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(Slate)   Bad news for Romney: 18% of Americans won't vote for a Mormon. Good news for Romney: 43% of American's don't know what his religion is   (slatest.slate.com) divider line 21
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2012-06-21 04:14:56 PM  
13 votes:
Stolen from the interwebs:

Think of it like a movie. The Torah is the first one, and the New Testament is the sequel. Then the Qu'ran comes out, and it retcons the last one like it never happened. There's still Jesus, but he's not the main character anymore, and the messiah hasn't shown up yet.

Jews like the first movie, but ignored the sequels, Christians think you need to watch the first two, but the third one doesn't count, Moslems think the third one was the best, and Mormons liked the second one so much they started writing fanfiction that doesn't fit with ANY of the series canon.
2012-06-21 06:12:30 PM  
2 votes:

fusillade762: xynix: Mormons are pagans/heretics - period - according to the Bible.

How could the bible address a religion that hadn't even been created yet?


sammyk: Stolen from the interwebs:

Think of it like a movie. The Torah is the first one, and the New Testament is the sequel. Then the Qu'ran comes out, and it retcons the last one like it never happened. There's still Jesus, but he's not the main character anymore, and the messiah hasn't shown up yet.

Jews like the first movie, but ignored the sequels, Christians think you need to watch the first two, but the third one doesn't count, Moslems think the third one was the best, and Mormons liked the second one so much they started writing fanfiction that doesn't fit with ANY of the series canon.

So does that make Protestants fans of the 2nd film's director's cut?


Catholics are like Team Edward and Protestants are Team Jacob.
2012-06-21 06:01:51 PM  
2 votes:
My right wing, evangelical parents told me all my life Mormonism is not only a cult, but a dangerous cult. It's been fun asking them, "Who are you voting for again?"
2012-06-21 05:31:34 PM  
2 votes:
A certain south park episode should be required viewing for all voters come november.
dum dum dum dumb dumb DUMB
2012-06-21 04:46:29 PM  
2 votes:

Gig103: sammyk: Christians think you need to watch the first two, but the third one doesn't count

This is the correct attitude. Not because I'm Christian, but because "Back to the Future" and "The Godfather" trilogies both support it.


If "Highlander" is any indication, then the Jews really have been right all along.
2012-06-22 08:55:28 PM  
1 votes:
I won't vote for a Mormon, but all his wives can.
2012-06-22 08:23:24 PM  
1 votes:

mrshowrules: What percentage think Mormon is a Christian religion I wonder.


The ones that don't know about God coming down from planet Kolob to personally impregnate Mary.
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2012-06-22 07:33:47 PM  
1 votes:

1nsanilicious: Also, as Mormons we expect to be ridiculed. We see it as a sign that we are correct.


I'm sure the Truthers, the Birthers, and Time Cube guy all feel the same way.
2012-06-21 09:36:28 PM  
1 votes:

djkutch: NotARocketScientist: 3) Says Jesus Christ was conceived through carnal intercourse between God the Father and Mary.

poor Joseph! Not only does he have to raise this other guys kid, but every time he has sex with his wife, she's calling his name!

That raises an important question. Did God get Mary off? You'd figure it would be fireworks. She went back to Joe the carpenter after all.


There's hot-sex material and there's husband material. A man/deity could be a great lay, but you wouldn't want him/it/them around the house all day long.
2012-06-21 08:48:50 PM  
1 votes:
3) Says Jesus Christ was conceived through carnal intercourse between God the Father and Mary.

poor Joseph! Not only does he have to raise this other guys kid, but every time he has sex with his wife, she's calling his name!
2012-06-21 07:53:36 PM  
1 votes:

sammyk: Stolen from the interwebs:

Think of it like a movie. The Torah is the first one, and the New Testament is the sequel. Then the Qu'ran comes out, and it retcons the last one like it never happened. There's still Jesus, but he's not the main character anymore, and the messiah hasn't shown up yet.

Jews like the first movie, but ignored the sequels, Christians think you need to watch the first two, but the third one doesn't count, Moslems think the third one was the best, and Mormons liked the second one so much they started writing fanfiction that doesn't fit with ANY of the series canon.


