You couldn't just say "Christian", like all the others?
@SMASHING, of course not, that would be tolerant
@SMASHING, I thought "boring, generic Christian" was the full name.
@SMASHING, They missed adding prude too
@SMASHING, I think it's because Mormons and Jehovah's Witness are like wacky spinoff christians
@SMASHING, I laughed when I got there, I'm a Christian
@Dexios S Divine, cuz out of all these religions, Christians are the most prude? You must be a preachers daughter.
@HonestAbe, christians more prude than mormons???
@SMASHING, well Christian is a generic term.
@Abradolf Lincler, neither of those are even close to Christian. Sure they "believe" in Christ but in name only.
@HammerOfHerertics, You must not know much about the Mormon teachings, then.
@TheKen42, Mormons are about as far away from Christians as you can get. The only reason why they can say they are Christians is because they belive in Christ. Kind of
@SMASHING, in seriousness, it's actually kind of interesting. You'll find similarities in this pic many other places. Also, you'll find more upside down crosses before you'll find anything regarding any other religion. Makes me wonder sometimes.
@Abradolf Lincler, "wacky spinoff Christians" lol I love it
@SMASHING, to be fair, there's like a bazillion Christians and Catholics, and the flowchart is meant to be funny not deliberately insulting
@SMASHING, Christ did say the world was going to hate us for His sake...so it kinda makes since that we're the only religion on this pic that got bashed. Honestly helps my faith.
@TheSecretSavage, Except that Christ is central to all our teachings. What makes you say otherwise?
@Abradolf Lincler, my neighbors are JW. Their oldest is a vey effeminate young man (very sweet), who told me they were JW. "We're Witnesses. You know, knock knock? Who's there? Jesus!" One time when my husband/myself were really sick, they broke into our backyard to mow our lawn. Very nice people. Better than most "true" Christians I know
@HonestAbe, religions in general are full of prudes, a sin in all the popular ones to do anything but make a kid. So there isn't a most prude, they all are lol
@HammerOfHerertics, what would be your definition of being "Christian?"
@TheKen42, so I would say accepting some doctrines like the Holy Trinity (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit) is pretty key, not thinking that God felt the need to send another prophet after Christ is also pretty significant, and a few others like Christ's divinity (which falls within the Holy Trinity). And generally the first few councils of the church which the real Christianity accepts (that's not saying anything of the many schisms, though). And from my knowledge, neither of those two groups accept these in the way all Christians do.
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, see my response to Ken
@HammerOfHerertics, when you talk about the councils, do you mean the 1st and 2nd nicean council?
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, well there were many Church Councils in the first few centuries that most people agree on. The first and second Nicaean councils are the first and last of the seven early ecumenical councils. Catholics and Orthodox all agree on these (the Catholic Church holds their findings infallibly) while Protestants mostly agree with them too.
@HammerOfHerertics, I don't quite follow your reasonings, nor why they disqualify us from being Christians. I would define a Christian as one who believes in Christ, so you are getting way more complex than I anticipated.
@TheKen42, what do you mean by "believing in Christ" though? What do you see Him as?
@HammerOfHerertics, if Ken is ok with me answering I would say that we believe that he is the Son of God, "The Only Begotten of the Father" meaning in the sense that even though every person on the earth is a son or daughter of God, the biological parents of Christ were God and Mary. Christ had both inherited immortality and mortality meaning that he couldn't die..... unless he choose to give up his spirit (not the Holy Ghost). We also believe that the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are 3 separate beings but one in their purpose. That was probably a mouthful.
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, that's a pretty clear answer, I appreciate it. But I didn't see you anywhere mention Jesus Christ as being God as well (which is THE major claim of Christianity). Also, the idea of Son of God, while it does mean he had no biological (human) father, it's more so that throughout eternity, even had the incarnation not occurred, Jesus would still have been the Father's Son. And about your view of the trinity, all Christians see it as one God in three persons (the persons of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit). So truly still monotheistic is there is only one God.
@HammerOfHerertics, sorry I assumed you would have tied the whole "Jesus has the title of a God," like it says in both the Bible and the BoM, to paraphrase "I have everything that my Father hath" you know, which is everything. Personally I don't understand how people think that the GodHead is 3 in 1, if people take a look at the Bible and read when Jesus is baptized, all 3 Members are there in different places or forms. And all I picture if that were true is God saying out of the sky "This is me, in who I am well pleased, oh and that dove that flew by..... that's me too, in a spirit form." Also we believe that if we do everything that we can to follow Christ AND his teachings then we will be with our loved ones forever.
