Harold Bloom Dies

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Harold Bloom Dies

Post by Apologeticsislying » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:10 am

https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comme ... 02019_has/

I remember his book "The American Religion" and how thrilled I was as an apologist to finally have someone none Mormon who defended Mormonism, and I was more than positive this was going to put Mormonism on the map with several millions of converts.....I mean, ya gotta love the youthful naivete eh?
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Re: Harold Bloom Dies

Post by RubinHighlander » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:57 am

I think PBS also did a series or at least one program that was based on this book? It was also very kind to the church, skipped over lots of the controversial stuff. Makes me wonder if they helped finance it or provided a significant donation.
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Re: Harold Bloom Dies

Post by A New Name » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:13 pm

Was he the guy that predicted the church would have 250 million members by 2020?

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Re: Harold Bloom Dies

Post by Apologeticsislying » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:38 pm

A New Name wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:13 pm
Was he the guy that predicted the church would have 250 million members by 2020?
Yeah, well, hey, it's sorta close, could we call him an almost prophet?
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Re: Harold Bloom Dies

Post by DPRoberts » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:49 am

He also did an op-ed in the NYT when Romney was running for president. In it he explained what "the American religion" is. The emancipation of greed. Fits corporate Mormonism very well.
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