Is Mormonism “Bad Religion”?

¬†At Patheos.com’s “Peculiar People” blog, Ryan Tobler takes on Ross Douthat’s assertion that Mormonism is one of America’s heretical religions. Should Mormonism be counted among Douthat’s “bad religions,” whose theologies are focused on idolizing their own traditions above shared American values and isolating their membership from participating in advancing the common good? Tobler says no. “Oriented to their own communities and sometimes out of touch with others, Mormons can indeed entertain a sense of self-importance. But unlike others that Douthat arraigns, Mormons are categorically a service-oriented people, a long-known fact that is now on record.”

 

 

 

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