Novosibirsk - Hitler the Mormon
Nevskiy.Orthodoxy.Ru, December 29, 2003
Saving dead people is no easy matter. The only ones that have the power to do this is Mormons. The do this everyday with the help of posthumous baptism. Helen Radkey, who roots about in the gigantic genealogical archives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the full name of the Mormon Church), made a stunning revelation. Three years ago the baptism of a certain David Green took place. And this Green - was none other than David ben-Hurion, the first head of Israeli government, who passed away in 1973.
This belated "baptism" in the USA added fuel to the fire of an old sore spot between Jews and Mormons. Posthumous baptism, the prophets from Salt Lake City assert, is founded on a verse from the First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians (1 Cor 15:29) "Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?"
In 1840, when this practice was introduced, the problem for the Mormons consisted of saving their ancestors who had the misfortune of dying before the founder of the Church, Joseph Smith, came upon a revelation. Back before Columbus, Jesus visited the New World, and the "other lambs" that the Gospels of John talk about were the Americans. And Mormons began to baptize those people in their absence. When they were submerged in holy water, so were their parents, grandmothers, grandfathers and so forth.
This sacred requirement resulted in the Mormons' feverish genealogical research. But they did not stay within the confines of the Church. What reason was there to shut off someone else's salvation in the same matter? Thus Mormons conducted mass baptisms of Jews, 380,000 people who were victims of the Holocaust.
It turned out that among those baptized were the father, mother and ten relatives of Ernest Michel, who survived the death camp. This resident of New York was offended. After a long lawsuit with the Church, a settlement was reached. All the Jews would be excluded from the list of baptisms. However, the promise was not completely fulfilled. Helen Radkey discovered the names of nearly 20,000 Jews on the list in Salt Lake City.
The Mormon genealogists replied the had done all they could. Their data base has 400 million names. It's impossible to permanently expunge from the lists those who have died, who orthodox members of the Church baptize one after another! Nevertheless, they say, the dead fully accept or do not accept the gift which is done for them.
The Jews clearly don't want this. But Adolf Hitler? His name is also on the register of the saved dead.
Le Temps, 23 December 2003
In a related CNN article of December 11, 2002, Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, said "If these people did not contact the Mormons themselves, the adage should be: Don't call me, I'll call you."
In Kirghistan village Muslims boycott converts to Christianity
October 15, 2003
Islamic conversion to Christianity has started to be a regular occurrence, however recent, in the main from a number of village residents who feel pressured from their neighbors, reported "Blagovest-Info." The whole village has declared a boycott on "apostates", as announced a week ago at a Bishkek press conference by chairman of the State Commission for Religious Affairs Omurzak Mamayusupov.
In the words of the commission leadership, the department did not have at its disposal precise information about the numbers of residents of Kirghistan who professed Islam but converted to Christianity in recent times.
"Unfortunately, the local clerical ministers do not always display extreme tolerance towards adherents of different creeds, since training in religious education establishments was formerly at a low level and did not measure up to modern standards," commented Omurzak Mamayusupov.
He also announced that the State Commission for Religious Affairs has received a rather large demand from the citizens requesting a registration certificate for the "Akhmadiya" religious association, which arose in the 19th century in India and which has combined Islam with elements of Christianity, Hinduism and the Scientology organization. This could only be done through the court," explained Omurzak Mamyusupov.
Kirghizstan undergoing invasion of unusual rats
September 20, 2003
The south of Kirghizstan is experiencing a sharp increase in the rat population. These animals can climb up trees and are practically not susceptible to industrial poisons.
As reported to Interfax by deputy of the Kirghizstan parliament Dooronbek Sadyrbayev, the rats bring a lot of significant damage to the economy of Jalalabad province. "In great quantities they destroy domestic fowl, and in one of the districts 14 hectares of wheat was completely destroyed; grapes and corns are also destroyed," said the deputy. Besides that, the rats carry out incursions into fruit orchards.
Sadyrbayev reported that the breed of rat in question was found in one of the districts of Uzbekistan, where the local breeders had crossed normal rats with muskrats to get a new strain of animal.
According to the deputy, the Kirghizstan parliament turned to the government with a request to take urgent measures to stop the invasion of rats.
Mormons to purchase Kirghizstan
Monday, 15 September 2003
As the "Blagovest-Info" agency reported Monday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the official name of the Mormons, will increase the volume of their financial assistance for Kirghizstan if the government allows sect activity on the territory of the republic. This was announced on the eve of the meeting of Kirghiz Prime Minister Nikolai Tanayev with representative of the "Committee of Twelve Apostles" of the Mormon sect Russel Nelson, who is now on a visit to Central Asia, reported "Blagovest-Info."
Russel Nelson expressed hope that Mormon missionaries would be making their appearance in Kirghizstan in the near future, and that once the sect had covered Kirghizstan, would be able to propagate in other countries.
A representative of sect management managed a meeting with the second man of state to settle the issue of registering the Mormons as a regional community.
Thus we see that in the central Asia republics the Mormons are not timid, and with cynical straightforwardness they are tying issues of humanitarian aid to the option for their missionaries to work. In other words, they are blatantly paying economically disadvantaged governments for the souls of destitute citizens who are loyal to their governments. Nevertheless they are not the first to arrive in Kirghizstan: President Akayev and wife were long ago enamored with the Porfiri Ivanov system and he imposes his infatuation on his subjects. The Mormons are only the next logical step.
As has been published repeatedly, the Mormons have close ties with intelligence structures of the USA, so sect expenditures for delivering expired canned foods and second-hand clothing to Kirghizstan will quickly pay for itself a hundredfold. What more is there to say about the American military presence in Central Asia?
THE CHANGING CHURCH
Faith Fades Where It Once Burned Strong
By FRANK BRUNI
October 13, 2003
"Monopolies damage religion," said Massimo Introvigne, the director of the Center for Studies on New Religions in Turin and a proponent of the relatively new theory of religious economy. "In a free market, people get more interested in the product. It is true for religion just as it is true for cars."
cited from: The New York Times
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