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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    I hadn't really thought about it, but there are some similarities between the Mormons and the Nation of Islam.

    • They both qualify as cults

    • They both took an existing religion, added a great deal of fabricated history to it as well as some rites.

    • They are both racist, sexist, homophobic, insular, and obnoxious.
    Um, yeah. Mormons are racist: http://www.blacklds.org/

    Also, I don't recall any stories about Mormons crashing airplanes into buildings, lopping off the heads of unbelievers, or blowing up pizza parlors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post

    Also, I don't recall any stories about Mormons crashing airplanes into buildings, lopping off the heads of unbelievers, or blowing up pizza parlors.
    The comparison was to the Nation of Islam, a proper noun, not a general reference to Islam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    The comparison was to the Nation of Islam, a proper noun, not a general reference to Islam.
    OK. Then I don't recall a segment of the Latter Day Saints branching off to become a violent street gang. And the point still stands about the Mormons and racism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    I hadn't really thought about it, but there are some similarities between the Mormons and the Nation of Islam.

    • They both qualify as cults

    • They both took an existing religion, added a great deal of fabricated history to it as well as some rites.

    • They are both racist, sexist, homophobic, insular, and obnoxious.
    Yes, but in your view, all religions qualify as cults. You have very little standing on this issue.
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    OK. Then I don't recall a segment of the Latter Day Saints branching off to become a violent street gang. And the point still stands about the Mormons and racism.
    In all fairness, the LDS started out as a pretty violent group, especially the Dannites, but they are about as peaceful and open as any religion today. I've served with a lot of them over the years, and invariably they are among the kindest and most decent people that I've known.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Yes, but in your view, all religions qualify as cults. You have very little standing on this issue.


    In all fairness, the LDS started out as a pretty violent group, especially the Dannites, but they are about as peaceful and open as any religion today. I've served with a lot of them over the years, and invariably they are among the kindest and most decent people that I've known.
    Watch this: http://1857massacre.com/:eek:
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    Calling nation of islam muslim is like calling mormons or westboro baptists Christians.
    They are both darker and full of shit, unlike real Americans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Yes, but in your view, all religions qualify as cults. You have very little standing on this issue.


    In all fairness, the LDS started out as a pretty violent group, especially the Dannites, but they are about as peaceful and open as any religion today. I've served with a lot of them over the years, and invariably they are among the kindest and most decent people that I've known.
    True, however, there are no Dannites in prison. 5%ers however...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    True, however, there are no Dannites in prison. 5%ers however...
    I agree. That cult of theirs though??????????????????Just wow!:eek:
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    True, however, there are no Dannites in prison. 5%ers however...
    I had to look up 5 Percenters because I've never even heard of it.

    Damn. Really strange stuff.

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