Pope: Fundamentalist terrorism result of 'deviant religion'

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  • Coach Biff Lehi, UT
    Jan. 12, 2015 11:06 a.m.

    What were the Pope's exact wording on Mormonism being deviant? Do you put yourself on par with the Pope, Corvette?

  • Bob A. Bohey Marlborough, MA
    Jan. 12, 2015 11:01 a.m.

    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.

  • Red Corvette St. George, UT
    Jan. 12, 2015 9:58 a.m.

    The pope also considers Mormonism to be a deviant religion. And so do I.

  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    Jan. 12, 2015 9:21 a.m.

    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 reason.