Left to itself, it doesn’t spin or gloss over unpleasant facts. The positive side to unvarnished history is that it can prevent future mistakes. There are many examples in history of religions enabling evil. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is not an exception to this rule. A glance at the Dec. 9, 1933, LDS News, published with Deseret News,
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Clark’s article from 1933 fascinates me as much for its style as its repulsive cheerleading. It contains several examples of modern totalitarian propaganda efforts, that were also used, and refined, by Soviet led communism. There’s the effusive praise for the leaders, praise for the party (in one instance Clark uses the phrase and political genius of the Hitler party to tout relief efforts in Germany), and the use of the terms and as propaganda phrases. For an example,
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You sure? Really? Based on what? Just your gut feeling? It was 1933. There are murderers all around us right now on scales small and large. Tell me, which one of them might you have praised?
I sure Joe Kennedy and Ghandi were edited, too, Doug as if that somehow matters. (It doesn but you think it SOUNDS like it matters.) Were they therefore praising everything and anything Hitler ever did in the future?
FDR and the American press praised Stalin all throughout the war when he was an ally. Does that mean FDR praised Stalin later gulags and pogroms against the Jews?
I second this. It kind of hypocritical to analyse in 2011 with all we know now what happened a few month after Hitler came to power in 1933 and before most of his terror regime had even been implemented.
Germany has just come out (or rather was coming out) the worst economical crisis in history that led millions and millions of people without work and without anything more than what they were wearing on their bodies. Millions lived in unimaginable poverty brought to them by the depression and the results of the Treaty of Versailles. At that time Hitler and his movement looked like political saviors. Let not forget: Hitler party became the strongest party in the Reichstag not by force but by free elections.
So this news piece just mirrors the general feeling in Germany at that time long before the horrible consequences of Hitler rise to power became evident.
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Why Lord Annointed could not recognize the face of Pure EVIL is the real question here. Why did they(and do they continue to) encourage support of this type of Pure EVIL and even tell their members they will be blessed for doing so?
What kind of God or self professed spokesperson for God would fail to warn his people and the world of the horror about to be unleashed upon it? Would fail to protect the children and others about to be tortured and murdered? Would allow Priesthoold Leaders holders of Truth to support EVIL like this?
Only those in league with the devil would have supported Adolf Hitler.
Perhaps you right that have never given a and date for a looming disaster, but God has certainly been very precise about warning people about an impending catastrophy. He told Noah, going to be a flood, and there was a flood. He instructed the Jews to paint their doorposts with the blood of a Spring Lamb in order that the Angel of Death would pass them over. And, he warned Lot, through the two angels, to flee Sodom.
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How many of us still agonize over the things we worried about when we were in kindergarten?
It seems to me that your point is to suggest that the Mormon leadership can be if the Prophet didn foresee the disaster that Nazism would be to the world. Aside from the fact that no other religious leaders claimed to have been warned by God against Hitler either, it is a criticism that won resonate with actual Mormons. They have always lived under a blanket edict to be prepared physically and financially for unexpected disasters,
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The real question is what is your agenda. If one is familiar with the bible they could answer the question of Why "The Lord’s Annointed" could not recognize the face of Pure EVIL. Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light, 2 Cor. 11:14 If Satan can be transformed in to an angel of light can he not give his mortal servants the same power to mislead the children of God on this earth? He did in the account of Moses leading the children of Israel out of bondage in the land of Egypt.
It is sad that a person would go to these lengths to attempt to destroy such an outstanding organization as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. I would testify to you that, that is the face of EVIL. If you are a believer it would be wise for all to read Matthew 12:36 37 which is just two of many verses on the subject contained in them.
Hitler was a propagandist who rode to power on a Socialist agenda with flowery terms and by using slogans even Occupy people write on their protest placards, ideals that would appeal to any sane person, if not for it being all a lie and this back when there was no easy way to ferret out the true intentions of political candidates; Hitler mesmerized a whole nation of people. Also, notice how early this article was written: 1933.
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