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Setzaroth wrote:

I'd like to hear some of those stories.

As far as the race thing.

 

Im not sure why black is everyone's favorite race, saying they are racist for not having any black people in power, is not only ignorant, but ill-informed. They have people from most races represented in the higher positions of the church.

 

Observe.

 

http://www.lds.org/church/leaders?lang=eng


Okay, you go with the LDS, I'll go with the press:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/opinion/sunday/racism-and-the-mormon-church.html?_r=0

 

http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/joannabrooks/7079/shifting_talk_on_mormon_racism_reveal...

 

http://www.salon.com/2013/03/09/changes_in_mormon_scriptures_to_reflect_shifting_views_partner/

 

You can say whatever you wish - there is recent historical evidence of discrimination in their ranks.

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OK, I'm just going to say something before it gets out of control...

This is not the place for a religious debate...not sure anywhere on these forums is, really, since it almost always dissolves into an insult fight...

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You said they don't have any Black/other races in power, I shot that down. If you are going to prove something, use the official source I say.

 

As far as them saying diiferent things about race, they are just people. And the things that happened in the past happened in the past, for reasons I dont really know. Everyone was racist back then in one way or another.

 

Did you even read all 3 of those articles? I doubt youd did.

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vfr_800_rider wrote:

Mine:

 

People should have to take an aptitude test before being allowed to procreate.  Over-population would no longer be an issue.



THIS!  SO MUCH!

 

 i agree.

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Setzaroth wrote:

You said they don't have any Black/other races in power, I shot that down. If you are going to prove something, use the official source I say.

 

As far as them saying diiferent things about race, they are just people. And the things that happened in the past happened in the past, for reasons I dont really know. Everyone was racist back then in one way or another.

 

Did you even read all 3 of those articles? I doubt youd did.


  1. That's a fair point, but, as, one of the articles I posted proved, they like to rewrite their own history (as most institutions do, not just religious ones).
  2. The "what's past is past" argument holds no water, to me (I say again, to me). Not everyone was racist "back in the day". 
  3. I did read those articles.  I really don't care if you did, or if you think I did. 
  4. There is nothing to prove here. Our views are different.  I am alright with that. 

~shakes Setzaroth's hand and walks away~

Sorry for derailing the thread.

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My unpopular opinions are: 

 

Weed is bad, should be kept far way from people without medical "conditions". 

 

The iphone is overrated, starbucks is overrated, instagram is overrated, frozen yogurt is overrated, ketchup is soooo overrated it makes me mad. 

 

E channel should be destroyed completely, Keeping up with the Kardashians is the most stupid and pointless show I've ever seen, anybody watching it because they think it is entertaining should be banned from having an opinion.

 

The goverment is awesome, stop dissing the only thing between you and total anarchy...

 

...I feel better now Smiley Very Happy


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I find sex highly overrated. The only good thing that comes from them is creating a child ONLY IF you want said child.

 

Sex:  A moment ot pleasure, a lifetime of pain.


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ForeverFranconia wrote:

I find sex highly overrated. The only good thing that comes from them is creating a child ONLY IF you want said child.

 

Sex:  A moment ot pleasure, a lifetime of pain.


 That's like saying chocolate is overrated, in which case I would say try better chocolate...


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Nes_Daze wrote:

ForeverFranconia wrote:

I find sex highly overrated. The only good thing that comes from them is creating a child ONLY IF you want said child.

 

Sex:  A moment ot pleasure, a lifetime of pain.


 That's like saying chocolate is overrated, in which case I would say try better chocolate...


It's not just that. I've seen many relationships ruined and feelings hurt, just because people just couldn't keep it in their pants/keep their legs closed. All for what? A feeling that lasts only 30 seconds?


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30 seconds! your doing it wrong.
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