‘What goes on in there?’ Brian Williams is really scared of Mormons

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The media wasn’t interested in Obama’s spiritual mentor and pastor for twenty years – the one who routinely says things like ‘U.S. KKK of A.’ in his sermons – but now they are all over Mormonism. NBC produced a ‘special’ on the religion which featured jaded former Mormons and an over dramatic Brian Williams, who breathlessly questioned what really goes on in the Mormon temple.

One featured interviewee was Abbey Huntsman, daughter of Jon Huntsman, Jr., who is not an active member of the church. She told Williams, “It’s very black and white still. You either live by the Mormon doctrine or you do not.”

She also told Williams, “I don’t think (Mormons have) done a good enough job of opening up. They’ve been secretive.”

Pat, who is a Mormon, took some offense at her comments. He joked that God isn’t a “black and white” person, and that when it comes to faith and religion some people just might want to have a code of ethics that are respected by church members.

“These are supposed to be rules passed down from the beginning of time,” Stu added.

“The Ten Commandments don’t change,” Pat said.

Williams also asked Huntsman what went on in the Mormon temple, wondering why he as a non-Mormon couldn’t get in there when he could walk across Fifth Avenue and into St. Patrick’s without question. And while Huntsman clarified it’s just a sacred space, she said that she hopes the policy changes and more people are allowed in there.

“You’re talking about a church not a temple. If there is a Mormon church you can worship in there at Sunday. Temple is different. Read the scriptures. Temples are different. As with ancient times not everybody can go in there willy-nilly. It’s not a secretive place. It is a sacred place,” Pat said.

Pat said there is a process in place to be able to enter the temple, and if you go through the process you can enter. But since it is a sacred place not anyone can just enter whenever they please.

“Looking at it from a presidential perspective. Here’s a guy most likely not going to be sleeping around. Most likely not drunk when he needs to press the button. It’s a positive to me. I want a guy who’s boring,” Stu explained.

“If anything, the typical profile of the average Mormon lends itself to you’d be good at that sort of job. Which is why Mitt Romney I think has been successful at business, and good at managing people, and managing, large controversial decisions over his life. To act as if this is scary thing, to me, is this bizarre approach only the media could come up with.”

Nevertheless, Pat thinks the tactic of making Mormonism a scary thing in the media is going to only get worse.

“October is going to be bash a Mormon month,” he said.

Check out a clip from the NBC special below:

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  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    The only reason the MSM is going after Mormonism is to try and play up the fear factor for those who are not Mormon, and mind you I am not Mormon.

    Mormon churches are indeed different from their dedicated and concecrated temples; this is the same as with many faith in which some structures are open to all people, others only to their own fellow believers of the faith.

    Look back with the election of Kennedy, how many people assumed with his election the Papacy would thus make the US a theocracy?

    The uttermost desperation and delusional tendencies of the Democrats, administraiton and the MSM is made self evident for all to see.

  • Anonymous

    I think Brian Williams’ interview wasn’t worth comment. He seeming interested and curious and surprisingly non-confrontational. I only watched the interview to see what kind of crap he’d try and I found him to actually be professional. Let’s not lower ourselves to their level taking cheap shots over non issues

  • Anonymous

    At least non-Mormons can enter Salt Lake City.  Try that in Mecca or Medina.  

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    I don’t agree with Mormonism but come on Williams it is their right to run their church the way they want.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    I rather vote Mormon than moron! 

  • Anonymous

    If you manage to watch Current TV without vomiting, they are running a hit piece on the Mormon Church. From what I was able to gather between bouts of nausea is the Mormons have suspicious ties to Masons and that the secret network can keep track of all members of the church. If you speak out against the church, or leave the church they will track you and your family forever.

    It came to me if we could put the church in charge of Border Patrol and CIA we could lock down the border and eliminate radical Islam around the world. One big surprise, after this “documentary” they ran a nice piece about why the sun shines out of Obamas ass.

  • Anonymous

    Why, how wonderful that he was able to pick out a Mormon who is a non-believer and be so professional and non-confrontational!  Now THERE is a guy who is REALLY interested and curious!  Doesn’t it seem strange that if you want to find out what someone believes you go to someone who doesn’t believe it?  Give us a break.  

