Black People : Mormonism and White Supremacy

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  1. MysteryDoors

    MysteryDoors Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    2 Nephi 5: 21- 'And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people, the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.'

    Alma 3: 6- 'And the skins of the Lamanites were dark, according to the mark which was set upon their fathers, which was a curse upon them because of their transgression and their rebellion against their brethren, who consisted of Nephi, Jacob and Joseph, and Sam, who were just and holy men.'


    What do you think about Joseph Smith and the book of Mormon?
     
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    Knowledge Seed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thats a bunch of garbage. They think that the white man is god. How stupid does that sound?
     
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  4. MysteryDoors

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    Racist doctrine indeed...

    What concern me is why so many black people are members of this Mormon Church?

    Most black Mormons today are members of the LDS Church ("Mormon Church"), headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. There are about 200,000 black Mormons in the world today, about 150,000 of them in Africa.
     
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    That's a very interesting video on Mormons, but the book of Mormon speaks for itself.

    When the church received the priesthood 'revelation' in 1978, were the past statements of these important 'apostles' and 'prophets' made redundant? Was there ever a wholesale condemnation by the church of these virulently racist attacks on black people? No, there was not, and the only conclusion that can be drawn is that the doctrine of the curse of a black skin is still very much a part of the church's position in the 21st century.

    It seems to me that not only was the church forged in infamy, but in a world far removed from the racism of 19th century America, the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has made only patronising concessions on the issue of skin. colour

    http://www.i4m.com/think/comments/mormon-racism.htm
     
  6. Edward Williams

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    Doctrines are not racist. Only people can be racist.

    The religion of Mormonism exists within the SYSTEM of racism (white supremacy) and black people are in the SYSTEM of racism (white supremacy).

     
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    i would not be overly concerned about a bunch of fools marrying their 14 yo cousins....:SuN031:
     
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    What about the doctrine of racism in the book of Mormon? What is a racist in your view?
     
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    If there is a "doctrine of racism" people wrote it or a person wrote it. Non-white people have to learn how words work. People write words and people speak words. The words that you are reading right now only have the meaning that I give them. Words are just tools. A word, used as a tool, can only be used to reveal truth or to promote falsehood. A hammer is a tool. A hammer can be used to build a house or destroy a house. All words that are used by people have the meaning that people give them. There is no such thing as a Racist word or a Racist building or a Racist brick or a Racist bomb or a Racist sheet. Only people can be racist. Racist people can use words. Racist people can build buildings. Racist people can throw bricks. Racist people can build bombs. Racist people can wear sheets...but that don't make the sheet racist.
    Racist (click the link to read the definition)
     
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    They seek converts in black neighborhoods. Haven't you ever noticed them walking in the hood two by two, with their white shirts, black pants and backpacks? They probably assume that we are so weakminded that we would just fall at their feet in gratitude. In my old neighborhood they put up a church and did out reach!

    My question has always been this about the way they proseltize.... Why do they only approach the men?
     
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