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Tue Feb 20, 2018, 12:05 PM

Mormons Consider 4 Jewish Shooting Victims For Baptism Rite

(JTA) — The names of four of the Jewish victims of the shootings at a Parkland, Florida high school have been submitted for proxy baptisms by the Mormon church.

The names of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students Jaime Guttenberg, Alyssa Alhadeff, and Alex Schachter, and teacher Scott Beigel, were submitted into the FamilySearch Family Trees database, according to Helen Radkey, a Salt Lake City-based independent researcher who has been looking into the Mormon practice of posthumous baptisms for two decades

Read more: https://forward.com/fast-forward/394758/mormons-consider-4-jewish-shooting-victims-for-baptism-rite/



No. No no no.

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Reply Mormons Consider 4 Jewish Shooting Victims For Baptism Rite (Original post)
EllieBC Feb 2018 OP
Siwsan Feb 2018 #1
COLGATE4 Feb 2018 #3
SCantiGOP Feb 2018 #7
MFM008 Feb 2018 #2
DetlefK Feb 2018 #4
czarjak Feb 2018 #11
asiliveandbreathe Feb 2018 #5
EllieBC Feb 2018 #10
Canoe52 Feb 2018 #6
CanonRay Feb 2018 #8
demigoddess Feb 2018 #9

Response to EllieBC (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 12:11 PM

1. What a vile and disrespectful practice

It is a meaningless ceremony that serves absolutely no "spiritual" purpose but does slap a grieving family in the face.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 12:17 PM

3. This gives the term "vile and disrespectful" a whole

new dimension. It's disgusting (as well as vile antisemitism).

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 01:36 PM

7. I thought they had stopped this?

They were called out for it years ago by some Jewish groups, and I think that backed them off a bit.
Talk about irrational - they apparently believe that the life you live isn't as important as somebody years later performing a ritual in your name. I guess their god is the ultimate nit-picking bureaucrat.

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Response to EllieBC (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 12:12 PM

2. Grossly disrespectful

And disgusting.
I'd sue them for stress if they did this to my loved one.

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Response to EllieBC (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 12:22 PM

4. How come nobody complains about THIS KIND of religious discrimination?

Oh Yes, because it's Christians doing the discrimination.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 06:20 PM

11. A religion founded in 1832...

Based on the premise that The New Testament is flawed, is not Christianity. Thus, “The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ”

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Response to EllieBC (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 12:30 PM

5. This is all so hard to understand...why...they can explain why to me until their faces turn

blue - btw - ancestry.com - why do the Mormons want your dna????

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 02:24 PM

10. Ancestry.com is part of my longtime concern about this practice.

Even before Ancestry, Mormons were masters of genealogy. 100s of years fro now should all historical records be lost and only theirs around, the world will think Mormons mostly were the targets for murder in the Holocaust. They have the ability to re-write history with this constant baptism of the dead.

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Response to EllieBC (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 12:47 PM

6. Mormons, what a cult!

And I can say that because my grandmother left the Mormon church in her 20’s. Got to meet my distance screwy relatives when I was a kid.
Guess that means I could be posthumously baptized by the Mormons after I die.
Confusing though, my brother the Baptist says only Baptists go to heaven.
I’m so confused! Lol

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Response to EllieBC (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 02:01 PM

8. Being baptized after you are dead

has even less meaning than being baptized when you were alive, if that's even possible. What a ridiculous and cultist idea.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 02:12 PM

9. it makes the Mormons feel good- and superior.

what else is there?

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