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Posted by: Aero ( )
Date: December 22, 2011 11:48AM

http://www.alternet.org/story/153533/why_is_it_so_tempting_to_make_fun_of_mormons/?page=entire

"Sacred underwear, baptizing holocaust victims, gods of their own planets. It seems the mainstream media can't get enough of mocking LDS."

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Posted by: AKA Alma ( )
Date: December 22, 2011 12:41PM

I would like to say "Because it is worthy of being mocked...", unfortunatly those doing the mocking don't seem to know much about mormonism so they are focused on the superficial and salacious; so the real reason is "mormons are wierd and sometimes knock on doors which annoys people."

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Posted by: Timothy ( )
Date: December 22, 2011 01:03PM

... "Ask and ye shall receive" and lord knows mormons ask to be mocked with great frequency!

Timothy

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Posted by: fizzledizz ( )
Date: December 22, 2011 01:51PM

Because they are flippin wierd, the whole religion is full of nut-jobs, sorry!!!

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Posted by: fizzledizz ( )
Date: December 22, 2011 01:56PM

I love it that since they are so odd that they go on a huge, Im cool, I'm normal, I'm a regular guy campaign to "appear" normal. If you are, stop talking about it and just be normal and leave the cult for crying out loud!!!

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Posted by: AtheistMarine ( )
Date: December 22, 2011 02:26PM

Agreed.

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Posted by: Tedious ( )
Date: December 22, 2011 02:01PM

Spare a thought for that supreme mountebank Joseph Smith. He's the one laughing his behind off wherever he is at what he was able to get away with.

"Get this - I convinced them G-d was talking to me and they gave me their teenage daughters! ROFLMAO".

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Posted by: sam ( )
Date: December 22, 2011 02:20PM

Weirdness
Ridiculous claims
Hypocrisy
Holier than thou (we are better than you) attitude
Everyone looks the same (white shirts, magical underwear)

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Posted by: amos2 ( )
Date: December 22, 2011 05:19PM


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/22/2011 08:39PM by amos2.

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Posted by: blueorchid ( )
Date: December 22, 2011 02:24PM

They provide a rich vein of material to spin into comedy, but what really makes a joke on them good is that extra quality that ratchets it up a notch--a very ridiculous arrogance.

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Posted by: forestpal ( )
Date: December 22, 2011 02:36PM

+1 Their ridiculous arrogance. They take themselves too seriously, and they have no sense of humor. Arrogant people can't laugh at themselves.

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Posted by: holistic ( )
Date: December 22, 2011 02:44PM

I find myself making cracks about it in front of non-mormons and mormons alike. I sometimes am like did you really just say that holistic??

Like when I met a girl at my fiancee's work Christmas after party (cool Irish bar)..where people made their way to after the real party.. we discovered we were both from Idaho...her being from Preston, ID (that's where my grandparents met so I got a little excited) I was like are you Mormon or did you grow up Mormon?....probably should 3 second myself. She was like I will always be Mormon. The conversation went to other things but I think I think I offended her. The girl that was from Sun Valley, ID and I got a kick out of it after Preston girl walked away. yikes....oh well!

I love making fun of the Mormon religion. At a different Christmas party this week I again started talking about how crazy they are to a never mo that went to high school with so many--in Phoenix area. She was like they thought they were all like better. Walked with their noses up, I always kind of felt bad for them. I was like that is exactly right they think they are like more holier and trying to be a good stuck up example. I wish someone like you would have came up to me and said-- hey! you are a bitch, and your religion is a cult. I may have listened to someone like her...she was a cute girl...reminded me of some of the Catholic girls I went to HS with. People with intelligence and class should notify the cult followers. A group of people were like you know in my world religion class they classify it as a cult. I was like yes...I couldn't agree more. Now I know that...as of three years..thank my lucky stars.

I hate the Mormon church now that I am out and can't stand that they continue to control my siblings and their children. I wasn't aware of the anti-stuff till I was 22....and man was I fuming and afraid when I found out!! It can almost drive a person mad and vengeful...fine line there. I love making fun of it. It's like you guys really believe this come on?! I use to too though! nutty!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/22/2011 02:49PM by holistic.

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Posted by: rodolfo ( )
Date: December 22, 2011 08:08PM

+1

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Posted by: intellectualfeminist ( )
Date: December 22, 2011 07:49PM

LOL of course it's tempting! There's an overabundance of rich material, the comedy writes itself, you don't even have to try. Not to mention an entire Musical on the subject ;)

Agree with blueorchid & forestpal, the uniquely Mormon arrogance is the icing on the cake. Mitt Romney is the perfect example; always walking around with an iron rod shoved up his self-righteous butt, just like the other male Mormon clones.

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Posted by: Rebeckah ( )
Date: December 22, 2011 08:39PM

And since it isn't legal to slap their snotty faces, we have to slap them verbally instead.

Also, because the offended look of utter shock when you mock them is just too delicious to pass up. ;)

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Posted by: nowI'mfound ( )
Date: December 22, 2011 11:10PM

Does anyone else find it ironic that one of the first things they tell you in the temple is "God will not be mocked"? It's probably because he realized how f'ing laughable the whole thing is--hideous Celestial Kitchen outfits (complete with aprons and baker's hats), hypocritical sheeple for members, prophets who don't share anything more meaningful that widow stories and the finding of $5 bills, weak cover-ups of past indiscretions/doctrine, etc.

Mormons are a joke and they don't even realize it. I'm embarrassed I ever was one.

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Posted by: derrida ( )
Date: December 23, 2011 12:07AM


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Posted by: Don Bagley ( )
Date: December 23, 2011 12:16AM

Manikins aren't entertaining until you knock them down.

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