November 5, 2012

12 myths about Mormonism

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SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) All those stories about Mitt Romney's White House bid and his Mormon faith educated millions of observant Americans about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Still, some “understandings” remain misunderstandings — and many views of the religion continue to be skewed, exaggerated or flat-out wrong. Here are 12 persistent myths about Mormonism. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.

  • Riki

    asking my mormon colleagues why I’ve never seen a mormon wearing a Cross, they answered me : Oh no we don’t because THIS REMINDS US OF HIS DEFEAT !!!!!
    How can you call yourself a Christian with an answer like that !!

  • Pat

    Remember that Paul tells us that we “preach Christ crucified”.

    The crucifixion, while externally looks like defeat, in reality is a victory; with no crucifixion, there is no resurrection. While it was the greatest sin (Deicide), it was also the greatest good (the gates of Heaven were opened). This is the mystery and paradox of the cross.

    However, there is no way the cross can ever be seen as a defeat.

  • Michael

    Point two is much too tamely stated. Joseph Smith spoke of a “council of the Gods” and believed “As man is, God once was; as God is, man shall become”. He thought there is more than one God. That’s not monotheism, people.