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if the “Jews”/Hebrews, children of Abraham – ever wondered what went on in the Holy of Holy’s in the Temple?  Ever read the discrimination for the individual that went beyond the curtain – those that even went in before the curtain?  There is NOTHING sacred, particularly honor, among liberals.  How many Catholics know what goes on behind the scenes at the Vatican?  even among those that live right there.

  • Anonymous

     and do they really care what goes on and has gone on for over a hundred years.

  • Anonymous

    “‘special’ on the religion which featured jaded former Mormons” – jaded former Mormons?  had they been to Temple?  or is it that they were only pseudo Mormons and couldn’t get in?  and if they had left the church – why weren’t they talking – if they’d been to Temple – ???

  • Anonymous

     You can go but you better hide.

  • Anonymous

     to that I’ll say hog wash!  I’ve known Mormons who merely faded away – what would they “track” them forever for?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001262802653 Jane Martin

    A note to Mr. Williams…
    Go to Temple Sq. SLC for a couple of days as I did this summer. I’m a Roman Catholic & I throughly enjoyed the learning experience. By going there you will then understand what loving people they are & I’m sure will understand why all are not allowed to enter the Temple.  Have some respect Mr. Williams for others Faith !!!  And what is yours ???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CSICUW2CKGBO4QMPSMQ7DGGJNM minnie

    I am a catholic n I rather vote for a mormon that loves our country than vote for a communist that wants to bankrupt America, I do not want to vote for obama since he believes in his church that says  G-d   damn America, I do no believe for a minute that obama had never heard  that pastor say that. G-D  DAMN AMERICA,   obama LIES. I do not want to walk around with my bed sheets across my face,  

  • Anonymous

    How many Mormons in jail or in drug rehab, c’mon Mr Williams, would you be scared to walk through a Mormon neighborhood at midnight. Tell the people that pull your strings they’re going to have to fine tune your script, the people see through you. 

  • Stephan Bruno

    Sorry Mormons aren’t Christians. Sorry but it’s true. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NZQIZZEEOA4SYJWTCJDYZPRJFE BobP

    This is absolutely F$%&’ing hilarious.  These dirty liberal “journalists” will do Obama’s dirty work for him – to try and smear Mitt Romney and distract Americans from the work of the Destroyer in Chief – the man who pals around with terrorists and sucks up to Muslims with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood (who want to destroy America and the Constitution).  This is SICK!  These people are ENEMIES of this country.  Obama is an ENEMY of this country.  He hates all we stand for.  He hates the Christian faith and LIES THROUGH HIS TEETH when he says he is a Christian.  He is about as Christian as my sofa.  What a liar Obama is.  People who can’t see through this evil man are blind blind blind.

    They pry into Romney’s faith yet they won’t touch Obama’s ties to Ayers, Wright, Al Mansour, Rezko, the Muslim Brotherhood and all the other shady characters that make up his brain trust.
    America is TOAST if Obama is re-elected.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NZQIZZEEOA4SYJWTCJDYZPRJFE BobP

    Exactly!  And when is the last time Mormons bombed or beheaded like the Muslims (Obama’s pals) do on a daily basis around the world in the name of Allah??

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NZQIZZEEOA4SYJWTCJDYZPRJFE BobP

    And neither is Obama.  Obama is a Muslim parading as Christian, ready to deceive as many people as he can and destroy America in the process.  I guarantee you Obama couldn’t recite two Bible verses if you asked him, yet he can say that Muslim greeting with the best of them.  You betcha – that’s our great “Christian” president Barack Obama.  PUKE!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M5AQRCJVNRW65KCPEJZDAGISSA Big T

    try to get into a Muslim temple in Iraq—they will cut your head off!

  • greywolfrs

    Hey, it’s the moron. Do you have to try to be this dumb or does it come naturally? I am betting the latter.

  • Sandie

    How ridiculous. What, does he think they are doing, sacrificing animals? Dancing around with their bodies painted with blood? LMAO. Williams makes it sound all mysterious and scary – like there are bizarre rituals taking place. He is starting with ignorance of something and trying to make something out of it, trying to get people to be apprehensive and mistrusting of it. What a manipulative tactic. . . almost Hitleresque.

