Thought of the Day and the Most Stupid Quote of All Time

11 July

Thought of the Day & the Most Stupid Quote of All Time

Today my good friend Ed Decker had a posting on his Facebook page about an article appearing in BusinessWeek, a money magazine and online info cache for people.

Interestingly enough they’ve posted an article on how the Mormon Church makes their money (see link below) and interviewed a man by the name of Keith McMullin who oversees Deseret Management Corporation. I wasn’t all that interested in the article (I already know how the Church makes their money off the backs of its members) until I read his comment about those who have and those who have not.

I like to reserve strong opinion statements for the utterly inane so it’s not often you’ll hear me say things like “stupid quote of all time”.  But today my friends that moment has arrived.

Here’s the quote:

“We look to not only the spiritual but also the temporal, and we believe that a person who is impoverished temporally cannot blossom spiritually.”

So my question is probably the same as everyone else’s.

What about Jesus? He must’ve been a real loser according to this theory.

I’m praying Mr. McMullin will have the opportunity of meeting a real Christian who will share the truth of Jesus with him.

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6 Responses to “Thought of the Day and the Most Stupid Quote of All Time”

  1. Ed Decker July 11, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    Amen to that.. But therein lies the arrogance of the Mormon belief that they are gods in embryo and wealth means spiritual ‘goodness’ and worthiness. Saw it so often when I was a Mormon. Arrogance is too soft a word for it.

    • lifeafterministry July 11, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

      I agree with your insight 110%! When I was a Mormon I used to think it was just my imagination. My parents were divorced when I was 16. My mother ended up penniless and my father ended up on the other end of the spectrum.
      Huge home, cars, elite neighborhood, etc. It was like I was living in two different worlds visiting each of them. The Church works my mother like a poor dirt farmer works a horse and my father….well let’s just say it’s not like that at all for his life.
      The part of the arrogance going along with believing you’re a god in embryo can be read on any Mormon missionary knocking on your door. When they begin speaking they seem amiable enough, but when you question their teachings you’re thrust into another realm. Very sad indeed.

  2. thegardensofboxwoodmanor July 12, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    I asked Ed a month or so ago about the acountability of the LDS and he said it’s a private corp so there is none. But I’m thinking now, after reading that article, that there SHOULD be a way. I do read from time to time how these private groups, etc.have been made accountable but that must be inside people calling for investigations due to theft or embezzlement. Still, perhaps if some Mormons could do something on the inside to make the Brethren accountable…now that you both have said spiritual and wealth are looked at differently by Mormons than a Christian Church, I’m beginning to understand…I think!

  3. CamdenC July 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    I am reminded of the church of the Laodiceans (notice how He says “church of the” and not “church in”(insert city name here) or “church of”(insert city name here) and how they had gained such wealth that they were not good for anything. I have found that those who have much, don’t really have a need nor have to rely on God to provide and/or meet their needs. The Christians in China (and other oppressive countries) have a deeper reliance on God and are sometimes more in-tune with God because He is all they can look to, to meet their needs. “Store up your treasures in Heaven” “What does it profit a man if he gains the world and loses his soul?”
    Well-off and “rich” (Obama has made that a four letter word) Christians should be using their resources to further His kingdom. Whether its supporting missions, caring for widows and orphans, or digging water wells in Africa (just to name a few).
    But the Mormon mentality is that of a corporation, not a Biblically based church. They are, in fact, the largest corporation West of the Rocky Mountains…
    Just because I have holes in my shoes and my stomach is empty, doesn’t mean that I can’t blossom spiritually! Those are the times when we rely on His Goodness and Mercy to see us through…

  4. lifeafterministry July 12, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    Since I’ve been a Christian I have fond memories of how close I was to my Lord in the beginning stages of my walk with Him and those days were filled with the most intense spiritual awareness I’ve ever had in my life. They were also the days my husband Kirk and I counted every single penny because we were so poor financially. Twenty years later things have changed – kids are grown and gone, etc but the one thing that’s the same is my intense love for Him and my desire to see those in Mormonism come to have a saving knowledge of the real Jesus. What this gentleman said just blows my mind.

    • CamdenC July 12, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

      It is “funny” that with everything we know about Mormonism and what we learned while leaving the church and later after we delved deeper into the hidden parts of the religion, they still manage to “blow our minds” with their opinions, beliefs, and statements. Then again, we should expect it coming from a religion that teaches black people are black because they didn’t fight valiantly enough on Jesus’ side during the “war in heaven” and that the devil needed a representative here on earth.

      I remember it being somewhat of a status symbol as to the amount of and quality of ones “3 year supply”… We would go to other member’s houses for fireside or whatever and that was most often on the “tour” of their house.
      “This is the boys room and this is the office, and here is the workshop, and here we have our 3 year supply”… Ta-da!
      I remember my dad stressing out about not being able to get a full 3 year supply in one shot. He would ever so often come home with a box that he picked up at the LDS storehouse. If I remember correctly, it was something he would be asked about at his annual meeting with the bishop.

      “Do you have your full 3 year supply?”
      “Well… no.. but I am working on it”
      “Well how much do you have?”
      “It’s around 2 years worth”
      “Well let’s make sure that you reach that 3 year supply goal for this next year”

      I think they have gone a little lax on the amount they are supposed to have nowadays…

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