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Published: Monday, April 5 2010 12:00 a.m. MDT

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he was not a socialist but he was not a capitalist either, didn't he say to the rich young man to give all his wealth to the poor and follow him. extreme socialism control our lives but extreme capitalism controls our souls trough greed and the search of wealth only.


JW's thrive on being contrary. "His name isn't Jesus" sounds like a JW. Without their Contrarianism, they would have nothing different to teach. Doctrinally, whether Jesus, Yeshua, Jehova or Joshua, he is the same. He is the Son of God...IMO.
I grow tired of sectarians telling me that I believe in some strange Jesus...not the same as theirs. Though we may call him by different names, he is the same yesterday, today and forever....right? Stop trying to separate me from my God with your Semantics.


Good conference! But we have this article of faith #12 and I was hoping that, given Glen Beck's rantings about our President Obama, someone would at least give Glen a gentle reminder as to what means. Maybe the Tea Party patriots (what an oxymoron) who are members of the Church need to relive their Primary days. We used to recite them when I was young.


For the comment about how all, or most, "mormons" listen and follow what Glen Beck says, Are you crazy. I'm a member and proud to be one, but I never listen to Glen Beck. I truely don't know anyone who does. He should never be used as a view on what "mormons" believe in anyway. The church follows the teaching of Christ, always had always will. To say that "mormons" are huge right wings, is false and incorrect. I know many who are not even republicans, if your going to make comments on things make sure you do alittle research.

Las Vegas

Acts 4:32-35 (King James Version)

And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

His name is Jesus for sure

In Reformed Egyptian that is his name for sure

Paul in MD

It was a wonderful conference. I am happy to have been able to see most of it (we missed half of the second Saturday session).

It is true that Glenn Beck is LDS. It is true that many members listen to him, though not all (and I'm only talking about the 5 million or so members in the US - most outside the US probably have no idea who he is). It is also true that not all of those who listen to him agree with everything he says.

I listen to his show on occasion. I do agree with some of his opinions, but not all. Mostly, when I listen it is to open my eyes to the different opinions that are out there, and to hear some of the guests he has on, to hear what they have to say.

To say that all "mormons" listen to and follow Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, or anyone outside the church leadership is a generalization. About the only generalization I've ever heard that is true is that generalizations are (almost) never true.


i Agree with Glen Beck on his Political Views and i believe the same in his Religious Views...anyone who has listend to him would know that he loves his Church and is a Worthy member and his politics and his religion are not 1...listen to Glen Beck talk about "Come Come Ye Saints" and then come back here and start talking!!!! listen to his CONVERSION story and then come back and start talking...Jesus Said Love one Another...i love glen beck i love president obama...i love harry reid...i love Mitt Romney...i love Thomas S. Monson The Living Prophet on this earth

John Kateel

I stand corrected. I mistakenly called President Monson by the name Prophet Monson. I apologize and meant no offense by that. To me, he a Prophet, thus the root of my error. I do stand by the position that Jesus Christ advocated what would construed as socialism today. I also believe that Brigham Young and Joseph Smith also advocated philosophies that would be considered socialism today. I am not a socialist myself. I do believe that free markets play a major role in determining the proper equilibrium for the exchange of most goods and services. I do feel that it is the role of government to serve as a referee to ensure that the rules of the free market are followed by both producer/provider and consumer so that the exchange is fair and done in good faith. I am a liberal progressive who thinks that social justice policies and consumer protection regulation makes things better for all of society in the long run. I believe that Jesus had a slight anti-business bias, but being the Son of God, he is entitled to this bias. I error on the side of Jesus.

Conference was great

What a faith promoting conference! I just love hearing the words of those men. I will follow those men to the grave.

re:Paul in MD | 11:07 a.m.

To say that all "mormons" listen to and follow Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, or anyone outside the church leadership is a generalization.

That's because you are a Mormon in Maryland.

You should see the Glenn Beck worshipping going on here in Utah.

It's enough to me you sick!!!


to:John Kateel | 11:21 a.m

Every time someone calls me a liberal it reminds me of my obligation to look after the poor and the needy. The wealthy and affluent in society take care of themselves.

