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Awesome: 40 Things You Never Realized Were Christian

Matt Stopera at Buzzfeed compiled a really cool list of “40 Things You Never Realized Were Christian”. This is awesome to see because they usually will take any chance they can to take a jab at Christians. #Change

1. There is a Bible verse on the bottom of every In-N-Out cup.

2. Same with Forever 21 bags.

3. Mary Kay Ash from Mary Kay cosmetics credits her success to their decision to “take God as our partner.”

4. The guy who founded eHarmony is a Christian psychologist.

5. The founder and CEO of JetBlue is a devout Mormon.

6. The founder of Carl’s Jr. started a tradition at company meetings where they say a prayer and recite the “Pledge of Allegiance” before they begin.

7. In 2001, Katy Perry released a Christian album under the name Katy Hudson.

8. Most U2 songs have Christian themes.

9. Sylvestor Stallone is a seriously devout Christian and has appeared on The 700 Club.

10. The movie Rocky is FILLED with religious references.

11. Bob Dylan was a born-again Christian in the ’80s.

12. So is Chuck Norris.

13. Chris Tucker became born again after filming Money Talks in 1997.

14. Jane Fonda was raised an atheist but became a born-again Christian after divorcing Ted Turner.

15. Alice Cooper believes every word of the Bible literally.

16. Gary Busey became born again after a motorcycle accident.

17. Sixpence None the Richer is a Christian band.

18. After Hurricane Katrina, Mr. T gave away all his gold jewelry because of his Christian faith.

19. George Foreman is an ordained minister with his own weekly church services.

20. Bow Wow is also a born-again Christian.

21. The founder of the Marriott hotel chain was a devout Mormon.

22. Stephen Colbert teaches Sunday school.

23. Bear Grylls is also a devout Christian.

24. The world’s largest chicken company, Tyson, employs a group of chaplainswho minister in the work place.

25. Chris Martin of Coldplay didn’t lose his virginity until he was 22 because of “religious issues.”

26. Jessica Simpson waited until she married Nick Lachey to have sexual relations.

27. So did Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon.

28. Jon Adams had a dog named “Satan.”

29. “In God We Trust” became the U.S.’s motto in 1956 when President Eisenhower signed it into law.

30. In 1954, “under God” was added to the “Pledge of Allegiance” by President Eisenhower as well. FYI, he was baptized just a year before that.

31. Jiminy Cricket’s initials in Pinocchio may be a hidden nod to Jesus Christ.

32. Snow White eating the apple may be a hidden reference to the fall of the Garden of Eden.

33. The Little Debbie company statement begins with “The McKee family acknowledges the providence of God in our continued success.”

34. Fieldy, the bassist from Korn, is now a devoted Christian.

35. Ben Stein is a creationist. Ben Stein is also Jewish but this fact is just too good not to include.

36. It says “John 3:16” on the bottom of Sweet Frog frozen yogurt cups.

38. Sufjan Stevens is a devout Christian who regularly attends mass in Brooklyn.

39. Tom Chappell, the CEO and founder of Tom’s brands, received a degree at the Harvard Divinity School and almost left his job for a life in ministry.

40. Kel Mitchell now works as a professional Christian.

      • Judwashere

        Never heard the term, professional christian before.

      • Jeffrey Olah

        Hanoi Jane?

      • Megan

        Apparently “Christian” is used loosely here.

      • AbbyP

        Very loosely…we must examine these people’s actions to see if they truly live for Christ. Jane Fonda…not so much.

      • Jim

        Mormons are not Christians, they are completely separate beliefs with a few commonalities

        • natalie

          Actually, they are. As Christians are believers in Christ, Mormon beliefs definitely fit the category.

          • Riley Hall

            If you have a pretty flexible definition of Christian than sure, Mormons also “reestablished” the apostles and don’t believe anyone else is actually a true follower of Jesus Christ unless they’re Mormon tho. They also once believed that Independence, Missouri was their promised land at one point. That was pretty weird.

            • AAron Hinman

              I’ve never heard any Mormon say other Christians weren’t christian. I suspect you’ve been getting your information from a really poor source.

            • allen
          • Seola

            Actually, they aren’t. The word you are looking for is monotheistic. Believing in one God. Christian is an offshoot from Judaism. Having a line of common belief (Messiah) doesn’t necessarily make one Christian. Those who closely follow the sector that split for Judaism are considered Christians. Mormons do not do this. Additionally, as a but of further evidence, Mormons require conversion to Mormonism. While a Baptist may move freely between several denominations under Christianity without “rebirth”, conversion or other formal adoptions. Just as those who are Jewish aren’t Christian, neither are Mormons.

            • Robert Dale Henson

              Actually we are. We take the same steps that other Christians take to become Christians. We believe Jesus died on the cross for our salvation. We pray for the remission of sins in his name and we are baptized. And as for how closely we follow the sects that split from Judaism you should really check your bible. The LDS church is set up far closer to the way it was during Christs ministry than it is now. That includes Apostles. And as for conversion that has nothing to do with whether or not one is a Christian. Of all of the anti Mormon mistruths I have heard that has to be one of the worst.

              • Mitch

                I believe the LDS has an incorrect view of Jesus and God. Correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t Mormons believe that God was a created being and had many “spirit children”, including Jesus, Satan, and all of us? And we can become gods as well, make our own spirit children, and create our own worlds in the afterlife? None of this is found in the Bible and differs considerably from the beliefs of mainline Christianity. The Bible states that God always was and always will be. Humans were never divine and never will be. The Mormon faith changed the character and nature of God to suit their own beliefs.

              • blaqe

                Romans 8:17 “The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.” We are spirit children of God, and fellow heirs with Christ, he is a spirit child of our Father as well.

                John 10:34 ” 33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

                34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are agods?

                35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken” The child of a dog is a dog, the child of a bird is a bird. We are the children of God and so in the same way which God has patterned all life, we will grow to become Gods one day. To contradict this doctrine is to repeat the errors that the Pharisees and Sadducees made while trying to stone Jesus Christ for preaching it.

              • Dillon Barela

                John 1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God… and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.
                Jesus is God.

              • blaqe

                True scripture. That doesn’t exclude that anything.

