Do we have the right to close the "after-porch"?

Recently Jewish leaders have withdrawn from negotiating with the Church of Latter Day Saints on the issue of "posthumous baptism by proxy", wherein a Mormon practice, that has gone on for more than a century, allows the baptism of a proxy standing in for a dead ancestor.

This appears to challenge the concept of free-will, in that individual, once dead, has little say in chosing and following religous beliefs.

A common way of describing this situation is to use the image of canvassing for souls done by many Evangelicals, in that they appear on many porches of private homes. Since the Mormons are doing this after the soul is departed, in the afterlife if you will, the term "after-porch" has been coined as a shorthand means of describing this practice, and the dynamics involved.

For more info, see: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Baptizing-th...

What do you think?

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think their practice of posthumous baptisms is absolutely repugnant and the highest form of disrespect I can think of.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    collecting soul is a demonic or pagan thing anyways, so to tell them to stop is all right by me.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    sounds complicated .. i think we should all just have a cook-out ..

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    what can i say?

    the Bible says not to baptise for the dead.

    but, whatever, help yourself, and then you answer your God.

    Source(s): KJV 1611AV Bible
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