Past Stance Against Christianity

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Past Stance Against Christianity

Post by moksha » Sun Jul 16, 2023 5:29 am

Bill_Billiams wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2023 3:09 am
I watched an evolution among the Mormons I grew up around. When I was a kid they absolutely denied that they were Christians and they asserted that the Book of Mormon was completely true and reliable.
The LDS anger towards Christianity stemmed from the religious officials of the 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions rejecting B.H. Roberts right to speak based on some trifling over a twin relic of barbarism. In response to the pickiness of the Christians, the Brethren cursed them and all they stood for and made the symbol of the cross verboten in the land of Zion Utah. B.H. Roberts embodied the pinnacle of LDS intellectualism and God's delegation endured a harrowing train ride all the way to Chicago, but they were being denied the chance to proclaim the everlasting Gospel to the world because of some prejudice against the Principle, yet so-called "people of color" were given honor on the speaking dais. The Brethren would not be forgiving of this slight.

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Re: Past Stance Against Christianity

Post by moksha » Thu Jul 27, 2023 4:49 pm

BH Roberts was responsible for a number of watershed moments within Mormonism, such as when he wanted to present a report to the Brethren on historical problems within the Church. The Brethren voted to table that report indefinitely by placing their hands on their ears, eyes, and mouths (leading to the saying, "Hear no truth, see no truth, speak no truth").

Shannon Caldwell Montez has reported about the Secret Mormon Meetings of 1922 on multi episodes of Mormon Stories and Gospel Tangents.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HivE1b5KLuc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BApMZ0A3An8
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Re: Past Stance Against Christianity

Post by Gatorbait » Mon Jul 31, 2023 4:12 pm

Wow, what an interesting and meaningful post. I'm going to give this some serious thought and spend some time researching this topic. BH Roberts has always seemed to be an enigma. Sort of like Eugene England. Exposed enough of Mormonism's warts and dirty parts to make me wonder why they still believed and stayed with the church. But they did stay with it.

Good on ya Moksha.
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Re: Past Stance Against Christianity

Post by deacon blues » Tue Aug 01, 2023 9:01 am

If you're looking for top notch bigots start by looking in a Church. :?
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Re: Past Stance Against Christianity

Post by Angel » Sat Aug 05, 2023 8:41 am

Interesting. I know a few ex-mo's who have found new homes in other Christian denominations and am happy for them - they now get to enjoy better Easter and Christmas services :) . There are beautiful ideas within Christianity - the biggest of which revolves around the cross. The cross is a powerful symbol of sacrifice. The trinity idea - that it was God who died - God themselves on earth - it makes God into a much better figure. Tempting to find a non-denominational group to meet with as they are more prevalent in my area than Taoist or universalists which is my first choice. Perhaps when I retire and have more free time I'll search out a new religious community. For now, volunteer /work community, family etc. is my tribe.
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Re: Past Stance Against Christianity

Post by Conman52 » Fri Aug 18, 2023 4:35 am

My takeaway is Truth matters !! Shannon Caldwell Montez really pulls the curtain back on the bretheren . I hope and pray she will eventually write a book to expose the church even more for what they really are. The Lds church is NOT what it claims to be and the bretheren have known that for at least 150 years. That was always one of my burning questions do the bretheren know the truth or do they just bury their head in the sand ? Now I know they have always known. Thank you Shannon Caldwell Montez and John Dehlin !!
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Re: Past Stance Against Christianity

Post by Hagoth » Fri Aug 18, 2023 5:38 pm

The divide goes pretty far back. Brigham Young differentiated between Mormons and Christians in a way that is hilarious, considering the way the modern church dances around inconvenient science: "“In these respects we differ from the Christian world, for our religion will not clash with or contradict the facts of science in any particular” (Brigham Young, Discourses of Brigham Young, pp. 258-259).
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Re: Past Stance Against Christianity

Post by MoPag » Thu Sep 14, 2023 8:15 pm

And now the church is trying to hard to blend in with Christians. They are hilariously clueless about how much it won't work.
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Re: Past Stance Against Christianity

Post by RubinHighlander » Fri Sep 15, 2023 9:02 am

I wish YouTube had a recording of the early temple film, wherein a (obviously catholic, great and abominable church representative) priest (with a bad perm hairdo) is hired ("I will pay you well") by Satan to preach to Adam and Eve. The early missionary lessons (at least up to the late 80's) also hammered on the Catholics and mainstream Christianity as broken and corrupted pieces of the original church Jesus setup. It's hard to have things both ways, differentiate your cult with weird new ways so people feel special, but also viewed by the world as mainstream.
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Re: Past Stance Against Christianity

Post by blazerb » Sat Sep 16, 2023 9:39 am

RubinHighlander wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2023 9:02 am
I wish YouTube had a recording of the early temple film, wherein a (obviously catholic, great and abominable church representative) priest (with a bad perm hairdo) is hired ("I will pay you well") by Satan to preach to Adam and Eve. The early missionary lessons (at least up to the late 80's) also hammered on the Catholics and mainstream Christianity as broken and corrupted pieces of the original church Jesus setup. It's hard to have things both ways, differentiate your cult with weird new ways so people feel special, but also viewed by the world as mainstream.
If you go back a little farther, the temple ceremony included a Protestant hymn. The servant of Lucifer was a Protestant preacher in the original, although that was obscured by the time I went through.

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Re: Past Stance Against Christianity

Post by Cnsl1 » Sat Sep 16, 2023 2:02 pm

I remember feeling very surprised by the preacher dude the first time I went through the temple, and was happy when he was taken out of subsequent temple videos.

It seemed very clear to me that the preacher represented ALL the other Protestant Christian sects and that Satan was behind it all, and that the goal for the protestant sects was to get gain, and that Satan's goal was to thwart God’s plan. The catholics of course were the most currupt and evil, and was the great and abominable whore of all the earth. I don't remember giving non Christian sects much thought, other than the Jews, who were of course, misguided and awful for killing Jesus, AND there was the idea that was presented (not in the temple, but among maybe some leaders of the church back in my early years) that maybe the reason the Holocaust was allowed to occur was because God was so pissed off with them for killing Jesus. Now, it wouldn't have been presented quite like that, but that was the gist.

I'm embarrassed to have ever considered such twaddle, but like most of you know, we were young and impressionable, and were very sure we were so blessed to have and know the truth.

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