What Makes Mormons Acceptable? [Pic]

Submitted by: Buiadh 5 years ago in Funny

I keep thinking they"re going to surprise us all and admit they were trolling all along.
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Male 5,413
@McGovern1981
Even though I agree it`s funny to laugh at them (AMUUUURICA), as long as it`s around it stops others from having basic human rights (like females).
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Male 259
@Madest

Sadly I think you`re equating the empirical study of observable things with your philosophy concerning its interpretation. Science can never disprove the supernatural because it does not (and cannot) measure the supernatural. If we are all weak-minded, as you say, because of a faith we sincerely believe and trust, then you have proven to me at least one portion of the Bible; that the wisdom of God is foolishness to humankind.
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Male 7,378
[quote]Madest
Like the socialist propaganda you have been brainwashed to believe?[/quote] -----------------
Sometimes I like to think that Europeans are onto something cool and then they open their mouths and nonsense pours out. Exactly how is America socialist my small government minded friend and what exactly is it about socialism that you`re trying to equate to me?
In my mind religion is a fairy tale for the weak. Until the day comes that science can verify that there is indeed a God then this ride called life is nothing more than a fluke. Wasting time studying a tale that can be scientifically proven wrong a million different ways makes their remaining followers beyond dumb. But it seems that`s the world we live in.
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Male 259
... continue to adhere to them.
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Male 259
Jan Shipps is not a Latter-Day Saint who has written several amazing works on the phenomenon of the LDS Church. If anyone is interested in learning about their history, sense of faith and love for the God they serve should read "Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious Tradition."

Indeed there are questionable doctrines within the LDS Church as there are in any organized (or unorganized religion, as it were) religion. The nature of the supernatural lends itself to extraordinary and diverse ideas, though I do not think any more weird than the plethora of philosophical viewpoints developed through the various epochs of human history. To be human is to be diverse and different. Thus it is my sincerest belief that regardless of any practiced or accepted religion (my own is Christianity) that humanity will continue to develop new faiths, new philosophies, none of which are entirely new, only refashioned. Good (might I also include SANE) people will also continue to a
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Male 14,331
Let them belive in what they want it`s a free country and it gives us something to laugh at.
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Male 256
lol and drat ron paul
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Male 256
i believe women still cant be priests
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Male 1,510

RON PAUL 2012
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Male 5,811
@randomxnp: You`re right that Mormon claims are not so different from other Christian denominations, indeed, all religions have the same three basic elements of any cult: miracle, mystery, and authority. Folk-religions were very popular around the time Smith was alive, and this one just seems to have bested the others.
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Male 1,293
Madest

Like the socialist propaganda you have been brainwashed to believe?

It is the bigoted implication that Mormons are not acceptable that is so disgusting here, not the repeating of the Mormons` beliefs, which are no weirder than the Christian Bible.
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Male 546
Anyone that doesn`t have our political opinion is to be marginalized. They are Nuts, Kooks, Racists, Homophobes, and don`t believe in Science!

Hmmm.... I`ll be that is the point of this. I wonder if we will see more Mormon hating in the near future?
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Male 4,891
Madest...I disagree. The point of the cartoon is to show that mormons are nutty. That Mitt is a mormon, and therefore nutty. And lastly that repubs made him their candidate...and are nutty too. Political, Mormon hateing propaganda. By the way, i am not disagreeing with the cartoon. I just think it is unfunny and one sided. All religons believe in stupid fairytails.
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Male 64
The same thing that makes all other religions acceptable:

NOT A dratING THING!

Any belief you CANNOT reconcile with reality is immoral.
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Male 4,866
The Mormon church has an estimated net worth of $30 billion. Way to do the exact opposite of what Jesus taught. Although that goes for most religions. If your church is not pinching penny`s because of all the help they do for the less privileged then they are just an evil corporation.
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Male 7,378
It`s not "Mormon hating propaganda". It`s just some of the nonsense they`ve been brainwashed to believe. No different from talking snakes or virgin births or thetans living in volcanoes. Just a different flavor of unscientific gobbledygook the weak minded lap up.
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Male 5,811
@lordfoobar: It is well documented that Smith attempted to use those stones to find hidden treasure to supplement his family`s meagre farm income, by placing them in a white stovepipe hat. He also apparently used them attached to a breastplate and spectacles to translate the books.

