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Post by Pogue » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:48 pm

A couple mormons came to my door the other day. It was obvious that they wanted me to be a Mormon too. However, their claim that the earth is 5 thousand years old didn’t appear to be accurate so I decided to continue being a non-believer.

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Post by Rum » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:51 pm

What was it exactly about their position that you found so hard to accept?

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Post by Pogue » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:55 pm

Everything about their beliefs. God. What is god. Where did the earth come from. Where did life come from. What is bad behaviour. Stuff like that.

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Post by Pogue » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:02 pm

When you talk to certain religious people you might as well not even argue. It’s like arguing with a schizophrenic about his perception of reality.

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Post by Rum » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:38 pm

I'm not quite sure what I was trying to do with my response. Some sort of irony I think by pretending they had a valid position.

I agree completely about the parallel with schizophrenia. Many years ago part of my job included 'sectioning' people (i.e committing them) as part of a legal process. I had to do an assessment and decide if they were a danger to themselves or other people. I found the certainty in a belief in something the rest of us knew was delusional and bizarre quite baffling and disturbing. I feel the same about radical coreligionists these days.
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Post by cronus » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:43 pm

One of my sons is a fully baptised Mormon.(would I lie?) I think 'the fictional story' is secondary to the sense of community that religions generate.
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Post by laklak » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:21 pm

They don't drink alcohol or coffee. 'Nuff said.
Yeah well that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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Post by Seabass » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:57 pm

laklak wrote:They don't drink alcohol or coffee. 'Nuff said.
I don't drink coffee and these days I barely even drink alcohol. My god, I'm a set of magic underwear away from being mormon...
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Post by Sean Hayden » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:58 pm

:lol:
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Post by Brian Peacock » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:25 pm

When the Mormons come a-knocking, ask them if they have a Bible with them (they always do) and to read out Matthew 6:1.

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Re: Mormons

Post by tattuchu » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:33 pm

Rum wrote:What was it exactly about their position that you found so hard to accept?
Their position on his doorstep :hehe:
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Post by Brian Peacock » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:40 pm

As far a rabid fundamentalists go the Mormons aren't as bad as the JWs.
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Re: Mormons

Post by JimC » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:52 pm

I want to see a cage match between a mormon, a JW, a 7th day adventist and a southern baptist, last man standing...
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Re: Mormons

Post by Hermit » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:25 am

Brian Peacock wrote:When the Mormons come a-knocking, ask them if they have a Bible with them (they always do) and to read out Matthew 6:1.

:tea:
They'll throw Matthew 28:18-20 back at you.

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