As A Roman Catholic, the original Christian Religion, I feel that Mormons have done nothing to harm me. They do not force people to follow their religion and they do good things in the community for both their fellow Mormons and to those not affiliated with their religion.
Romney is also a damn sight better than Obam, so I don't care if he was a dirt worshiper, he will still get my vote, more as a vote against O’Bumbler!
(So if you had a daughter -- you would sanction her becoming a proselyte...marrying a Mormon man in the Mormon temple...and you would be cut off from seeing that marriage?)
(And, eternally speaking, you would sanction her belief that her husband would be a full-grown god -- and she would rule a new planet with him...and you would sanction your grandchildren believing this as well?)
leastwise that's the Orthodox view on the matter.
There are also a whole flock of groups who sought to revive the First Century church BTW. Those disputes don't enter into their theological viewpoints.
(I am a descendent of a Mormon leader and a relative of MANY Lds...I understand it quite well...because I go directly to their leaders' sources...and don't just only take what others have said second-hand about it...As a Catholic, you're not now becoming a Mormon apologist, are you?)
If you were comparing Islam to Christianity...and you described Jihadist Islamic theology vs. the Christmas Jesus as "Peace on earth, goodwill to men"...would you seriously distinguish Jihadist vs. Jesus as Peace Incarnated as "Islam has different beliefs than standard Christianity???"
And would you "write off" huge contradictions in Mormonism as meaningless just because Hinduism and Islam also have huge contradictions?
I don't think we can ever transcend Joseph Smith or consider him to be a valued personality, but now we'll move on.I don't think you'll see that among believers in the faith, because there are too many other things that came from himthat are the reasons why we do what we do and we are what we are. That there are unanswered questions, to be sure.That there are things that I'm as anxious as the next guy to learn more detail on, I really want to know. But in the interim,it really doesn't, doesn't trouble me.We're in the religion-making business, as you intimated earlier, only for a short time, I mean, compared to theChristian church, which has been at this for a couple of millennia. We're about halfway to Nicaea.And so, and so in that sense I remember a very tender moment. I was speaking with I've been invitedto the Salt Lake Theological Seminary, basically an Evangelical seminary, to discuss a book I had done on Jesus.And they had read it, and they wanted me to come and just respond to questions.And it was, it was a very enjoyable couple of hours.The very last question that was asked by one of my friends there was this one.He said, 'Bob, what can we do for you?'And I, I wasn't ready for that question. I said, 'What do you mean?'He said, 'What can we, as Evangelicals, do for our Mormon friends?'And I, I guess my mind could have gone a hundred different ways, but what I came back with was this.I said, 'Boy, I appreciate you asking that. I don't think I've ever been asked that.'But, but I said, 'Try this. Cut us a little slack, will you? Give us a little time.We're in the religion-making business, and this takes time. It takes centuries.And, and trying to explain the faith and articulate the faith, that doesn't come over night.We've really only been about that for 20 or 30 years.'
Doncha just HATE when that happens???
So; as an RC; do you have ANY idea what YOUR chosen religion says about MORMONism??
Do you have any inkling what MORMONism teaches about YOUR religion??
So; as an RC; do you have ANY compulsion from GOD to correct or even point out False Teachings??
...but it's ok to make a person like this your LEADER!???