I am an active LDS. As a child my parents let me go to Mass with my friend, she
in turn came to church services with me. As a missionary working with the deaf
program we were often asked by other religions to come to the services and
interpret for the services. I enjoy learning about other religion as it makes me
apreciate what I have even more. I like the thought of ministers teaching their
congregations about other religions AS LONG AS what they are teaching them is
the truth! I have come across people with really wierd ideas about the LDS
church and I try to correct them and I am told I don't know what I am talking
about that I am just brain washed and their minister has told them the TRUE
religion of the LDS faith. I am soooooooo glad that I have never once attended
an LDS meeting where they tore into and apart another religion! I know some
"saints" may do this but the church as a whole does not. I am all for
learning more as long as it is the truth.
I dunno who they were surveying... I'm LDS, female, some college, regular church
attender and I scored 93% on the Pew website. All people should have scored
better than what their survey results show.
Why just adults? Are children already educated about other religions without
parental consent? Or is their plans already in the works to indoctrinate
children?Educate adults about what? Our laws are christian, our
country is christian, our lives are christian. This is something non christian
must accept and live with or leave this country. We are not a Muslim nation nor
do we recognize the Muslim government. We do not allow praying to other
government in the streets or in government buildings.Who needs the
education is other religions moving to america and they must change their ways
and adapt to christian laws. We cannot have laws favoring religions or religious
practices other that christian. We have freedom of religion which also means
religious intolerant's do not run the government or laws. Practice your religion
but in privacy, not in public and not by law. If there is a conflict of religion
and government, then religion changes and adapts, the laws remain.
Sylvie - I too score 93% missing only the final question. The reality is that
you and I are both sufficiently interested in religion that we would read the
article and go to the website to take the quiz. We are, therefore, hardly part
of a random sample.
I was born and raised Presbyterian, in a predominantly Catholic neighborhood.
Went to an Episcopal Church for several years. All these churches ever did was
to teach me stuff that did nothing more than raise questions that even the PhD.
Theological Ministers couldnt even answer. I was even berated once for asking a
question they couldnt answer. I was to just believe and dont ask dumb
questions. All I was doing was seriously searching for answers and
understanding. When I stumbled over the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints at the age of 38, and found a that 19 year old who could answer all my
questions, I ended up becoming a Mormon.
@My2Cents:When you say our laws are Christian, our country is Christian
and our lives are Christian, you denigrate all those in our society who are not
Christian. Then you have the audacity to tell them they should practice their
religion in private, while Christians are allowed to practice theirs in public.
This attitude completely contradicts the constitution of our great country, and
contributes to distrust and division between Christians and non-Christians.
Interestingly enough, it also contradicts the teachings of the founder of
Christianity himself. If we disrespect the religious beliefs of others, aren't
we inviting them to disrespect ours? What is Christian about that?
My2Cents @ 4:22 a.m. wrote, "Our laws are christian, our country is
christian, our lives are christian."I am LDS, and I have heard
many LDS members say the U.S. is a "Christian" nation. I always
wonder whether these people realize that most people who say the U.S. is a
Christian nation do not consider Mormons to be Christians.What does
it even mean to be a Christian nation? Is there a generally accepted
definition? If not, then I can't see any reason to use the term other than to
elevate yourself over others who do not share your personal beliefs.Which of our laws and principles are exclusive to Christianity, and are not
found in Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Zoroastrian, Shamanist or Shinto
teachings?If cant lay exclusive claim to any of our ideals, maybe we
should stop trying to exclude others based on religious differences.
@ Fender Bender in St George.. Thank you for your comments.I've enjoyed
all of the above comments-- Thank you all.