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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Of Poodles and Cults

"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult."
- Rita Rudner

Guess it's all a matter of what's popular and what's annoying. I wish my religion weren't so annoying to others. But looking over history, Judaism was pretty annoying to outsiders, and so was original Christianity. It was international popularity that led to its most dramatic losses -- the loss of doctrine and authority when Constantine and others took over, replacing spiritual leadership with political power.

But I'd rather be compared to a cult than a poodle any day.

I know, just a weird random thought. Please go read something inspiring at LDS.org and come back in a couple days.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mormanity,

It's okay. There are Dr's out there that can help you.

Gideon said...

Michael Otterson also had an amusing observation on mormons, poodles and cults.

Great minds...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-faith/post/the-mormon-church-and-the-medias-cult-box/2011/07/19/gIQAZgj9NI_blog.html