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Mormons Have Irrational Beliefs? Who Doesn't?

Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 12:39 AM
They will stand on their heads to exalt and honor Joseph Smith. Every day they'll go forth to whitewash him, praise him for all ages, and deny he was the sinner he was. Why? They are afraid to admit he hoodwinked them. That he was a false prophet unworthy of their trust. That is called idolatry, and the cult of personality. The Soviets exalted a mass-murderer, Stalin. Mao was idolized; his shiht didn't stink for Communist Chinese. The DEVIL lives for the day when men adore and exalt him! That is the faith Mormons have and will serve: Idolatry.
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...