              • Mitch

                It is necessary to look at the context of these passages and not just pull out verses. In Romans 8:15, it says we are adopted in God’s family. Usually in families there is only one heir, but by the grace of God we have been adopted and can become joint heirs with Christ. To be adopted means we weren’t previously a part of the family.
                And in John 10:30, Jesus says “I and the Father are one”. He claimed to be God Himself, not a spirit child of God.
                And the term “gods” used in these verses is the same one used in Exodus 21 and 22 to refer to the judges or rulers of the people. It is a name of office, not a name of essence.

              • blaqe

                And BTW, who cares about “mainline”(Mainstream ?) Christianity? Because majority always equals correctness right? This is an incorrect world, a world that agrees on a great many false and wrong ideas. If you are wise, you will shun the idea that because many believe it or do it, it is correct.

              • Dillon Barela

                So you believe that Jesus is God incarnate, the second member of the Trinity?

              • blaqe

                The notion of the trinity is false. I is a doctrine made of man. The counsel of Nicea was convened(after the apostles were dead), because Constantine wanted to solve the problems men were having with differing views on the nature of the Godhead. In the end, the counsel majorily agreed AGAINST the Trinitarian notion of a 3-in-1 being, but Constantine liked it and decreed it as doctrine in spite of the other counsel members present. Being the Emperor of Rome helped with that probably.

              • Jennie Diday

                So in John 1, where it mentions the Word was with God, Word being Jesus, and then Jesus saying he would send his Helper in his place, that leads you to believe there is no such thing as the Trinity? Sorry, I have to strongly disagree with you. Not to mention, the many references the Bible has to praying and asking the Holy Spirit to intercede for you in prayer. The idea may not have been popular in Constantine’s Day, but I do not think there is any denying that God is 3 in 1. Also, the fact that blaspheming the Holy Spirit is an unforgivable sin would lead me to believe that the Holy Spirit is on par with God, and not just some angel we pray to.

              • TPAINE

                If they are “co-equal,” then why is blasphemy against the Son or Father not unforgiveable? When Jesus prays “my god my god” is this one God praying to another? What about 1 Corinthians 15:24? Cilosians says Christ is the image of the invisible God–not the “second person of the trinity. In fact, Colosians states the fullness of the Godhead is in Christ, not Christ being a member of the Godhead. 1 Corinthians 15:28 – “And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.”

                is this one God being subject to another? My pointsis this, the word of God states, he who has the Son has the Father also, but he who has not the Son has not the Father. No where does the Bible state “believe in or accept the trinity.”

                By the way, I’m Christian….not Mormon, but I disagree with the eroneous teaching that belief in the trinity is necessary for salvation. I believe in God the Father, Christ his son whom God was in reconciling the world unto Himself, and the Spirit who is working in the world today to draw men to Christ. Belief in Jesus Christ is essential to salvation! To say that belief in a doctrine established 325 years after the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus is essential to salvation or the true mark of a Christian is not scriptural.

              • allen

                http://carm.org/teachings-of-mormonism

                What Does Mormonism Teach?

                by Matt Slick

                The doctrines
                of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) are very
                interesting. Most of the ‘odd’ ones are not initially taught to
                potential converts, but they should be. Instead, “they are revealed
                later as one matures and gains the ability to accept them.” The LDS
                Church tries to make its official doctrines appear Christian, but what
                underlies those Christian-sounding terms is far from Christian in
                meaning.

                Following are the teachings of its officials throughout
                the years. Please note that these teachings are documented from Mormon
                writers, not anti-Mormon writers.

                Finally, many Mormons respond that most of the citations below are not from official Mormon writings,
                as if that disproves the doctrines they teach. If they are not
                official, fine. But if not, then why have the Mormon apostles and high
                officials taught them and written them, and why are their books sold in
                Mormon bookstores? The truth is, the following is what Mormons are
                taught.

                Atonement

                “Jesus paid for all our sins when He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane,” (Laurel Rohlfing, “Sharing Time: The Atonement,” Friend, Mar. 1989, p. 39.).

                “We
                accept Christ’s atonement by repenting of our sins, being baptized,
                receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and obeying all of the
                commandments,” (Gospel Principles, Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1979, p. 68.).

                Baptism

                Baptism for the dead, (Doctrines of Salvation,
                vol. II, p. 141). This is a practice of baptizing each other in place
                of non-Mormons who are now dead. Their belief is that in the afterlife,
                the “newly baptized” person will be able to enter into a higher level of
                Mormon heaven.

                Bible

                “We
                believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated
                correctly. . .” (8th Article of Faith of the Mormon Church).

                “Wherefore,
                thou seest that after the book hath gone forth through the hands of the
                great and abominable church, that there are many plain and precious
                things taken away from the book, which is the book of the Lamb of God,”
                (1 Nephi 13:28).

                Book of Mormon

                The book of Mormon is more correct than the Bible, (History of the Church, 4:461).

                Devil, the

                The Devil was born as a spirit after Jesus “in the morning of pre-existence,” (Mormon Doctrine, p. 192).

                Jesus and Satan are spirit brothers and we were all born as siblings in heaven to them both, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 163).

                A
                plan of salvation was needed for the people of earth so Jesus offered a
                plan to the Father and Satan offered a plan to the father but Jesus’
                plan was accepted. In effect the Devil wanted to be the Savior of all
                Mankind and to “deny men their agency and to dethrone god,” (Mormon Doctrine, p. 193; Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p. 8).

                God

                God used to be a man on another planet, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 321; Joseph Smith, Times and Seasons, vol. 5, p. 613-614; Orson Pratt, Journal of Discourses, vol. 2, p. 345; Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, vol. 7, p. 333).

                “The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s…” (D&C 130:22).

                God is in the form of a man, (Joseph Smith, Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p. 3).

                “God
                himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits
                enthroned in yonder heavens!!! . . . We have imagined that God was God
                from all eternity. I will refute that idea and take away the veil, so
                that you may see,” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 345).

                God the Father had a Father, (Joseph Smith, History of the Church, vol. 6, p. 476; Heber C. Kimball, Journal of Discourses, vol. 5, p. 19; Milton Hunter, First Council of the Seventy, Gospel through the Ages, p. 104-105).

                God resides near a star called Kolob, (Pearl of Great Price, p. 34-35; Mormon Doctrine, p. 428).

