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Comments about ‘'The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith'’

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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 24 2012 3:01 p.m. MST

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Otis Spurlock
Ogden, UT

No other faith in the history of the world has done more for jello than us.

J-TX
Allen, TX

I still find the title offensive, for a variety of reasons.

Gildas
LOGAN, UT

I can understand the comment of J-TX, I think, though. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is not only an "American" Faith but one for all the world. William Clayton, Mary Fielding and thousands of the original pioneers were British while thousands of others were of Scandinavian origin, and there has been, or soon will be, gathered to this Church out of every nation under heaven.

The Saints were obliged to flee from New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and Missouri to survive as a Church. Ultimately they had to leave their native land and enter "Mexican Territory" to continue to exist as a people. America, or the USA, is described in D and C section 136 as the nation that has driven you out."

The United States has had a crucial role to play and contains the center place and the plates and the Lamanites of old, but there are other "lands of promise" and our faith can hardly be said truthfully to be an "American faith.

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