  • greywolfrs

    I think that stories like play into the hands of the idiots on the left. Stop talking about it if it isn’t an issue. Seems to me this only keeps it going.

  • Soulphoenix

    I watched the entire show, and I don’t think it was that bad. Yes, the part about not being able to get into a Mormon temple was inane, and he spent WAY too much time with Abbey Huntsman, asking her questions he should have been asking a member, not a former or non-practicing member (he must have been smitten with her – ahem). But other portions of the show were great, and Harry Smith couldn’t stop gushing about the huge warehouse full of welfare supplies. The bi-racial family they interviewed were wonderful people.

    I agree that the media – or should we call them “Obama’s propaganda arm” – will be trying everything they can think of to turn Mormonism against Mitt. They have a clear agenda and absolutely no shame. Most of them aren’t even trying to hide that agenda anymore. They’re laughing at us, thinking we’re all intellectually servile to them.

    That couldn’t be farther from the truth, and I predict it will backfire on them. I can’t wait to see it.

  • Anonymous

    There is no Mormon, no Seventh Day Adventist, no Amish, no Japanese, no Chinese, no Jews, no Hindi, or anyone else whose religion requires biblical law and virtue from their constituency who seek refuge in any city rescue mission. What does this tell us? Can we benefit from knowing this?

  • Anonymous

    The Mormon religion is not evil, etc…but it is confusing.

    -Baptizing people without permission or after they have died because they were not Mormons is disrespectful and condescending.
    -Within the last couple of decades, Mormon leaders promoted polygamy and even asked families to flee Christian persecutors in the U.S.and move to Mexico to continue their polygamist lifestyles.
    -Mormons only use the KJV of the Bible and uses Smith’s interpretations in the Book of Mormon as their only method for teaching and worship.

    It is confusing, so questioning their ever changing policies is a legitimate area to question.
     

  • Sarah and Jeremiah Hunter

    Ya, because God’s commandments should move with the times rather than the times moving with God. (Note the sarcasm) Humans who believe people should follow them are fools.

  • Lioness

    Um… OK, then it’s an off shoot of Christianity with a lot of Christian themes, so what? Details, details, labels are so superficial. The conduct of the individual should define who they are, not a label which is filled with preconceived notions. It’s just a crutch for simpletons who don’t wish to actually understand the complex individuality of humanity. “Mormons aren’t Christians”, Christians all hate gays, gays are all liberal, liberals are all feminists, feminists all believe in pro choice, etc. etc. etc. I guess life is simple stupid when you can categorize every thing into neat little mindless packages. Labels and the expectations that go with those labels are a lot like the thoughts in your previous posts. Irrelevant.

  • Anonymous

    OMG!   A Morman and a Catholic on the same ticket?   Can the country handle it?

    No one seemed to mind it when a (hidden) Muslim and a Catholic were voted into office in ’08.

    But, then, the (hidden) Muslim was never vetted, was he?   His lips may proclaim he is a

    Christian, but his actions speak loud and clear of his Muslim leanings.  Cancellation of the Nat’l

    Day of Prayer, but Muslims can hold a gathering—was that at the WH or on the grounds?

    Then, no prayer from a Catholic bishop, but 2 hours of Muslim prayer at the convention?

    What is THAT all about?   Hope the country is wide awake on this.  Will the media cover it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Morgan/100000253121773 Carol Morgan

     i am a  Mormon and what gets me is that so many people do not get what sacred means. there is a scripture that says we are not supposed to cast our pearls before the swine…that means that we do not expose things that are special, to those who would make fun of or make light of them. that is actually compassionate because if you do expose whatever and a person makes fun of it, he comes under condemnation before God.
    And there is a scripture that says we will not understand everything of God, because his ways are higher than our ways, we are to just trust Him and not unrighteously judge one  another. not sure exactly where these scriptures are but i know i have seen them, and most likely some of the people who participate in these forums probably know exactly what and where they are. point is, if we know the scripture and have pure intent, sof this garbage would not even be an issue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Morgan/100000253121773 Carol Morgan

