So here's my little story.

The other day my buddy wants to take me to lunch at a local Mexican restaurant.  So I show up a little early, sit down, and order a Corona.  As I'm munching on some chips and salsa, I overhear the daughter of a couple at the next table say "I don't understand why the kids at school hate Mormons so much."

After that they were talking fairly hushed so I couldn't hear much after that.  I wanted to say, "Well they probably hate atheists more and why do you believe in magic underwear?"  Granted she could have been speaking in general terms, but the way I took it they were a Mormon family.

I'm not really sure what the point of this post is, except to acknowledge that I'm still to chicken to speak my mind.  Granted getting into an argument in public with religious folks isn't something I like to do on a daily basis, if it was I'd never have time for anything else. ;-)

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Comment by Lindsey on May 15, 2011 at 3:35pm
What state do you live in? Because if it's a state that doesn't have many mormons, she's probably getting crap for her version of christianity not being 'christian enough' or they're probably making fun of the Book of Mormon. But if you are in a place with alot of mormons, it's most likely that nasty little persecution complex showing up: at my old highschool, in Utah, my mormon friends would always complain about how everyone was against them and how much they wished they could have an all-mormon school, even though the mormons vastly outnumbered every other religion. Whenever I pointed out that they were actually in the majority, and that being persecuted and not having your every whim catered to weren't the same thing, I would always be accused of being 'intolerant' or 'aggressive' towards mormons. Mormonism, like most other conservative religions, is based on the notion that they are a righteous minority fighting some cosmic battle of good vs. evil against an oppressive majority, even if they are really a majority and have near complete control over the state government, allowing them to turn their religious doctrine into law with little resistance (at least in Utah. Seriously, very few laws ever get passed that the LDS church doesn't approve of).
Comment by Chuck B. on May 15, 2011 at 5:17pm
I'm in Wyoming, don't think there are alot of Mormons around.  Although I talked to a guy today and he told me they just opened a church here apparently.  We are right on the Utah border so maybe they're trying to take over our state, lol.
Comment by Chuck B. on May 16, 2011 at 3:51am

I'm pretty sure most my perspectives on Mormonism come from True Love and South Park. lol

Probably not the best place to get accurate information.  Although this prop 8 BS pisses me off.

 

http://www.365gay.com/news/mormon-church-admits-it-spent-100-times-...

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