Sunday, December 2, 2007

Unveiling Mormonism

Lon Solomon, Senior Pastor at McLean Bible Church in Tysons Corner, Virginia, explains Mormonism. This is from a series on World Religions. Since public discourse is bringing it up, there is much to be learned here that the average American does not know.

This talk is important in view of Mitt Romney's upcoming talk Thursday night on religion, religious tolerance and Mormonism. At least that's what I think he's going to talk about, like it ot not.

Let's talk 1st heaven, 2nd heaven and 3rd heaven. Joseph Smith. Baptism of the dead and Mormon obsession with geneology. Eternal wives who are eternally pregnant. Spirit babies. Promotion to godhood and earning your own planet for eternity. Ban on blacks becoming Mormon. Polygamy. The rebuilding of the last Jewish Temple in Missouri. Jesus as the first man who attained godhood. And more.

Whether this is really important in the political discourse of the current Presidential campaign each voter must decide for themselves.


Tony Blair talks on the centrality of his Christianity to every aspect of his life, despite low-keying it during his years as British Prime Minister:


Anonymous said...

If you want to learn about Mormonism, why ask a competing denomination like the McLean Church that has a vested interest in not loosing its members to the Mormon Church? Isn't that like going to a Ford dealership to ask about a Corolla? Seems to me, if you want to learn about Mormonism, ask one of the six million Mormons in this country. From my experience, it seems like most of those who oppose Romney on the basis of his faith do so out of fear that a Romney presidency would 'legitimize' Mormonism. That's a dangerous road to go down. Where do you draw the line? No Mormon presidents - fine. What about Mormons governors? Senators? City Council? Which religions get the stamp of approval and which don't?

Or, are you making the argument that Mormons are somehow less rational because of their beliefs? Otherwise, why did you cherry-pick the most unorthodox Mormon beliefs to highlight out of context? Not to make a big deal out of it, but we've had very sucessful Mormon leaders in the private and public sectors for many years now. Don't you think we're a little beyond this?

Webutante said...

You can say whatever you want about this sermon; however, I don't think Lon Solomon considers his church 'in competetion' with Mormonism in any way, shape or form.