How social justice movements are like the LDS church

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How social justice movements are like the LDS church

Post by FiveFingerMnemonic » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:52 am

Both are willing to overlook the faults of their martyrs to use them for the greater cause.

Both will lay the sins of the parents on the children (earlier generations sins being laid on the children, IE you should feel guilt your parents were gay or polygamist)

Both effectively take advantage of propaganda to influence the masses.

Both use coded language to determine who is an acceptable member (in vs out group).

Members of both movements are easily outraged when any part of their world view is challenged.

Both believe that an impending apocolypse and overthrow of the current society is a good thing that will bring more good.
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Re: How social justice movements are like the LDS church

Post by Reuben » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:20 pm

Every point except the last describes political ideologues and religious fundamentalists of every kind.

It's obvious when "they" act that way, but almost invisible when "we" do. If someone had accused me of acting that way when I believed, I would have said they were nuts.
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Re: How social justice movements are like the LDS church

Post by Hagoth » Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:03 pm

That description also very accurately describes movements in opposition to social justice.
“The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” -Mark Twain

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