Fuller's Field

5.05.2006

Dispelling the Mormon Myths


An excellent article was written regarding Romney's religion and is an excellent source for dispelling some of the fears of evangelicals.

8 Comments:

At 7:14 PM, Blogger Big Jay said...

That's the kind of story I would like to read in say, the national review, or the new republic. For some reason it would be somewhat more credible sounding if he didn't say he joined the mormon church at the end. But it was well written.

 
At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My problem is that he didn't really get into the nuts and bolts of the religion. You can talk about good people night and day. Every religion has them. Every religion has its zealots or freaks, too. Look at Warren Jeffs.

This article never mentions the idea that after his assention into heaven (after he rose from the dead), Jesus returned to earth, North America, specifically, and preached to the native americans. Or about the golden tablets that were discovered in the 1800s, yet are nowhere to be found. We have the constitution of the US made out of animal skin, and we know where that is... it just seems....incomplete.

Anyway, that's the problem I think a lot of conservatives have with the Mormon religion. It's that, plus the Book of Mormon being viewed in the same light as the Bible, plus polygamy.

I think it will hurt Romney in the end. That probably says something about our country as a whole, but that's what I think.

 
At 1:36 PM, Blogger Jeff Fuller said...

I think part of the point is that the vast majority of Mormons are these "good people" that you speak of. Are there bad eggs? Sure . . . but I think part of his argument is "by their fruits ye shall know them."

 
At 12:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think a vast majority of all Christians are good people. It won't be the similarities in the religions that turn people away from Mitt, it will be the differences. Personally I don't give a hoot, but I think a lot of people in NW Iowa will care. They hear Mormon and they immediately think "Book of Mormon, Golden Tablets, Door Knocking" etc.

 
At 9:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mormons are not Christians. They are listed as a cult by all the Baptist organizations.

 
At 10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First, Warren Jeffs is a criminal and has nothing to do with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Second, I believe the fact that we don't have the physical Gold plates is crucial to part they play in the lives of those who read the Book of Mormon. Seeing the actual gold plates would be convincing evidence of LDS claims but that wouldn't truly convert people. You need to read the Book of Mormon and pray to God for Spiritual confirmation of whether it's true or false. That's where true conversion lies, not in physical evidence.
Third, to understand our view of the Bible and Book of Mormon is to understand what they are. They are records of God's dealings with people throughout time. Prophets such as Isaiah and Moses in the bible recorded their experiences with God and God's people in what we now have in the Bible. If God did indeed speak to prophets on this continent and Jesus came to visit the people, the Book of Mormon is in essence, a companion to the Bible.
Fourth, at least the "door-knocking" missionaries are good looking!

 
At 9:52 PM, Blogger Hawkeyegirl said...

LOL @ "annonymous" re: They are listed as a cult by all the Baptist organizations. Uh...many would say the same of Baptists! Hilarious!

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger Jonny.utsa said...

Exactly what do so called evangelical Christians have to fear about Romney?? Will he try to form some sort of Mormon caliphate? Did Kennedy do the same for Catholicism when his religion was similarly and stupidly called into question? Somehow I doubt it. His core values, based on his religion, shares those of conservatism, and that should be all that counts. If evangelicals refuse to vote for Romney in a general election solely because he is Mormon, and therefore losing an important election, they will have truly proved their gross stupidity and political naiveté –or is ignorance a better word?

 

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