Converted Catholics........
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(01-01-2010, 06:16 PM)Jesse Wrote:
(01-01-2010, 11:53 AM)anamchara Wrote: This is an interesting post, Alaric.  My list follows: 

3. Latter Day Saints to Catholic

I also believe someone converting from the JWs or Mormonism would face more severe shunning from family and friends than someone converting from Islam.  The Church is the Whore of Babylon as far as those flaky unitarian cultists are concerned. 

I was raised in a very strict and devout Mormon family (my father held the equivalent position of a Bishop for 12 years).  It is true that Mormons view the Church of Rome as the whore of Babylon;  they also call her "the great and abominable church."  However, this is not an official official position, just the standard interpretation that basically everyone accepts, because from the Mormon point of view Christ's church was on the earth and then the entire thing went apostate and truth/authority was lost until Joseph Smith.

Even so, I don't think it is overly hard for Mormons to convert to Catholicism.  My father even told me, "well, either we're right or you're right, but no one else has a claim."  From their point of view either the Church of Rome lost the authority, in which case Mormonism picked it up, or it didn't.  Other Christian denominations don't figure in.  I think it would have been harder for my father to understand if I had gone to a protestant denomination or to a non-Christian religion because of this.  In any case, leaving the Mormon church is hard to do, because it is so much a part of a Mormon family's culture and identity.  My family and I had to work through alot of things to get to the good place we are with each other now.

Pax vobiscum,
Jesse
Mormonism is one of them what I would call "quasi" Prot faiths that would be a little harder to convert from than most other than Catholic "christian" religions.

But I do admire a lot of aspects of their beliefs, as a matter of fact, they kind of mirror what Catholic families looked like at one time, big families, conservative values, community oriented and much cohesion amongst their group.

But I've heard they have some real strange doctrines that is totally incompatible with much of Christianity or Roman Catholicism. but much of this I've heard second hand, I've never really read one page of the Book Of Mormon personally.

They do seem very cultic though.
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Messages In This Thread
Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 11:38 AM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by anamchara - 01-01-2010, 11:53 AM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 12:28 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 12:50 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Vetus Ordo - 01-01-2010, 12:53 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 12:55 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Vetus Ordo - 01-01-2010, 12:58 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by BrevisVir55 - 01-01-2010, 01:00 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 01:09 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Vetus Ordo - 01-01-2010, 01:16 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Vetus Ordo - 01-01-2010, 01:25 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by BrevisVir55 - 01-01-2010, 01:28 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 01:32 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 01:34 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-01-2010, 01:53 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 02:50 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by JayneK - 01-01-2010, 03:04 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 03:09 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Jesse - 01-01-2010, 06:16 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 06:25 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-01-2010, 06:40 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 07:12 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by anamchara - 01-01-2010, 07:40 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by anamchara - 01-01-2010, 07:53 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 08:07 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-01-2010, 08:18 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 08:38 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 08:53 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-01-2010, 09:03 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 09:39 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 09:43 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 09:50 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-01-2010, 09:56 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 09:57 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-01-2010, 09:57 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 10:01 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-01-2010, 10:05 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by JayneK - 01-01-2010, 10:19 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 10:32 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 10:37 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Jesse - 01-01-2010, 10:40 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 10:45 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by libby - 01-01-2010, 10:57 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-01-2010, 11:11 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 11:22 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 11:27 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-01-2010, 11:31 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 11:52 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-02-2010, 12:09 AM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-02-2010, 08:00 AM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-02-2010, 04:41 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-02-2010, 10:49 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-02-2010, 11:00 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-03-2010, 03:17 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-11-2010, 02:58 AM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Arun - 01-11-2010, 03:13 AM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-11-2010, 03:48 AM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Satori - 01-11-2010, 11:00 AM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Arun - 01-11-2010, 05:38 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Jesse - 01-11-2010, 07:13 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by amasimp - 01-11-2010, 07:14 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Arun - 01-11-2010, 07:20 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by amasimp - 01-11-2010, 07:26 PM



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