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Evangelizing

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Do you find one of the following more palatable or acceptable than the other, why?

1-LDS missionary program to recruit new converts to believing as LDS do.

2-Ex-mo's trying to recruit new ex-Mo's to non-belief.
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sock puppet wrote:
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:46 pm
2-Ex-mo's trying to recruit new ex-Mo's to non-belief.
I don’t think I have ever once come across an instance of this. Certainly not in the door to door salesman manner of Mormonism. I understand why believers think that any challenge to their beliefs is by implication some sort of recruitment to atheism, but I disagree with that. It could lead former Mormons to many places, other religions, pantheism, polytheism, agnosticism, etc.
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I can be wrong, but the term “evangelize” is used specifically to denote converting someone to Christianity. I know I’m being pedantic, but one can’t really evangelize atheism or ex-Mo’ism.

Can you give us a couple of examples where ex-Mo’s are actively seeking out Mo’s to convert into ex-Mo’s?

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Doctor CamNC4Me wrote:
Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:08 pm
I can be wrong, but the term “evangelize” is used specifically to denote converting someone to Christianity. I know I’m being pedantic, but one can’t really evangelize atheism or ex-Mo’ism.

Can you give us a couple of examples where ex-Mo’s are actively seeking out Mo’s to convert into ex-Mo’s?

- Doc
I believe the opening post read, “ex-mo's trying to recruit new ex-Mo's to non-belief.” I didn’t read it as trying to convert Mo’s to non-belief.
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Re: Evangelizing

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msnobody wrote:
Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:42 pm
Doctor CamNC4Me wrote:
Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:08 pm
I can be wrong, but the term “evangelize” is used specifically to denote converting someone to Christianity. I know I’m being pedantic, but one can’t really evangelize atheism or ex-Mo’ism.

Can you give us a couple of examples where ex-Mo’s are actively seeking out Mo’s to convert into ex-Mo’s?

- Doc
I believe the opening post read, “ex-mo's trying to recruit new ex-Mo's to non-belief.” I didn’t read it as trying to convert Mo’s to non-belief.
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sock puppet wrote:
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:46 pm
Do you find one of the following more palatable or acceptable than the other, why?

1-LDS missionary program to recruit new converts to believing as LDS do.

2-Ex-mo's trying to recruit new ex-Mo's to non-belief.
Believing in God is easier than trying to produce God.
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KevinSim wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:11 am
sock puppet wrote:
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:46 pm
Do you find one of the following more palatable or acceptable than the other, why?

1-LDS missionary program to recruit new converts to believing as LDS do.

2-Ex-mo's trying to recruit new ex-Mo's to non-belief.
Believing in God is easier than trying to produce God.
Believing in God IS producing God.
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Re: Evangelizing

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KevinSim wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:11 am

Believing in God is easier than trying to produce God.
Believing in Santa Claus is easier than trying to produce Santa Claus.
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Re: Evangelizing

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KevinSim wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:11 am
sock puppet wrote:
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:46 pm
Do you find one of the following more palatable or acceptable than the other, why?

1-LDS missionary program to recruit new converts to believing as LDS do.

2-Ex-mo's trying to recruit new ex-Mo's to non-belief.
Believing in God is easier than trying to produce God.
Is that why believers pay 10% of their income to those that produce God?
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