Re: Is Ed Decker Worse than Hitler?
(Disclaimer that CP inadvertently forgot to include, but doubtless intended to include: "Mormonic" was not intentionally coined to resemble "moronic" because CP has no disposition to malign LDS people)
Originally posted by Cow Poke
I rented it from a "Christian Book Store" in a Southern state in the early 1990s, because I had heard about it and wanted to find out for myself what it was saying. What a joke. Anyway, the lady behind the counter obviously had no idea that I was pro-LDS; I reckon she thought I was a "fellow Christian" like her. As she handed me the video, she said, in a serious tone: "I think you will find it very interesting." Well, she was right about that.
I actually SAW "God Makers" many years ago, but didn't connect this with Ed Decker, because I didn't know who Ed was.
Is EVERYTHING Luther said about the Jews false? I doubt it. And where are the authoritative criteria for calling a statement untrue? If it contains 10% accurate info, but that info is sensationalized into conclusions that are 100% incorrect, should we call the statement a true one? A false one? Or both? Qualitatively, my estimate of the video is that its claims are less than 30% accurate. That earns it an F in my book. Of course, if he gets it right when he states something relatively unimportant such as the church's total membership, does that true statement offset a false one such as "Mormons worship Satan in their temples" ? I say no. Give his claims point values and it might work: He gets one point for being right about membership numbers, and loses 1000 points for the satan claim.
Is EVERYTHING Ed says false, or would Mormons say that 90% is false?
My guess is no, but if Hitler only killed the bodies of people, while Decker helped people fall into spiritual pits, then it might be closer to a tie than I believe it to be.
Is Decker worse than Hitler?
"I think we may accept it as a rule that whenever a person's
religious conversation dwells chiefly, or even frequently,
on the faults of other people's religions, she/he is in a bad condition."
-C.S. Lewis (Collected Letters Vol. 3 p. 209).