                God had sexual relations with Mary to make the body of Jesus, (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses,
                vol. 4, 1857, p. 218; vol. 8, p. 115). This one is disputed among many
                Mormons and not always ‘officially’ taught and believed. Nevertheless,
                Young, the 2nd prophet of the Mormon church taught it.

                “Therefore
                we know that both the Father and the Son are in form and stature
                perfect men; each of them possesses a tangible body . . . of flesh and
                bones,” (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 38).

                God, becoming a god

                After you become a good Mormon, you have the potential of becoming a god, (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 345-347, 354.)

                “Then
                shall they be gods, because they have no end; therefore shall they be
                from everlasting to everlasting, because they continue; then shall they
                be above all, because all things are subject unto them. Then shall they
                be gods, because they have all power, and the angels are subject unto
                them,” (D&C 132:20).

                God, many gods

                There are many gods, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 163).

                “And they (the Gods) said: Let there be light: and there was light,” (Book of Abraham 4:3).

                God, mother goddess

                There is a mother god, (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 443).

                God is married to his goddess wife and has spirit children, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 516).

                God, Trinity

                The
                trinity is three separate Gods: The Father, the Son, and the Holy
                Ghost. “That these three are separate individuals, physically distinct
                from each other, is demonstrated by the accepted records of divine
                dealings with man,” (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 35).

                Gospel, The

                The true gospel was lost from the earth. Mormonism is its restoration, (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 182-185.)

                Consists
                of laws and ordinances: “As these sins are the result of individual
                acts it is just that forgiveness for them should be conditioned on
                individual compliance with prescribed requirements — ‘obedience to the
                laws and ordinances of the Gospel,’” (Articles of Faith, p. 79)

                Heaven

                There are three levels of heaven: telestial, terrestrial, and celestial, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 348).

                Holy Ghost, The

                The
                Holy Ghost is a male personage, A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, (Le
                Grand Richards, Salt Lake City, 1956, p. 118; Journal of Discourses,
                vol. 5, p. 179).

                Jesus

                The first spirit to be born in heaven was Jesus, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 129).

                Jesus and Satan are spirit brothers and we were all born as siblings in heaven to them both, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 163; Gospel Through the Ages, p. 15).

                Jesus’ sacrifice was not able to cleanse us from all our sins, (murder and repeated adultery are exceptions), (Journal of Discourses, vol. 3, 1856, p. 247).

                “Therefore
                we know that both the Father and the Son are in form and stature
                perfect men; each of them possesses a tangible body . . . of flesh and
                bones,” (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 38).

                “The
                birth of the Saviour was as natural as are the births of our children;
                it was the result of natural action. He partook of flesh and blood – was
                begotten of his Father, as we were of our fathers,” (Journal of Discourses, vol. 8, p. 115).

                “Christ was begotten by an Immortal Father in the same way that mortal men are begotten by mortal fathers,” (Mormon Doctrine, by Bruce McConkie, p. 547).

                “Christ
                Not Begotten of Holy Ghost …Christ was begotten of God. He was not
                born without the aid of Man, and that Man was God!” (Doctrines of Salvation, by Joseph Fielding Smith, 1954, 1:18).

                “Elohim
                is literally the Father of the spirit of Jesus Christ and also of the
                body in which Jesus Christ performed His mission in the flesh…” (First Presidency and Council of the Twelve, 1916, “God the Father,” compiled by Gordon Allred, p. 150).

                Joseph Smith

                If
                it had not been for Joseph Smith and the restoration, there would be no
                salvation. There is no salvation [the context is the full gospel
                including exaltation to Godhood] outside the church of Jesus Christ of
                Latter-day Saints, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 670).

                Pre-existence

                We were first begotten as spirit children in heaven and then born naturally on earth, (Journal of Discourse, vol. 4, p. 218).

                The first spirit to be born in heaven was Jesus, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 129).

                The Devil was born as a spirit after Jesus “in the morning of pre-existence,” (Mormon Doctrine, p. 192).

                Prophets

                We need prophets today, the same as in the Old Testament, (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 444-445).

                Salvation

                “One
                of the most fallacious doctrines originated by Satan and propounded by
                man is that man is saved alone by the grace of God; that belief in Jesus
                Christ alone is all that is needed for salvation,” (Miracle of Forgiveness, Spencer W. Kimball, p. 206).

                A
                plan of salvation was needed for the people of earth so Jesus offered a
                plan to the Father and Satan offered a plan to the father but Jesus’
                plan was accepted. In effect the Devil wanted to be the Savior of all
                Mankind and to “deny men their agency and to dethrone god,” (Mormon Doctrine, p. 193; Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p. 8).

                Jesus’ sacrifice was not able to cleanse us from all our sins, (murder and repeated adultery are exceptions), (Journal of Discourses, vol. 3, 1856, p. 247).

                Good works are necessary for salvation (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 92).

                There is no salvation without accepting Joseph Smith as a prophet of God (Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 1, p. 188).

                “The
                first effect [of the atonement] is to secure to all mankind alike,
                exemption from the penalty of the fall, thus providing a plan of General
                Salvation. The second effect is to open a way for Individual Salvation
                whereby mankind may secure remission of personal sins (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 78-79).

                “As
                these sins are the result of individual acts it is just that
                forgiveness for them should be conditioned on individual compliance with
                prescribed requirements — ‘obedience to the laws and ordinances of the
                Gospel,’” (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 79).

                “This
                grace is an enabling power that allows men and women to lay hold on
                eternal life and exaltation after they have expended their own best
                efforts,” (LDS Bible Dictionary, p. 697).

                “We know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do,” (2 Nephi 25:23).

                Trinity, The

                The
                trinity is three separate Gods: The Father, the Son, and the Holy
                Ghost. “That these three are separate individuals, physically distinct
                from each other, is demonstrated by the accepted records of divine
                dealings with man,” (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 35.).

                “Many
                men say there is one God; the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are
                only one God. I say that is a strange God [anyhow]–three in one and one
                in three. . .It is curious organization… All are crammed into one God
                according to sectarianism (Christian faith). It would make the biggest
                God in all the world. He would be a wonderfully big God–he would be a
                giant or a monster,” (Joseph Smith, Teachings, p. 372).

                Some
                Mormons may disagree with a few of the points listed on this page, but
                all of what is stated here is from Mormon authors in good standing of
                the Mormon church.

