Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I Have Lost All Faith in Humanity

Wow. I can't even believe the levels of ignorance in some of the people in our country. I wonder if any of them even ever spoken to a member of the LDS religion, or if they are just going off of something they heard in passing. Or better yet, from another religion's pastor/bishop/priest? Oh, and by the way, has anyone else noticed that the Catholic church also supported Prop 8? Or that 70% of the hispanic and african american population also voted yes on prop 8? Or is it just that you saw the ridiculous youtube video, and assumed everyone that voted yes was mormon? So while you are busy lobbying against Utah, you should definitely try to remember that Utah had nothing to do with passing a law in CALIFORNIA. And while you are trying to get the LDS church's tax exempt status revoked, maybe you should do the same for the catholics. Along with everyone other political group, whether it be a religion or not. And also, with as much persecution as the church as already suffered, do you really thing a group of extremely ignorant people are going to do a thing to hurt it? Don't count on it. I could care less what people who don't bother to understand think about the church. If you are going to spout off facts that you haven't bothered to confirm, than you're an idiot, and people will come to realize this, when they realize you don't know what you're talking about on any other subject either.

More proof of ignorance:

Vandalizing LDS churches: Constitutional and other American rights are in place for LAW ABIDING CITIZENS. Showing that you are against the church by destroying property only shows that you don't deserve any rights, only jail time.

Protesting LDS Temples on Sunday: If you knew anything about the religion, you would realize that no one is even going to be there! We have church on Sunday, and we don't do temple work.

PROPOSITION 8 PASSED! GET OVER IT! Yes on prop 8 raised $35.8 million and No on 8 raised $37.6 million. And YOU STILL LOST! 5,769,939 people voted YES on 8! There aren't even that many mormons in the state of Californial! So instead of boycotting Utah, a state that isn't even effected by this law being passed, get educated, and do something worth while for your cause.

And just to get you started on your quest to deignorantify yourselves, here are some basic beliefs of the mormon church:

We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.

We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's transgression.

We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.

We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.

We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.

We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.

We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.

We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.

We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.

We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.

We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.

We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.

We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

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