Baptism after death

Discussion in 'Religion Archives' started by SkyeBlue, Nov 5, 1999.

  1. SkyeBlue Registered Senior Member

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    I just heard the other day that Mormons will go through death records and baptize people after they're dead. Is that true? This seems incredibly rude to me... Any comments, facts, etc. from anyone??
     
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  3. Lori Registered Senior Member

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    I don't know if that's true, but if it is, it's morbid and pointless.

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  5. truestory Registered Senior Member

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    Mormons have been heavy into geneology since their founding 170 years ago. My understanding is that they are creating the largest database of geneological records ever known and including it on a website. Mormons believe that such baptisms give the dead the opportunity to join the Mormon church in the afterlife.
     
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  7. SkyeBlue Registered Senior Member

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    I heard a great song - written by a former co-worker - entitled "Baptize me when I'm dead". It basically says 'why should I be good while I'm alive, you can just baptize me when I'm dead'. Very good, very funny.
     
  8. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    One thing I don't understand about Latter-Day Saints in this ... does the posthumous baptism override the fact that an individual might just have been a creep? Or does posthumous baptism absolve you of your earthly sins?

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  9. Oxygen One Hissy Kitty Registered Senior Member

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    I think it just makes them feel better about themselves.
     
  10. Blacktubby Registered Senior Member

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    >I think it just makes them feel better about themselves.


    Oxygen,

    Isn't that what religion is all about?
     
  11. Oxygen One Hissy Kitty Registered Senior Member

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    I suppose, but they should leave my soul alone. They have no right to tamper with my eternity. At any rate, once I'm dead, who cares?
     

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