Here is a funny story, apparently Mormons (or actually A Mormon) decided to grow their congregation of believers with the ranks of the dead, because just like in Russian elections it simply makes sense to put the dead to good use, if this sounds a little “off” to you, well, they also believe that the departed can object to the conversion (somehow), and yet no one has actually saw any sign of objection from those dead who are converted.
And so the news today tell us of a Mormon (or some Mormons) that had decided to convert the whole family of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, a Jewish family who did not survive the crimes of the Nazi state against Jews in World War II, without asking for permission. Wait, how can you ask permission of the dead?
In any case, this is at the very least poor judgement, but one should not be surprised that such ideas come out of the Mormon church, who hunts down non Mormons to convert with vengeance, it is one of those perfect examples of how belief can not only destroy the availability of clear thought but of the way it can loop itself into a kind of obsessive occupation with other people’s beliefs.
It now seems that the news are too big to ignore and of course church officials are condemning the act, saying that this whole practice was stopped years ago, well, one can only guess what is taking place in Mormon Churches, and how that could change her or his religious status later on.