              • Jennie Diday

                Do Mormons believe in the Holy Spirit, one of the beings represented in the Christian belief of the Tri-une God? I thought that was where the major difference lied. Christians believe this, which it is Biblical, and from conversations with Mormons, they have said they do not believe in the Holy Spirit. Pretty big difference if you ask me.

              • blaqe

                Clearly you don’t no anything about us.

                He believe in God, the Father, His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. We believe that these are three separate beings who are one in mind, and in purpose. One in every significant way EXCEPT their physical bodies(which of course, the Holy Spirit doesn’t have).

                And for the record, being Christian isn’t like being a member of a club, you can’t revoke my Christian card. I follow Jesus Christ. I love Him. I worship Him. He knows me personally and I, Him. My belief and faith in Him do not rest upon the approval of other “card-carrying” Christians.

                Think what you like about our doctrine, but you have no authority to call me a non-Christian.

              • hjeter1217

                Just curious, what is your take on Galatians 1:8
                8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed
                *The Greek word for accursed means “estrangement from Christ and His salvation”*

                the Book of Mormon is “another” testament of Jesus Christ, “another” Gospel correct?

                So, how would a Mormon be a Christian if they are estranged from Christ and his Salvation?

              • eragon553

                Christian is defined by a belief in Christ regardless of doctrine. Have you ever read the Book of Mormon? If not I invite you to do so, and to pray to God about its truthfulness.

              • Ophelia Huxlather

                Mormons are not Christians.

          • allen

            What Does Mormonism Teach?
            http://carm.org/teachings-of-mormonism

            by Matt Slick

            The doctrines
            of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) are very
            interesting. Most of the ‘odd’ ones are not initially taught to
            potential converts, but they should be. Instead, “they are revealed
            later as one matures and gains the ability to accept them.” The LDS
            Church tries to make its official doctrines appear Christian, but what
            underlies those Christian-sounding terms is far from Christian in
            meaning.

            Following are the teachings of its officials throughout
            the years. Please note that these teachings are documented from Mormon
            writers, not anti-Mormon writers.

            Finally, many Mormons respond that most of the citations below are not from official Mormon writings,
            as if that disproves the doctrines they teach. If they are not
            official, fine. But if not, then why have the Mormon apostles and high
            officials taught them and written them, and why are their books sold in
            Mormon bookstores? The truth is, the following is what Mormons are
            taught.

            Atonement

            “Jesus paid for all our sins when He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane,” (Laurel Rohlfing, “Sharing Time: The Atonement,” Friend, Mar. 1989, p. 39.).

            “We
            accept Christ’s atonement by repenting of our sins, being baptized,
            receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and obeying all of the
            commandments,” (Gospel Principles, Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1979, p. 68.).

            Baptism

            Baptism for the dead, (Doctrines of Salvation,
            vol. II, p. 141). This is a practice of baptizing each other in place
            of non-Mormons who are now dead. Their belief is that in the afterlife,
            the “newly baptized” person will be able to enter into a higher level of
            Mormon heaven.

            Bible

            “We
            believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated
            correctly. . .” (8th Article of Faith of the Mormon Church).

            “Wherefore,
            thou seest that after the book hath gone forth through the hands of the
            great and abominable church, that there are many plain and precious
            things taken away from the book, which is the book of the Lamb of God,”
            (1 Nephi 13:28).

            Book of Mormon

            The book of Mormon is more correct than the Bible, (History of the Church, 4:461).

            Devil, the

            The Devil was born as a spirit after Jesus “in the morning of pre-existence,” (Mormon Doctrine, p. 192).

            Jesus and Satan are spirit brothers and we were all born as siblings in heaven to them both, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 163).

            A
            plan of salvation was needed for the people of earth so Jesus offered a
            plan to the Father and Satan offered a plan to the father but Jesus’
            plan was accepted. In effect the Devil wanted to be the Savior of all
            Mankind and to “deny men their agency and to dethrone god,” (Mormon Doctrine, p. 193; Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p. 8).

            God

            God used to be a man on another planet, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 321; Joseph Smith, Times and Seasons, vol. 5, p. 613-614; Orson Pratt, Journal of Discourses, vol. 2, p. 345; Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, vol. 7, p. 333).

            “The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s…” (D&C 130:22).

            God is in the form of a man, (Joseph Smith, Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p. 3).

            “God
            himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits
            enthroned in yonder heavens!!! . . . We have imagined that God was God
            from all eternity. I will refute that idea and take away the veil, so
            that you may see,” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 345).

            God the Father had a Father, (Joseph Smith, History of the Church, vol. 6, p. 476; Heber C. Kimball, Journal of Discourses, vol. 5, p. 19; Milton Hunter, First Council of the Seventy, Gospel through the Ages, p. 104-105).

            God resides near a star called Kolob, (Pearl of Great Price, p. 34-35; Mormon Doctrine, p. 428).

            God had sexual relations with Mary to make the body of Jesus, (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses,
            vol. 4, 1857, p. 218; vol. 8, p. 115). This one is disputed among many
            Mormons and not always ‘officially’ taught and believed. Nevertheless,
            Young, the 2nd prophet of the Mormon church taught it.

            “Therefore
            we know that both the Father and the Son are in form and stature
            perfect men; each of them possesses a tangible body . . . of flesh and
            bones,” (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 38).

            God, becoming a god

            After you become a good Mormon, you have the potential of becoming a god, (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 345-347, 354.)

            “Then
            shall they be gods, because they have no end; therefore shall they be
            from everlasting to everlasting, because they continue; then shall they
            be above all, because all things are subject unto them. Then shall they
            be gods, because they have all power, and the angels are subject unto
            them,” (D&C 132:20).

            God, many gods

            There are many gods, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 163).

            “And they (the Gods) said: Let there be light: and there was light,” (Book of Abraham 4:3).

            God, mother goddess

            There is a mother god, (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 443).

            God is married to his goddess wife and has spirit children, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 516).

            God, Trinity

            The
            trinity is three separate Gods: The Father, the Son, and the Holy
            Ghost. “That these three are separate individuals, physically distinct
            from each other, is demonstrated by the accepted records of divine
            dealings with man,” (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 35).

            Gospel, The

            The true gospel was lost from the earth. Mormonism is its restoration, (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 182-185.)

