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NY Times: I'm a Mormon, Not a Christian

June 13, 2012
source: The New York Times

MR says: A Mormon columnist who has had enough of the "Christian" debate explains why he doesn't consider himself Christian (although he certainly believes in the divinity of Jesus Christ). Don't know how I feel about the argument, but it's an interesting read, all the same.

Thanks to Mitt Romney, a Broadway hit and a relentless marketing campaign by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormons seem to be everywhere.

This is the so-called Mormon Moment: a strange convergence of developments offering Mormons hope that the Christian nation that persecuted, banished or killed them in the 19th century will finally love them as fellow Christians.

I want to be on record about this. I’m about as genuine a Mormon as you’ll find — a templegoer with a Utah pedigree and an administrative position in a congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am also emphatically not a Christian.

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wahlymom said...

04:38 PM
on Jun 13, 2012

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Living in the Southern United States this is an arguement I hear all the time. I call myself a Christian because I believe Jesus Christ is my savior and I believe in the Gospel he taught. Many of my neighbors think I am not Christian because I don't believe in the "right" Christ. All one can do is bear your testimony of Jesus Christ and leave them to stew in their own misconceptions. It does no good to argue, and it removes the spirit.

traveler said...

01:36 PM
on Jun 14, 2012

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Well said wahlymom.Ditto on all counts from a Southern son.I do tell folks though that I am Mormon, or a Latter-Day Saint, and let the chips fall where they may.Have many friends and supporters,from all the faiths including Moravians, Baptists and Anglicans,some on a clergy level to boot!By example does wonders.
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