. I find that attitude is so pervasive with Mormons, based on my observations of discussions on the Net.
You mean the only Mormons you "know" are the ones on the internet? Ummm... marg, there are 13 million Mormons. You might want to meet some of the ones who inhabit your own part of the world before you judge all of us by the various sides that are represented on the internet.
Without going back because I've written quite a few post, I'm assuming I was referring to the attitude that a religous individual holds of moral superiority as long as they abide by the rules of the church over those outside their group.
It is so pervasive on the net..that it is rare and far between to find a religious individual who doesn't think that way.
I disagree with the indoctrination process employed by many religions which start from an early age.
So, you disagree with allowing parent to teach their children the values they cherish. Yeah, that's gotta bite, when no one listens to you.
Just because people think they are teaching good values, does not mean they do or even know what good values are. But the indoctrination process is not so much about teaching values, it's about getting people to accept really strange ideas that if they were an adult with the ability to critically think they would never do so.
I disagree with lies perpetrated by religions, in Mormonism's case that the Book of Mormon is historical, that it is sacred, that somehow a supreme entity had its hand in its making.
Gee, no one acknowledges that you're a superior being, far above all the rest of us mere mortals. Sucks to be you, I agree.
I think it sucks to be you Harmony. You are caught up in a religious maze of nonsense.
I don't agree with religious organizations getting involved politically, in getting involved with suppressing the scientific educational programs in schools.
I've had 8 kids in the public school system, I have a daughter who teaches in the public school system, and I have yet to see any church with enough power to suppress or even influence the scientific curriculum. Granted, I live in a liberal state, and maybe in the deep South there's that kind of influence, but I don't see it as pervasive across the country.
Were in not for organization fighting to keep church out of schools, to keep science free of religious dogma...the schools would be teacing intelligent design as science and evolution would be disgarded. It's a constant battle.
So those are some examples of what I take issue with, but having a belief in a supreme entity per se I have no negative thoughts of. It's the belief in a God which interferes with mankind and favors particular groups, and how that influences people's attitudes I might take issue with.
You think it's okay to believe in God, so long as he doesn't interfere with mankind or play favorites?
It's the belief in an interfering with mankind sort of God which creates problems, which is resource consuming.
Mormons are very much manipulated and controlled by their authority, believe in lies perpetrated by the Church, that sort of thing I take issue with.
Well, geez, are you an equal opportunity authority hater?
Sure an equal opportunity critical evaluator.
Because Catholics (at least believing Catholics) bow to authority much more than we poor Mormons do. At least we don't have to attend daily Mass.
I've never heard of Catholics attending daily mass. They might I don't know, haven't spent much time looking into Catholicism.