine Leads to Socialism?

David482 Wrote: May 09, 2012 10:47 AM
Banana, my brother lived in Utah for a few years and it was hell on earth for his family, especially his kids in public schools. You talk about an ecclesiastical state, the whole country will be like Utah or Iran if Romney becomes the president. ...BTW there are plenty of books exposing Mormonism, too.
oldervoter68 Wrote: May 09, 2012 8:17 PM
The next time you go to the grocery store or farmers' market, remember you called those supplying your food "hicks". Make you feel good??
Renaissance Nerd Wrote: May 09, 2012 5:10 PM
I'm with you, I really dislike living in Utah. There are lots of nice people, but the wanna-be hicks I can't abide. You read that right. WANNA BE hicks, who've never seen a farm in their lives.
t252 Wrote: May 09, 2012 4:15 PM
xnilo is a liar, the burdon of proof is on you to prove me wrong.
RNB Wrote: May 09, 2012 4:15 PM
Would you prefer to keep listening to the Marxist, Black Liberation Theology history written or rewritten? Who would you prefer to appoint the next Supreme Court Justice or two? Are you happy about Eric Holder and his injustice department. Even if you don't like hearing about Mormons do you like what you see and hear now? If you do go ahead and stay home, but don't whine about the results.
twright Wrote: May 09, 2012 4:15 PM
Please do not judge members of the LDS church soley on the Utah experience.... I lived moved there over 32 years ago....stayed only 11 months then moved to another state then married a military man. Although I make an annual pilgrimage to SLC (visit parents) I have no intention of ever moving back....and I'm an active member of the LDS church.
BananaSplit38 Wrote: May 09, 2012 2:09 PM
David482

Wait and see my friend. If Romney does make President he will bend over backwards not to let his religion interfere with his Presidency. There is nothing to fear in that respect.
xnilo Wrote: May 09, 2012 2:05 PM
Joseph Smith was exactly the kind of person who you shouldn't trust his writings. You couldn't trust him around your daughters, you couldn't trust him with your money (as demonstrated in Ohio) -- but you could always trust him to have revelations that benefit him is some way.

I'm willing to vote for Romney because the alternative is so bad... However, if I am going to have to listen to Joseph Smith's rewritten history for four or more years, I may just stay home.
skindt Wrote: May 09, 2012 12:30 PM
I'm sorry your brother had a bad experience, but does that invalidate everything else? We expect the church to be perfect, but the people in the church to be imperfect - that's why they go to church. Do those books that "expose" Mormonism work too? I'm a Mormon and I've read anti-Mormon literature (like those "books) and some of it is convincing... but it is all full if twisted lies and facts taken out of context. The only real way to know anything is to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. You think God will mislead you? Don't trust a book that some biased bigot wrote.

Now that Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, the left is increasing its attacks on his Mormon religion, hoping to distract voters into focusing on perceived negatives about Mormonism. The latest attack is shrewdly done. Instead of directly attacking Mormonism, which could look bad, the left is claiming that Mormonism is really socialist.

Last month, the far left website Salon ran an article entitled, “When Mormons Were Socialists.” It relied completely upon a deliberate misinterpretation of a few verses in the Book of Mormon. The author claimed that Mormon doctrine about events in the first century...