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Old 10-09-2011, 06:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Rick Perry's pastor friend Robert Jeffress recently referred to mormonism as a "cult" and that they are not true christians.
I don't claim to be a religious person, but how do mormons claim to be Christians when they don't follow the Holy Bible like the Christian religions do? Instead, they follow the Book of mormon and have completely different saints and historical figures than the Christian religions. I'm not even beginning to talk about the strange customs that they follow among each other. Isn't it being a tad "politically correct" to refer to them as christian?

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Old 10-09-2011, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Rick Perry's pator friend recently referred to mormonism as a "cult" and that they are not true christians.
I don't claim to be a religious person, but how do mormons claim to be Christians when they don't follow the Holy Bible like the Christian religions do? Instead, they follow the Book of mormon and have completely different saints and historical figures than the Christian religions. I'm not even beginning to talk about the strange customs that they follow among each other. Isn't it being a tad "politically correct" to refer to them as christian?
They also follow the Bible.
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:33 PM
 
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I agree that it is being politically correct to call Mormons Christains and pretend they are like any other denomination. When a denomination has its own testament that is not recognized by any other sect it has morphed into something else. That said, I don't think it's fair to call Mormons cultists. The Church started out as a cult, but what it is today is no more kooky or ominous than any other mainline church.
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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They also follow the Bible.
Are you sure about that? then what is the "book of mormon"? It is a religion unlike any other Moderator cut: Christian religion that I've ever heard of. The founder Jos Smith was a grifter who created these golden book fables that he was given by the angel moroni.

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Old 10-09-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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They're considered Christians because they consider Christ to be their savior and redeemer. You've been misinformed.
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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Rick Perry's pator friend recently referred to mormonism as a "cult" and that they are not true christians.
I don't claim to be a religious person, but how do mormons claim to be Christians when they don't follow the Holy Bible like the Christian religions do? Instead, they follow the Book of mormon and have completely different saints and historical figures than the Christian religions. I'm not even beginning to talk about the strange customs that they follow among each other. Isn't it being a tad "politically correct" to refer to them as christian?
Personally I've never heard anyone with any sense say that Mormons were christians(they are not btw)....I've always called them a cult and stand firm in that belief.

http://www.cultwatch.com/mormon.html
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:48 PM
 
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Many christian sects (and there are plenty of them) view members of other sects with suspicion if not hostility. When a child at catholic school, my wife was told by a nun that her father would go to hell because he was a protestant.
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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But it's only "mainline" because they took over an entire US state and are strongly influential in several others. Their incredible monetary wealth has also bought them legitimacy in this country. If not for all of those things, I believe that they would still be considered a kooky cult. Which other religion wears magic underwear and does unspeakable sexual acts in the secrecy of their temples? Living the afterlife as a "sex machine" is an aspect that is often found in muslimism, as is believed in mormonism. I would never connect muslimism with christianity.
Every religion has kooky beliefs. As a Catholic, I'm not going to start pointing fingers when it comes to strange ideas. What dictates whether or not a group is a cult is the behavior of its members. On the "cult scale", Mormons score no higher than Southern Baptists. Here is a checklist of what constitutes a cult.

Cults 101: Checklist of Cult Characteristics
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:54 PM
 
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Are you sure about that? then what is the "book of mormon"? It is a religion unlike any other xian religion that I've ever heard of. The founder Jos Smith was a grifter who created these golden book fables that he was given by the angel moroni.
Yes, I'm 100% positive about that, I used to be a Mormon. They consider the Book of Mormon to be a 3rd Testament in essence in addition to the Old and New Testaments. Mormons generally don't make such a big deal about separating the "Bible" with the BoM, it's usually non-Mormon's who do that. I don't care if people consider Mormons to be Christians or not, I left the whole insanity of organized religion, but it's false to say Mormons don't follwo the Bible.
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:56 PM
 
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Yes, I'm 100% positive about that, I used to be a Mormon. They consider the Book of Mormon to be a 3rd Testament in essence in addition to the Old and New Testaments. Mormons generally don't make such a big deal about separating the "Bible" with the BoM, it's usually non-Mormon's who do that. I don't care if people consider Mormons to be Christians or not, I left the whole insanity of organized religion, but it's false to say Mormons don't follwo the Bible.
North, do you consider Mormons to be Christains?
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