Book of Mormon: Fan fiction?
Steven Colbert recently and somewhat brilliantly called the Book of Mormon "fan fiction." Now that the election is over and Romney undoubtedly has got a good tongue lashing from the upper echelons of power on planet Kolob, there are probably a lot fewer people who care about whether or not to classify the LDS as a cult-- but for future reference-- this has got to be one of the most perfect labels of Mormonism yet devised. Its simple, non-aggresive... almost complimentary in its benign, wink-wink, sort of juvenile tongue in cheek nature. Now, with such an accurate label-- we can easily place the door knocking Mormons comfortably alongside Harry Potter, Twilight and even Star Trek fans instead of along side those Heavens Gate, David Koresh or Jim Jones wack jobs. And and lets face it, the Mormon magick underwear isn't much different than anything you might see at comic con or Halloween or in a graphic novel. Now, thanks to the brilliant writers at Comedy Central, we no longer have to worry about the souls of the Mormons-- how they're all brainwashed and spreading the message of Masonry and satanism under the guise of Christianity-- we can just feel sorry for them like regular nerds-- that they can't get girfriends or drink coke. Next time they come a knockin' we can invite them in and listen to some entertaining quotes from their favorite sci-fi/fanstasy novel and send them on their way with a chuckle!!! A little comedy goes a long way to make the world a better place-- don't you think?
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
ALL religions and the book they produced are man made. In other words fiction.
Oh and it's Stephen, not Steven.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Your logic is a bit lacking.
1 - a comedian (did you catch that, comedian) labeled the Book of Mormon as fiction
2 - you confuse the comedic and politically charged routine for accuracy
3 - you bring yourself to the point of calling a comedic routine "fact"
I suggest you put down the weed and Cheetos and educate yourself in order to make the world a better place. The topic of salvation isn't the main point or message of comedy central.
- HonestlyLv 78 years ago
Well, I happen to know. independently of what people say, that the Book of Mormon is what it claims to be. Not all Mormons know this, but many do. I am not sure who this kind of talk is intended to influence but I just want to let you know that it has no impact whatsoever on those who know.
There are pro Mormon arguments and anti Mormon arguments and frankly, I don't know how to answer a few of them because I don't have enough knowledge of the situation. However, I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and that means allot, at least to me.
- PubliusLv 78 years ago
No, it would have been brilliant only if it were fiction. Colbert hasn't established that assertion.
I wonder why logic goes out the window when it comes to the opponents of my church.
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- KerryLv 78 years ago
The Book of Mormon is the word of God. In reading it, you will get closer to God and cultivate a deeper relationship with him. It is a second witness of Jesus Christ, and testifies of Christ's love and atonement for all mankind.Source(s): Lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- AmmonLv 78 years ago
The "Cult" word is like the "N" word. It is a pejorative word bereft of any meaning except as a way to insult and demean others who are different than you...
in order enslave, and rape, and do all manner of evil against.
Those who use these kind of words, words like the "N" word or the "Cult" word, are
gutter-snipes of the lowest kind, and they are shameful creatures, people who should
be shunned not people who decent sensible people should associate with.
- 8 years ago
Isn't that what Jews say about the bible? Every one is sure their religion is the only correct one and all the others are wrong, and no one realizes how absurd that is
- 8 years ago
I let the people at Comedy Central do all my thinking for me. . .not. They can live their sad little lives thinking that they are clever enough to define my beliefs and it won't affect me one iota.Source(s): I'm LDS
- cheirLv 78 years ago
Sorry, clean out of chuckles.
- halpern57Lv 68 years ago
Hello! All supposedly holy books are fiction..Bibly Quran Torah etc...man made nonsense.