“We technically never were ‘Mormons.’ “

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“We technically never were ‘Mormons.’ “

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A question was posed on the Latter-day Saint subreddit:
Why are LDS members not called Mormons anymore? Question (self.latterdaysaints)

submitted 11 hours ago by MotherSisterDaughter

Hey—not a member, but learning

https://www.reddit.com/r/latterdaysaint ... s_anymore/
One of the responses was just ridiculous:

We technically never were “Mormons.”

...Periodically, we’ve tried to pull away from the “Mormon” label because that’s not who we follow, but everyone has always refused to stop calling us that...

https://www.reddit.com/r/latterdaysaint ... e/fphzpn6/
Obviously, we did not grow up in the same church.

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I’m a Mormon, yes I am!
And if you want to study a Mormon I’m a living specimen.
Maybe you think I’m just like anybody else you see,
But trust in my word,
You’ll quickly observe,
I’m different as can be!

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Taught to each of my six kids in Primary and Sunday School and sung around the house more than needed.

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Technically, you were...
The Church's national media campaign called “I’m a Mormon” (launched in 2010) included television spots, billboards, and ads on buses and on the Internet. The ads give a glimpse into the lives of Latter-day Saints from all over the world and refer people to the Mormon.org website, where they can read the profiles of tens of thousands of Mormons, chat live with representatives who will answer questions about the faith and watch dozens of videos about members of the Church.
Related stories:
“I’m a Mormon” Integrated Media Campaign launches in UK and Ireland in response to increased interest in faith (April 6, 2013)
‘On Faith’ Blog: The Real Mormons Behind TV Advertising (October 31, 2011)
“I’m a Mormon” Media Campaign Expands Across United States and Australia (October 3, 2011)
Mormon.org “I’m a Mormon” Effort Launches in New York City (June 16, 2011)
New Mormon.org Brings Mormons to the Forefront (July 15, 2010)
October 2011 World Report: "I'm a Mormon" Campaign
https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.or ... n-campaign

...and you made a point of telling everyone.

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That touching video of Ezra Taft Benson singing, “I’m a Mormon Boy,” must never have happened. Deep fake! Sad!

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Mormons DO teach Mormonism
Joseph Smith wrote:Truth is “Mormonism.” God is the author of it.
Joseph Smith wrote: One of the grand fundamental principles of “Mormonism” is to receive truth, let it come from whence it may.
Joseph Smith wrote: Friendship is one of the grand fundamental principles of “Mormonism”

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Kishkumen wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 5:42 am
That touching video of Ezra Taft Benson singing, “I’m a Mormon Boy,” must never have happened. Deep fake! Sad!
Kishy baby, it really did happen:

♬♪ A Mormon Boy - Ezra Taft Benson - April 1989 General Conference ♫♭

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Shulem wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 6:10 am
Kishkumen wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 5:42 am
That touching video of Ezra Taft Benson singing, “I’m a Mormon Boy,” must never have happened. Deep fake! Sad!
Kishy baby, it really did happen:

♬♪ A Mormon Boy - Ezra Taft Benson - April 1989 General Conference ♫♭
Sad! I can't believe you've been duped too, Shulem. Someone posts a video on YouTube, and you swallow it hook, line, and sinker.

It reminds me of that pizza parlor a few years ago.

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Kishkumen wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 8:01 am
Shulem wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 6:10 am


Kishy baby, it really did happen:

♬♪ A Mormon Boy - Ezra Taft Benson - April 1989 General Conference ♫♭
Sad! I can't believe you've been duped too, Shulem. Someone posts a video on YouTube, and you swallow it hook, line, and sinker.

It reminds me of that pizza parlor a few years ago.
LOL! I see what you're doing here Kish........clever man.

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"We have never been Mormons, even though Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia."
-- Statement issued by the First Ministry of Brethren, Salt Lake Reorganized Valley, 2032

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DanP is probably lurking in the background here at this "cesspool"

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aussieguy55 wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 7:01 pm
DanP is probably lurking in the background here at this "cesspool"
Hey, Daniel F Peterson! I see you! Come on in and play.

Present three golden questions and Dr. Scratch will answer them for you.

Now is your big chance!!!


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Oink!

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Shulem wrote: Oink!

Oh, and Dan: Let me just tell you that the odds of a pig in a sty being named "SHULEM" is incontestably higher than that of an Egyptian king's principal waiter standing before Osiris's heavenly throne.

Would't you agree?

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Shulem wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 10:59 am
Shulem wrote: Oink!

Oh, and Dan: Let me just tell you that the odds of a pig in a sty being named "SHULEM" is incontestably higher than that of an Egyptian king's principal waiter standing before Osiris's heavenly throne.

Would't you agree?
:lol: now that’s a use of statistics I can get behind.

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