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14.11.08

Jews vs. Mormons!

Man, that would be a cool video game!

So this news story bugged me. Holocaust survivors are trying to stop the Mormon church from "baptizing" Jews killed in Nazi concentration camp posthumously. If you're wondering WTF?, well, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints baptizes people who are, you know, dead by proxy, where someone stands in for the dead person. This story is about an agreement made in 1995 between the Mormons and Holocaust survivors, but let's consider this idea of proxy baptism. How silly is that? I don't have a problem with current Mormons "baptizing" their non-Mormon ancestors, as weird as it is. But the Mormons baptize anyone they want, including people like Gandhi (I seem to remember hearing). I know it doesn't make any difference to the dead people, but does the Church now list Gandhi as a Mormon? That's just dumb.

I try not to pick on specific religions, even the truly wacky ones. I don't have a problem with Mormons believing this will reunite their current members with their ancestors, but why do dead people from around the world need to be Mormon? Will the Mormons in Heaven feel bad if Gandhi isn't with them?

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