This video came out less than a month before the election; that’s not an accident. Think of this as an underneath the surface hit piece not unlike the dirty tricks Republicans play relative to President Obama’s supposedly being born in Kenya or being a Muslim or whatever other bullshit they throw out there. It’s important to note – this is very likely intentional and planned. By who? I have no idea. And my normal Mormon disclaimer – there has never been a Mormon whom I met that I didn’t like personally. This isn’t about hating on Mormons.
But unlike the made up stuff that Republican operatives and Karl Rove style outside groups are funding …. this video actually is real and authentic. Now – myself – I have a huge bias against any religion. At a 20,000 mile view – I can appreciate why people believe in a god or follow a particular religion. But when you get into the nitty gritty like this video … I can not differentiate between Catholicism, Mormonism or Scientology. I realize saying that could offend many people but it isn’t intended to; I’m trying to be open and honest about my biases regarding religion.
And I don’t want to be a bigot either; people believe what they believe. The rituals shown in this video are very Masonic and have an “Eyes Wide Shut” style creepiness to them. A poll conducted by the Baptist Press in 2011 found that 750 out of 1,000 American Protestant pastors polled felt that Mormonism was a cult (source); maybe that’s true or maybe it’s just half of that. I don’t know – one poll really isn’t conclusive but I can tell you this … many Christians do feel Mormonism is a cult.
Now – Mormons will say that they’re Christian”ish” because they share the same bible; they only add a little bit to the original writings. But Christians don’t believe they get their own planet when they die; Mormons do. And sure some Christians formed the KKK but that wasn’t a requirement of being a member either. Christians don’t believe that God just changed his mind about black people being cursed until 1978 (source); Mormons do.
The Mormon religion is similar to Catholicism in that it owns BILLIONS of dollars worth of businesses tax free (source) but unlike Catholicism – Mormons really don’t use that money to help the poor; they just spread the word, horde the wealth and buy more Mormon businesses.
Christians don’t believe that God lives on a planet named Kolob. From Wikipedia HERE:
The Book of Abraham was dictated in 1836 by Latter Day Saint movement founder Joseph Smith, Jr. after he purchased a set of Egyptian scrolls that accompanied a mummy exhibition. According to Smith, the scrolls described a vision of Abraham, in which Abraham:
“saw the stars, that they were very great, and that one of them was nearest unto the throne of God;….and the name of the great one is Kolob, because it is near unto me, for I am the Lord thy God: I have set this one to govern all those which belong to the same order as that upon which thou standest.”
“Kolob, signifying the first creation, nearest to the celestial, or the residence of God. First in government, the last pertaining to the measurement of time. The measurement according to celestial time, which celestial time signifies one day to a cubit. One day in Kolob is equal to a thousand years according to the measurement of this earth, which is called by the Egyptians Jah-oh-eh.”
Christians don’t believe the Garden of Eden was in Missouri (source); Mormons do.
At least with Christianity (which I don’t agree with) … you’re talking about 2,000 years of history. Joseph Smith made up history less than 200 years ago. And people keep believing this stuff. And a potential candidate for President believes this and practiced all of these rituals. That should give people a moment of pause.
A BIG moment of pause.
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