After reading some of Smith`s journal pages I came across one section where he apparently received a vision to show them to some people. Fine, if that`s the case then I`ll show my platinum plates to a few people and then I`m a prophet. I also wasn`t granted spectacles and a breastplate, rather, I was given two magnets and a pair of magical pantaloons that allow me to find gospel.
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Male 4,891
Morman hateing propaganda. I am not one, but it seems to me that there are just as many crazy stories, claims, and beliefs in the christian (and probably every other) religion.
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Male 438
@lordfoobar "1. Do not generalize all christian faiths. Just like you cannot generalize muslims, some christian faiths are more "aggressive" than others."


I agree with you because there is not 1 belief in christianity that all people who call themselves christians agree on.

BUT they like to group themselves together for political reasons, "this is a christian nation with christian morality and our laws should reflect that morality." But they get mad when non-christians group them together.

And the really funny thing is if they catch someone who calls themself a christian but they perceive that persons beliefs to be far enough removed from their own (e.g. Mormons) they will say "he is not a true christian". It is like arguing with a room full of schizophrenics.
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Male 79
@patchgrabber, huh?

What`s that about rocks in hats finding treasures? Those rocks are called Urim and Thummim, and they were never used to find physical treasures.

What`s that about not showing the golden plates to anyone? When, in fact Joseph Smith was commanded to show them to three, then eight witnesses that, despite some of them leaving the Church, never denied seeing them.

But you are right about one thing; if everything people say about the LDS church was true, it would surely be nonsensical. Good thing they are wrong. :)
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Male 771
peoples be crazy
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Female 150
Lawl!!!
The spongebob time frame panel, haha.
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Male 5,811
But hey, in case you Mormons want to give your money to someone, I just found some plantinum-plated books underneath the floorboards of my shed out back. I can`t show them to you but I`ll give you the translation in a few days. From what I`ve uncovered so far it seems that God favours stem cell research and funding for science! It`s really fascinating stuff.
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Male 5,811
What`s that Joseph Smith, you can put a stone in your hat and find buried treasure? Mmkay.

What`s that Joseph Smith, an angel told you where to find the plates, and after many failed attempts you FINALLY found them, but the angel told you not to show them to anyone? Mmkay.

Seriously, how could any rational person believe this nonsense? You`re no different than any number of elderly people conned out of their life savings.

@Crakr: I`m sure it`s *only* atheists and democrats (which is your ethnocentric way of saying liberal I assume) that are the pushy, condescending ones. No conservative has ever been pushy or condescending in the history of the Earth, and all of the world`s problems are because of dirty liberals. Own up and admit that right-wingers cause problems and can be arrogant pricks. Your unwillingness to do so immediately discredits your entire position.
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Male 79
@jkfld, this is pure propaganda, and has nothing to do with this I-A-B post. You are entitled to your opinion, of course, but write like so and not as if it is factual. Because it isn`t.
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Male 64
Its all about acceptance. Not me accepting how they view god, but accepting that it is their right to think about god any way they like, or dont think about god or Mary or Allah or Xenu.
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Male 79
@Zach82, indeed they are... and many of these "stupid" things are not LDS teachings. Just saying.
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Male 319
I know us regular Christians believe lots of stupid things. But those things are a LOT stupider. Just saying.
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Male 79
Wow! this thread has gone far off!
1. Do not generalize all christian faiths. Just like you cannot generalize muslims, some christian faiths are more "aggressive" than others.
2. The LDS missionaries do not knock on the same doors weeks after weeks. At least they should not. They usually have a map of their area and try to as many different location as possible. Unless their area is only contained in a square mile, you should see them only but a few times a year.
3. Losing their jobs for leaving the LDS faith? What? I think you`re mistaken with another religion.
4. "Separate bath tubs"? LOL Get your facts straight.
5. Utah is not necessarily a dream place for LDS. This argument is very objective, and not subjective.
6. The intolerance is not from the LDS church, but from the people (members or not alike). In fact, the LDS teaches that we "must needs have charity; for if he have not charity he is nothing" (Moroni 7:44)
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Male 1,237
@CrackrJak Be fair dude, everyone who has been on IAB for more than a year has read your political and religious views on many separate occasions without `asking`.. That`s fair play man, but I`m just pointing out..
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Male 6,737
"I so wish there was a way to separate religion (or lack there of) and politics in the US."

The US is (for the next few years anyway until China overtakes them) the leading nation on the world stage, so much good comes from America, yet this whole religion in politics thing? It sounds like either a third world country or medieval europe. Neither of which are desirable. It`s laughable!
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Male 3,327
I so wish there was a way to separate religion (or lack there of) and politics in the US.
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Male 17,512
thubanstar: Actually Mitt Romney has said he wouldn`t interject his religion into the presidency.

