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More FYI: The LDS Church would have

records showing how much Romney gave to the church for the years in question but I don't believe it would have copies of Romney's tax returns. The tithe that a member pays -- the 10 percent -- is based on whatever that member deems fair, as I understand it. There is no set rule stating that a member must pay 10 percent of gross income, or net income, or trust income that goes directly to a third party by check from the trust, or whatever, etc. Some members probably give 10 percent of their gross and others 10 percent of their net. Others might give 10 percent of what's left after deductions and after every possible loophole has been utilized. Which category might Romney fall into? Just a thought, but anyone curious enough and persistent enough and capable enough might want to do some digging.
Posted by protect our future | Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:23 PM (0 replies)

FYI: Mormons are encouraged to

give more than 10 percent. Members can specify how their contributions over 10 percent are to be used; for example, for humanitarian aid, temple construction, etc.

And as for Harry Reid: Give 'em Hell, Harry! This Mormon vs. Mormon action must be having an impact on LDS leadership. Not that I would want any Mormon heads to explode or anything, but I relish picturing a little chaos and confusion occurring in Mormon VIP circles.
Posted by protect our future | Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:19 PM (0 replies)

Well well...Bush does a land grab...

military base...huge aquifer...now Monsanto rears its ugly head...water shortages and food shortages due soon in US...Paraguay now open to foreign investments...shall we follow the money?
Posted by protect our future | Fri Jul 27, 2012, 02:03 PM (0 replies)

"Job creators" is merely the term

that was invented to replace the phrase "our rich friends who will keep our party in power as long as we provide them with tax cuts and other goodies." The switch seems to have worked well, as we struggle to deny that the "haves" and "have mores" are responsible for creating jobs and we forget the real reason for the tax gifts they receive: TO ELECT REPUBLICANS.
Posted by protect our future | Fri Jul 27, 2012, 01:42 PM (0 replies)

Well we're gonna talk about the Mormon issue

so Chucky and friends better get used to it.

Whereas followers of other religions might be cafeteria followers--worship on Sunday and do whatever you want on Monday--not so with the LDS Church. Members live their faith 7 days a week. Beliefs and rituals are deeply ingrained for those who grow up in the church. Policies and practices are consequently influenced by these beliefs.

The public needs to know.

The idea of Romney as president sends chills up my spine, and I am a Mormon.
Posted by protect our future | Sun May 20, 2012, 12:43 PM (2 replies)

One thing I love about DU:

A whole lot of geniuses find their way here, and life becomes good again.
Posted by protect our future | Sat May 19, 2012, 11:34 AM (0 replies)

It must be extremely difficult for any true genius to be "well adjusted."

How isolated a genius must feel...understanding things that others do not...unable to communicate with peers of lesser intelligence, which would be most everyone else...called crazy because others don't understand what he or she is talking about...called stupid because he or she is different...and much more.
Posted by protect our future | Fri May 18, 2012, 01:27 AM (2 replies)

I suppose the emphasis falls on

whatever scripture is being studied in church at any particular time. For example, in 2011 we studied the New Testament. In 2012 we're discussing the Book of Mormon. I'm speaking now merely as a member who attends services, not as someone who reads whatever is published, whatever is found on the internet, or whatever the media focuses on concerning the LDS Church. Certainly, just because we do use the Book of Mormon--which seems to cause people of other faiths/people of no faith to verbally go on the attack-- that is what most everyone wants to talk about. Why, I imagine quite a few DUers here are surprised to learn we believe in Jesus as our savior and we even believe in the Bible.
Posted by protect our future | Thu May 17, 2012, 12:28 AM (1 replies)

About requiring strict obedience

to the LDS president: Mormonism requires obedience to the teachings of Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible. As with other religions, however, there is much picking and choosing. And Jesus' teachings are often open to interpretation, so various religions would have their own particular take on those teachings.

Posted by protect our future | Tue May 15, 2012, 09:48 PM (1 replies)

There is much wisdom in this thread

but there is also much misinformation as well as "spin" concerning Mormon beliefs and practices. I see one gigantic reason Romney should not become our President, and I wonder why no one seems to be focusing on it yet.

What will happen when or if Romney is faced with making a split-second decision that could bring about destruction on a global scale? We Mormons think there may be a cataclysmic event in our lifetime and are preparing for it. This is a core belief, and one that is all-important. What would Romney do in that split second? Be the Mormon "hero" who allows prophesy to become reality? Could he do that? How deeply ingrained are his beliefs that have been taught from birth? I wouldn't want to take that chance with Romney, or any other Mormon.
Posted by protect our future | Mon May 14, 2012, 01:59 PM (2 replies)
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