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lordpunkmonk wrote:I used to be friends with this kid for a while and one day he asked what religion I have (this was just before I was touched by his noodly appendage) I replied "I don't have one I am atheist" he said "oh realy I am mormon" and I thought to myself "oh crap I am so friggin' screwed" as it turns out, I was correct in my prediction that I was screwed for he tried to convert me told me I was going to hell said that I hated him because of his religion (this however was not true) and kept bugging me about it and it eventualy led us to be no longer friends. right now I am trying to figure out wether I should go up to him and say that I had found god and say that he was wright in saying I would be happier with one only to elaborate that I worshiped a flying spaghetti monster please help
lordpunkmonk wrote:AWSOME now I dont mind so much
but some of the people there will be real jerks
fueledbycoffee wrote:Damn. I must needs figure out how to avoid this.
CaptianCrackers wrote:That sucks man. I hear Alaska has the same problem as Tennessee. not from there but just from my vessel voyages(surfing the web)
Is there any good in Tennessee. like any good parts.
fueledbycoffee wrote:Wikipedia wrote:The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
In the practice of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a living person, acting as proxy, is baptized by immersion on behalf of a deceased person of the same gender. The baptism ritual is as follows: after calling the living proxy by name, the person performing the baptism says, "Having been commissioned of Jesus Christ, I baptize you for and in behalf of [full name of deceased person], who is dead, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen." The proxy is then immersed briefly in the water. Baptism for the dead is a distinctive ordinance of the church and is based on the belief that baptism is a required ordinance for entry into the Kingdom of God.
Community of Christ
Some members of the early Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (now known as the Community of Christ) also believed in baptism for the dead, but it was never officially sanctioned by that organization, and was considered highly controversial.
A revelation and two letters written by Joseph Smith, Jr. appertaining to baptism for the dead were removed from the RLDS Doctrine and Covenants by a church general conference in 1970.
Other Latter Day Saint churches
In the Restoration Branches movement, which broke from the RLDS Church in the 1980s, the question of Baptism for the Dead is at best unsettled, reflecting their RLDS origin. Many adherents reject the validity of this ordinance completely.
Other Latter Day Saint denominations that accept baptism for the dead include the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite) and The Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerite). The Strangite Church performed baptisms for the dead during the 1840s in Voree, Wisconsin and later during the 1850s on Beaver Island, Michigan. In each case, the practice was authorized by revelation given by James J. Strang. The question of whether the Strangite Church still practices proxy baptism is an open one, but belief in it is considered orthodox.
Cutlerite practice permits baptisms for the dead to be performed in baptismal fonts in Cutlerite meetinghouses (of which only two exist today, one in Clitherall, Minnesota and the other in Independence, Missouri). Though Cutlerites believe in the concept of temples, it is not required that baptisms for the dead be performed in one. The meetinghouse baptismal fonts are used for baptism of the living and for the dead. Cutlerites have practiced baptisms for the dead sporadically throughout their history (including during the early 1990s), but it is not known if they still do so. As with the LDS Church and the Strangite Church, belief in this doctrine is considered orthodox.
If that's correct, any of my descendants who do that to me are gettin' their asses haunted. I want my beer and strippers, not some boring-ass Mormon heaven.
HeathenPastafarian wrote:[snip] Why do you think the Mormons are the ones who run ancestry.org or com or whatever [snip]
fueledbycoffee wrote:America has a long and hallowed tradition of irrational tax evasion and belligerence. We are the national equivalent of the Nac Mac Feegle. And we're the leaders of the free world. Damn, now I've scared myself shitless.
Cardinal Fang wrote:Yup - I always use the old Bill Hicks line if some Christian fundie tells me I'm going to hell - "So forgive me".
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