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Published: Monday, April 29 2013 2:28 p.m. MDT

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LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

Mr. One Two

"Why no mention of doctrine? Why no mention of Jesus Christ or his teachings?"

Have you ever watched any of the "I'm a Mormon" videos?

They're filled with Mormons talking about how the teachings of Jesus Christ have influenced their lives for good?

That's the whole point of the "I'm a Mormon" campaign, to spark an interest in people who are unaware of these videos and get them check them out.

George
New York, NY

eastcoastcoug
I never bothered seeing the "book of Mormon" play so I cannot comment on its offensiveness but I can tell you the very fact the play was done got a lot of people in NY curious about the LDS church and I got a lot of questions when people found out I was originally from Utah. The overwhelming majority of the questions and comments were actually very respectful of the LDS church. My point being not that being offensive is alright but rather on the bright side maybe something good for the LDS church came out of a bad play.

Res Novae
Ashburn, VA

@A Scientist

"Whatever good public relations is gained for the Church by these expensive ad campaigns in the UK are directly offset by the negative public relations created by LDS commenters on these articles."

Considering that your posts, on the DN and other places you haunt in various guises around the web, consistently mock and humiliate Mormons, tar them with negative stereotypes, encourage others to see them as stupid, and otherwise try to portray them as an "Other" that should be feared and loathed, I think you have absolutely zero business calling out Mormons -- either as individual commenters or as a general group -- when it comes to negativity.

Mr. One Two
Layton, UT

Mr. Gravy, Maybe you are correct. Maybe the church doesn't need to "manufacture credibility." If that is correct, then why do it? If if you ignore that part of my comment, what of my other issues with the video and the campaign? Why use clips from articles about the "Book of Mormon" musical when commenting on increased press about the church? Why will no one comment on the lack of Christ, his teachings, or of church doctrine in the video? All I see is 5-and-a-half minutes of trying to convince people that Mormons are normal.

Stay the Course
Salt Lake City, utah

Res Novae
amen to your comment

The Scientist
Provo, UT

Res Novae,

You prove my point.

When you assert that you are Chosen by God, you must live by a different standard. Since I don't claim that, I live to the standard of truth. I only say and write what is true about the LDS. I have no obligation to be "nice".

G L W8
SPRINGVILLE, UT

Re: the Scientist's "standard of truth." Who is more arrogant, one who claims to be "Chosen by God", or one who sees himself as intellectual, enlightened, and informed by hard scientific data? Who is more wise, one who attempts to operate on faith in God, or one who won't accept any idea unless it can be proven empirically?

Someone once confusedly queried "What is truth?" and shortly thereafter, by his own admission, sent an innocent accused man to the cross. We'd all be more wise to be careful how we deal with the subject of truth.

Oceanside
Utah/outside of Utah, UT

@Mr. One Two

I'm confused as to what point you are making. The article states that this video was done by "mormon.org.uk newsroom" (Deseret News nor any national news corp). It states this clearly in the article as well as making this a convenient link you can click for more info, and the church's name is in the bottom corner of the video the entire time. The video was made to show the positive spin coming from this ad campaign only, not to talk about "doctrine", "misbeliefs", the play (although it mentions it and you can find more info about that and the ad campaigns purpose all over the net as well as on some of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint's public websites. I see no hidden agenda here, it's very clear.

MaryannT
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I am very happy to see this. I admire Alex's enthusiasm. Learning more about others, regardless of our religious views, helps draw people closer. We need to overcome our prejudices and be open to learning about all people.

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