Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Posthumous Baptisms

I suppose I would be irritated if the Mormon church was trying to posthumously baptize my family members. But only slightly, since it's entirely nonsense and has no effect on reality.

Holocaust survivors said Monday they are through trying to negotiate with the Mormon church over posthumous baptisms of Jews killed in Nazi concentration camps, saying the church has repeatedly violated a 13-year-old agreement barring the practice.
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"We ask you to respect us and our Judaism just as we respect your religion," Michel said in a statement released ahead of the news conference. "We ask you to leave our six million Jews, all victims of the Holocaust, alone, they suffered enough."
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"We don't think any faith group has the right to ask another to change its doctrines," Wickman said. "If our work for the dead is properly understood ... it should not be a source of friction to anyone. It's merely a freewill offering."

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1 comment:

Freidenker85 said...

Assholes. I'm a 3rd generation after the holocaust, my grandmother trekked along with parts of her family (those who didn't die on the way or were killed in Auschwitz) all the way from Latvia to Tashkent, in Uzbekistan. The thought that those wackaloons are "baptizing" my grandmother's relatives is sickening.