Click to read the article here.
I wrote a response in the blog section of the article. Here it is:
The article, though well written, only convinces the convinced. He constructs what Christians believe, and then deconstructs it. Anti-Mormons do this all the time with Mormon theology. As a Christian, I have been told countless times by (some) Mormons what I believe.
Yes I do, I was raised charismatic!
-You believe God is made of 3 people-
No I don't, I have always known they are three distinct persons.
-You believe God does not have a body-
No, I don't CARE whether or not he has a body.
-You follow the Nicene Creed-
Nope again, have never read it, never seen it, and hardly heard of it till I moved out here.
-You are a product of Platonism-
Goodness gracious, the simplest of web searches will show that major chunks of Christianity not only reject this, but aggressively fight it.
I am glad Mr. Card's article gives a shot in the arm to (some of) his Mormon brothers. However, it does not fly outside the Mormon circle for the same reason anti-Mormon stuff doesn’t fly with Mormons.
"The main point of disagreement between Mormons and traditional Christianity is that we believe in the biblical God — the God in whose image we were made, the resurrected Christ with a perfect body of flesh and bone — and they don't." - Orson Scott Card
Spoken like a true Anti!
I can sympathize with Mormons who resent being painted with blunt broad strokes by Antis – It is not pleasant on our end either.
I have always felt it is unwise for a Christian to go to another Christian to learn about Mormon theology. I equally believe a Mormon will get an incorrect view of Christianity if they seek out a Mormon for their information.