Someone needs to stand watch to make sure those without a voice, the child, the elderly, the handicapped, the invalid are represented and taken care of. We Liberals do that, not very elegantly sometimes, but we do make the attempt.

The word Liberal has powerful and positive religious connotations as well. Joseph Smith said God "is more liberal in his views" than we are ready to believe or receive. Indeed the word liberal or liberally is used 15 times in the scriptures all with a positive connotation. Where the word conservative is not mentioned once and the practice of withholding ones substance from the "poor and the needy, the sick and afflicted" is definitely frowned upon.

Mormons (1844)

Dancing (considered sinful)
Freeing the Slaves
Unorthodox (Non-Traditional) Marriages
Socialism - United Order
Women’s Rights (prior Women’s Suffrage)
Progressive Immigration policies
Universal Welfare Programs
Free Speech
Free Religion (who, where, what they may)
Sustaining Vote

Liberal then - Liberal Now


John K.

Thank you for your comments! It is always refreshing to hear the thoughts and impressions of those outside the LDS Church who share our faith in Jesus Christ. I'm impressed with you and your honest appreciation of the teachings of President Monson and the teachings of the Savior.

I greatly respect you and envy the pilgrim's progress that you are obviously making. I'm always trying to get back on that same path, and I've found the best method is to seek your own way as directed by the light of Christ that is in you. Seek to obtain a witness from the Holy Ghost, who alone can reveal the truth of all things. Don't pay too much attention to those on this board or elsewhere who claim to have access to all truth. Seek answers through study and prayer.

Lastly, if you have a moment to read a short scripture, I would commend to you Moroni 10:3-5, the last chapter in the Book of Mormon. It is a passage that means a lot to me.

Good luck!

re -- Anonymous | 1:04 p.m

all I can say is... lol


re -- His name isn't Jesus | 9:36 a.m

["It is time for those servants of the living God to come out of the paganism of so-called Christianity, and return to HIS ways, and HIS commandments, and not the commandments and traditions of men."]

and you got all of that out of a book... and still have no clue about God. that's a shame.

perhaps if you put away your books and actually think about what God wants, you'd realize that all the holidays are simply that - holidays - and God has no problem with any of them - they are all man-made. He's just glad we take the time to celebrate something.

and His only commandment is the golden rule. follow that and you're going to be fine. and in the meantime, He's sitting up there going "they think all those books are real? I should have made them smarter..."

re:Anonymous | 1:04 p.m.

Near death experience?

Me too.
I saw the same things.
It completely changed me.
I lived 48 years as a
conservative Utah kind of Mormon.

I came back a
loosed necked,
contrited spirit,
bleeding heart,
child of the same God kind of Mormon.

No cross

I try to explain to my friends that we worship the LIVING Christ.

Which is why our churches don't have a crucifix on top.

They like that.
It makes sense to them.


To John Kateel:

Thanks for your kind, ecumenical and inclusive thoughts. As a Mormon bishop, I appreciate your Christ-like reach across the theological divide. We Mormons could do worse than follow your example. God bless.

RE; No Cross@12:30

Mormons have the Angel Moroni a symbol of Mormonism. also at Christmas You have a baby Jesus in the manger,but he is grew up to be a man, and die on the cross. That makes sense of the Cross for Christians.

Jon W.

There are - or were - holidays which were made by God. The Passover, the Day of Atonement, some other festivals which are part of the Law of Moses. I believe the Law of Moses was fulfilled in Christ and we are no longer commanded to observe those holidays, though it certainly doesn't hurt to do so. I also believe that there are cultural traditions derived from pagan worship that can be viewed as indirect symbols of Christ if the viewer so desires. God could have chosen any time of the year for his Son to be sacrificed, die, and resurrect. It's interesting that he chose spring time (in the northern hemisphere), when the rebirth that is evident in all nature witnesses and symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Eggs and rabbits are apt symbols of this "renewal of life"
though not specifically commanded by God. So I hope that you don't consider me a worshipper of Ashtaroth just because I had Easter eggs for breakfast this morning.

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