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Old 07-05-2020, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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I admire the history of the Mormons with the exception of the central organizing myth. Shunned and persecuted by American society, they went west to an inhospitable location and created a viable, thriving community in the desert.

And with the exceptions of the breakaway cults where some fanatic has enraptured a family of slaves who cannot escape the cult, today's Mormons seem like well behaved, non intrusive members of society.

Broad generalizations of course and exceptions may be found, but the god stuff aside, they appear to be positive contributors to society.
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Old 07-05-2020, 02:29 PM
 
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today's Mormons seem like well behaved, non intrusive members of society.
In my experience you have to consider the LDS individually (person to person) as well as regionally. I live in New York, a State with a reputation for, shall we say, overly forward behavior. Yet I have found the LDS I have come across here considerably more approachable and friendly than other parts of the nation and the world, including Utah.

Interesting that you posted this on the Joke thread...
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Old 07-07-2020, 11:27 AM
 
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In my experience you have to consider the LDS individually (person to person) as well as regionally. I live in New York, a State with a reputation for, shall we say, overly forward behavior. Yet I have found the LDS I have come across here considerably more approachable and friendly than other parts of the nation and the world, including Utah.

Interesting that you posted this on the Joke thread...
All depends on what you are wanting to consider...

If the idea is to consider an individual, then on what basis? Personality? Honesty? Smarts? How can we count the ways?

If the idea is to consider an individual based on their thinking, their beliefs, regardless their personality and all the other personal characteristics, that tends to be another matter entirely.

Then too it makes a big difference to consider a group of individuals as a whole, vs each person individually.

I have many good friends and family members who claim to be Mormons. Not a one I would view negatively from an individual or personality standpoint. How I feel about what they believe is another matter altogether, however, and having nothing to do with what sort of person they are. Important not to confuse the issue in this respect, but then again I don't consider this any joking matter, so maybe these comments belong in another thread?

Or how about this one...

What's the difference between taking a bath in dirty water and dating a returned missionary?

The dirty water leaves a ring.
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Old 07-08-2020, 05:03 PM
 
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Laugh Out Loud


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Old 07-11-2020, 02:49 PM
 
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funny?
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Old 07-11-2020, 02:50 PM
 
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Old 07-12-2020, 10:54 AM
 
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You are losing some big points with the big guy upstairs pal, not to mention the Pope, but if there was ever a day to recognize how "God works in mysterious ways," these are the days!
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Old 07-12-2020, 10:55 AM
 
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Was it Terry Pratchett who said that if you are omnipotent you'll probably also be really dumb and incompetent because there's no motivation to improve?
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Old 07-12-2020, 04:51 PM
 
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"You are losing some big points...."


Let THAT be lesson for you, Lasty!
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