For as their laws and their governments were established by the voice of the people, and they who chose evil were more numerous than they who chose good, therefore they were ripening for destruction, for the laws had become corrupted. (Helaman 5:2}
Shameless and unabashed user of an iPod touch at church
Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:33 PM
Tepui, on 07 April 2012 - 05:50 PM, said:
It's called mocking.
I remember the incident of Elijah and the priests of Baal and think that mocking those who oppose the work of God is maybe not such a bad thing.
To whom it may concern: If you feel inclined to do anything for or in behalf of me after I die -- or even while I'm living, for that matter -- that is comparable in intent to Mormon vicarious baptisms or other ordinances for the dead, feel free. I would even regard it as a magnanimous gesture. I would appreciate the thought in any case. Nobody gives you all the facts all at once, leastwise anti-Mormons and hostile critics. If selective focus or emphasis amounts to deceit, they are the worst of offenders. If I detest anything as virulently as anti-Mormons obviously detest Mormonism, feel free to label me as "anti-" the thing I detest. I won't mind in the least. An author who undertakes to criticize publicly another's religious faith and practice has the obligation, in the first instance, to understand it. ... and the anti-Mormon saith unto them: I am no anti-Mormon, for there is none — and thus he whispereth in their ears.
I think it would be great for the missionaries to serve the protestors lunch along with knowing their names. Memebers could bring other goodies to hand out as they pass to go to conference.
"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;"
Hannah Rebekah "LDS Christian"
"And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness." 2 Nephi 5:27
"The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven; and all other things which pertain to our religion are only appendages to it." ~~Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr.
Yes, it is. NOT. Geez, a sour puss with an agenda; I am shocked. The next time you see LDS protesting in front of the local EV convention, I encourage you to have at it and make a sign. I would not call it mocking as much as some much needed good humor. Unless of course, you think all those idiots protesting LDS conference are a minor pain in the proverbial backside, enormous bad taste, and completely un-Christ-like. Interesting, that you did not bring any of that up. Humm, what does that say about you and your much vaunted self-righteous indignation? Mocking? Eat my petunias and get a bloody sense of humor!
“When from Thy stern tutoring, I would quickly flee, turn me from my Tarshish to where is best for me. Help me in my Nineveh to serve with love and truth; not on a hillside posted, mid shade of gourd or booth. When my modest suffering seems so vexing, wrong, and sore, may I recall what freely flowed from each and every pore. Dear Lord of the Abba Cry, Help me in my duress to endure it well enough and to say, . . . 'Nevertheless.'” - Neal A. Maxwell