Originally posted by CalJustI hate to break this to you, but you are the only Mormon that I know of.
Am I the only one or are the debates between the JWs and the more "mainline" denominations becoming boring?
The position of JWs on the trinity, blood and eschatology (just to name three) are well known, - as are some of the counter arguments. And if the past so many years are any indication, nobody is convincing anybody!
This "discussion" seems to impl ...[text shortened]... how about relieving the boredom with some discussion of the doctrines of the Latter Day Saints?
Originally posted by Rank outsiderWell, the title asks, "Are there any Mormons out there?" and then the first thing he says in the OP is "Am I the only one, or..."
Is CalJust a Mormon?
Originally posted by SuzianneActually I don't think a literalist reading supports this.
Well, the title asks, "Are there any Mormons out there?" and then the first thing he says in the OP is "Am I the only one, or..."
In this forum full of literalists, if he's not, this combo is a sure formula for a major misunderstanding.
Originally posted by Rank outsiderOf course you don't.
Actually I don't think a literalist reading supports this.
The title says 'Are there any Mormons out there?', when it would have been more normal to say 'Are there any other Mormons out there?'.
The sentence beginning 'Am I the only one....' would, I suggest, be more normally read to refer to the 'finding the conversations about JWs boring'.
Originally posted by whodeyI hate to break this to you, but whatever gave you the idea that i was a mormon? I am nothing of the kind, just want a change in the discussion!
I hate to break this to you, but you are the only Mormon that I know of.
Some see this as lonely, but then, the book "Last of the Mohicans" comes to mind. The only way to stand out is to be different, so embrace it!!
Originally posted by CalJustThen again, they do use it as an advertising platform, along with people telling me I am too fat and need a face peel.
Maybe the Mormons have more sense than trying to use RHP as a proselytizing platform...
Originally posted by JS357Agreed, that is the more likely scenario.
I thought RO was just being iROnic.
Originally posted by CalJustWould you be interested in a debate about whether, and if so why, belief in the absence of evidence is a good thing?
Agreed, that is the more likely scenario.
At present I am on holiday on the South Coast in Natal, RSA, with more time on my hands than normal. Unfortunately, no really interesting threads worth speaking of.
What about my friend twitehead from Cape Town, care to introduce an engaging topic?