Date: February 07, 2019 09:36PM
You don't say? Hmm...
Well MormonCult, let's go over an American dictionary's stated meaning of the word "true" which I say you misuse. Here it is:
True: In accordance with fact or reality.
I think I'll repeat that for Rusty Russ one more time.
True: In accordance with FACT OR REALITY.
Since Mormonism is not founded or operating in either fact or reality it is morally and ethically wrong for the church to use or malign this word, and I say it is fraudulent for them to make the statement, "We are the one true church on the earth".
I back up my statement that Mormonism is not founded or operating in either fact or real with evidence I have found through research. (How do you like that, Elder Oaks? I rather like research) And no, I do try to not pick and chose, twist and turn, omit, or cherry-pick, but follow the rules of using authentic historical research rules using primary sources whenever possible.
Date: February 08, 2019 06:58PM
Yep, threats, intimidation and fear show how the MormonCult is one big bully who must resort to these tactics to keep its members in line and attending its "one true church".
This, back in the day of my university years, sent chills up my spine because I realized I was being intimidated by the cult with the info I was learning in philosophy. I also was reading Fawn Brodie's masterful book, "No Man Knows My History", when I got the word from a TBM that this in the church's eyes was anti-literature, and I should NOT be opening its pages.
Why? I asked. Because the church said so. And you are fine with that? I replied. I never fit into that mold and I wasn''t about to start.
Plus, I found Brodie's book amazing and interesting, and I had never found Sacrament Meeting or the temple (the few times I had attended this weird ceremony) anything but monotonous, uninteresting and yes, INTIMIDATING. Sacrament meetings were always spitting out dos and donts that MUST be followed if I wanted to get in those Pearly Gates, and the temple, way back when I attended, threatened me with throat slitting and belly gashing, WTF? I could not believe my ears.
I feel so fortunate and am grateful for the gifts which came into my life which helped me realize that I was in an organization that made me feel less than, and one that treated me like a child who could be lied to continually who would never be smart or strong enough to call out the absurdity and evil of this organization calling itself THE ONE TRUE CHURCH.