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  •  They get by with it... (1+ / 0-)
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    ... IF they can claim the Jewish person is part of their family and the name is submitted in a family tree with others who are part of the LDS person's genealogy.

    They also claim the dead have the right to refuse the posthumous baptism.  However, since no one has been struck by lightning or let the Mormon clergy person doing the baptism know that they don't approve of the ritual, who's going to refute the silence as assent to the posthumous baptism...?

    The dead can't say they made up their minds about religion and which one to follow when they were alive, but posthumously Mormons can claim their church membership is much larger than it ever was when these individuals were alive because they're posthumously baptizing individuals who lived and died long before Mormonism/LDS was ever invented as a religion in the 19th century.

    There are those who say "Well, why be offended? You don't believe the way they do, so ignore them."  True, but it shows respect to the dead who are long gone, and what they believed or practiced in life is belittled and disrespected by the Mormon ritual of posthumously baptizing those who had pride in their own religion (or no religion) when they were alive and practicing their own religion that they believed in (or not, as the case may be).

    If Mormons want to be respected for their religion, they need to respect the choices made by both the living and dead for religions they practice(d).

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 05:23:05 AM PDT

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