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Old 11-29-2011, 07:26 PM
badhatharry badhatharry is offline
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Default Re: Newtmentum! (David Weigel & Chris Moody)

Originally Posted by apple View Post
If you had actually read the article (or even just the subtitle), instead of seeing the name "Hitchens" and going on an ill-informed and defamatory rampage, you'd have seen that he dismissed the question of whether Mormonism is a cult is an irrelevant question. He merely took issue with the obscene history and beliefs of the Mormon (what I call a) cult.
Your definition of defamatory rampage is rather broad. I did read the article and as I perused Hitchen's objections to the craziness of LDS, I thought it wouldn't be much of a stretch to criticize any major religion in the US for things very similiar.
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