The other day, when I read about a possible reason why so many Latino Mormons migrate to America, I was stunned.
To quote the article, “Those stories in the Book of Mormon,” Garcia said, “give Hispanic Mormons a powerful religious argument to use, especially since most believe they are descendants of the Lamanites, an indigenous group in the Americas described in the Mormon sacred text.
According to the Book of Mormon, the Lamanites lived in the present-day American Southwest, traveled south and faced years of hardship and are prophesied to eventually return to the Promised Land.
In general, America is the Promised Land. Specifically, the New Jerusalem is in the Missouri area.
My question is, what does the Mormon Church think of the State of Israel being in the Middle East:
If Mormon candidate, Gov. Romney, believes the Book of Mormon, what does he think of the State of Israel being in the Middle East? What kind of a friend to Israel would he be?
Could this possibly be why Gov. Romney doesn’t speak about his “church” and why the Mormon Church is not really embraced by the church family, both Catholic as well as Protestant?
Denise M. Wilson-El
- Rant and Rave for 3/07/14
We’re inundated with self-help experts
Several years ago I wrote a column about self-help books. I had been in a large book store and there was a whole section devoted to books that are supposed to help one overcome a wide array of shortcomings. Well since then, it seems the self-help sections of book stores have grown immensely.
Their behavior seems somewhat hypocritical
Our state legislators are at it again.
Senate Bill 98 will prevent abortion coverage under any state or federal healthcare plan in Georgia except for a medical emergency. Apparently there is no exception even for rape or incest.
- Rant and Rave for 3/06/14
Where is accountability in regard to vet benefits?
Our legislators have no qualms sending our men and women in uniform into harms way. We who served and those who continue to serve do what is expected in service for our Country, even if it means the giving of our life. Eventually we become Veterans.
- Rant and Rave for 3/05/14
- Rant and Rave for 3/04/14
The art of orchestrating some conflict
I think I’m becoming too much of a television critic. But it’s fun.
It seems I can hardly watch television anymore without pointing out the flaws of the programming. And then I realize that without those flaws, the show would only last five minutes.
- Rant and Rave for 2/28/14
And what are those people smoking?
So this fellow asked me what I thought about the bill that passed the state House to allow a person to carry a gun into a church. I told him that I had never heard a sermon that bad nor a choir that much off key.
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