I am not exactly sure how to respond to any of the posts on this thread right now, because once again it is very late. However, I have read a heckuva lot of websites today concerning issues that were presented on this forum site concerning Mormons. I feel that there is a connection between the Mormons and the Freemasons (even if only in the early to mid 1800s).
I also feel that if there are abuse cases dealing with members of the Church that these were the results of actions from individuals and not the
Church as a whole. If anyone out there has been the unfortunate recipient of such abuse, then I am regretfully sorry that this has happened to you.
However, I find it incredibly hard to believe that the Mormon Church (as an institution and NOT as individual members) could be a hidden hot bed for
Nor do I feel that the Mormon Church (LDS) is in any way connected with the movement (as I will refer to it for lack of a better term) known as
Satanism. If the Mormon Church really happened to be a cover for a Satanic cult then I would not have any part with it.
Also, I feel that the Mormon Church is a member of the Christian community. However, it is not part of any existing denomination, branch, or sect of
Christianity. Rather, Mormonism (as it is called) is a seperate and proudly Christian religion. I am a Christian. I am a "dry" Mormon (I have not
yet been baptized). If the Mormon religion were not a Christian one, then I would have no interest in the religion.
Anyone with comments feel free to leave them for me and I will be happy to try my best. I do, however, find it repulsive that certain individuals (in
the spirit of staying away from defamating groups) have condemned groups such as the LDS Church. Is it not as rasict for a non-member to chastise a
member of an organization such as the LDS as it is for one to kill because of the color of skin? In response to the comments about the cursing of the
"black skinned people", I do have this to say:
I grew up being taught by the Protestant Church that I was attending that this was because of the curse of Ham (Son of Noah). The story that was told
to me was that their skin was turned black and they were only given enough water to wash off the palms of their hands and the soles of their feet.
However, it should be noted that their is extreme evidence of black relevance in my family history, as can be made evident by the unique "odor" (for
lack of a better word) that comes from my own body (mainly my hair) when I perspire in a great amount or do not shower for a period of around three
days. This smell (as well as hair texture and facial features) are quite distinguishable as "black traits". These same traits can be found (and in
greater quantity) in my mother's brother, her father, and my maternal grandfather's siblings and mother's side of the family. In essence, this is
a phenomenon that is deeply routed in my family tree. I state this because it is my belief that if I am indeed part "black" (which I most
undoubtedly believe is true), then whatever curse (whether it be the Curse of Ham or the curse described in the Book of Mormon) then I am assured that
IF it is from God then it is with good reason. I cannot be a racist towards my own self, but I can be loyal to the Lord and His word.