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2011-06-12 9:21:10 PM  
Well if they didn't have so many wives they would be.
 
2011-06-12 9:21:22 PM  
FIRSTPOAST~!!!!!1!
 
2011-06-12 9:24:39 PM  
Whatever. There were a disproportionate number of Mormons in my dental school class. They do very well for themselves. And the men had really hot wives too. I wish I was one
 
2011-06-12 9:24:47 PM  
That's what happens when your religion discriminated against other races for it's first hundred years.
 
2011-06-12 9:26:22 PM  

DubyaHater: Whatever. There were a disproportionate number of Mormons in my dental school class. They do very well for themselves. And the men had really hot wives too. I wish I was one


You can convert.
 
2011-06-12 9:27:32 PM  
I'm sure that's true. Of course, all the Mormons I've ever met have been white and prosperous, but I've only met an extremely small segment of the overall church.

So let's throw it out there - Who here has met a Mormon that was neither white nor prosperous?
 
2011-06-12 9:28:27 PM  

steelydanfan: FIRSTPOAST~!!!!!1!


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2011-06-12 9:28:46 PM  

DubyaHater: Whatever. There were a disproportionate number of Mormons in my dental school class. They do very well for themselves. And the men had really hot wives too. I wish I was one


You want to be a hot Morman wife? Maybe if the Morman's didn't blow their money on denying same gender marriages you could be.
 
2011-06-12 9:30:01 PM  
Psh. Mormons. Everyone knows it's the Jews who are white and prosperous. We control everything. Even the implant in your teeth beaming your thoughts to the Zeta Reticuli mothership in low earth orbit right now. Yes, we know you're fantasizing about pee wee herman and the goat. We're jewish, afterall.
 
2011-06-12 9:30:43 PM  
I'm surprised they have any money left, considering the millions of dollars they spend imposing their religious hatred of gay people into law, as they did with Proposition 8. They blew over 20 million on that one, and then lied about it.

farking douchebags. I couldn't stand Mormons before, what with all their door knocking and creepy magic underwear, but I really hated them after they pulled their anti-gay stunt.
 
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2011-06-12 9:31:48 PM  
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2011-06-12 9:32:00 PM  

DubyaHater: Whatever. There were a disproportionate number of Mormons in my dental school class. They do very well for themselves. And the men had really hot wives too. I wish I was one


Bet they collected welfare while for the wife and kids while in school...

/ in before the underwear
// if you want a divorce, fine, but we're gonna be sealed forever ha ha
 
2011-06-12 9:32:21 PM  

DubyaHater: And the men had really hot wives too.


Um, no.
 
2011-06-12 9:32:44 PM  

Rat: ©


Lol. Not fast enough. Damn!
 
2011-06-12 9:32:58 PM  

Cranialsodomy: I'm sure that's true. Of course, all the Mormons I've ever met have been white and prosperous, but I've only met an extremely small segment of the overall church.

So let's throw it out there - Who here has met a Mormon that was neither white nor prosperous?


I have. My wife's grandparents (filipino) are obviously Asian and dirt poor. I certainly have never met a poor or non white mormon in the states, though.
 
2011-06-12 9:33:28 PM  
RLupin: I'm surprised they have any money left, considering the millions of dollars they spend imposing their religious hatred of gay people into law, as they did with Proposition 8. They blew over 20 million on that one, and then lied about it.

farking douchebags. I couldn't stand Mormons before, what with all their door knocking and creepy magic underwear, but I really hated them after they pulled their anti-gay stunt.


You can't blame them. Gays are an abomination that should be put to death under the glorious laws of our lord and saviour Jesus Christ, who died for our sins and the founding of our Glorious nati....flargereid red blargh

/the writer has just had a stroke from trying to troll using fundamentalist derp.
//someone please call 911.
 
2011-06-12 9:34:25 PM  

GratuityIncluded: / in before the underwear


You and Steelydanfan should hang out.
 
2011-06-12 9:35:19 PM  

hardinparamedic: Psh. Mormons. Everyone knows it's the Jews who are white and prosperous.


I thought that the Episcopalians were the rich ones. Bankers Are Just Like Anybody Else, Except Richer

This is a song to celebrate banks,
Because they are full of money and you go into them and all
you hear is clinks and clanks,
Or maybe a sound like the wind in the trees on the hills,
Which is the rustling of the thousand dollar bills.
Most bankers dwell in marble halls,
Which they get to dwell in because they encourage deposits
and discourage withdrawals,
And particularly because they all observe one rule which woe
betides the banker who fails to heed it,
Which is you must never lend any money to anybody unless
they don't need it.
I know you, you cautious conservative banks!
If people are worried about their rent it is your duty to deny
them the loan of one nickel, yes, even one copper engraving
of the martyred son of the late Nancy Hanks;
Yes, if they request fifty dollars to pay for a baby you must
look at them like Tarzan looking at an uppity ape in the
jungle,
And tell them what do they think a bank is, anyhow, they had
better go get the money from their wife's aunt or ungle.
But suppose people come in and they have a million and they
want another million to pile on top of it,
Why, you brim with the milk of human kindness and you
urge them to accept every drop of it,
And you lend them the million so then they have two million
and this gives them the idea that they would be better off
with four,
So they already have two million as security so you have no
hesitation in lending them two more,
And all the vice-presidents nod their heads in rhythm,
And the only question asked is do the borrowers want the
money sent or do they want to take it withm.
Because I think they deserve our appreciation and thanks,
the jackasses who go around saying that health and happi-
ness are everything and money isn't essential,
Because as soon as they have to borrow some unimportant
money to maintain their health and happiness they starve
to death so they can't go around any more sneering at good
old money, which is nothing short of providential.
Ogden Nash
 
