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Published: Thursday, Jan. 12 2012 7:00 p.m. MST

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Stay the Course
Salt Lake City, utah

J you are up to your same old tricks always the same axe to grind

South Jordan, UT

I can't believe how the comments got so muddled! People sometimes over analyze every subject that is printed in the paper. This was about Mormon families, and I thought it was a beautiful article and heartfelt. Thank you for allowing me to read such a positive article in our very troubled times.

Third try screen name
Mapleton, UT

The statement in the article "...the first survey of Mormons about Mormons, by a non-LDS research organization." appears a bit naive.
When Christian Smith went into detail about Mormon teen worship in his book "Soul Searching: the Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers," it would appear to me that he did the same thing. Others have studied the beliefs of the LDS as well.
Perhaps the reporter meant, "...the first survey of Mormons about Mormons, by a non-LDS research organization" in 2012.

Manti, UT

This article opened my eyes to the word "Christian. I was always under the impression that the word "Christian" meant Christ-follower. In other circles, it seems to mean a private club of white, evangelical and born-again.

Mormons are Christians or followers of Jesus Christ. We know Him, we reverence Him, and we consider Him as our Savior and Friend. He is the only begotten Son of the Father. Only through Him can we attain salvation and eternal life. He told us of Himself in the Bible and Mormons know and follow the Biblical Christ, the real Christ, the Savior of mankind.

Mormons are born again of the water and of the Spirit. They are baptized and confirmed at the age of usually eight. They believe that they can receive direct communication with God, and that God has direct communication with them and that God can give them private revelations concerning themselves.

They believe that Jesus Christ, Himself, leads their Church and speaks to them through His prophet, as God has spoken through prophets in ancient times.

These are a few reasons why I am Christian, a Christ-follower and a Mormon.

Cedar City, Utah

Well, first of all, the phrase "survey of Mormons about Mormons" is redundant. Either one of the prepositional phrases could be deleted and it would read better. Maybe it was supposed to read "survey of Mormons about MormonISM"; I don't know.

Second of all, Grace, please, stop with the half-truths. We all know the scriptures in Jacob 2 denouncing polygamy and adultery. The catch, of course, is that he adds the disclaimer in verse 30 that allows for it on HIS terms. You've done this before, and it might work to turn off the weak and curious, but it offends those of us that are observant.

Even if it wasn't there, it still wouldn't matter. Those words were for Jacob and his people (although, of course, everything in the Book of Mormon is written "for this day") and need not necessarily apply to this day if it were to be superseded by further revelation. What the Lord commanded about animal sacrifices and circumcision doesn't apply either, thank goodness.

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