            Consists
            of laws and ordinances: “As these sins are the result of individual
            acts it is just that forgiveness for them should be conditioned on
            individual compliance with prescribed requirements — ‘obedience to the
            laws and ordinances of the Gospel,’” (Articles of Faith, p. 79)

            Heaven

            There are three levels of heaven: telestial, terrestrial, and celestial, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 348).

            Holy Ghost, The

            The
            Holy Ghost is a male personage, A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, (Le
            Grand Richards, Salt Lake City, 1956, p. 118; Journal of Discourses,
            vol. 5, p. 179).

            Jesus

            The first spirit to be born in heaven was Jesus, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 129).

            Jesus and Satan are spirit brothers and we were all born as siblings in heaven to them both, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 163; Gospel Through the Ages, p. 15).

            Jesus’ sacrifice was not able to cleanse us from all our sins, (murder and repeated adultery are exceptions), (Journal of Discourses, vol. 3, 1856, p. 247).

            “Therefore
            we know that both the Father and the Son are in form and stature
            perfect men; each of them possesses a tangible body . . . of flesh and
            bones,” (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 38).

            “The
            birth of the Saviour was as natural as are the births of our children;
            it was the result of natural action. He partook of flesh and blood – was
            begotten of his Father, as we were of our fathers,” (Journal of Discourses, vol. 8, p. 115).

            “Christ was begotten by an Immortal Father in the same way that mortal men are begotten by mortal fathers,” (Mormon Doctrine, by Bruce McConkie, p. 547).

            “Christ
            Not Begotten of Holy Ghost …Christ was begotten of God. He was not
            born without the aid of Man, and that Man was God!” (Doctrines of Salvation, by Joseph Fielding Smith, 1954, 1:18).

            “Elohim
            is literally the Father of the spirit of Jesus Christ and also of the
            body in which Jesus Christ performed His mission in the flesh…” (First Presidency and Council of the Twelve, 1916, “God the Father,” compiled by Gordon Allred, p. 150).

            Joseph Smith

            If
            it had not been for Joseph Smith and the restoration, there would be no
            salvation. There is no salvation [the context is the full gospel
            including exaltation to Godhood] outside the church of Jesus Christ of
            Latter-day Saints, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 670).

            Pre-existence

            We were first begotten as spirit children in heaven and then born naturally on earth, (Journal of Discourse, vol. 4, p. 218).

            The first spirit to be born in heaven was Jesus, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 129).

            The Devil was born as a spirit after Jesus “in the morning of pre-existence,” (Mormon Doctrine, p. 192).

            Prophets

            We need prophets today, the same as in the Old Testament, (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 444-445).

            Salvation

            “One
            of the most fallacious doctrines originated by Satan and propounded by
            man is that man is saved alone by the grace of God; that belief in Jesus
            Christ alone is all that is needed for salvation,” (Miracle of Forgiveness, Spencer W. Kimball, p. 206).

            A
            plan of salvation was needed for the people of earth so Jesus offered a
            plan to the Father and Satan offered a plan to the father but Jesus’
            plan was accepted. In effect the Devil wanted to be the Savior of all
            Mankind and to “deny men their agency and to dethrone god,” (Mormon Doctrine, p. 193; Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p. 8).

            Jesus’ sacrifice was not able to cleanse us from all our sins, (murder and repeated adultery are exceptions), (Journal of Discourses, vol. 3, 1856, p. 247).

            Good works are necessary for salvation (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 92).

            There is no salvation without accepting Joseph Smith as a prophet of God (Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 1, p. 188).

            “The
            first effect [of the atonement] is to secure to all mankind alike,
            exemption from the penalty of the fall, thus providing a plan of General
            Salvation. The second effect is to open a way for Individual Salvation
            whereby mankind may secure remission of personal sins (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 78-79).

            “As
            these sins are the result of individual acts it is just that
            forgiveness for them should be conditioned on individual compliance with
            prescribed requirements — ‘obedience to the laws and ordinances of the
            Gospel,’” (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 79).

            “This
            grace is an enabling power that allows men and women to lay hold on
            eternal life and exaltation after they have expended their own best
            efforts,” (LDS Bible Dictionary, p. 697).

            “We know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do,” (2 Nephi 25:23).

            Trinity, The

            The
            trinity is three separate Gods: The Father, the Son, and the Holy
            Ghost. “That these three are separate individuals, physically distinct
            from each other, is demonstrated by the accepted records of divine
            dealings with man,” (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 35.).

            “Many
            men say there is one God; the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are
            only one God. I say that is a strange God [anyhow]–three in one and one
            in three. . .It is curious organization… All are crammed into one God
            according to sectarianism (Christian faith). It would make the biggest
            God in all the world. He would be a wonderfully big God–he would be a
            giant or a monster,” (Joseph Smith, Teachings, p. 372).

            Some
            Mormons may disagree with a few of the points listed on this page, but
            all of what is stated here is from Mormon authors in good standing of
            the Mormon church.

            This article is also available in: Español, Português

          • allen

            Where Mormonism states that forgiveness of sins is not by faith alone (2 Nephi 25:23; Moroni 10:32), the Bible does teach it is by faith alone (Rom. 3:28; 4:1-5). Both cannot be true.

            • blaqe

              *gasp* The Bible isn’t perfect! The Bible is scripture, as long as it is translated correctly. Do you know who translated the bible? Who compiled it? Because contrary to common belief, it wasn’t just one book. that was written all at one time, or even handed off to the next guy in line. Revelations wasn’t even the last book written, it was just put at the back. Someone, a man, imperfect like any other, chose what went in and what didn’t.

              • A Friend

                Scripture was actually compiled by a group of esteemed men, relatively close to when the last book was written. These men tested the accuracy of the different books by different means (witnesses accounts, consistency in different manuscripts), keeping what seemed accurate and reliable and tossing what was inconsistent, written by untrustworthy sources, etc… It was a thorough processes, and if you’re a Christian then you’d believe that God had a hand in guiding the men’s choosing.(: Job is actually considered the first book written, not Genesis! Anyway, if you’re like me, you’re a little more comforted knowing God’s Word was handled by more than one man and his personal choosing of what to or not to add in the Bible(:

              • rockanne

                *Those men guided by the Holy Spirit because they had that Apostolic authority.