I don`t believe you`ll see the book of mormon handed out in schools if he`s elected. Don`t let people scare you about that, those same kind of people were scared about JFK`s catholicism too.
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Male 616
Liberals, America`s largest consumer of Kool-Aid.
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Male 17,512
HiEv; I don`t `wear my religion on my sleeve`, not in proselytizing or evangelizing. Same thing goes for my political stance. If it wasn`t for my baseball cap you wouldn`t even know that I`m a fan.

If someone asks I tell them, but few have ever asked. Those few have been atheists.

Here on IAB I`ve witnessed `pushy` condescending people and it comes almost exclusively from the atheists and democrats.
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Male 7,378
Mormons. America`s largest consumers of Porn.
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Female 836
I lived in Utah for three years. It was like visiting another country.

Right or wrong, the Mormons (sorry, but it`s true) do not have a sense of what the rest of the country is actually like.

They are a religion and a culture which is sometimes very different from what`s going on in the rest of this country... I`m sure if I were a Mormon, I would LOVE to live in Utah.

But I`m not LDS and I`m very glad not to be there. If Mitt is elected, the first thing he may do is figure the rest of the country is ready to become like Utah.

No thanks.
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Male 1,237
@Solvent Literally just watched that episode hahah
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Male 1,293
As for the mods - how did you let such a disgusting title through?

Would you have let one asking why Jews are acceptable through? Or Muslims, or Catholics? What about Jainists or Zoroastrians? What about one asking if socialism is acceptable? Or one asking if it acceptable to insist that black people are equal to white people?

Where, I am asking, do you draw the line on blatant bigotry?
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Male 1,293
What makes you think they have to be judged "acceptable"? What makes them unacceptable, in your bigoted views?

In what way is this worse than any other religion? In the USA you guys even let Scientology be a religion - check out what those guys believe! Apart from a different timeline this is basically the same as every other major religion - Christianity, Islam. Hell, it`s not as wacky as the beliefs of the most modern religion. Have you read what the Church of Global Warming teaches?
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Male 2,737
OR just deal with OBAMA.Is this pooe fixed or what?
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Male 2,688
Idk what kind of atheists you people all encounter, but most of my friends are atheists and I`ve yet to encounter ANY atheist that are as aggressive and snotty with trying to convert people as those in the Christian-based religions... Carmium has the usual conversation between a Christian and Atheist down pretty much to a T... As soon as Atheists even REMOTELY question the existence of God, Christians get super defensive and make it seem like the Atheist is trying to convert them. THEY AREN`T! Atheism, unlike any religion, is NOT a belief system... It`s a mindset of seeking EVIDENCE... Atheists would believe if they saw CONCRETE PROOF of the existence of God... IF an Atheist seems condescending, it`s because they view just blindly believing what you are told by an ancient book, without sufficient irrefutable evidence it is real, to be idiotic...
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2,768
some of the nicest and most decent people i know are Mormons and atheists. i cant say i have the same vies as either of them, but they are both better than hanging around A-holes
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Male 1,627
Hate Mormons; drating weird. They also have group baptisms for the dead in their eggshell white temples (everything is white. sin has color). The baptisms are for people who have died but have not yet have the chance to convert to Mormonism or "moronism".

So basically everyone wears white and goes into a large bathtub one at a time, wearing all white. Boys and girls have separate tubs.


btw this tradition is SECRET! so do not tell anyone.
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Female 2,674
"The few atheists I`ve met seem to want to convert every believer they meet or treat them like an anathema."

I`ve experienced way more people wanting to convert me or viewing me negatively since becoming an atheist than I ever did as a Christian. I`ve had tons of remarks indicating that it`s shameful that I`m not a Christian, or that I`m going to hell, or just people in general pushing their religion on me.

Atheists try to "convert" people because we`re tired of being subjected to religious beliefs, especially through politics. If Christians and etc would stop making their religious beliefs into laws or pressing their beliefs onto others and let everyone live peacefully, I (and many other atheists) would stop trying to "convert" others. I truly don`t care what you believe until it affects others.
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Female 6,381
Christer: "Have you accepted Jeezuz as your savior yet?"
Atheist: "Nope."
C: "Why not? Don`t you believe in the Bible and God and eternal life and resurrection and stuff?"
A: "Nope."
C: "WHAT?! How can you not believe God`s truth?!"
A: "Because it`s baseless ancient legends with nothing factual to back it up."
C: "Boy! You atheists are SO aggressive and intolerant!"
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Male 621
@CrakrJak: Have you ever considered the possibility that you know several nice atheists, who are afraid to admit to you that they`re an atheist because of how you`d treat them?