     a christian is ANYONE who accepts Jesus as the Christ and their Savior, and lives their lives in a way that witnesses and exemplifies Jesus Christ. and the name of the Mormon church is THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Morgan/100000253121773 Carol Morgan

     yeah, those dangerous Mormons would probably invite you in out of the cold and offer you something toxic like hot cocoa and donuts!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Morgan/100000253121773 Carol Morgan

    that is a bunch of buffalo chips. if a person does not want to go to church,they are sent people to check up  on them and maybe find out what has happened to cause them to feel that way. if a member becomes negative and wants their name taken from the list of members, all they have to do is request it. they are not tracked down, they are on the lists so they will not be forgotten. Just like anything that has to do with Jesus Christ, membership is voluntary!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    The last time they killed was back in the 1800s but I dare anyone to point out massacres in any religion. Every single one of them has dirty secrets in their passed.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    I been watching an x Mormon lately even tho he is slanted away from them even he did not say such things. They place works above everything else but isn’t that what we need someone willing to work instead of golfing 50 times a day.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    If you want I could show you an x Mormon take on it but I know you would not like him because he doesn’t twist God’s words.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    And not many know this but there is a movement called born again Mormons that don’t like the teachings of Smith and use the Bible that all Christians use. I know Mitt is not one but like all Churches in this country there are many different Churches believing many different things and Mormons are no different to paint them all in the same brush is just wrong.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-Allan/707974764 Gary Allan

    everytime a liberal speaks, out comes hypocracy.

  • Anonymous

    The entire Temple compound in Jerusalem from the time of Solomon until it was destroyed by the Romans about 40 years after Jesus crucifixion was considered holy, but it became increasingly
    more holy as one entered farther in, from east to west.

    King Herod had enclosed
    the outer court and it was referred to as the Court of the
    Gentiles because the “gentiles” (non-Jews) were permitted to enter the Temple area.
    They could walk within in it but they were forbidden to go any further than the
    outer court. They were excluded from entering into any of the inner courts, and
    warning signs in Greek and Latin were placed that gave warning that the
    penalty for such trespass was death. The Romans permitted the Jewish authorities to
    carry out the death penalty for this offence, even if the offender were a Roman
    citizen.

    The Greek inscription on a stone tablet found on the Temple site reads:

    ‘No foreigner shall enter into the
    balustrade of the Temple, or within the precinct, and whoever is caught
    doing this will be responsible for his death that will follow as a
    consequence.’

    Gentiles could enter the Temple courts only to a
    certain point. They were barred from entering the areas closest to the
    Court of the Priests, where sacrifice and prayers were offered daily. The penalty was death.

    http://www.bible-lands.net/cities/jerusalem/403-jerusalem-resources-no-gentiles-sign-in-temple

    It was into these outer courts that Jesus came and drove out the
    money-changers who had been accumulating wealth by using the Temple as a place of
    merchandise.

    I would not be surprised to learn that there would be a severe penalty to every non- muslim who tried to have a look inside the holy sites in Mecca. How would you feel if you feel if your  neighbor demanded to know what went on in your home just because they wanted to know?

    Some places are and should be private.
     

  • Anonymous

    They do the same with the Freemasons…comparing or insuating that it’s devil worship.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    I was in Utah skiing and read an article in the local paper about what it was like to live in Utah and not be a Mormon.

    If they can’t convert you they shun you, they won’t like their kids play with yours. 

    They’re entitled their beliefs. I just don’t want one for President.

  • http://twitter.com/NatalieJDavis1 Natalie J. Davis

    I’m sure will understand why all are not allowed to enter the Temple.  Have some respect Mr. Williams for others Faith !!!  And what is yours ? http://FinancialMayor.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    Good Sir, of course ANY “X-member” of ANY RELIGION is going to have negative things to say about their former religion.  I laugh when people say, “Oh my goodness, did you hear what that person said about their former religion, of which they are now jaded.”  I have many friends of many faiths and many former members of of various religions and they all left for various reasons, but it was just a choice they made.  Because people decide to leave their religion, does not make it evil.  Some people are not willing to live a strict code of conduct.  We all have our God given agency and it’s a beautiful thing.  =)  Also, there are MANY that decide to leave and then RETURN.  God bless. =)

  • philmon cluebattingcage

    Mormophobia!!!!!  

