flondrix: BlackArt: Not what they told me when I was a Mormon.An overzealous Mormon who was trying to convert me told me the whole "get your own planet" thing back in the 80's. I say "overzealous" because the church has a policy called "Milk before meat" which essentially translates to "save the really weird stuff for after they've already converted", and this guy wasn't following it.
Terrible Old Man: A Terrible Human: Lol Mormonism is always hilarious because of how dumb it sounds.Imagine for a moment, you are a man with no religion whatsoever and never have even heard of such a thing. Some fool comes along and explains <any religion> to you in an attempt to get you to join him.They all sound hilariously dumb.
Weatherkiss: Bawdy George: Weatherkiss: Getting outraged at South Park is like getting outraged over something Howard Stern says on the radio. When they're at it long enough you just expect this shiat to happen and it loses its shock value....and religious texts are full of shock value when you accurately describe their contents in detail.So are End-User License Agreements. But just like the Bible you just scroll down to the end and click, "I agree with everything"
Livinglush: Old Man Winter: I know, I am just getting old, and I love the south park guys, but they just won't let up on the Mormons.I mean sure a few joke and maybe an episode about "haha your belief is stupid because we say so haha". But then a musical that will never go away? Seems really dickish and I can't stand Mormons.Are they making comedy or just using free speech to bash a minority group they don't like?Comedy.
Nix Nightbird: All I know is that when I was a young man, I went on a date with a Mormon girl. A single date. We kissed once. We didn't even sit together while we watched a movie in her parents' basement (she sat in one recliner, I in another), yet when the date came to its end she was talking about "our wedding."Apparently, when you go on a date with a Mormon girl, you're agreeing to marry her or something like that.We never had a second date.
Rezurok: Watubi: Hey, there's so much we don't know about the brain, time and all that. It could be that in that final instant when the brain gets that last, faint pump of blood, that final moment could seem like an eternity. In that eternity, you get to live in a dream-like state where the universe IS your own. As as atheist, that's all I have to hope on anyways.I'm partial to the multiverse theory myself, the one where from your perspective you live forever. Nothing's stopping atheists from coming up with their own versions of immortality.
skyotter: except Europaattempt no landing there
kitsuneymg: sminkypinky: Clarifying the finer points of your religous beliefs is like explaining why Unicorns are white[static1.wikia.nocookie.net image 300x168]Do go on.
Akuinnen: BlackArt: Not what they told me when I was a Mormon.Former mormon.. I concur.
tzzhc4: The myth has been around long before South Park or their musical Mainly because it isn't a myth just word play. Mormons believe if they good they get their own "kingdom" where they are god.[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
DerAppie: You know who else is rewarded with a kingdom where they are as gods?
flondrix: DerAppie: You know who else is rewarded with a kingdom where they are as gods?These guys?[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x357]
flondrix: Akuinnen: BlackArt: Not what they told me when I was a Mormon.Former mormon.. I concur.Um, are you concuring with the "get your own planet" thing, or concuring with the denial?
bborchar: This is how schisms are created. Like we need more versions of Mormonism.
Angela Lansbury's Merkin: For those that miss it way down at the very bottom of the AP article, here is the link direct to the post on the LDS site.https://www.lds.org/topics/becoming-like-god?lang=engAnd here is the scripture that the get their own planets when they die comes from, it was not quoted in full on the essay.""Then will they become Gods...they will never cease to increase and to multiply, worlds without end. When they receive their crowns, their dominions, they then will be prepared to frame earths like unto ours and to people them in the same manner as we have been brought forth by our parents, by our Father and God" Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 17:143 "And more quotes that imply you become like god and get to populate your own worlds:http://exmormon.org/d6/drupal/Mormons-get-their-own-worlds
tinyarena: nekom: So are they going to back off on the belief that the native Americans came from Israel? Or any of their other phony archaeology that science has debunked?Also, I love to point out that a book report on the Book of Mormon written by Mark Twain exists, and it is awesome. http://www.mrm.org/topics/documents-speeches/mark-twains-review-book- m ormonThanks for that. I value Mr. Twains opinion of all things.Here's a weird story for those who are not familiar with this brand of American Lunacy:And it came to pass,,,that I spent a week in Salt Lake City, Utah one time. Wherefore in those days the Book of Moroni came illustrated with color reproductions of what I thought were paintings.But if you took the tour of the Visitors Center to the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah you find out that those weren't mere paintings - they were reproductions of giant wall murals. And I do mean giant. These murals are several stories tall and as wide as a city block on the walls inside the vast Visitors Center to the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.Salt Lake City is the most Mormony Mormon city on this whole planet. And a state capital where the temple is bigger than the capital building. These were huge paintings indeed, of places and people that never existed. And events that never happened. No geological record. No cultural record. No genetic record. Purely imaginary. One might even go so far as to say, fraudulent.And I was surrounded by an admiring crowd that kept nodding and smiling as the tour guide explained the significance of each one...It was the closest I ever came to being in a Twilight Zone episode. I've never been back.
KidKorporate: There was also a group that settled an island in what I believe was Lake Michigan and their views actually are LESS whackadoodle than the main LDS church.
buckler: Molavian: You only get a mansion.And a yacht?
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