Mormon Doctrine Explained
Cartoon banned by the Mormon church
I wanted to be fair, so I include below another version of the same cartoon, but this time actual Mormon doctrine is cited and quoted by a Mormon whose aim is to defend Mormon doctrine and who is critical of the cartoon. Texts citing Mormon doctrines are presented during the video in an effort to clearly demonstrate what Mormons believe. The text quibbles over some minor details, but for the most part, it confirms most of the things described in the video. H/T to RCB
A listener responds...
I listened to the cartoon as I was pulling into work and sat in the car for the whole piece. I didn't have the time to hold on the phone to voice my comments.
I am LDS, born into an LDS household and am 47 years old. I served a mission in France in 1979-1981.
The cartoon is a clever twist of Mormon beliefs. Like most churches, Mormons teach their doctrines in Sunday School, from the pulpit, and through church sponsored publications. No where in any lesson manual used by the church will you find any doctrine on what was covered in the cartoon, ie, God and plural wives, sex between God and his plural wives, God having been born to other mortals in another glaxay, blacks being neutral in the war in heaven, God having sex with Mary to make Jesus, Jesus having three wives. I can't remember any of the other alligations.
How can these concepts be called doctrines if the LDS church doesn't even teach them? As with any religion, people have speculated about a myriad of topics. Speculating does not make doctrine for the church. Quoting Parley P. Pratt from 1850s is not a doctrine of the church. All inacurracies can be traced to someone, twisting or citing the words or writings of people speculating about things that have not been revealed through the scriptures. Have you ever speculated about where God came from? If you wrote such a thing down would that be binding on your faith's official doctirne?
We teach what we believe every Sunday, we have a tremendous library of beliefs that are available to the public.