Liberty University students outraged over Romney giving commencement speech

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  1. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I find this hilarious.

    http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/20/libertys-choice-of-romney-leads-to-angry-student-response/


    So the question is, who do they vote for in November? The Mormon or the Christian they think is a Muslim?
     
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    I do question why, if the school teaches that Mormonism isn't a true religion, they invited a Mormon speaker to commencement. It's like inviting Joe Lieberman to give the keynote speech at the Democratic convention.

    On the other hand, it's Liberty University, and it's Romney, and I find it hard to play even a small fiddle for either one of them.
     
  4. leekohler macrumors G5

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    No- we're not exactly talking about the brightest bulbs on the tree.
     
  5. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Christians by and large consider mormons and scientologists to be crackpots because of their beliefs. Meanwhile they worship a zombie that supposedly rose from the dead, walked on water, and transformed blood and flesh into wine and bread.

    Holy ****.
     
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    Wow, I really thought it was an Onion article until I saw the link.

    I just loves me some irony.
     
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    Let's just hope that lots of "Christians" feel the same way about Romney in the fall.
     
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    This is pretty stupid. Although in my experience the mormons I've interacted with are very kind and decent human beings, its very un-christian to turn your back on a man just because he follows a slightly different doctrine.
     
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    Christians would rather vote for a Mormon than a Muslim.






















    :p
     
  12. bradl macrumors 68040

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    As Metallica says, "Sad, but True".

    I don't see much changing in regards to the POTUS election in November. They would rather take their version of their perceived 'lesser of two evils', even if it means making themselves out to be hypocrites.. and that's how they will justify it.

    Sad, but true.

    BL.
     
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    Christians calling Christians not christian. it happens so often and so against the bible.
     
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    :confused: I thought Jerry Falwell left the building with Elvis?

    He must have more lives than Abe Vagoda.
     
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    That's, ah say, that's Jerry Falwell Junior, son.
     
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    It will for sure. Remember, gays are not to be given jobs. That really is the message they're sending. How awful.
     
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    OMG, they are like the Bush's.

    If Jeb is VP, well, ..... , sorry, I can't even find the words.

    Condie is the obvious choice of the slugs suggested in the paper I read today.
     
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    The bible? Which one would that be?
     
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    Slightly different? You mean like the very nature of God (Trinity vrs LDS Godhead - three separate Gods that work together)? Works vrs deeds? The end of cannon vas continuing revelation? It goes on and on, and as a former Mormon I can guarantee you to non-LDS Christians the differences are anything but slight.
     
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    Yeah the italicized "slightly" was bait to see who was up on their Mormon trivia or even the Joseph Smith aspect, to which I'm glad you picked up on. :) However for many atheist/agnostic people, the difference is akin to the differences between Cheerios and Wheaties, different but both cereal.
     
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    I don't get how you could be so exclusionary. Your school got someone big and influential to give the commencement address. He's not going to preach Mormonism, just listen to his damn speech.

    This reminds me of when Obama did Notre Dame's and the students planned some kind of flash-mob-exit thing if he started talking pro-abortion, pro-stimulus, etc. And he didn't. So they just wasted their time, not listening to one of the most influential men in history, just because he has different viewpoints than they do. Shows what kind of students they are IMO.
     
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    Not to defend them, but this isn't about his views, but his adherence to a belief system that worships in their eyes a false god, but not just any false god, but one that claims to be the same as theirs.
     
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    Maybe they dont like the timing, too. He's running for president, why give one guy free airtime so to speak.
     
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    You mean a doctrine based in the idea that Jesus was born in America etc. etc. etc.

    And it's very Christian despite popular belief most of Christian doctrine has nothing to do with being loving and accepting of everyone.

    So this makes perfect sense.
     

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