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  •  Wikipedia says Harry is a mormon... (2+ / 0-)
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    aren't they suppose to be vicious and ruthless?
    Today Harry said Ted Stevens should be free.  

    •  I think that it is a bad idea to (2+ / 0-)
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      wrap religion together with politics in general.

      Everyone has their own spiritual ways, and it matters to me not unless they interfere with our very secular form of government.

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

      Warmest regards,

      Doc

      I could use income in exchange for value. I need work badly.

      by Translator on Wed Jan 07, 2009 at 08:56:04 PM PST

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    •  From Utah, Mormons tend to be (2+ / 0-)

      polite, diffident, and very obedient to authority.  Yes Reid is Mormon, and he has a temple recommend which means he is a Mormon of some stature within the LDS church.  

      No, the Mormons of Utah, and the ones I knew in California, are not typically vicious or ruthless.  

      •  The Arizona contingent seems of a different (1+ / 0-)
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        bent, at least the ones I knew. And the jack mormons, ( heritage, but non practicing) tended to be viscious, violent drunks with great feelings of entitlement.

        Most of the CA mormons I knew were very nice folks, but the ones in business were inclined to be pretty ruthless, especially when dealing with non mormons. Serious double standard.

        Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. The Druid

        by FarWestGirl on Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 02:23:06 AM PST

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        •  Agree re double standard. (1+ / 0-)
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          I had the same experience in CA in business.  It was interesting because first I had the problem with their ethics, then later found out they were Mormon.  This happened on more than one occasion.  Now that I'm part-time living in Utah, I've had it confirmed by several people here that the LDS church does not have a problem with selective ethics.  

          Funny, the jack mormons I know are good people.  Maybe it is AZ?  

        •  Two of the most honest men under whom (0+ / 0-)

          I have worked were LDS folks.

          It does profit anyone to categorize folks because of one characteristic.

          Warmest regards,

          Doc

          I'm the Face, Baby is that clear? P. Meadon as performed by The Who

          by Translator on Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 06:46:24 PM PST

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          •  As I said, most of the LDS folks I've known (0+ / 0-)

            were very nice, but the exceptions were exceptional and thoroughly convinced of their superiority as stemming from their faith.  Captain Marty and I were both speaking of observations from personal experience and I believe trying not to paint with too broad a brush.

            There are people who misuse belief systems of all sorts and people who don't, knowing the range of observed behavior can help identify and protect one's self and others from the ones who do. As an RN I was trained to make assessments, not judgements. Assessments are by their nature subject to reassessment as needed, judgements are more invested, usually in terms of right and wrong, and more resistant to being updated. I prefer to stay real-time and reality based while still being aware of the potentials. :-)

            Peace

            Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. The Druid

            by FarWestGirl on Fri Jan 09, 2009 at 08:50:04 PM PST

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