Monday, January 30, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Stuff BAD Parents Do!

Call for Reverse Missioning

Mormons are very proactive on youtube (although they censure anyone that expresses dissent on their vids), but I noticed that their tactics are facing smart resistance from people. For instance, their '... and I am a Mormon' campaign to make themselves seem more mainstream has absolutely backfired and now there are probably more testimonies of joy and liberation with videos entitled '... and I am an EX-Mormon' than there are videos of '... and I am a Mormon'.

Official Mormon Church records will deny this, but HORDES of people are leaving the LDS church faced with the facts that are being presented on youtube videos and online. So ... I went on and discovered that they have virtual missionaries that we can email or chat with, and sent an email inquiring what their church teaches them about the 30-odd wives of their prophet :)

I got a reply from this mormon missionary lady saying that 'not much is known about the prophet's wives' and that in ancient times prophets also took plural wives.

So I replied saying that actually there is A LOT of information online about his wives, including their names, the fact that some were 14 year olds when married off to him and some were married to other men and Joseph took them as wives, sometimes while their husbands were on mission. I sent her about four youtube vids with discussions on these things and the sources they cite, and even asked her to ignore the Christian propaganda that usually comes with these videos (as many Christians try to recruit Mormons using this information).

... am looking forward to her response.

I figured every single ex-Mormon has needed to have some sense talked to them by someone who already questioned their faith and is not under Mormon hypnosis. Reverse missioning has a lot of potential, it's fun and after viewing the video on how atheists are the most knowledgeable group when it comes to religious matters, I decided that it would also constitute a waste of gray matter to not reverse-mission to Mormons.

Plus considering how important being missionaries is for Mormons they deserve a taste of atheist missionaries!

I invite others to visit and other missionary sites, but the only thing that I'd request is no vicious attacks or insults, let's use a respectful tone please if you do wanna join this experiment and maybe we can help some of them see the error of their ways!

Chat with a Mormon missionary today! (And please, if you do, share your anecdotes in the comments section)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

You're a Mormon. And?

"God is greater than the United States, and when the Government conflicts with heaven, we will be ranged under the banner of heaven against the Government. The United States says we cannot marry more than one wife. God says different...". - John Taylor, the third president of the LDS Church

RIP Etta James :(

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The gods that we've made are exactly the type of gods that you'd expect to be made by a species that's about half a chromosome away from being a chimpanzee. - Christopher Hitchens

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Reason Rally

FINALLY secularists are seriously working on getting visible and becoming a voice in politics during an election year. Non-theists make up between 16-20 percent of the US population, a larger minority than Blacks, Gays, Jews, Mormons, Muslims, and overwhelmingly made up of young people, yet they are virtually invisible in American politics. Polls indicate that atheists are among the most hated minorities in the US. The Reason Rally will take place in Washington, D.C. on March 24th, 2012 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM at the National Mall.

"Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand."

— Mark Twain