2011-06-12 9:35:34 PM  

Cranialsodomy: I'm sure that's true. Of course, all the Mormons I've ever met have been white and prosperous, but I've only met an extremely small segment of the overall church.

So let's throw it out there - Who here has met a Mormon that was neither white nor prosperous?


I know a 70ish Peruvian lady who converted after a missionary was sent on his mission (durr) to her town.
 
2011-06-12 9:35:38 PM  
Mormons=Twilight & Glenn Beck.


/I KEED! I KEED!
 
2011-06-12 9:36:31 PM  

RLupin: I'm surprised they have any money left, considering the millions of dollars they spend imposing their religious hatred of gay people into law, as they did with Proposition 8.


Have you ever looked up the word 'imposing' in the dictionary? It doesn't mean 'buying ads'.
 
2011-06-12 9:36:41 PM  
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2011-06-12 9:37:24 PM  
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2011-06-12 9:39:21 PM  

hardinparamedic: Psh. Mormons. Everyone knows it's the Jews who are white and prosperous. We control everything. Even the implant in your teeth beaming your thoughts to the Zeta Reticuli mothership in low earth orbit right now. Yes, we know you're fantasizing about pee wee herman and the goat. We're jewish, afterall.


Are we telling the goyim about the implant now? I was under the impression that it was supposed to remain a secret until Messiah came back... Or is He up on the Zeta Reticuli mothership?
 
2011-06-12 9:40:26 PM  
Never met a Mormon or ex-Mormon that wasn't middle class or better.

One of them was a principal at a local high school. I've never seen sleepy Southern town protestants jump on the separation of church and state bandwagon quite so hard as when it turned out that guy was using his office to meet up with the local door-to-door biking Mormon teens after hours to talk about Mormon stuff.

It's really amazing how disliked they are. I suppose when a group believes all the ridiculous stuff your group believes, plus additional, even more ridiculous stuff, it really highlights how ridiculous it all is and raises painful questions.
 
2011-06-12 9:42:19 PM  

Cranialsodomy: So let's throw it out there - Who here has met a Mormon that was neither white nor prosperous?


I've got a few relatives that are non-prosperous Mormons. All white, though.
 
2011-06-12 9:43:52 PM  
White Phosphorus Mormons burn me up.
 
2011-06-12 9:46:59 PM  

Paris1127: hardinparamedic: Psh. Mormons. Everyone knows it's the Jews who are white and prosperous. We control everything. Even the implant in your teeth beaming your thoughts to the Zeta Reticuli mothership in low earth orbit right now. Yes, we know you're fantasizing about pee wee herman and the goat. We're jewish, afterall.

Are we telling the goyim about the implant now? I was under the impression that it was supposed to remain a secret until Messiah came back... Or is He up on the Zeta Reticuli mothership?


I think its still supposed be a secret, I overheard a gay jew talking about it at the Homosexual Agenda-Setting Conference, and he shot me a nasty look- it was like the covetous look, but meaner.
 
2011-06-12 9:49:20 PM  
What? Some of my best wives are black.
 
2011-06-12 9:49:37 PM  
I know plenty of asian, black and latin-american Mormons. I also know a lot of dirt-poor Mormons of all backgrounds.
 
2011-06-12 9:49:37 PM  

Cranialsodomy: I'm sure that's true. Of course, all the Mormons I've ever met have been white and prosperous, but I've only met an extremely small segment of the overall church.

So let's throw it out there - Who here has met a Mormon that was neither white nor prosperous?


You wanna see hardcore, inbred white trash Mormons, go to southern Idaho. Methamphetamine is one of their 3 food groups. The other two being beer and hotdogs.
 
2011-06-12 9:50:25 PM  
The author looks inbred he must be a...
 
2011-06-12 9:51:28 PM  
Of course, I live in the middle of a big city. Admittedly, as you get out into the burbs and beyond, Mormon congregations start to get bleached.
 
2011-06-12 9:52:27 PM  

Cranialsodomy: I'm sure that's true. Of course, all the Mormons I've ever met have been white and prosperous, but I've only met an extremely small segment of the overall church.

So let's throw it out there - Who here has met a Mormon that was neither white nor prosperous?


The ones in my church who werent propserous were all white still. Had a friend with seven siblings...
 
2011-06-12 9:53:47 PM  

macadamnut: What? Some of my best wives are black.


I love you.
 
