Baptism For The Dead

Posted by: Andee / Category: ,


I don't agree with Baptism for the dead, and I never have. I remember having a conversation with my grandpa, who is still a true-blue believer in the Mormon faith about this very topic when I was in high school. I think it's morally wrong.

My grandpa was quick to tell me that the people who were baptized by proxy in the temple have the choice whether or not to accept the gospel in heaven. He told me that their eternal salvation depended on someone getting dunked in their name.

Why do I have such a problem with this? Because it takes away that person's religious freedom. Being baptized into a religion is a decision that person should make, no one has the right to make that decision for them. Many Jews who died in the Holocaust were baptized into the Mormon faith... I find that simply amazing. How dare they? These people were killed because they were Jewish and you have the nerve to baptize them into another faith?

The Mormon church (after being threatened with lawsuits) promised to stop baptizing holocaust victims, but it has been continuing. Here are some articles on the subject...

http://nowscape.com/mormon/hitler_temple_2.htm
http://www.utlm.org/onlineresources/hitlertemplework.htm
http://www.mormoncurtain.com/topic_judaism.html
http://mormoninquiry.typepad.com/mormon_inquiry/2005/02/some_mormons_ju.html
http://www.mormoncurtain.com/topic_helenradkey.html
http://home.teleport.com/~packham/romney.htm

I guess what I don't understand is how God would need work done on Earth to let a good person into heaven. I sincerely doubt God gives a damn... if you lived a good life, treated people as you wanted to be treated, and helped others you shouldn't be kept in any kind of limbo because you thought the Mormon Religion was a bunch of crap! I mean come on... it's God! He/She/It knows how you lived your life and why kind of person you are, he doesn't need some silly ceremony done on earth before he can let you through the pearly gates!

God will understand why people can't believe in Mormonism. God gave us brains to use, and I am now using mine.

I remember hearing the quote, "The thinking has been done for you," on one or two television shows devoted to the Mormon topic. The thinking has not been done for me. I do my own thinking, everyone should be allowed to do their own thinking, and assuming you have the right to say that to someone is wrong.


3 comments:

  1. Victoria Sacred Says:

    I feel odd saying this...but, I loved doing baptisms. I have nothing but good memories when it comes to this subject. However, after reading this post and seeing that the holocaust victims were and are being baptized makes me sick. They died for their religion just like JS (suppposedly). It is so arrogant for the mc to think that after they died they would come to their senses and realize they were wrong all along. stinkin mormons

  1. James Says:

    Sydney, you seem to be defining God however you want to. I also can't think of where you are getting support for these views. It is mentioned in the scriptures that God does care about baptism.

    "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be aborn of bwater and of the cSpirit, he cannot denter into the kingdom of God." John 3:5

  1. Sydney Says:

    Look, again... I don't even know what I believe in. I just think it's pretty silly to think that if there is a God up there that he would give a damn if someone was dunked under water or not. It's God! He should know what is in your heart and soul, right? Why would some ceremony need to be done? What sense does that make?

    I sincerely believe that man has created these ceremonies and claimed they came from God. Early man did this to feel closer to whatever they believed in, and to feel that they would see their deceased loved ones again.

    Believe what you want, but I am not about to change my mind on this... ever. It's wrong to do this without their personal permission.