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Stop calling Mormons, Mormons or LDS

Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:07 am

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/mor ... 01ce439978

Really? Someone is claiming they got a phone call from God. Actually it was probably a tele-marketer, Mr. Nelson at the age of 93 couldn't tell the difference.

But Thursday, the church’s leader, President Russell M. Nelson, announced that he wants people to stop using “Mormon” and “LDS” — abbreviations that have been the subject of numerous debates throughout the religion’s history.

“The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” Nelson said in a statement. “We have work before us to bring ourselves in harmony with His will.” Added Nelson, who is believed by tradition to be a prophet: “In recent weeks, various Church leaders and departments have initiated the necessary steps to do so.”


Note the church twitter feed is called Mormon NewsRoom.
 
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Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:13 am

The site wants me to disable ad blocker.
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Re: Stop calling Mormons, Mormons or LDS

Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:55 am

WarRI1 wrote:
The site wants me to disable ad blocker.

Have you tried to google the title..Number of articles on the subject there.
 
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Re: Stop calling Mormons, Mormons or LDS

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Operator error.. :white:
 
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Re: Stop calling Mormons, Mormons or LDS

Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:20 am

I'm surprised they haven't been categorized as a cult here.
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Re: Stop calling Mormons, Mormons or LDS

Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:39 am

So what do they want to be called? Morons?.
 
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Re: Stop calling Mormons, Mormons or LDS

Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:19 am

Article is behind a pay wall.
 
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Re: Stop calling Mormons, Mormons or LDS

Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:35 pm

Kiwirob wrote:
So what do they want to be called? Morons?.


They want to be called "The Church" or "The Church of Jesus Christ."

Now, Mormons are Christians, but calling their church simply "The Church of Jesus Christ" omits an important detail and winds up being pretty deceitful. Churches are almost all Christian (there are a few exceptions like the Church of Scientology and the Church of Satan, but at least those organizations explicitly say what kind of churches they are). So to say that you are "The Church of Jesus Christ" without specifying that you are a denomination winds up as pretty misleading.

But I don't think this will catch on.
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Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:27 pm

Seems to me the Church is already called LDS, sort of a modernization of the Mormon name, but things like you know... Book of Mormon.. Mormon Tabernacle Choir would need to be re-named if they are dropping that entirely, right?

IMO the LDS name was fairly effective in mainstreaming the church, so much as can be expected. They seemed to be doing pretty well with it.
 
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Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:19 pm

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Re: Stop calling Mormons, Mormons or LDS

Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:29 pm

DocLightning wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
So what do they want to be called? Morons?.


They want to be called "The Church" or "The Church of Jesus Christ."

Now, Mormons are Christians, but calling their church simply "The Church of Jesus Christ" omits an important detail and winds up being pretty deceitful. Churches are almost all Christian (there are a few exceptions like the Church of Scientology and the Church of Satan, but at least those organizations explicitly say what kind of churches they are). So to say that you are "The Church of Jesus Christ" without specifying that you are a denomination winds up as pretty misleading.

But I don't think this will catch on.


They want to be called "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints". The full name of their denomination.


1.. The name is way too long to be used in Normal day to day use.
2. LDS and Mormons convey the same point.


The problem the "TCoJCoLDS" has is that they don't want to be associated with the Fundamentalist branches anymore. However their name, while descriptive, is just not a convenient one in every day conversation.

Mormons will stick around.
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Re: Stop calling Mormons, Mormons or LDS

Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:33 pm

Here's an article not behind a paywall:
https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/08/16/ ... -everyone/

Also, ironic that the news was announced on mormonnewsroom.org:

https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/ ... the-church

I really don't see this taking hold. They tried the same thing way back in the early 2000's, when they announced they wanted it to be referred to as the LDS Church, not the Mormon Church. Yet the church itself continues to use the term Mormon (i.e. above or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir). People in Utah didn't stop using the term Mormon. It's always been a mix. People call them Mormons, LDS, the church, etc. I doubt habits will change.
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Re: Stop calling Mormons, Mormons or LDS

Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:01 pm

The real question is where are the golden tablets??
 
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Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:56 am

Now I have to go home and watch South Park season 7 epi 12 "All About Mormons" for a really good laugh. "Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum."
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