I`m an atheist, and I`ve had to avoid bringing that up to some people because I knew that they`d start treating me as though I was a bad person if they knew that, even though I was doing the same things as before.

Not all atheists are alike, and treating them as though they`re all the same is bigotry, not reality.
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Male 321
@CrakrJak

Tell that to those that are completely outcast from their community, they lose their jobs, and have to leave their town because they decided to leave the Mormon, or any other Christian church for that matter.

Religious people are the most intolerant people in the world, and the only people that deny it, are people that are the intolerant religious people themselves.
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Male 17,512
What makes mormons more acceptable is the fact that most of them are extremely nice people. The few that I`ve met aren`t pushy at all.

The few atheists I`ve met seem to want to convert every believer they meet or treat them like an anathema.

It`s this elitist attitude and the accompanying condescension toward believers that irks people, they`re about as prickly as a cactus.
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Male 1,196
If anyone likes mormons it is because they are kind people with morals that most people can accept and appreciate. People don`t like Atheists because they are often times in your face and obnoxious. At least Atheists don`t knock on my door though.
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Male 40,416
Glad you liked it @leesah! I`d submit it but it was posted back in 2006 or so.

FANCYLAD! We need a "classic" section!!! For posts older than, say, 5 years? Really, it would be nice.
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Male 11,739
Have you ever noticed that LDS is very close to LSD. Yeah, that`s what I`m sayin.
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Male 670
south park explains it quite well
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Male 3,477
"God bless us everyone." Just pick your god.
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Male 1,404
Humans are capable of great faiths which can lead them to preform great deeds, horrific acts or even mediocrity.
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Male 2,841
dum dum dum dum dum dum...
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Male 881
Let me translate Discobiscuit`s post:

My public creed is that creeds should be private!
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Female 1,566
"Watch A Real Mormon Cartoon! about what they actually believe!"

"The God of Mormonism and his wives, through endless celestial sex, produced billions of spirit children." Then he apparently called a heavenly council, including his son Jesus and Jesus` brother Lucifer, and they built planet earth so his endless celestial sex babies would have somewhere to go. & this was only 10 seconds of the greatest six minute film I`ve ever seen!
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Female 2,761
My grandmother and most of my aunts and uncles are mormon.

They believe bat poo things... but they are the most kind, accepting, loving and nurturing people I know.

They aren`t polygamists... but they do have special under "garments"
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Female 2,674
geckohead, I had a friend who was a mormon. She was really kind and friendly and intelligent and worked hard in her classes.

There are weird people in any group; they don`t necessarily represent everyone.
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Male 1,059
Well... at least they don`t eat dogs!
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Male 1,754
Militant atheism? Don`t make me laugh.
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Female 592
We live next door to Mormons and they are the least friendly, weirdest neighbors ever. Walking the dog, 3 feet away, he can`t make eye contact, he can`t say hello. Not form this planet.
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Male 12,138
[quote]Most religions have ludicrous beliefs. Many find peace in these beliefs. Militant atheism has no place in a world searching for peace. If you`re religious or atheist, keep your damn creed private, no one cares to hear it.[/quote]
Agree with the sentiment Disco, but can you please come around to my house, stay over friday night, and get up to talk to the two guys in white shirts on bicycles that show up to my house first thing EVERY F*CKING SATURDAY MORNING to tell me about Mormonism? Cause I can`t be arsed being polite anymore.
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Male 542
I`ll give the standard response to every I-A-B anti-religious post:

Most religions have ludicrous beliefs. Many find peace in these beliefs. Militant atheism has no place in a world searching for peace. If you`re religious or atheist, keep your damn creed private, no one cares to hear it.
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Male 588
Mormanism is a bit absurd, but most of them seem to be pretty nice. A couple kids on their mission helped my neighbor rebuild his bathroom when the floor caved in, a couple years back. He needed help, they helped. Can`t fault them for that.