      • Lady_Clare

        Most all of the Top 40 are false. What a bunch of garbage

      • Andrea Townsley

        I have a hard time believing a lot of these. Many of these people are
        die hard liberals and I’m sorry but the Christian faith cannot be
        reconciled with many of the liberal views these people espouse.

      • Allison Gibson

        nice list,some of these I knew,but most of them I did not! Also,what’s up with number 28? Am I the only one that dont get it? Why is that one on this list?

        • gharg

          I dont get it either, maybe he kicked his dog a lot

      • Diggy Dog

        So…Mariah Carey didn’t have sex with her first husband?

      • User 523

        Why is Ben Stein being Jewish too good not to include?

        • blaqe

          Because he s a fierce defender of Creationism, a doctrine which is found in the old testament and is commonly held as doctrine in Judeo-Christian religions.

      • http://rip-ragged.com/dross Raymond Meyers

        If you believe in the salvation of the risen Christ, you are Christian. That’s my belief. Everyone who believes that is of the same religion. If your Christian sect believes that, it agrees with every other Christian sect on everything important. The rest is just bullshit little details.

        • Mitch

          The problem is, several religions try to “add on” to the salvation that Jesus offers. Many will say Jesus can save you, but you also have to be baptized and perform a certain amount of good works. This is a dangerously incorrect view of salvation. The Bible teaches salvation through faith alone in Christ alone. Humans are woefully imperfect and all of our “righteousness is as dirty rags”. Jesus cried out on the cross “It is finished!” Only Christ can save us.

          • http://rip-ragged.com/dross Raymond Meyers

            I’m Catholic. Baptized and confirmed. All churches “add on” something. That is what my comment was about. The add ons are insignificant to the main point that we all agree on.

      • chewie402

        Katy Perry may have been raised as a Christ Follower, but she recently renounced all forms of religious belief.

        • rockanne

          I’m pretty sure it’s in favor of something much worse than a fake spirituality or popularly named agnosticism and just plain Satanic.

      • Meghan

        Thank you for including Mormons as Christians. It makes me really sad when people believe that we aren’t, as it is a common misconception about us. In fact, the full name of our church is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Christ is definitely at the center of all we do :)

        • gharg

          I have no doubt Mormons are a people of great faith, and there can be, and probably are Christians within the Moron church. However, compared to doctrine in the bible, one must concluded that organized Mormonism (official religion) is not Christian. This article may help define and contrast the differences. http://carm.org/is-mormonism-christian

        • allen

          Going to a LDS temple, “church”or meeting hall does not make it a Christian church just because it has the name of Jesus Christ in it.

      • gharg

        For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

      • joe

        ray Lewis is a minister who preaches

      • NotDownWithLies

        Not only did Mariah Carey have sex with her first husband whom she later divorced but Nick Cannon slept with half of Hollywood (at least those who were popular at the time) including Christina Milione & Kim Kardashion (I think I spelled both those names wrong, sorry). Not to mention that Jessica Simpson claiming she was a virgin until marriage was a lie she told to keep her so called squeaky image. Later nick lachay acknowledged that she had been no virgin on their wedding night & said it was part of her Father’s made up image for Jessica. Garry Busey is a spiritualist & mixes in Christianity but is most definitely not a Christian as he believes in past lives & other fundamentally non Christian things. Katy Perry may have done a Christian album (that most likely means her parents made her) however she’s since denounced Christianity. Others in question Bob Dylan, Chris Tucker & Jane Founda. Many ppl claim Christianity but ppl seriously forget that Jesus told us to examen their fruits so we’re not led astray by wolves in sheep’s clothes. It’s not uncommon to “try on Christianity” when life is hard for ppl & later walk away when they decided its not what they wanted. John Lennon tried being a Christian for a while & then denounced Christ. By this list we would have to consider judas iscratis a Christian too just because he hung our with Jesus for three years. We’d have to forget he also betrayed Him & essentially helped the Pharisees murder Jesus.

        • http://rip-ragged.com/dross Raymond Meyers

          Judge not, lest ye be judged.

          • chri

            read the chapter in its context

          • allen

            by the fruit!

      • NotDownWithLies

        I would love for Mormons to be actual Christians but sadly Mormonism is a cult & teaches anti Christian doctrine. Here’s a link & I’m sorry if you as a Mormon are upset but it’s not out of cruelty that I share these facts it’s from a place & desire that you check anything other then Mormon propaganda & check true Christian theology. Here’s just one link http://carm.org/is-mormonism-christian I pray you and many Mormons & others who are in cults come away from it with your belief in God in tact.

        • DCW

          I would suggest that you find information from the source. You wouldn’t go anywhere to find Catholic doctrine other than the Vatican and the pope. You need to get your facts strait. go to Mormon.org. or Lds.org. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church, and I Challenge anyone to truly investigate the church, and then say we do not believe in Christ. Matthew 7:20

          • Mitch

            It seems like that article pulls most of its information from The Book of Mormon, The Pearl of Great Price, and teachings of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. It seems like they have done their research thoroughly and gone to the source for their information.

          • allen

            Where Mormonism states that forgiveness of sins is not by faith alone (2 Nephi 25:23; Moroni 10:32), the Bible does teach it is by faith alone (Rom. 3:28; 4:1-5). Both cannot be true.

            http://carm.org/teachings-of-mormonism

            What Does Mormonism Teach?

            by Matt Slick

            The doctrines
            of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) are very
            interesting. Most of the ‘odd’ ones are not initially taught to
            potential converts, but they should be. Instead, “they are revealed
            later as one matures and gains the ability to accept them.” The LDS
            Church tries to make its official doctrines appear Christian, but what
            underlies those Christian-sounding terms is far from Christian in
            meaning.

            Following are the teachings of its officials throughout
            the years. Please note that these teachings are documented from Mormon
            writers, not anti-Mormon writers.

            Finally, many Mormons respond that most of the citations below are not from official Mormon writings,
            as if that disproves the doctrines they teach. If they are not
            official, fine. But if not, then why have the Mormon apostles and high
            officials taught them and written them, and why are their books sold in
            Mormon bookstores? The truth is, the following is what Mormons are
            taught.

            Atonement

            “Jesus paid for all our sins when He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane,” (Laurel Rohlfing, “Sharing Time: The Atonement,” Friend, Mar. 1989, p. 39.).

