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Posted by: lostinutah ( )
Date: December 27, 2013 07:06PM

...and superstitious. To be fair, so are the Fundies. Why? Is it a requirement of these religions that you check your brain at the door when you join? If you don't believe me, Google affinity fraud. Lots of other examples out there, too. And it's not just religion - these people will also believe in about anything (Bigfoot? aw, c'mon, Cupachabra?). Whatever.

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Posted by: Senoritalamanita ( )
Date: December 27, 2013 11:22PM

Yes, just like a Ponzi scheme. Put in a small (or large) investment and get a place in the CK. All you need is the benevolent middleman to spread the word.

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Posted by: CA girl ( )
Date: December 27, 2013 11:29PM

There are two types of gullible Mormons:

- Those who were raised to believe that their feelings trumped facts and will believe anything they can be made to feel is real.
- Those who are gullible to begin with and are converted to Mormonism through their gullibility.

Mormons who are not gullible are either playing along for reasons of their own or are ex-Mormons.

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Posted by: zarahemlatowndrunk ( )
Date: December 28, 2013 09:47PM

Because if you'll buy the mormon narrative in the face of logic, you'll buy anything.

There's a big guy in the sky who made and controls EVERYTHING! He's your dad and loves you so much, which is why he erased your memory and sent you into a world where you're guaranteed to fail. Since he can't allow people to fail into his presence, he sent your big brother to pay for every bad thing you did with infinite suffering. See how much big sky daddy loves us!

But that's not all. On top of being an exceptionally decent person, big sky daddy REQUIRES that you have faith in your big brother, feel guilt for every bad thing you do, make an effort to reconcile for every bad thing you ever do, promise to never do those bad things ever again, and beg and plead for forgiveness for having done anything bad ever.

As a sign of your faith in your big brother, you have to be dunked in water. This dunking HAS to be done by the right guys, or big sky daddy and big brother don't think it counts. That's why throughout history they have kept in direct contact with average Joes they choose to be prophets. Well, except shortly after big brother came in person. They didn't think anybody was up to the job for nearly two thousand years, even though big sky daddy is the one who determines who comes to earth when and where.

Anyhow, after an extended break from keeping in touch with any kind of spokesperson, they finally found the perfect guy to represent them. A fourteen year old kid who was confused about which guys could dunk the right way asked what to do, and voilá! They showed up and told little Joey that everybody disgusted them, they were doing everything wrong, and they would give Joe the only valid dunking rights

And on and on. How can you NOT be gullible after swallowing that?

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