Yeah, they asked him to come to church with them later, but they respected his answer of no thanks.
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Male 1,435
The Mormons that pop up around here during their missionary work are really nice and not AS pushy in preaching as some other solicitors are. Plus, Orgazmo was a Mormon - can`t go wrong there.
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Male 1,931
To be fair, Mormons don`t believe in anything more outlandish than Scientologists, Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Jews, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.
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Male 510
Mormons pick and chose what parts of their Holy works that they agree with and don`t agree with, and every religion does the same.

The Mormons I`ve met are some of the nicest people I`ve ever met.
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Male 18
I`m a lifelong practicing mormon... I`ll admit this is funny, but we don`t believe in a lot of this stuff, mostly what was listed towards the end just isn`t what we believe. Women being pregnant for eternity? That`s just one of the many things in the comic that aren`t true.
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Male 40,416
Watch A Real Mormon Cartoon! about what they actually believe!
It kinda sounds like Superman, actually, a little...
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Male 1,625
so, Mormanism is the christian scientology...

don`t forget that Mary was artificially inseminated, she was a virgin but it wasn`t "a miracle"
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Male 144
Mormons should have stayed under their rock. I know 4-year-olds with a better grasp on reality.
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Male 9,545
"and much of this is put in a way which indeed looks ridiculous without more information. Whatever."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I`ve read the book of mormon. Much of it is put in a way which indeed looks ridiculous.
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Male 72
just to clarify, Mormons are Christians, everyone seems to think they`re two different things.
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Male 1,045
@Weiss

Could you put it in a non-crazy way then?
Don`t worry, I`m patient, I can wait.
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Male 42
Well, as a mormon, much of this is not what we believe, and much of this is put in a way which indeed looks ridiculous without more information. Whatever.
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Male 158
At first, I thought this said What Makes Memes Acceptable. In the case of these ragecomics, nothing.
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Male 758
"Its no crazier than all of the other religions."

Not the greatest selling point.

I`m not selling any thing. They are all bat poo crazy.
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Male 4,866
"It`s no crazier than any other belief, even the belief in the big bang. All beliefs concerning origin of the universe are crazy because they are all most likely wrong."

100% agree with you.
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Male 4,866
Christian`s if you want to pretend that you are a victims of intolerance you can`t turn around and slam the Mormons.
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Male 523
@markust123

It`s no crazier than any other belief, even the belief in the big bang. All beliefs concerning origin of the universe are crazy because they are all most likely wrong.
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Male 523
Alright guys, let`s not call what people believe retarded. It`s arrogant, pretentious, and all around douchey. Also, it`s hypocritical for a lot of you guys since you bitch about Christians every other post on this site.
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Male 468
Ignorance level rating = 100%
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Male 4,866
"Its no crazier than all of the other religions."

Not the greatest selling point.
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Male 159
mormons are no worse than your average religion!!
Read the bible and you find crazy rules no one follows any more, same with the koran and other southeastern religions
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Male 1,237
"We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further."
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Male 758
Its no crazier than all of the other religions.
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Male 364
I wish I invented mormonism. I`d be rich.
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Male 174
Now research scientology. It`s even crazier ;)
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Male 321
@IbBored I was raised Mormon. Mormonism is retarded. I barely believed in any of the retarded poo when I was 12, and I believe around 14 I lost all faith completely when I realized that half the poo in the Book of Mormon is made up entirely.

The animals, plants, etc. he mentions in America? Weren`t there until the Europeans brought them over.

The hieroglyphics he translated? They were egyptian burial rituals and egyptian gods.

You should take a good look at what it is; a scam. They`re taking 10% of your drating income, and using it to take advantage of even more people.
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Male 6,737
I subbed this about 12 decades ago! :o
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Male 72
Maybe if you want to find out about religions you should use a source of information other than google.
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Male 321
You don`t believe in half of the stuff you religion was based upon, and yet you stay in the same religion?

You`re probably retarded. Should get that checked out.
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Male 762
While that is all silly, it all hinges on believing Joseph Smith was a prophet and his teachings were inerrant. That being said, look up the story of Smith translating physical hieroglyphs into the Book of Abraham. It is definitive proof he lied.
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Male 79
I don`t know where he got his "facts", but I got a good laugh at some of them. If we were believing in all that this strip says, I would not remain in my beliefs.
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Male 72
I`m a mormon. And along with saying how annoying it is to find so many anti christian posts every single day on IAB now, I can tell you we do not believe half of that stuff... especially paying to get into heaven..
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Male 6,737
Link: What Makes Mormons Acceptable? [Pic] [Rate Link] - I keep thinking they`re going to surprise us all and admit they were trolling all along.
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