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User avatar #238 - Aiwatcher (05/25/2012) [-]
Honest and open question to any and all Religious people:
Why do you think your religion is right, but others are wrong?
I am just curious. Not looking for flame war.
User avatar #286 to #238 - therealpokemon (05/25/2012) [-]
Because Mormonism has basically no flaws to it, no loop holes, no contradictions. That and we also have a more complete view of the Gospel, our teenagers know more about their religion than most adults know about their own respective religion, the Mormons teach the EXACT same doctrine in EVERY single branch, and every time someone tried to discredit our prophet, the information was proved beyond a shadow of a doubt to be falsified or forged. We also offer better explanations for things which other religions cannot.
User avatar #295 to #286 - Aiwatcher (05/25/2012) [-]
Are you okay with polygamy?
That's what is taught in the book of Mormon, but many branches don't practice it today.
User avatar #299 to #295 - therealpokemon (05/25/2012) [-]
It is not taught in the Book of Mormon. It really is not. That was a group of polygamists who HAPPENED to be Mormon, and as soon as it was found that they were practicing and teaching polygamy, it was specifically b& by the Church. We do not, nor have we ever, condoned polygamy as a religion.
User avatar #541 to #299 - Aiwatcher (05/26/2012) [-]
All right, what about the curse of Cain?
Or the outright historical inaccuracies of the native Americans, Jews in America and whatnot?
Temple Garments?

The teachings of Mormonism are dated and flawed, just like Christianity. I respect your right to believe it, but it's far from perfect. And no, the Churches do teach radically different doctrines.
User avatar #1034 to #541 - therealpokemon (05/26/2012) [-]
On the topic of the churches teaching radically different topics, this one I can stare you in the face and tell you that you are flat out wrong, anything you have heard or read is wrong, as I have personally been to over 30 different wards, here and abroad, and they have yet to teach one thing different. So no, we dont.
As for temple garments, that is something that is symbolic, and it is asked of those who enter the Temple, and who are we to disagree with so simple a request made by God when entering His house?
Curse of Cain, I don't see what the problem is. The Curse was carried down and one of his descendants was on the boat that survived the Flood. I don't see what the problem is. Now on the topic of the inaccuracies, that's pretty general so I ask you to please give me some examples. I won't be able to help with all of them without research, as history is not my forte when it comes to the scriptures, but I should be able to explain most of them.
SIDENOTE: Thanks for not flaming and being open minded. It's not often you find someone like that on the Internet,
User avatar #1042 to #1034 - Aiwatcher (05/27/2012) [-]
Do some churches teach polygamy though? I'm reading a book called "Under the Banner of God" which is an interesting look into a specific fundamentalist mormon church, that is heavy on polygamy. I have no idea whether the polygamy bit is Church or simply cultural tradition. Wonderful book though, if you're into documentary style books like that.

btw, thanks for a closer, more reliable source on the topic. There isn't a mormon population anywhere near where I live, so I don't have any primary sources.
User avatar #1043 to #1042 - therealpokemon (05/27/2012) [-]
You are certainly welcome. I will tell you that if they are practicing polygamy then they are not LDS. They do not follow the teachings of the prophet and are therefore not LDS, not Mormons. Also, I do not like documentaries except with very very selective topics, mostly WWII stuff.
#264 to #238 - iamphoenix (05/25/2012) [-]
Because I think it's right. I can't say that I know other religions or wrong, but I simply do not see them as the most correct.
#258 to #238 - daburger (05/25/2012) [-]
Somewhat religious person here. Personally I think that the religions that worship a single deity in fact worship the same deity. Islam, Judaism and Christianity all pretty much originate from the same source in geography (the middle east) and from a single prophet (Muhammad, Moses, and Jesus.)    
   
I don't think any of them are wrong, they all just worship in different ways.    
   
Then there are "religions" such as Buddhism which really aren't religions but rather a philosophical way of life, which is completely respectable.    
   
(I offer this gif to you my atheist friends.)
Somewhat religious person here. Personally I think that the religions that worship a single deity in fact worship the same deity. Islam, Judaism and Christianity all pretty much originate from the same source in geography (the middle east) and from a single prophet (Muhammad, Moses, and Jesus.)

I don't think any of them are wrong, they all just worship in different ways.

Then there are "religions" such as Buddhism which really aren't religions but rather a philosophical way of life, which is completely respectable.

(I offer this gif to you my atheist friends.)

User avatar #290 to #258 - revanmal (05/25/2012) [-]
Islam, Judaism, and Christianity DO all pretty much worship the same god. They're known collectively as the Abrahamic religions, because they all include the story of Abraham, a prophet and patriarch os many human tribes. It's the details like the prophets and messiahs and dogma that make them so different.
#277 to #258 - zombielovez (05/25/2012) [-]
you are entirely incorrect in your beliefs of Buddhism and i find your near slander(though possibly not meant in such a way) as offensive
User avatar #294 to #277 - daburger (05/25/2012) [-]
Well buddhists technically do not believe in god(s) and are taught that gods were created in the minds of early humans because they needed comfort in times of fear. Maybe it's just my definition of what counts as a religion, but to me if you do not worship something it's not a religion
User avatar #282 to #277 - zombielovez (05/25/2012) [-]
sorry meant to say probably not meaning to be offensive
User avatar #256 to #238 - killertpu (05/25/2012) [-]
Its what I grew up with so that is my belief I guess, and in truth since it was more forced on me then choice I didn't have a right to choose. From recent events though I had a very godly experience so I have found my reason to believe in god, I guess you could say I have found my meaning to believe and thats all the truth I need because its my opinion alone not others
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