            “We
            accept Christ’s atonement by repenting of our sins, being baptized,
            receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and obeying all of the
            commandments,” (Gospel Principles, Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1979, p. 68.).

            Baptism

            Baptism for the dead, (Doctrines of Salvation,
            vol. II, p. 141). This is a practice of baptizing each other in place
            of non-Mormons who are now dead. Their belief is that in the afterlife,
            the “newly baptized” person will be able to enter into a higher level of
            Mormon heaven.

            Bible

            “We
            believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated
            correctly. . .” (8th Article of Faith of the Mormon Church).

            “Wherefore,
            thou seest that after the book hath gone forth through the hands of the
            great and abominable church, that there are many plain and precious
            things taken away from the book, which is the book of the Lamb of God,”
            (1 Nephi 13:28).

            Book of Mormon

            The book of Mormon is more correct than the Bible, (History of the Church, 4:461).

            Devil, the

            The Devil was born as a spirit after Jesus “in the morning of pre-existence,” (Mormon Doctrine, p. 192).

            Jesus and Satan are spirit brothers and we were all born as siblings in heaven to them both, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 163).

            A
            plan of salvation was needed for the people of earth so Jesus offered a
            plan to the Father and Satan offered a plan to the father but Jesus’
            plan was accepted. In effect the Devil wanted to be the Savior of all
            Mankind and to “deny men their agency and to dethrone god,” (Mormon Doctrine, p. 193; Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p. 8).

            God

            God used to be a man on another planet, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 321; Joseph Smith, Times and Seasons, vol. 5, p. 613-614; Orson Pratt, Journal of Discourses, vol. 2, p. 345; Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, vol. 7, p. 333).

            “The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s…” (D&C 130:22).

            God is in the form of a man, (Joseph Smith, Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p. 3).

            “God
            himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits
            enthroned in yonder heavens!!! . . . We have imagined that God was God
            from all eternity. I will refute that idea and take away the veil, so
            that you may see,” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 345).

            God the Father had a Father, (Joseph Smith, History of the Church, vol. 6, p. 476; Heber C. Kimball, Journal of Discourses, vol. 5, p. 19; Milton Hunter, First Council of the Seventy, Gospel through the Ages, p. 104-105).

            God resides near a star called Kolob, (Pearl of Great Price, p. 34-35; Mormon Doctrine, p. 428).

            God had sexual relations with Mary to make the body of Jesus, (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses,
            vol. 4, 1857, p. 218; vol. 8, p. 115). This one is disputed among many
            Mormons and not always ‘officially’ taught and believed. Nevertheless,
            Young, the 2nd prophet of the Mormon church taught it.

            “Therefore
            we know that both the Father and the Son are in form and stature
            perfect men; each of them possesses a tangible body . . . of flesh and
            bones,” (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 38).

            God, becoming a god

            After you become a good Mormon, you have the potential of becoming a god, (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 345-347, 354.)

            “Then
            shall they be gods, because they have no end; therefore shall they be
            from everlasting to everlasting, because they continue; then shall they
            be above all, because all things are subject unto them. Then shall they
            be gods, because they have all power, and the angels are subject unto
            them,” (D&C 132:20).

            God, many gods

            There are many gods, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 163).

            “And they (the Gods) said: Let there be light: and there was light,” (Book of Abraham 4:3).

            God, mother goddess

            There is a mother god, (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 443).

            God is married to his goddess wife and has spirit children, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 516).

            God, Trinity

            The
            trinity is three separate Gods: The Father, the Son, and the Holy
            Ghost. “That these three are separate individuals, physically distinct
            from each other, is demonstrated by the accepted records of divine
            dealings with man,” (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 35).

            Gospel, The

            The true gospel was lost from the earth. Mormonism is its restoration, (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 182-185.)

            Consists
            of laws and ordinances: “As these sins are the result of individual
            acts it is just that forgiveness for them should be conditioned on
            individual compliance with prescribed requirements — ‘obedience to the
            laws and ordinances of the Gospel,’” (Articles of Faith, p. 79)

            Heaven

            There are three levels of heaven: telestial, terrestrial, and celestial, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 348).

            Holy Ghost, The

            The
            Holy Ghost is a male personage, A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, (Le
            Grand Richards, Salt Lake City, 1956, p. 118; Journal of Discourses,
            vol. 5, p. 179).

            Jesus

            The first spirit to be born in heaven was Jesus, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 129).

            Jesus and Satan are spirit brothers and we were all born as siblings in heaven to them both, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 163; Gospel Through the Ages, p. 15).

            Jesus’ sacrifice was not able to cleanse us from all our sins, (murder and repeated adultery are exceptions), (Journal of Discourses, vol. 3, 1856, p. 247).

            “Therefore
            we know that both the Father and the Son are in form and stature
            perfect men; each of them possesses a tangible body . . . of flesh and
            bones,” (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 38).

            “The
            birth of the Saviour was as natural as are the births of our children;
            it was the result of natural action. He partook of flesh and blood – was
            begotten of his Father, as we were of our fathers,” (Journal of Discourses, vol. 8, p. 115).

            “Christ was begotten by an Immortal Father in the same way that mortal men are begotten by mortal fathers,” (Mormon Doctrine, by Bruce McConkie, p. 547).

            “Christ
            Not Begotten of Holy Ghost …Christ was begotten of God. He was not
            born without the aid of Man, and that Man was God!” (Doctrines of Salvation, by Joseph Fielding Smith, 1954, 1:18).

            “Elohim
            is literally the Father of the spirit of Jesus Christ and also of the
            body in which Jesus Christ performed His mission in the flesh…” (First Presidency and Council of the Twelve, 1916, “God the Father,” compiled by Gordon Allred, p. 150).

            Joseph Smith

            If
            it had not been for Joseph Smith and the restoration, there would be no
            salvation. There is no salvation [the context is the full gospel
            including exaltation to Godhood] outside the church of Jesus Christ of
            Latter-day Saints, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 670).

            Pre-existence

            We were first begotten as spirit children in heaven and then born naturally on earth, (Journal of Discourse, vol. 4, p. 218).

            The first spirit to be born in heaven was Jesus, (Mormon Doctrine, p. 129).

