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Posted by: Pooped ( )
Date: November 06, 2018 12:54AM

TSCC has also noticed that the negativity is greater internationally than domestically.

Just change the name and all that negativity will vanish? It's all in the name and nothing to do with the reputation?

Laughing my tush off !!!!

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Posted by: babyloncansuckit ( )
Date: November 06, 2018 12:58AM

“Quick, make thee an apron of fig leaves.”

“But the world is looking at our backsides.”

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Posted by: exminion ( )
Date: November 09, 2018 11:08AM

Bwaa-hah-(snort). My laugh for the day, Babyloncansuckit!

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Posted by: exminion ( )
Date: November 09, 2018 11:15AM

The Mormons never question why their prophets need to rely on surveys, when they have the power of direct revelation from God.

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Posted by: Wally Prince ( )
Date: November 06, 2018 01:27AM

that maybe the negative connotations are a result of the history and beliefs of the organization and people that the word refers to and NOT because the word itself is a problem.

It's like saying that surveys show that the phrase "drinking and driving" carries a lot of negative connotation. Obviously, it's not because the word "driving" makes people feel negative or that the word "drinking" makes people feel bad. It's because "drinking and driving" refers to certain actions that are factually associated with many negative consequences.

But a non-thinking and dishonest person would just like to hide the underlying problems by prohibiting people from using the words that are customarily used to refer to the underlying problems.

"Hey, let's not say 'heart attack' anymore. Let's say 'heart vacation' because it's much more positive and doesn't have negative connotations!"

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Posted by: Alan XL ( )
Date: November 06, 2018 05:03AM

Here in Australia the word Mormon means absolutely nothing.

Lds church means nothing.

Now buy someone a beer.... THAT means something!

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Posted by: CrispingPin ( )
Date: November 06, 2018 07:41AM

We should only use the full, proper name: "myocardial infarction." God is offended when we say the nickname "heart attack" or the abbreviation "M.I."

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Posted by: Alan XL ( )
Date: November 06, 2018 04:59AM

Here in Australia the word Mormon means absolutely nothing.

Nothing about lds does.

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Posted by: Done & Done ( )
Date: November 06, 2018 09:46AM

A rose by any other name still has a stem or thorns.

Mormon Heavenly Father changes his mind a lot as one does when their head is up their . . . please add the opening of your choice.

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Posted by: nomonomo ( )
Date: November 06, 2018 09:57AM

Done & Done Wrote:
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> Mormon Heavenly Father changes his mind a lot as
> one does when their head is up their . . . please
> add the opening of your choice.

MORifice? ;)

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Posted by: Done & Done ( )
Date: November 06, 2018 10:55AM

Perfect! Haha. Works for me.

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Posted by: Brother Of Jerry ( )
Date: November 06, 2018 11:09AM

The song "I Believe" in The Book of Mormon musical is hilarious not because it contains the word Mormon, but because of the batshit crazy theology.

Not to worry, Rusty. The FLDS will keep the name alive, and even strengthen the meme the rest of the world has (if they have any meme at all) that the FKAM Church has something to do with polygamy.

Meanwhile, Mitt, not Rusty, will be the public face of Mormonism to the wider world, for better or for worse. That'll perk up LDS Inc's appeal to Millennials!!

Deck chairs. Titanic.

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Posted by: Done & Done ( )
Date: November 06, 2018 01:27PM

Yup. The word "Mormon" was the least of their problems.

And just try to say "FKAM" three times in a row without laughing your ass off.

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Posted by: Shinehah ( )
Date: November 06, 2018 11:32AM

For most of the world "Mormon" or "Latter-day Saint" doesn't mean much of anything beyond some annoying teenagers with name tags trying to get them to change religions.

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Posted by: Rubicon ( )
Date: November 06, 2018 11:37AM

It's fun watching a 93 year old heart surgeon frantically rearrange the chairs on the deck of the Titanic thinking it will make any kind of difference.

Pop open a cold beer and enjoy the show folks.

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Posted by: Pooped ( )
Date: November 06, 2018 10:12PM

It sounds to me as though LDS,Inc. did some kind of survey or focus group and threw out the name Mormon and the names LDS, and Latter-day Saints. Most people had probably heard of Mormons and had a negative opinion. And many who had a vague knowledge of what Mormon meant probably didn't know that LDS and Latter-day Saint meant the same thing. So, VOILA, just start using LDS and Latter-day Saint and the negativity goes away.... NOT!

As others have said, this has been tried before and it just doesn't work. When I say "LDS", you say "What?" and then, for clarification, everyone says "Mormon".

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Posted by: Brother Of Jerry ( )
Date: November 07, 2018 11:46AM

You must not have gotten the memo. LDS is on the forbidden list too. I think Latter-day Saint is also verboten. Anything under eight syllables does not meet the pomposity threshold.

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Posted by: moremany ( )
Date: November 07, 2018 09:46PM

If somebody starts a "religion" and has a book at it's center titled, "Book of Dummies", "Book of Fools", or "Book of Morons", I'm going to call them Dummies, Morons, or Fools, no matter what they call themselves - -or want to be called - interchangeably, or periodically.

M@t

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: November 07, 2018 09:55PM

There's nothing wrong with the name Mormon. The negative connotation isn't going to change by changing the name. It would be like Linus from the Peanuts strip trying to change his name to something else with the hope that his smelly odor will somehow be different if he were called Odie.

Mormons if they're to be respected at all, need to begin by accepting themselves first and foremost. Otherwise, they may as well just scrap the whole religious cult thingy.

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Posted by: BERT ( )
Date: November 09, 2018 11:41AM

The negative connotation?

Quit ripping off everybody you deal with

Quit looking down your nose when dealing with "Non Members"

Quit sodomizing (Not the only church with this problem) children and acting like it's a religions responsibility to do so

Start here. But the list is longer.

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