    Hey.  Tables can be turned.  Right?

    Aren’t you tired of those Mormophobic Democrats and their hate?  Why the hate?!?!?!?!?!!!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    Never said Mormonism was evil. They have done tons of stuff to help out with the poor. None of the churches here on earth are not really of Christ’s Church but all who follow Jesus that is the real Church of Christ. There are Mormons that will go to heaven if they believe Jesus is lord and savior of the world than they are saved. I don’t just take the word of man with any credit because all men are evil and it is stupid to follow someone blindly. Read my comments on this thread I might not agree with Mormon doctrine but I am not going to stand in their way or judge them because I am no better than anyone else. God bless you as well.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_32KB4BKYYDJW3HMFBV47T7IPYU pragmatic

    Visiting Temple square would damage his talking points.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_32KB4BKYYDJW3HMFBV47T7IPYU pragmatic

    you need to reread resets comments.  He was repeating what the goracles (al gore own current tv) channel was spewing and what he was able to pick up between his bouts of nausea watching it. He clearly didn’t believe what was being spewed.

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Kota:  Thanks for your reply.  I am a member of said faith.  We believe, first and foremost, that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer and that it is through His Atoning Sacrifice that we receive forgiveness and salvation.  For this reason our church is correctly named, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  (Mormon is actually a nick-name b/c of our additional book of scripture, the Book of Mormon that we read and study, in addition to the Holy Bible.)  There is so much incorrect information about our church in the media and we are well aware that anti-Mormon information is taught in various other churches.  I find that puzzling to me.  In our church we are never taught “anti” any religion.  We learn more of our own faith and are taught to love and respect persons of all faiths.  Why do people spend so much time preaching and teaching “anti” religion/doctrine of other faiths, instead of focusing on their own testimonies and working out their own salvation before God.  We are a missionary church as well, to spread the message that brings us so much joy and peace … but we are never taught to spread “anti” information of any faith.  You sound like a nice person, with good intentions.  I applaud your statement that it’s not our place to judge b/c we are no better than others.  I completely agree.  I think we probably agree on more than we disagree. =)

  • Anonymous

    That’s unfortunate that people feel that way, but that article does not describe all people of the Mormon faith in Utah.  I am a member of said faith and I also grew up in Utah (I have since moved out of state for my job), and my parents taught us to love and respect all people, and that is also what we were taught in church.  If parents don’t let their kids play with other kids not of their faith, that is wrong indeed, but it can not be a blanket statement for everyone.  Many of my friends growing up were of other faiths, or no religion at all and that was the same for many LDS families I knew as well.  That article represents the opinions and experiences of only a few.  However, I have lived back East as well, and I am now living in the South.  Where ever you go there is a religion of majority in that area and I’ve talked to people that feel that same way about people of other religions as well.  My family currently resides in the South and when people find out we are Mormon, most are cordial and other times … well, not so much. =)  But we carry on and continue in our faith because it is what we believe.  There are people in this area of the country that don’t want to associate with Mormons because of the weird things they are taught at home and in their churches about us.  It’s unfortunate though, because I’m sure we have more in common than expected.  =)  P.S. If Mitt Romney can fix the economy and do a good job as president, then why is his religion such a big deal?  People made a big deal when JFK ran for pres b/c he was the first Catholic to run.  I think his first bid in ’08 people made a bigger deal of it, but now I think the majority of people don’t care and just want someone qualified to fix the economy.  Just a thought.  God bless. =)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    I here that your church does a lot of good. I am Brothern and there has been a lot of misinformation about us as well. I been told that us Brothern don’t welcome outsiders but that is not true I was an atheist before and they welcomed me with open arms and they will welcome anyone in to hear the message. We support and have missionaries as well. My youth Pastor and his family are going to Kenya and few doctors. I hope all goes well with them you think it bad here go there once. We are an off shot of the Amish religion so I can see why they think the way they do.

