What were the Pope's exact wording on Mormonism being deviant? Do you put
yourself on par with the Pope, Corvette?
I agree with the Pope. I don't agree with Red Corvette's claim.
However, that being said, IMVHO, there are many religions in the U.S.A. that are
deviant in their practice.
The pope also considers Mormonism to be a deviant religion. And so do I.
It is however an inconvenient fact that "deviant forms of religion" are
often found in the sacred books of the traditions. As the Pope well
knows 14th century Christians were following the deviant forms of their religion
en masse. It was only a western renaissance and the aptly named Age of
Enlightenment that brought us out of the religiously dominated Dark Ages. And so
today Christians now longer take the Bible seriously when it commands us to
stone our neighbors for mowing their lawn on Sunday.Sadly the Muslim
world has not had (or is just beginning to have) their renaissance. Making
matters worse, the destructive technology available to fundamentalists means
that we don’t have the luxury of centuries to allow the more sociopathic
edicts found in the Quran (e.g., killing for blasphemy, apostasy, and the catch
all “in defense of the faith”) to lose their power through
competition with reason and modern ethics.Hopefully the information
age will speed up a hundred fold this enlightening process in the Muslim world,
otherwise I fear these deviant ideas may be adjudicated by blood rather than