Tell that to the Baptists who think Mormons are going to hell and the Mormons who think everyone is going to hell but them... or the Muslims who want to kill everyone that doesn't believe as they do. It is still not politically motivated. It is nothing more than a world-wide Jihad, if you will, on everyone who vigorously practices their religion.
I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, more commonly known as "Mormon". If you were familiar with Mormonism, you would be surprised at how mistaken you are about our beliefs on hell.
Mormons believe there are two places which can be called hell. The first is the abode of spirits being purged for their sins before they can be judged and resurrected. Everyone (Mormon and non-Mormon alike) passes through this purging. The other hell is often called "Outer Darkness" and lasts forever. Outer Darkness is reserved for only the vilest of sinners. Most people will enter a kingdom of glory in heaven. Everyone receives a different degree of glory based on how well they lived their life.
Sorry I've never responded to anyone's reply to my post but I forgot all about writing this.
To Moon... I actually think we agree more than it appears that we do. Point taken and apologies for my stuffiness.
To Aloha... no.. I doubt I would be surprised. What I had said is a common Baptist "joke" and not a very good one at that. However, what you did not refute was the jokes' assumption that Mormon's still think everyone but them is going to hell. A laughable observation on a not-so-funny pun.
Personally, I believe there is Heaven and there is hell..nothing in between. The only religions that speak of any "limbo" out there are the ones who have "alternate' 'bible' books that refute what the Holy Bible says while still saying the Bible is God's Holy Word...even if God's Holy Word says nothing about any limbo. God wrote the Bible, right?? The alternate books were written by man. BIG difference.