Any Mormons here?

Aldaris

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This is in no way ment to be a rant or rave or turn into a huge your right I'm wrong... Please respect the religion and beliefs of other's especially within tha mac community... remember we all have one thing in common the "? mac"

I was just curious if there were any Mormons or Latter-Day Saints that are MacRumors Members as well...

Thanks...
 

Chip NoVaMac

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Dec 25, 2003
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there have been a few that I have seen posting here. Some going on missions, others just posting their thoughts.

Given the vision of the Madonna, not the sing one in the Chicago area; there smacks a bit of religious intolerance here in the world. As one that was raised Catholic, and with understanding of the Virgin Mother, it is distressing to see some of the comments here about "visions".
 

mad jew

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Nope

Help an ignorant person out here, is it the Mormons who charge tourists (and others) for photographs of Salt Lake City? Is that true, or just some scary myth?
 

Balin64

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Jul 23, 2002
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I "Dated" a Mormon in High School

It was very awkward and enlightening at the same time.

But, to answer your question: I don't think there are very Mormons in the forum.

If I had to choose a denomination, I would consider myself a progressive Catholic...
 

wrc fan

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Awimoway said:
I am, but shouldn't this be in the Politics/Religion forum?
I think only if it starts getting into an argument/debate over religion... which I hope it doesn't.

In high school one of my best friends was mormon. He went on his mission about 2 years after we graduated and while on his mission got in a huge accident (moving semi + stalled car = bad) and now he suffers from short-term memory loss (like the Memento guy). It's just a miracle he's still alive.
 

TheT

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I am not a Mormon, but I used to be part of a Mormon family during my exchange year in the states... I was very impressed and learned a lot about the mordern reality of this religion; I can't stand those myths that get spread by people who don't even know what they are talking about.
 

TheT

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mad jew said:
Nope

Help an ignorant person out here, is it the Mormons who charge tourists (and others) for photographs of Salt Lake City? Is that true, or just some scary myth?
I have never heard about that one and though I only spent one day in Salt Lake City I don't think this is true at all. It's not about you being ignorant, it's just that many people believe some things they hear because they don't know any better... I it is just important not to judge a religion, or for that matter any group of people, without any proper knowledge (this is not particularly related to your post :) )
 

Desertrat

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Jul 4, 2003
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The only place in the US where anybody ever wanted me to pay money to take photos was at the Indian pueblo at Taos, New Mexico. I stopped on the approach road--on Indian land--for a wide-angle shot before entering to take the guided tour. An Indian passing by got on my case that only after I'd entered and paid the tourist fee could I take photos. In a spirit of full cooperation, I put away my camera and turned around and went back to Taos.

Salt Lake City? Hey, all I met were friendly, pleasant folks. Don't go to reading and believing too much Zane Grey...

'Rat
 

mischief

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I'm not a Mormon, though I'm listed as "saved" through an uncle who is. I found this amusing when I found out as I figure "saved" is between me and God... and we're usually on pretty good terms... ;)
 

makisushi

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mischief said:
I'm not a Mormon, though I'm listed as "saved" through an uncle who is. I found this amusing when I found out as I figure "saved" is between me and God... and we're usually on pretty good terms... ;)
That is interesting. I have never heard of someone being "saved" just by familial relation.
 

skunk

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makisushi said:
That is interesting. I have never heard of someone being "saved" just by familial relation.
Oh, I have. I heard that there is an ongoing LDS project to co-opt the entire world into their church by genealogical extrapolation. I'll look for the link. If it's not an urban myth...
 

makisushi

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skunk said:
Oh, I have. I heard that there is an ongoing LDS project to co-opt the entire world into their church by genealogical extrapolation. I'll look for the link. If it's not an urban myth...
The geneology thing is not a myth, but it is about people who have died. Mischief is still alive.
 

mischief

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skunk said:
Oh, I have. I heard that there is an ongoing LDS project to co-opt the entire world into their church by genealogical extrapolation. I'll look for the link. If it's not an urban myth...
If it's an urban legend it's one the Nation's Rabbi's are really offended by. NPR recently ran an article about a flap involving the posthumous "saving" of Auschwitz dead.
 

makisushi

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mischief said:
If it's an urban legend it's one the Nation's Rabbi's are really offended by. NPR recently ran an article about a flap involving the posthumous "saving" of Auschwitz dead.
Yes. Posthumously. However, you are still alive, or at least you seem to be... :p
 

makisushi

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mischief said:
So effectively, currently living relatives are Qued up for "saving"? How very odd.
I guess you could look at it that way. The way we look at it, you currently have the chance to be "saved" because you are alive and have the ability to hear our gospel teachings and choose whether to reject it or not.