Frankly, my Friends, I am puzzled ... I don't suppose that you are much different from me in expecting to be told the truth or in being disappointed when someone you trust is dishonest and has told you Fantastique Tales masquerading as God's Eternal Truth.
We will all agree that honest people will ensure their information agrees with what is actually True rather than tell you what is profitable and that no honest person will deliberately lead others through page after page of lies.
You would be puzzled if someone describes the adagio from Bruch's Violin Concerto Number One in G Minor as "Horsehair scraping on catgut!" If you know the piece you will be justified in questioning his musicality and knowledge of the masterpiece.
Another example: If you ask directions and are deliberately send off in the wrong direction, would you trust that person a second time? Probably not, and you would be justified in questioning their motives
These examples illustrate my problem. You see, I have been lied to for sixty-four years about Mormonism, and I want to know why the misleaders - most of whom do not know me - think it is morally right to try to lie to me?
I am not the the only victim of Anti-Mormon misinformation, deliberate and otherwise, because Anti-Mormons spread their tentacles far and wide without any concern or consideration for their victims. Unfortunately, these 'ministers of lies' harm not only Latter-day saints, but harm those that seeking to understand Mormonism as believed, taught, understood, and practiced by Christians in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Not everyone that disagrees with Mormonism
is an an Anti-Mormon
Anti-Mormons fit into a special slot in the Continuum of those that take part in Religious Discourse. They are the spiritual and social misfits whose activities have little to do with doctrinal disagreement, although that is put forward as the reason for their underground cells that persecute and harry their Christian 'enemies.'
Their stated reasons for their so-called 'spiritual warfare' bears no relation to the thinking of believers that would never tell lies about other Christians whose perspectives differ than their own, than they would knowingly feed poison to their children.
Anti-Mormons, in common with Anti-Jewish, Anti-Muslim, Anti-Negro, Anti-Roman Catholic, or other of the world's hate groups, that vex, plague, and spew their hatred at decent people are those from whose disturbed ranks the worst examples of Anti-Mormonism springs.
One bitter Anti-Mormon, Peter Ould [see page titled: 'Ezekiel's Sticks'], told me that he was on a bus in Venezuela when two Mormon missionaries boarded it.
He then said in effect, "God told me to go after Mormons and make their lives as miserable as possible.
When I met him at an Anti-Mormon conference hosted by Doug Harries of Reach Out Trust [ROT] he had been engaged in sniping from cover for about twenty years. Sadly, he rested his faith in professional Anti-Mormons, such as Sandra Tanner, and ROT, both of which are organisations that have difficulties identifying what actually constitutes Mormon belief.
The last news I had of him was that he was studying to be a minister of Non-LDS Christian denomination . Perhaps he will come to learn how Christians are directed in Holy Scripture to conduct themselves.
Anything mean, nasty, tawdry, insane, blasphemous, or petty that can be charged against Mormons and Mormonism, has been repeatedly regurgitated so persuade the unwary to accept falsehood as truth and encourage them to join the ranks of the spiritually disturbed. Such that participate in these kinds of ministry and similarly related activities, and such alone, are those that I refer to as "Anti-Mormon." That must be understood. Latter-day Saints are not at war with other forms of Christianity, and neither am I.
I have spent a small fortune - I have never had a big fortune - buying books, pamphlets, videos, CDs, DVDs, attending Anti-Mormon rallies, and corresponding with people that promised to tell all and be honest in their communications, but most of whom proved they cannot tolerate honest interrogation about their practices, etc, so I have almost never received the fruits of their promises, although I have always kept my word. And so their misinformation remains on the shelves of Christian book shops to deceive and mislead the unwary and gullible.
Here, I survey many of their claims to illustrate that the lies they use to fight and misrepresent Mormonism do not stand up to the test of truth.
I apply the simple standard of whether what is said agrees with known and verifiable facts, or whether gusts of hostile intentions have wafted them off-course and shipwrecked them in realms of malignant hobgoblins, hellish daemons, conniving witches, and wicked faeries. You are then invited to judge for yourself where truth stands.
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