Tuesday, March 11, 2008

An Example of Mormon Respect for other religions

Missionaries in Colorado desecrated and vandalised Catholic shrine. Most commenter's on the Desert News website wondered what the big deal was, they would have felt different if it was an LDS temple.

http://www.chieftain.com/metro/1205046377/1

Not all Mormons approve of this kind of thing but many do. I was a LDS missionary so I know this kind of disrespect is common among them.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I got a less destructive example of this when a Mormon friend told me that he believed that all non-Mormon churches, including mine, were false. I'd had the feeling he'd hoped to convert me, but I must say, that was *not* the way to go about it.

LDS Art Collector said...

Great Post

David said...

I was appalled when I heard this. We do not teach or believe that any member of the Church has the right to vandalize any property. It was sad and I'm sure they got in some major trouble with the GAs for it! I guess some people in the Church just don't take the time to really read and understand Articles of Faith 11. =/

Bonnie said...

I'm surprised by the vandalism of the church, however I was taught that all other regions, except Mormonism, were "abominations before the Lord" and that the Roman Catholic Church in particular was "the whore of the world" so I can understand what the mind-set of these young men were.

I would like to say that understanding their actions is not the same a excusing them; these men should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Also the "divine light of intelligence" does not seem to be much in evidence for these persons who were "blessed and set apart to bear witness and minister to the world" by the "power of the holy priesthood". Somebody might want to check into that. Looks like an Epic Fail to me.

apostolic74 said...

There is a certain irony that a mormon would vandalize a catholic church. In my opinion the catholic doctrine ranks the most dangerous in the world. If the mormons were as big I would have to rethink my rankings. In my little corner of Ohio the LDS church is directly across the road from the Jehova's Witnesses kingdom hall. I sometimes wonder if they ever get together for a game of badmitten? Hmmm...