  • Anonymous

    With all do respect sir – you are wrong.  Polygamy was abolished hundreds of years ago and any person practicing said lifestyle is excommunicated from the church.  Any groups practicing that lifestyle do not belong to the Mormon church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints).  However, you are right, that the religion may sound confusing because it is a very misunderstood religion.  Your questions are valid, but seek correct outlets for your answers rather than random things people post on Google or “anti Mormon” information taught in some churches.  You say that you have legitimate questions … then look for the legitimate truth. =)  Search mormon.org and lds.org and you can find the truth about our beliefs and practices. =)  I promise we are a lot cooler than you probably think! =)  

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Bruno.  Please describe to me what makes you Christian.  I am a Mormon and I will describe to you what makes me a Christian.  I believe that Jesus Christ is my Lord, Savior and Redeemer.  I believe that He personally walked the earth in His mortal ministry to show us a better way, to show us a perfect example of love and obedience.  I know that our Savior suffered and died on the cross to take upon Him our sins so that we may be forgiven and receive salvation and return to live with God one glorious day.  I love my Savior and Redeemer.  I try each and everyday to live and follow His example.  He lived and taught a life of service, compassion, love and obedience and that is what we are taught in our church.  It’s unfortunate that other churches spend so much time preaching anit-Mormon information, otherwise you might actually see me for what I am: a Christian.  We know who we are and what we believe.  I respect your faith in Christ.  As people of faith, we need to UNITE and come together, not divide ourselves over petty perceived differences.  We both love and follow Christ, let’s embrace that!  (FYI: “Mormon” is a nick-name, the church is called: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.)  

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    I am going to take a look. I would not waste time with strtlk he hates anyone who does not stand with Obama and will not listen to reason. Believe me I tried.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    Brothern it an off shot of the Amish church. 

  • Anonymous

    Its one thing to be a liberal, its another to be a Governor
    in one of the most liberal states in the nation ! I choose to believe the
    federalist governor from Massachusetts will be
    a republican president for America/
    That much I pray for !

     

    I’ve read the book of Mormon. By the way they don’t like
    being called Mormon’s. It is the Church of the Latter day Saints or as you may know the LDS. I am a practicing Catholic and with my LDS friends I must admit Romney seems like a pretty nice guy. Weigh
    better than Obama, back in 2007 I looked at Obama and thought how could America
    ever elect this person to the most powerful seat in the world, but we did. I
    really pray we know or understand what were voting for this time around. Failure
    to do so could be the end of us all!

  • Anonymous

    Rahm I agree that we need someone that is willing to work, but wanted to respond to your statement  “they place works above everything else” As a member of the LDS church, I do not believe this to be true.  I believe that it is only through the Atonement of Jesus Christ that we can be saved.  Christ suffered and died for all of us, so that we can have the opportunity to repent of our sins, and be freed from the heavy weight of sin.  He atoned for our sins, and without this atonement, none of us can be saved.  This is what I have learned from my church attendance, and personal scripture study.   
       However I do believe that works, and the way we live our lives and treat our neighbor is important.  Jesus Christ by the way He lived His life, showed us an example of how to live our lives. 
    In the Bible in James chapter 2 verse 17 it states, Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 
    Also read in St. Mathew chapter 25 verses 31 thru 46  
    There are many other scriptures in the Bible that I can point to that talk about the importance of works.  I do NOT however believe that I can earn my way into heaven with works.  I believe that as a follower of Jesus Christ, that I should do what I can to love my neighbor as myself, and to help my fellow man.   I am not always good at this, but do try.  I believe that works are important, and that we will be held accountable for the way we live our lives.  However,  I am a sinner, and all men and women sin.  I know that it is only because of my Savior Jesus Christ, and His great love and Atonement,  that I can repent of my sins and receive forgiveness.  Without His sacrifice for me, I could not be saved.  This is what I place above everything else.  

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    Then I stand corrected. Thanks for clearing that up.

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  • Anonymous

    Thank You. I try and use my sarcasm as a tool, for good and not the forces of evil. I’ll just assume they have never seen the fair and impartial reporting on current tv. Excuse me now, I must go club some baby seals, they make great bait on my polar bear hunts. 

    Crap!…I have to stop by the petrol poison station on my way, it seems I left my SUV idling in the driveway for the past hour and burned up a brontosaur worth of black gold.