HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Real Mormons don't lie.
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 02:45 PM

Real Mormons don't lie.

I was visiting some Mormon friends in Provo. Their young daughter was talking with me, curious about my beard. I said something scary and she started to cry.
Her mom came over an said. "I know you were kidding and didn't mean to scare her, but you see, she took what you said as the literal Truth, because this is the first time in her life that she has heard someone tell a Lie."

That always stayed with me.

Mitt worships the God Baal, lord of Money.

26 replies, 1654 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 26 replies Author Time Post
Reply Real Mormons don't lie. (Original post)
formercia Oct 2012 OP
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #1
WhollyHeretic Oct 2012 #2
obamanut2012 Oct 2012 #7
WhollyHeretic Oct 2012 #13
cali Oct 2012 #15
WhollyHeretic Oct 2012 #17
siligut Oct 2012 #23
obamanut2012 Oct 2012 #18
louis-t Oct 2012 #3
elehhhhna Oct 2012 #8
Cicada Oct 2012 #4
obamanut2012 Oct 2012 #5
cali Oct 2012 #6
formercia Oct 2012 #9
cali Oct 2012 #10
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #21
PD Turk Oct 2012 #11
Andy823 Oct 2012 #12
Segami Oct 2012 #14
cthulu2016 Oct 2012 #16
obamanut2012 Oct 2012 #19
maxsolomon Oct 2012 #20
Segami Oct 2012 #22
LeftyMom Oct 2012 #24
Javaman Oct 2012 #25
formercia Oct 2012 #26

Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 02:47 PM

1. Really? Google "lying for the Lord."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 02:48 PM

2. My parents-in-law are mormon and they really do not lie. They cannot stand Romney

I do know plenty of Mormons who do lie of course.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to WhollyHeretic (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:00 PM

7. Every single person lies

The only thing that differs is the intent of the lies and the frequency of the lies.

I'm not cheating, honey.

Oh, your haircut looks nice.

I'm not embezzling, how dare you accuse me of that!

Don't be silly, your roast is not overdone.

Iraq has weapons of mass destruction.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:14 PM

13. My mother-in-law won't even do white lies.

I don't think that's a good thing. It causes problems, not that she has bad intentions, she is constantly worried about other people's feelings but she will not lie. I guess my father-in-law does tell white lies occasionally, though he is very quiet. I don't think it's the religion. I am not a fan of that or any other church. My in-laws are genuinely some of the nicest people you'll ever meet.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to WhollyHeretic (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:19 PM

15. sorry, but that's nonsense.

Believing your mother-in-law never lies and never has is akin to believing in the Easter Bunny.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cali (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:25 PM

17. Listen I know being caustic and talking down to people is your thing but I've had a crappy week and

don't really feel like putting up with petty people so I'm going to put you on ignore.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to WhollyHeretic (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:53 PM

23. I believe you WhollyHeretic

I met Mormons like your MIL when I was in Utah. I was quite surprised, but rather liked it. I also learned to keep my sarcasm to a minimum.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to WhollyHeretic (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:37 PM

18. Everybody lies

Except for the people who have that one medical condition, where they literally cannot.

That doesn't mean they aren't the nicest folks in the world. But everyone lies, even white lies, and I believe a very nice person definitely would, because they wouldn't want to cause pain or be rude to someone.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 02:49 PM

3. "first time...she... heard...a lie"

Doubt it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to louis-t (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:02 PM

8. Yep. Very condescending

btw, MOST young children take things literally

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 02:55 PM

4. No one lives past 12 who never lies

Someone who never lies would never live to adulthood.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 02:58 PM

5. "Lying for the Lord" would be considered lying, correct?

Not only do all humans lie to some extent, but LDS are actually encouraged to lie, if the ends justify the means.

Wiki "Lying for the Lord."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 02:59 PM

6. wow. so Mormons are different from all other humans on Planet Earth?

This is just an absurd claim. Of course "real Mormons" lie. So do "real Christians" and "real Jews" and "real Buddhists", etc.

Followers of all religions lie. At least most of them. Humans lie. The vast majority of us.

And what on earth did you say to the kid.

This is just so ridiculous I can't believe you believe it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:05 PM

9. This is very interesting

It seems the Teabaggers aren't the only ones who live in an information bubble.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to formercia (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:09 PM

10. what does that even mean?

look, humans lie. It's part of the human condition. Psychologists have told us that for years.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to formercia (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:48 PM

21. You're making an observation to yourself? Replying to your own OP?

Okay, then.

How about information on this topic from ex-Mormons, with sources for you to check out? Or are they in an information bubble, too?

http://www.exmormon.org/lying.htm

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:10 PM

11. "honey, do these pants make my butt look big?"

How do they get out of that one?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:10 PM

12. Jehovah's Witnesses say the same thing

That they don't lie, yet I know for a that many of them do lie, and like the Mormons "lying for God" thing, the JW's have the same teaching but they call it "theocratic warfare", which allows them to lie to people if they think it might help them convert people to their teachings.

I don't care what religion a person is, or isn't, there are always honest people as well as dishonest people.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:17 PM

14. Mitt is a Rat-Face LIAR!!




Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:19 PM

16. So Kolob the Magnificent's planet of Spirit Wives isn't a lie?

Hmmmmm.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #16)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:39 PM

19. lol good point

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #16)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:41 PM

20. Exactly. Their entire scripture is based on a lie

actually a series of lies.

that was a cruel thing for her to have told you. little kids cry because men have deep voices, too.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #16)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:50 PM

22. I really depends on the ' star date ' you are referencing.



live long and prosper!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:56 PM

24. The church lies to Mormons all the time.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 04:02 PM

25. Lying for the lord...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:30 PM

26. I feel like I have walked into a portal to an Alternate Universe

I also thought DU was better than this.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread