Skip to comments.Mormons in Mourning: Post Election Depression
Posted on 12/29/2012 9:10:37 AM PST by greyfoxx39
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I just KNOW the rest of you hateful folks want to leap in here.
Tepee, you might want to check Resty's homepage; as she has a LOT of LDS folks in a ping list.
But the vast majority of them don't wanna play.
That’s me, today.
Got a few more inches of snow, and a couple of yowling grandkids for company.
Grampa, Grampa! Pull us around in the snow with yer tractor.
Well, the used thing I bought back in the fall does NOT want to start in the cold, so used the wife’s new Jeep.
That brought MORE yowls when she found out I was dodging trees in the woods and running over hidden sticks.
They be thawing out now and trying to trap a kitty to take home (if it’s a male, says dad.)
Here they are two years ago...
The Romneys are so typical of Mormonism.
For seven years we try to figure out why this guy is OBSESSED with being president, and then the instant he loses, he declares that he didn't really want to run anyway, wasn't interested.
Seven years of single minded, uninterrupted dedication to an obsession, and 50 million dollars of his personal wealth expended, and it is all dismissed with a casual family lie.
1) Well, which it is? Charismatic Pentecostal or Baptist? Those are two very different Christian traditions. Charismatic/Pentecostal was formally organized around the early 1960s, and Baptists around 1609. If it's the former, that wouldn't be an issue, since the charismatic movement overlaps Christian denominations and is accepted within Catholicism. That St. Francis of Assini might have been a charismatic before they were formally organized didn't make him any less of a Catholic.
2) Bringing up one person doesn't address the poster's original comments, that "Catholicism" ITSELF (the faith a whole, rather than say, for example "Catholic leaders are not the way to salvation") is not the way to God the Father or Jesus. If we go by her premise, then NOBODY on earth had the "way to Jesus" until Protestants (which according to her, are the ONLY "Christians") show up in the 1600s. True, there non-Catholics around before the 1600s, such as Orthodox Christians, but presumably they "don't know Jesus" either, since they hold same beliefs that cause her to reject Catholicism.
The Azusa Street Revival - Birth of the Pentecostal Movement
The Azusa Street Revival was a historic Pentecostal revival meeting that took place in Los Angeles, California and is the origin of the Pentecostal movement.
It was led by William J. Seymour, an African American preacher. It began with a meeting on April 14, 1906, and continued until roughly 1915.
Today, the revival is considered by historians to be the primary catalyst for the spread of Pentecostalism in the 20th century.
Not really, but please feel free to think so.
So, today I want to pause from my normal, upbeat blogging style to acknowledge what I've been observing throughout my Mormon community since Mitt Romney's bid to become the first President of the United States failed
If the original poster has concluded that the Church Fathers were not church fathers ... well, I’ve got no answers for her/him ...
Oh they do, no “think so” to it. Otherwise you would have left all this alone some time ago...
Are you saying...
No, it can’t be...
A Mormon would lie?
So does that mean my matched set of Genuine Nephite Chessmen in the Curelom skin pouch could be fakes?
along with those golden tickets to the grand opening of the nephite exhibit at the smithsonian.
Mainstream Protestantism does not reject Catholicism nor Orthodoxy. There are some outlier Baptist and charismatics who seemed to have picked up issues, but even the SBC actively participates in ecumenical organizations with Catholics ad fellow Christians. I myself have been both Methodist and Orthodox and moved between the two with nary a look nor did I burst into flames. In fact the Orthodox Church took my Methodist Baptism for membership.
I heard the artifacts were out of sight...
I agree, I think most major protestant denominations have no problem accepting Catholic and Orthodox Christians are legitimate Christians. The "Catholics ain't Christian" stuff seems to a fringe movement limited to some fundamentalist "born again" types. They'd also probably say most of their fellow protestants, and indeed, about 90% of practicing Christians in the world, "ain't Christian", since they only believe their brand of Christianity to be legit. History certainly isn't in their favor, the apostles themselves would be "non Christians" in their eyes.
>> I myself have been both Methodist and Orthodox and moved between the two with nary a look nor did I burst into flames. In fact the Orthodox Church took my Methodist Baptism for membership. <<
True, I think the rule of thumb for Catholic and Orthodox Churches is that a protestant baptism is valid as long as it's a tridentine baptism done with a traditional understanding of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The vast majority of protestant churches fit that definition. Those that are non-tridentine often don't do the sacrament of baptism anyway. And non-Chrisitan churches like Mormons say "Father, Son, and Holy Spirt", but believe them to be three separate gods who "work together". Thus their baptism deviates from historic Christianity and what was established in the Bible, so it's not a Christian baptism. This isn't to say they're bad people though. Many Mormons behave in a more Christian manner than a lot of "Christians" in the world.
Yeah; it's that OTHER guy, Greg West; who has his pants all aknicker.
But since he can't post here any more; other deceived LDS folk may have to do it for him.
He is REALLY upset, about this very thread, on his latest FRAMreport.
(Haven't other LDS folks been invited to put in their two cents worth here?)
Like many of you hoping to celebrate the 2012 election results, I was ready to enthusiastically write that historic victory post, not only here, but also on the Washington Post:
Mitt Romney First Mormon President of the United States!
There may be another opus in your future...
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Doncha wish that 'good behaviour' was the criteria for getting into heaven!!
Many MUSLIMS also behave in a more Christian manner than a lot of "Christians" in the world.
Likewise so do some atheists, Wiccans and navel gazers.
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