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Posted by: anybody ( )
Date: November 27, 2023 10:24AM

"Passing" rather than "mainstreaming" should be the term as LD$, Inc. is seeking a seat at the Evangelical power table.

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Posted by: slskipper ( )
Date: November 27, 2023 11:08AM

No. They are trying to pass as whatever works to keep the money rolling in.

If the USA suddenly turned Buddhist, then the LDS church would within days always have been aligned with the teachings of the Buddha. The Sacred Grove would within minutes be transformed into Joseph Smith's Enlightenment Tree. Tithing would morph into divesting yourself of earthly attachments. And the money would keep amassing.

There was perhaps a time- early Monson days?- when they actually did sort of care about doctrine and all that. But with the current crop of honchos, all that has vanished like a f@rt in a windstorm. They are not in the religion business. They are in the capitalism business.

That's why it is impossible to pin down Mormon "doctrine". There is no such thing. And that's why the worst thing you can do is challenge the corporate directors. They just can't have people jeopardizing their power.

IMO.

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Posted by: blindguy ( )
Date: November 27, 2023 11:09AM

Yes,.

And it's not doing a very good job at it. Which is funny, because it should be easier now to "pass" as Christian since many white evangelicals and their leaders don't seem to respect some long-held Christian beliefs, either.

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Posted by: Villager ( )
Date: November 27, 2023 12:52PM

They want to become more like the catholics and then eventually take over leadership of the catholics. Thus they are getting rid of the name Mormon and playing down the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith.

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Posted by: Carrieanne ( )
Date: November 27, 2023 01:04PM

Yes, but like many of these efforts it's out of step. People join Mormonism for its uniqueness and history, not because it is like a hundred other churches.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: November 27, 2023 02:13PM


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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: November 27, 2023 03:15PM

Wow. I'm truly impressed!

Do you have anything on Monkee Man?

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Posted by: Eric3 ( )
Date: November 27, 2023 03:13PM

Of course!

And has been for some time

https://www.salamandersociety.com/foyer/mainstream/

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Posted by: Zabriskie Point ( )
Date: December 07, 2023 07:41AM


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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: December 07, 2023 10:54AM

Yes, that's the snag. There are worse Christians than Mormons too, depending on how you define things.

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Posted by: nli ( )
Date: December 07, 2023 01:00PM

yes, it depends:

packham.n4m.org/lds-xian.htm

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: December 07, 2023 11:14AM

Perhaps the GAs envy the influence other religious folks have in the political arena, they want some of that action.

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Posted by: levantlurker ( )
Date: December 07, 2023 11:16AM

This will be the death knell for Mormonism.

It didn't have to be. I honestly believe we could have been the "Jews" of the American West and built a foundation most of us could be proud of identifying with.

Greed at the top destroyed it.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: December 07, 2023 11:47AM

They have done what they could to hide their “nazis of the West” history.

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