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  •  the Mormon beliefs I find nutty--largely because (1+ / 0-)
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    high uintas

    they're so recent and people should have more sense.

    The Xenu beliefs, though, I find completely insane--I wonder if any Scientologists actually believe it.  They know how stupid it is--that's why they hide it.

    I do know that, after 2 weeks of Scientology, my friend mentioned to him that he had his doubts about it, and the 'Church' wanted names and numbers of the people who were dissuading him.  That disturbed him enough to get out of it, with some help from me.

    Scientology pretty much exists to eliminate your free will and get cash, and terrorize you and come after people you know.

    The Mormons I knew came across as pretty stable.  I don't know what their actual beliefs were, t hough.

    •  Actually they are pretty stable (2+ / 0-)
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      bevenro, terrypinder

      IMO for the reasons that I pointed out, age, acceptance, and the time to establish themselves in the mainstream of American life. Romney running was a huge thing for them. They also are really nice people for the most part, I would hate for people to think that they are evil. They aren't at all.

      But, the basic beliefs and the church itself is very different from what most Christians are used to.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 04:29:36 PM PST

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