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Mormons Have Irrational Beliefs? Who Doesn't?

Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Jun 19, 2012 3:09 AM
When Israelites had multiple wives it had to be by the Will of God who gave His blessing. Nobody blessed Joseph Smith. Nobody blessed the polygamy of Brigham Young; who had himself a whole wife squad. Those men were really ordinary depraved sinners, not prophets. To pretend there's parity between Solomon and Joseph Smith is too ridiculous for a reply. About as plausible as the "god" Odin, who was a just another Nordic roughneck long since DEAD.
Commentators on both the right and left and both secular and religious note with disdain that Mormons (Latter Day Saints, as Mormons refer to themselves) have irrational practices and beliefs. The former, we are told, includes the wearing of sacred undergarments and the latter includes posthumous baptisms and the claims by the prophet of Mormonism to have found and deciphered engraved golden plates in New York State.

I read and hear these dismissals of Mormonism with some amusement -- because everyone who makes these charges holds beliefs and/or practices that outsiders consider just as irrational.

Let's begin with the religious critics.

There doesn't exist...