2011-06-12 9:54:10 PM  

Cranialsodomy: So let's throw it out there - Who here has met a Mormon that was neither white nor prosperous?

About 15 years ago my Mormon babysitter was losing everything while her church urged her to stay with her husband and the father of her kids, who beat her, beat the kids, and was a roaring drunk.

I guess she doesn't count because when she left the bastard so he could wallow in the poverty his choices had wrought, she also dumped the church.

Sadly she was also one of the least educated women I ever met, her parents basically only raised her to be a mom.

I will never understand that view, because educated stay at home moms raise educated kids.
 
2011-06-12 9:54:24 PM  
I don't know about prosperous part but they have the white part down.


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2011-06-12 9:55:25 PM  
White and prosperous Mormon claims Mormons aren't as white and prosperous as we think

Perhaps, but it's what the Mormon church teaches:


Book of Mormon, Nephi 30:6: "...their scales of darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes; and many generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a white and a delightsome people."

They're also fond of quoting from Malachi 3:8 and 3:10 in the Bible: Will a man rob God? . . . But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings." And "I will . . . pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."

In other words, give us a chunk of your gross income, and good fortune$ will come to you.

If that's not manipulative enough, if a Mormon falls behind on their tithing, they are often not allowed to go to the temple. And no temple work = no entrance to the Celestial Kingdom, aka Mormon heaven.
 
2011-06-12 9:56:10 PM  
I know this is a radical thought - but could it be that people of certain religious backgrounds are successful because their beliefs encourage certain traits that make them successful?

Crazy, I know.
 
2011-06-12 9:57:01 PM  
Mormons are really uppin the outreach on Mexicans and other Latin American peoples.
 
2011-06-12 9:57:20 PM  
My brother in law is Mormon, and he's white but poor. He gets food from their pantry, which is for Mormons only. Other churches help all people seems Mormons help only themselves. But all I have to say is show me the tablets.
 
2011-06-12 9:59:12 PM  
Mormans have a serious case of Keeping Up With The Jones'. It's pathological. An ex-Morman friend of mine was a property assessor for a large mortgage office in the Bountiful, UT, area. He has stories about these huge houses with beautiful lawns, and nice cars, and damned near nothing inside the house. They would spend so much money on appearances that they had nothing left for themselves.
 
2011-06-12 9:59:28 PM  

Cranialsodomy: I'm sure that's true. Of course, all the Mormons I've ever met have been white and prosperous, but I've only met an extremely small segment of the overall church.

So let's throw it out there - Who here has met a Mormon that was neither white nor prosperous?


Know a family of Mormons who are very white, but not very prosperous. Lower/middle middle class.

/Michigander
//so I guess the fact that Romney was born here cancels that out, eh
 
2011-06-12 10:02:07 PM  

kukukupo: I know this is a radical thought - but could it be that people of certain religious backgrounds are successful because their beliefs encourage certain traits that make them successful?


This. For starters: don't be black,
 
2011-06-12 10:02:10 PM  

Ed Grubermann: Mormans have a serious case of Keeping Up With The Jones'. It's pathological. An ex-Morman friend of mine was a property assessor for a large mortgage office in the Bountiful, UT, area. He has stories about these huge houses with beautiful lawns, and nice cars, and damned near nothing inside the house. They would spend so much money on appearances that they had nothing left for themselves.


An apt description of your basic Mormon. Big on appearance, and absolutely empty inside.
 
2011-06-12 10:03:21 PM  

Cranialsodomy: I'm sure that's true. Of course, all the Mormons I've ever met have been white and prosperous, but I've only met an extremely small segment of the overall church.

So let's throw it out there - Who here has met a Mormon that was neither white nor prosperous?


Non-white? No. Dirt poor? Oh, hells yes. I've met quite a few. Friend of mine grew up dirt poor with parents that had delusions of being gentlemen farmers. Worst case that I personally know about was a couple that were squatting in an empty house and raising livestock to have something to eat.
 
2011-06-12 10:04:48 PM  
I fled Utah as a young boy. I was a religious refugee seeking a better life away from thier pseudo happy, prosporus charade.

/Now I live in Florida.
//My neighbors are farkin missionaries.
///FML
 
2011-06-12 10:07:52 PM  

LabGrrl: I will never understand that view, because educated stay at home moms raise educated kids.


Churches don't want educated kids. They want butts in the pews.
 
2011-06-12 10:11:33 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: White Phosphorus Mormons burn me up.


+1
 
2011-06-12 10:13:19 PM  

Cranialsodomy: So let's throw it out there - Who here has met a Mormon that was neither white nor prosperous?


whandall: I have. My wife's grandparents (filipino) are obviously Asian and dirt poor. I certainly have never met a poor or non white mormon in the states, though.


My dirt-poor Mormon childhood is really getting a kick out of these replies. Money was very tight, but my father always tithed 10%. There was never an alternative.

But the vast majority is absolutely white. The second largest Mormon ethnicity has got to be Pacific islanders. Tongans, Samoans, Hawaiians... Big Mormon presence in the Pacific.

/recovering Mormon
 
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