Old Testament = The Terminator. Dark and violent, much of it centers around an all-powerful entity who can and will kill whatever he pleases.

New Testament = Terminator 2. Now the all-powerful entity is a nice guy, and works against an even more evil entity (even sacrificing himself to thwart the evil entity's schemes). Apocalyptic overtones. Not entirely internally consistent with the first one.

Quran = Terminator 3. The aforementioned all-powerful entity is only second banana in the grand scheme of things. He now serves a more important person. Chock full of death, despair and destruction. Even less internally consistent with its predecessors.

Book of Mormon = Terminator Salvation. Radically different setting. Everything you thought you knew has gone out the window. Better off skipping this one.
2012-06-21 07:45:58 PM  
1 votes:
I will not vote for a Mormon but I would vote for Mitt Romney to be named president posthumously.
2012-06-21 06:54:49 PM  
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ:

Biblical scholars point out that Revelations was written before other books and that it was simply a book end given to the whole thing when it was decided what books to include into the 'Bible'.


There are a lot of reasons why certain books didn't make it into the bible.. There are upwards of 60 that we know about. The bulk of those were considered to be written by people who only had a glancing if any relationship with Christ. Some were clearly written by crazy people.. Paul is the apostle who wrote a good portion of the New Testament. Peter had a play in certain areas as well. The new testament was written by those closest to Christ. While the first "bible (new testament)" as we know it was fully assembled in the 4th century it's content is entirely from the 0000-0030s. Anything written after that time was not allowed in. John wrote Revelations (apostle John) and so naturally it was allowed in .. These days biblical scholars are not sure if "the John" was that John or if another John wrote that particular book.
2012-06-21 06:13:24 PM  
1 votes:

Isitoveryet: djkutch: My right wing, evangelical parents told me all my life Mormonism is not only a cult, but a dangerous cult. It's been fun asking them, "Who are you voting for again?"

why surely they'll vote for the only Christian on the ballot.


You'd think, no? Oddly enough, Romney is still "the lesser of two evils".

And, white. I have a feeling that has something to do with it.
2012-06-21 06:12:30 PM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: xynix: Mormons are pagans/heretics - period - according to the Bible.

How could the bible address a religion that hadn't even been created yet?


Because there is only one God and Jesus Christ is his son and the only way to salvation is through him. Anything else is heresy. Mohamed is a false prophet and so is Joseph Smith.. So is David Koresh. The three named are all equals in Christian eyes.

"I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father [GOD], but by me." (John 14:6).

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (1 Timothy 2:5).

I won't bore you with further Bible quotes.. is what it is. Joseph Smith is not Christ Jesus therefor hes a pagan and heretic.

/theology degree
//dont ask
///votes liberal
2012-06-21 06:04:28 PM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: So does that make Protestants fans of the 2nd film's director's cut?


Protestants are like the group that writes uncomfortable fan fiction based on a movie that sucked in the first place.
2012-06-21 05:58:17 PM  
1 votes:

wee: kid_icarus: You will have a certain amount of the GOP base who will not vote for a Mormon. That's certainly not to say that they'll vote for Obama instead, but there will be many who simply won't vote at all.

I'm neither Christian nor republican. But I can't vote for someone who thinks his farking underwear will magically protect him.


I'd be more inclined to vote for someone who thinks is underwear will magically protect him than someone who thinks some ethereal entity will. We know underwear exists, we have no proof of angels or gods.
2012-06-21 05:49:23 PM  
1 votes:
What percentage know how to properly use an apostrophe?
2012-06-21 05:43:12 PM  
1 votes:
So help me, I thought that the first line of the headline read, "Bad News for Romney: 18% of Americans won't vote for a Moron."
wee
2012-06-21 05:07:03 PM  
1 votes:

kid_icarus: You will have a certain amount of the GOP base who will not vote for a Mormon. That's certainly not to say that they'll vote for Obama instead, but there will be many who simply won't vote at all.


I'm neither Christian nor republican. But I can't vote for someone who thinks his farking underwear will magically protect him.
2012-06-21 04:37:02 PM  
1 votes:
So Mormonism is basically 50 Shades of Grey?
 
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