quite the brouhaha over proxy baptism lately….again.
for those who don’t know, mormons believe that everything can be saved by being a mormon, especially once dead.
that’s right, if we can’t get them alive, we get them dead.
either way, we…….will……..get…….you.
now my thoughts and feeling on this is just that, my thoughts and feelings, BUT my opinions on everyone else’s opinions are readily shared and judged.
my first and foremost question is this: if you don’t believe in mormonism to begin with, what makes you think that just because it is suddenly written in some records that an overly zealous, genealogy seeking, baptizing mormon has decided Gandhi needed saving by proxy baptism, that Gandhi is suddenly mormon?
i am certain Gandhi has done very well by himself without the aid of any help of baptism after death. and the fact of the matter is, so do the actual leaders of the mormon church.
let’s leave the zealots out of it.
in fact, if i was suddenly made an islamic, southern baptist, hindu, jewish, amish settler after death by proxy conversion, i am pretty sure my family would still be content in knowing that even with all those kind religious people looking out for the welfare of my soul…..i am still in a lot of trouble.
my point is this, if you don’t believe in the religion of mormonism, why worry about the practices that are ‘by proxy’ and really do not carry any weight in the conversion or changing of anyone’s religion after they are dead.
death. it’s pretty final. i don’t think your relatives are going to come back and ask why you allowed them to become a mormon in heaven. and if your ancestors believed in reincarnation, they may be very shocked to come back as a mormon missionary due to the pesky nature of the above mentioned zealot.
if this phenomenon was correct, i think the person who decided it was a good idea to baptize this guy after he died should be pretty concerned.
he does not strike me as the missionary type.
speaking of learning unexpected things and deciding whether to believe them or not, my daughter made a shocking discovery at mcdonald’s (i hate this place and rarely take my kids there)
she discovered a big mac, no that was not shocking, for her it was life-altering.
“this is made with 100% real beef!!!” she exclaimed after reading the box.
“yeah, all hamburger is real beef.” i pointed out.
“really?” she was genuinely shocked.
9.9 yrs of thinking i was teaching my daughter all things important in life went down the loo.
later that night she asked her sister if she knew hamburger was beef, her sister was equally as shocked.
that one did not surprise me too much, she thinks all meat comes from chicken.