Chat it up with a Mormon, get a prize!
If you listened to yesterday’s podcast, you may have heard we have 5 memberships to give out for free, and I decided the first contest is to see who can have the best conversation with a Mormon. Since they are working diligently to spread their hilariously dumb message, you can go and have an insta-chat with Mormons right now if it tickles your fancy!
Now, while I can’t win my own prize, I did try to see if I could get some interesting answers out of my Mormon hosts:
Me: what is the most convincing thing about mormonism to you
Merisa: That we know that this is Christ’s true church on the earth once more, restored by a prophet
Me: what do you find is the most solid piece of evidence for your belief.
Merisa: We don’t need evidence. We have faith and prayer and peace and happiness
Me: so prayer is a type of evidence for you?
Merisa: We have evidence in the way we feel God’s love in our life and since we are answering your questions will you answer ours?
Me: I want to understand people, what makes them tick, what makes them believe in certain ideas
Merisa: Ok well as missionaries we are here to teach people, so what we would like to do since you are so interested in learning is send local missionaries to help you better understand these things
Me: So far it seems as though there are two main reasons for your own belief: 1) an emotional reaction to premises you’ve accepted as true, and 2) seeing pattern or direct results of your prayer. Is that a good summary?
Merisa: please come back when you are willing to answer our questions
That’s when they kicked me out of the chat, so I failed at my first attempt to get them to say something interesting, but it doesn’t mean one of you can’t pull it off! Because I’m a bit of a jerk, I’m offering a free one year membership to TGA to anyone that gets the best response from these guys. Post up the conversations you have in the comment section, and I’ll pick the winner. Good luck everyone!