Religious silliness

By June 17, 2021Society

Just about everyone knows who Anne Frank was, because of the post-war publication of her diary by the surviving members of her family.

Annelies Marie (Anne) Frank was born to a Jewish family on the 12th of June 1929, in the German city of Frankfurt am Main. Her sister Margot was three years her senior and her. parents were Otto and Edith. Due in large part to the harsh sanctions imposed on Germany by the Treaty of Versailles after the capitulation of Germany that ended World War I, the German economy suffered in the 1920s. This indirectly led to the rise of the virulently anti-Semitic National German Socialist Workers Party (Nazi Party) led by Adolf Hitler. When Hitler became chancellor of Germany on January 20, 1933, the Anne’s parents realised that it was time to flee. They moved to Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, in the second half of 1933. A little over six years later, Germany invaded the Netherlands. Anti-Jewish measures were almost immediately introduced. On July 5th, 1942, Margot received an official summons to report to a work camp in Germany. The next day the Frank family went into hiding, with another family, in an empty space at the back of Otto’s company building. They spent two years in hiding, never going outside. They were betrayed by someone unknown and everyone in hiding was arrested on August 4th, 1944. They eventually ended up in Auschwitz concentration camp a month later. Upon arrival, men and women were separated. This was the last time Otto ever saw his wife and daughters. Anne and Margot were transferred to Bergen-Belsen concentration, camp in Germany not long before Edith died in Auschwitz in January 6th, 1945. Anne and Margot both contracted typhus and died within a day of each other in March 1945, only a few weeks before British army arrived. Anne was just 15 years old1.

Anne Frank has become a symbol of the Holocaust and the millions who died in it, but to add a mind-blowingly bizarre twist to her story, she was allegedly baptised posthumously, in 2012, by a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). According to whistle-blower Helen Radkey, a former member of the church, this ritual was conducted in a Mormon temple in the Dominican Republic. Believe it or not, this violates a 2010 pact that US Jewish leaders had to sign with the Mormon Church in an attempt to get them to stop. This is the first time in more than a decade that Frank’s name has been discovered in a database that can be used to submit a deceased person’s name to be considered for proxy baptism. Radkey has a screen shot of the database which has the word ‘completed’ against the categories ‘Baptism’ and ‘Confirmation’2.

In addition to Anne Frank, Mormons have recently posthumously baptised at least 20 other Holocaust victims, as well as Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe and the Queen Mother, according to Radkey. In addition, the grandparents of public figures like Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Hillary Clinton and Steven Spielberg have also been baptised, as have ancestors of Carrie Fisher, Joe Biden and John McCain3.

This bizarre Mormon silliness is a symptom of the narcissistic behaviour of so many cults, who think theirs is the only true religion and that all others are lesser. And these people wonder why religion is in decline.

Sources

  1. https://www.biography.com/activist/anne-frank
  2. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mormons-posthumous-baptism-anne-frank_n_1292102
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/21/mormons-holocaust-victims-baptism-lds-church

4 Comments

  • Jon says:

    Mormonism must rank as one of the most ludicrous “religions” ever. Magic glasses, a founder convicted of fraud, and more. It, and numerous other cults, show how easy it is to manipulate some humans. https://www.ranker.com/list/bizarre-mormon-objects/kellen-perry

    On another matter – the UNCHRISTIAN (maybe not) but certainly compassionless treatment of the Tamil “Biloela” family yesterday exposed yet another example of Morrison government ministerial clones who lack both IQ and EQ. New Home Affairs Minister Andrews insisted on radio that Tharnicaa’s illness was well and truly treated (she’ll be in hospital for many more days according to doctors) and gave the impression that the seriousness of her illness was overstated. Sepsis is of course fatal in many cases, as Andrew’s own doctor could tell her if she was to inquire. As the unhinged Mark Latham might say – the Morrison Ministry is a conga line of arseholes.

    • admin says:

      Jon,
      They are all ludicrous. I only bumped into this Mormon idiocy when reading a book on genetics, of all things. As far as craziness goes, I think Scientology has it over mormons. Hubbard set it up simply to make bags of cash. The gullible are everywhere in droves.

  • Warren says:

    I had a wealthy mate who had links to the Scientology nutters. I always had the impression that he was in it for the money? Maybe it works like Amway? Perhaps I should have pretended to go along with my mate’s ideas and made some cash. But I could not help but laugh when he and other pushed their “religious” views.
    I used to love Mormons knocking on my door. I would politely tell them to bugger off, but I always encouraged them to talk to my neighbour. He was so very kind that he was stuck with them for hours. Bless him. But his wife twigged and begged me to not do it anymore.

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