Thursday, November 18, 2010

Meaningless LDS Memes: Are you Christian?

Okay. I'm on a rampage, apparently. Just discovered that my old Institute "support specialist" (ie: secretary) has a profile on The link to it is unnecessary to this post, just know that one answer provided inspiration.

Question: "Are Mormons Christian?"

Member: "Of course we are! Duh, it says Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints on all our church buildings."

While not perfect, this answer strikes me as analogous to "I'm not racist, I have a black friend."

That answer doesn't mean anything.

But, you know, whatever.


  1. If I started a cult, claiming I was actually Jesus Christ in his Second Coming, would that make my cult Christian?

    By Mormon standards, Yes.

  2. Also by Mormon standards, Country Time Lemonade contains real lemons.

  3. Mormons aren't Christian? Pshh...where have I been? :)

  4. As a recovering Mormon myself, I see the difference. But as a Mormon, I couldn't see it. Our minds have been opened, we see things so differently, and only Mormons have such a non-Christian God that they don't understand.

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  5. When I was a Mo, I thought it terribly arrogant for anyone to tell me I was not a Christian because I did believe in Jesus Christ and tried to pattern my life after his. I'm not bragging. It was a matter of personal integrity to me. In other ways I also had my head shoved way up my ass but that's a subject for another day.

    To me being Christian was always about how a person chose to live his/her life, more particularly how they treat others; not so much about the religious doctrines they claim to believe in. For me even today the word "Christian" has come to define behavior rather than professed belief.

    I know a few Mormons who I still consider to be very Christian people. They are kind, nonjudgmental, open-minded, and genuinely loving and authentic. But Mormonism is such an ethnocentric ism (aka "cult") that teaches members to be afraid of anything different, those members who truly act like Christians are precious few. And not very Mormon. Hmmm.

  6. Yeah, I've no problem calling them Christian (well. some of them) but this is the stupidest answer/explanation EVER. Like Donna said, it's also akin to saying Country Time Lemonade has real lemons in it because, hey, it says "lemon" in the name.

    But, I mean, it's no different than other answers to other questions. I just wonder where they come from. It's another illustration of the blind that follow and their method of logic.

    Hey, it sounds good, yeah? Must be "true."

    Welcome, Fanny :D