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|Is Mormonism an Abrahamic Religion and Should I Feel Insulted?|
Aug. 30th, 2010 at 6:33 pm
I haven’t really been following this Glenn Beck’s rally because I just didn’t care about it. On the news tonight I heard Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, interviewed about it. In emphasizing the religious diversity represented at the event, Land was presses on Beck’s Mormonism. He was asked if he thought of Mormonism as a Christian religion, as the Catholic or various Protestant churches are, and after trying to avoid answering the question, Land admitted that he did NOT believe Mormonism to be Christian, but would classify it as an Abrahamic religion.
While I have no problem with Abraham (although if he had prepared to sacrifice MY son, I’m pretty sure the marriage would have been OVER), I don’t worship him. I am a Christian. Although I don’t really care what any one person thinks about my beliefs or religious practice, I feel kind of ruffled that someone would be so dismissive of Mormonism.
How do you feel about being part of an Abrahamic religion?