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Posted by on 30.11.2011 at 21:04
Now im just curious, but i wanted to know if there are any mormons on this site. I am, and pretty much everyone i know who is also mormon does not like metal because they think its evil, with exception to a few of my friends and my dad, who all know more about metal than the average person. Now im not here to preach to anyone and i dont want to hear your anti-mormon bullshit. But if you have anthything worth saying on this matter then i would be pleased to hear about it.
Do you have mormon friends, or are you mormon? Say what ever you would like, just no bashing or arguing.



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Troy Killjoy
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  05.12.2011 at 23:53
Written by Dangerboner on 05.12.2011 at 22:53
Identifying Mormonism with polygamy is like identifying Catholicism with child rape.
And I don't know why the OP says Mormons think metal is evil, unless he lives in some isolated part of humanity

Catholicism =/= child rape? :s

As for the second part, I think he's part of the stereotypical Mormon scene - the one that does go hand-in-hand with polygamy.
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  06.12.2011 at 00:02
Written by Troy Killjoy on 05.12.2011 at 23:53
I think he's part of the stereotypical Mormon scene - the one that does go hand-in-hand with polygamy.


From what I've seen, the stereotype you're talking about seem to be a far smaller group to be called stereotype. I don't know if it's an US thing or not but I have NEVER heard "polygamy" and "mormon" in the same sentence either in Sweden and Chile. It almost seems to be some really old stuff that most mormons stopped to do and a few "old-fashion" mormons continue to do and because it's not considered "normal"then they get more attention than those who don't do polygamy.

Just a theory there...
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Troy Killjoy
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  06.12.2011 at 00:04
Written by Mr. Doctor on 06.12.2011 at 00:02
Just a theory there...

Most likely true. In Western culture we have different stereotypes of things.
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  06.12.2011 at 00:51
Written by Dangerboner on 05.12.2011 at 22:53

Mormons are no more or less absurd than any other Christian religion. Identifying Mormonism with polygamy is like identifying Catholicism with child rape.

And I don't know why the OP says Mormons think metal is evil, unless he lives in some isolated part of humanity


Now my bishop told me that i really shouldnt be listening to bands like "Megadeth" or "AC/DC" or "Slayer" because it detracts from the spirit of the Holy Ghost and brings forth the spirit of Satan, plus many of the super mormon kids and adults in my seminary and church do feel as if metal is pretty much evil because of the same reasoning. Everyone has their beliefs, i do follow my churh but i love metal as well, and i do have some mormon enough friends that love metal as well. Plus i live in Utah so there are alot of mormons here.
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  12.12.2011 at 07:41
I thought about starting up a Mormonism thread earlier, but I got beaten to the punch.

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints since birth (Utahn), but I've been in metal for only about five years. My parents kind of hung on to the "metal is bad" thing, so I really didn't seek it out until I went on my mission where one of my companions (we work in twos) was a major metalhead. Totally blew me away. Anyways, I come home and he sends me a handful of metal music in the mail and (essentially) the rest is history. My parents don't care about it that much ("You're an adult, blah, blah, blah"), mostly because they don't like to listen to anything that loud anymore. While I mostly hang out in the Melodic Metals, I listen to some Thrash and MeloDeath.

As for the Polygamy thing, here's the deal: The LDS Church practiced polygamy from about 1832 to 1880-ish. Since then, any "Mormons" who practiced it were ones who broke off into splinter groups that still exist, often under the name of Fundamental Mormons or something similar. The main church hasn't consented to any polygamous marriages in over 100 years; you'd think they'd understand. I don't care for the "It's just like Catholics and child rape" analogy, though. I understand the point, but it does come of as sounding like polygamy wasn't consensual, which it was.

For what it's worth, I'd be willing to answer any semi-intelligent question anyone would have about the church.
metalheadpunk
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  12.12.2011 at 20:42
Written by bj_waters on 12.12.2011 at 07:41

I thought about starting up a Mormonism thread earlier, but I got beaten to the punch.

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints since birth.


Its nice to see another metalhead on here that has the same religious beliefs.
bj_waters

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  23.04.2012 at 07:50
So, hey, guys. Did you hear? There's a Mormon running for President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN MALI!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeah_Samake
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/foreigners/2012/02/yeah_samak_the_mormon_candidate_for_president_of_mali_.html

I think this is kind of cool. Of course, Mali is having some issues with an insurgence, throwing the elections into uncertainty, but I still think it's worth posting.

To be honest, I'm tired of hearing about Mitt Romney, but then again I get Presidential-Election-Campaign-Burnout every four years as it happens in America. I'll vote in November (not saying who, mostly because I haven't decided), but I still think it kind of sucks to see it all over the place.
bj_waters

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  06.10.2012 at 20:04
I can only hope that you aren't terribly annoyed by this, but I figured I really had nothing to lose, so here goes.

Right now, the LDS Church is having its General Conference and everyone is welcome to watch or listen even in their own language (maybe).

For what its worth.

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