Re: Why are you LDS / Mormon?
And, similarly, the very existence of "screwy" Trinitarianism or "screwy" arbitrary Predestinationist Calvinism or "screwy" Transubtantiationism could be, to an LDS person, the biggest thing that could ever cause them to doubt the very existence of GOD.
Originally posted by Dee Dee Warren
And maybe the very existence of "screwy" Trinitarianism or "screwy" arbitrary Predestinationist Calvinism or "screwy" Transubtantiationism could be, to an atheist, the biggest thing that could ever cause them to start believing that God exists.
Seriously, there are a lot of really smart Anglicans and Catholics and atheists and Hindus and Muslims and Shintoists.
I mean seriously, there are a lot of really smart Mormons.
What I find ludicrous is your apparent belief that there's nothing about YOUR beliefs that other people would find just as ludicrous. Someone once said "Before you embark on a journey to brand others' beliefs ludicrous, first did two graves."
And the belief system is just so ludicrous.
Isn't that what a Lutheran might have said about Catholicism, back in the good old days?
If something so silly could be so big, with so many smart people, it makes me think that all religion could be a crock.
Or, more aptly, isn't that what an LDS person might say about Evangelicalism--assuming the LDS person had a similarly smug or simplistically absolutist attitude?
I don't think it's the best one, but that is just my opinion.
Obviously I don't go down that road, but to me it is the best argument against belief.
But some of the crap that atheists say uses reasoning similar to the crap that you're saying. So maybe we shouldn't forget ALL their crap.
Forget all the crap that atheists say.
And you are obviously entitled to hold that opinion, but it would be fun to have a dedicated debate sometime over your hypothesis.
The biggest argument against theism, for me, is the existence of the LDS and similar groups. LDS just to me is the biggest one since it is a knock off of Christianity. I am sure for Muslims or other religions they have their own examples.
"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).