            The Devil was born as a spirit after Jesus “in the morning of pre-existence,” (Mormon Doctrine, p. 192).

            Prophets

            We need prophets today, the same as in the Old Testament, (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 444-445).

            Salvation

            “One
            of the most fallacious doctrines originated by Satan and propounded by
            man is that man is saved alone by the grace of God; that belief in Jesus
            Christ alone is all that is needed for salvation,” (Miracle of Forgiveness, Spencer W. Kimball, p. 206).

            A
            plan of salvation was needed for the people of earth so Jesus offered a
            plan to the Father and Satan offered a plan to the father but Jesus’
            plan was accepted. In effect the Devil wanted to be the Savior of all
            Mankind and to “deny men their agency and to dethrone god,” (Mormon Doctrine, p. 193; Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p. 8).

            Jesus’ sacrifice was not able to cleanse us from all our sins, (murder and repeated adultery are exceptions), (Journal of Discourses, vol. 3, 1856, p. 247).

            Good works are necessary for salvation (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 92).

            There is no salvation without accepting Joseph Smith as a prophet of God (Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 1, p. 188).

            “The
            first effect [of the atonement] is to secure to all mankind alike,
            exemption from the penalty of the fall, thus providing a plan of General
            Salvation. The second effect is to open a way for Individual Salvation
            whereby mankind may secure remission of personal sins (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 78-79).

            “As
            these sins are the result of individual acts it is just that
            forgiveness for them should be conditioned on individual compliance with
            prescribed requirements — ‘obedience to the laws and ordinances of the
            Gospel,’” (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 79).

            “This
            grace is an enabling power that allows men and women to lay hold on
            eternal life and exaltation after they have expended their own best
            efforts,” (LDS Bible Dictionary, p. 697).

            “We know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do,” (2 Nephi 25:23).

            Trinity, The

            The
            trinity is three separate Gods: The Father, the Son, and the Holy
            Ghost. “That these three are separate individuals, physically distinct
            from each other, is demonstrated by the accepted records of divine
            dealings with man,” (Articles of Faith, by James Talmage, p. 35.).

            “Many
            men say there is one God; the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are
            only one God. I say that is a strange God [anyhow]–three in one and one
            in three. . .It is curious organization… All are crammed into one God
            according to sectarianism (Christian faith). It would make the biggest
            God in all the world. He would be a wonderfully big God–he would be a
            giant or a monster,” (Joseph Smith, Teachings, p. 372).

            Some
            Mormons may disagree with a few of the points listed on this page, but
            all of what is stated here is from Mormon authors in good standing of
            the Mormon church.

            This article is also available in: Español, Português

      • LCW731

        Wow as Christians and conservatives we rail against Islam as being intolerant, this thread shows a hell of a lot of intolerance among Christians. Mostly of the” if you don’t believe exactly as me, your not Christian and should be shunned and pitied” (Kind of like Islam). I am not attacking anyone’s faith or beliefs, just suggesting some people may want to reevaluate how their faith and positions intersect.

      • Londontear

        More like “under the influence.” Sorry, if things don’t change, the witness of Viva la Vida stands against you, Martin. Sorry, so, so, sorry. Bono might have lied about it too. Editor, please do some research. In-n-Out is Christian(-owned); Forever 21 might be in theory, but some of the clothes they sell say otherwise. Sorry, so, so, sorry.

      • http://rip-ragged.com/dross Raymond Meyers

        The message that comes through a lot of this thread is, “If you don’t live your life in strict adherence to ‘my personal beliefs’ you are not a Christian. If you vote Democrat or wear yoga pants in public, or commit sins I don’t commit, you are going straight to hell.”

        That sounds a lot like fundamentalist Islamic terror speech.

      • Alissa Starner Wood

        Brian “Head” Welch is also a devout Christian.

      • Alissa Starner Wood

        If I followed a Joseph Smith who was from Brazil, and was a brick layer, and never heard of Moroni, and who had 100 brothers and 200 sisters, and had purple hair, would I be a Mormon?

      • Tim

        Mormons are not Christians. And no one chooses their first birth and no one chooses their second birth. They come to faith after being born by the Spirit of God. See God’s hand in Salvation called the doctrine of election.

        • Steffy93

          Mormons are Christians.

          • http://thebumblinggenius.blogspot.com Danny Wright

            Ta’nt.

      • Daren Dabrowski

        You gotta love the Christians arguing amongst each other on who the real Christians are at a time of unprecedented attacks on Christianity. Good job brothers. Surely you will all hang separately.

      • Luke Donovan

        Since when does Morman = Christian? Those are completely different faiths pal.

      • Brian

        Christian or not Hanoi Jane should not be on this list.

      • rockanne

        To be a Christian you must be baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Whatever you end up doing, accepting or rejecting that grace, you are marked Christian indelibly. To be a Christian believer, a follower of Jesus Christ, you would abide by or be able to proclaim the Apostle’s Creed as your belief. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostles'_Creed

      • Addy

        Some of these are suspect at best. Some any actual Christ follower would know are not even close to true. A few are true though. I don’t see this article as an example of responsible journalism. Research from multiple sources before presenting information as fact please.

      • Steffy93

        What is a “Professional Christian”?

      • Steven Dorsey

        Don’t share this people. Democrats adn Liberals and the Progressives might all try to decide to have all the biblical references stripped from these things where they can as well. :

      • Arsalan Zaman Khan

        Compare the influence of religion from that of today to that in the 80s. It was much, much more. This country has transformed radically.

      • cindybis

        In N Out has a different verse on beverage cups (John 3:16), milkshake cups (Proverbs 3:5) as well as each wrapper (Double Double is Nahum 1:7), cheeseburger and hamburger (Revelations 3:20) and the paper boat for fries (Proverbs 24:16) and on the license plate shaped keychain (1Corinthians 13:13).

      • Ophelia Huxlather

        I’m not sure why they listed Mormon as Christian.

        • karisma

          Mormons are Christians, as are Catholics and Jehovah’s Witnesses.

      • http://thebumblinggenius.blogspot.com Danny Wright

        You left out Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, just to name a few. (sarc)

      • srbizzymom

        how does having a dog named “Satan” relate to be Christian???? and don’t believe everything you read on the internet… you shall know them by their fruits.

      • Brandi Bartlett

        So glad my favorite things are NOT on that list.