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Posted by: olderelder ( )
Date: October 10, 2018 03:11PM

"Mormon" would be just fine if Mormons didn't go around annoying people, didn't do weird and even insulting things. The world wouldn't misunderstand Mormons and their beliefs if Mormons did a better job explaining themselves—without being annoying, weird or insulting. Now they make "Mormon" even worse by trying to disown it instead of embracing it. Real f-ing inspired, Rusty.

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Posted by: William Law ( )
Date: October 10, 2018 03:22PM

I agree 100 percent. They have created the connotation; it doesn't matter the word they use to refer to themselves, the word is arbitrary.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: October 10, 2018 03:25PM

Mormons have a history of creating their own problems and feeling persecution from others because of their own behaviors.

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: October 10, 2018 03:35PM

Naw, it was always "negative."
The mormons just didn't think so.
Now they've agreed -- it's negative.
Trouble is, what they're trying to replace it with isn't any more positive. It's trying to put lipstick on a pig -- the pig remains.

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Posted by: snowball ( )
Date: October 10, 2018 03:47PM

Hey, at least it's okay to be "anti-Mormon" now--right?

"Anti-Mormon literature" should be okay now as well--right?

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Posted by: GregS ( )
Date: October 10, 2018 03:54PM

It's not like "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" isn't annoying.

Just what the hell does that mean, anyway? Is that a nested preposition or serial prepositions?

Makes about as much sense as being a "special witness to the name of Christ."

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: October 10, 2018 05:02PM

olderelder Wrote:
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> The world wouldn't misunderstand
> Mormons and their beliefs if Mormons did a better
> job explaining themselves—without being
> annoying, weird or insulting.

Like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JobQRytGvp8

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Posted by: chipace ( )
Date: October 11, 2018 12:46AM

Well said!!

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Posted by: Wally Prince ( )
Date: October 11, 2018 12:53AM

...outsiders will just call them "freaky cult members".

Hardly an improvement, if you ask me. But, hey, I ain't no prophet guy.

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Posted by: readwrite-now ( )
Date: October 11, 2018 03:57AM

It's easier to remember - and say - that waccos, freaks or dummies.

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