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, that's the thing with personal interpretation of the Bible, everyone's got one...we have to be very careful when we apply our own thoughts and beliefs to the Bible as opposed to other way around. I don't get you first point. Do you accept that Jesus is God just like the Father is God?
@HammerOfHerertics, Jesus can do all of the things that God can do, doesn't mean that they are the same person.
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, got it, so then Jesus dying on he cross is meaningless. Because what good would a mere human dying for us do? Now God himself dying for us makes the world of difference. That's the key distinction and that's why you're not Christian. I don't mean to be offensive or inflammatory in any way, just stating fact.
@HammerOfHerertics, no we believe that it's important and that it meant something that being, Christ suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane to help us overcome spiritual death (sin) and then he died on the cross to overcome physical death. Everyone who has lived on the earth will be resurrected (1st Cor. 15:22). He inherited from God the ability to be immortal and with him being without a single sin, only he could perform the Atonement (his suffering) and bled out of every pore, and inheriting mortality from Mary he could willingly give up his life and that's when he died... and you know the 3 days later part.
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, so you've got the events right but the theology absurdly wrong.
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, well all be resurrected (as in those souls not in hell) precisely because God himself died for us. For no other reason.
@HammerOfHerertics, what would be wrong about the theology?
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, I mean objectively, there can only be one set of theology that's true, and since I believe so whole heartedly that Catholic doctrine is true, I have to believe yours is wrong.
@HammerOfHerertics, and as a brother, which I believe we are, I respect your views. The scriptures do say "One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism." LDS or Mormons believe that after Christ and the 12 apostles died, the Authority (Priesthood) that they had to perform Ordinances and Covenants was lost. Prophets were and are the mouthpiece of God and hold this authority since the time of Adam, he was the first prophet. Then what we call the pride cycle started which in as few words as possible, people listen to the prophet, they get blessings, they get prideful from all of their riches and blessings that they forget the person who blessed them, God takes away the prophet for a time and the people get stricken with famine or something else until they humble themselves again and then God gives them a prophet and blesses them, rinse and repeat. Christ was the the prophet of the time but also the Son of God, no one can take that away. He died, was resurrected, returned home, the apostles died,
@HammerOfHerertics, to continue, and the priesthood authority was taken from the earth until 1820.
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, Hot Damn you know your jank
@The Mouse Cop, I spent 2 years in Boston doin this, voluntarily, my thoughts are, if I was able to bring some people closer to Christ then I was doin an ok job.
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, sorry. But you're not bringing them closer. You're leading them further and further astray.
@HammerOfHerertics, how so?
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, again, simply because your religion is so utterly wrong. From what you've explained, you've gotten Christ and his message utterly wrong.
@HammerOfHerertics, well when I was a missionary we invited people to read the Book of Mormon and pray to know for themselves whether or not we were telling the truth, I invite you to do the same, "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink" right?
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, oh don't worry bout me, I've found Truth. The only one there is.
@HammerOfHerertics, I recommend reading 2 Nephi chapter 29, pretty good. Or if you want to read the Bible go ahead with Ezekiel 37: 16 if you want to know if there is gonna be more than 1 book of scripture.
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, trust me, I'll stick to the Bible. I suggest reading literally the whole New Testament (the Catholic one, not the Protestant). And especially Acts of the Apostles to get a glimpse of the Early Church, and to determine what religion looks most like it (let me give you a hint, it's non-Protestant Christianity, and most definitely not a religion found nearly 2000 years after.
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, and a religion loaded with books pretend-written before they were actually thought up in the 1800s by a few wackos/charlatans.
@HammerOfHerertics, you mean the King James Version? The one that we read? Already did that and still do. But anyway if you have any questions on what we actually believe, check out lds.org
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, King James Version is precisely NOT what I was referring to, that's a Protestant hack job version of the Bible. They took out books and edited books they left in to get the results and beliefs they wanted.
@HammerOfHerertics, and which one were you referring to?
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, well the true bible was compiled and finalized by like the year 400 after having been in consisten usage even from before. The Protestant bible was redefined during the reformation nearly 1400 years after the events in it. They removed books and changed verse to closer align to their theology as opposed to letting the true Bible guide their theology.
@HammerOfHerertics, I'm just gonna finish commenting on this one just cause the people don't wanna have to scroll down millions of comments from us to see other funny comments.
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, oh I just saw you replied
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, sorry if I came off as kind of rude, it's just so sad to see all the different offshoots of Christianity. And thinking back to Christ's prayer that we may be One, and how poorly we've followed that. I wish you all the best and God bless :)
Umm... there isn't pastafarianism. Look I want to make crappy pasta puns and I like being touched by his noodley appendage and when I die I want to be greeted with a volcano of cold beer and a factory of hot std free hookers
As a Mormon, I chuckled haha
@MyMormonFriend, Can you enlighten me about the underwear?...
@MyMormonFriend, Same, but I'm a boring, generic Christian
@mssj7000, just symbolic stuff, kinda like how nuns wear their dresses, or how the Jewish people wear yamakas (sorry if I spelled that wrong), it's kinda like a uniform sort of thing, but that's after you go into the temple so kids under 18 won't wear them. It might sound vague but we try to keep these things sacred.
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, Thank you for the info. Can you tell me why underwear?
@mssj7000, not really sure but personally it is a reminder to me for certain commandments to keep for example not having sex before marriage, I'm gonna have to take time to think about taking off those garments whether or not I want to break it. All I know is that I'm promised both physical and spiritual protection when I wear it. Not to sound preachy but every commandment we are given, there is a blessing that we will get if we keep it, that applies to both members and non-members. Tom Brady follows what we call the "Word of Wisdom" better than most members do and he is still at the top of his game, just sayin.
@OnlyUtahKidOnFp, Thanks again.
@mssj7000, no prob!
But most Jews also love Hummus.
I would've put "do you like to complain", but Muslims do that, too.
@I Are Lebo, that's what I was about to say, I think the distinction should've been do you prefer furry hats or turbans
What about agnostic?
@Reply if you dare, what flavor is Dr. Pepper!?
@TeaEarlGreyHot, it's a combination of 23 different flavours
@Reply if you dare, I know it's a common label,but I've always used it as an adjective. Gnostic vs agnostic refers to knowledge while theist vs atheist refers to belief. You could therefore be an agnostic theist, or an agnostic atheist. Just constraining yourself to the label of agnostic is so useless to me. Oh you don't know if there's a god or not? Whoopdie doo. None of us do. You either believe or you don't, you either know or you don't. Two separate questions. The label agnostic only answers one and it was an answer I assumed before anyone asked. Just my opinion on agnostic and how it's used. You keep doing you though.
@NotCaveJohnson, I view agnostic as being open to a god or higher power but don't follow or agree with religions (as in the actual institution) it is less about the actual question of if there is a God and more a position of no one can write a book saying this is God's intentions.
If that makes sense... a disagreement with how we (humans) have so far said god has existed, his intentions, powers or whatever else. if he/she/they are there, then they are there, if they aren't then they aren't, but saying this is God, this is his will, etc I don't agree with. I always viewed this as an Agnostic view but if not then I guess I need to a new answer when people ask me...
@Reply if you dare, then the label I would use is deist. Or arguably theist would be a sufficient label for what you just described. Agnostic alone is useless, and in this case was misleading for what I thought your position was.
I'm open to a god or higher power too (agnostic), I just have yet to have a good reason to believe any exists (atheist). They are little more than archaic superstitions to me. But inexplicably it sounds like you have hedged your bets to the affirmative.
Check out the Baha'i faith. I think it's a load of BS but you may think otherwise.
Buddhism isn't a religion
@Aaron Leibowitz, it also doesn't believe in any gods, let alone many of them...
@Aaron Leibowitz, Neither is atheism.
@Aaron Leibowitz, Buddhism and Hinduism are dharmas, which are better than religions
I practice Norse
@EVILdrPORKCHOP3, That is the correct answer. Personally, I celebrate Saturnalia
Instantly wrong. We Jews love hummus
Religion is funny. There's so many God's but you think your one God is a true God lololol.
Wait, but Buddhism is also from India
I don't see Deism on here, which is disappointing. But I guess I shouldn't have expected too much, considering that there's probably more than thirty religions to choose from, and this list has eleven.
Well, I did get my religion, although the underwear isn't "magical", we use it to represent some sh!t I can't remember
@Petersquatch, also I am naturally annoying in a way that most people are, not in a religious way
After further research, we subtract the Mayan suggestion for fear that Tlaloc will wrench our feet backwards, gouge out our eyes, and light our heads on fire for eternity of we don't do regular blood sacrifices to him. Sorry about the inconvenience. Feel free to choose another; we recommend the Norse or Old Egyptian religions.
It is but it originated it is an Indian religion