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Jimmer Fredette's Mission -- If He Chooses to Accept ...

7/13/2011 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The NBA is facing an imminent lockout -- which means it's the PERFECT time for former BYU superstar Jimmer Fredette to go on his Mormon mission  ... right? RIGHT?

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31.

c    

Bryan and TMSLEAZE why don’t you shut up because you are not doing the religion any favors. Lola is not wrong. A group of mormons did massacre some people. So what? It’s nothing compared to some of the horrible things the Catholic church has done. Denying it just makes you look ignorant. And while some facts on mormoninfo.org are wrong, some are also correct. It is not a perfect religion (none are). So stop trying to pretend it is. That kind of “we are perfect” crap is part of the reason I left the church. Nothing is perfect, including the mormon church, so you might as well accept it. Mr. Velvet is saying things that a lot of people think about the church. Lying just reinforces his belief that he is right.

1160 days ago
32.

Marilyn    

Why all the Mormon bashing? Harvey, this Mr. Velvet guy and others are really just using hate speech against the LDS church. I am really sick of it....they don't know what they're talking about. I dare any one of these fools to sit in on an LDS meeting and tell me the people there are not Christian. They do not tear down other people's religion and spread lies about it.

Get rid of hate speech on here. And do you know how many mobs came after the Mormons. Those people in the MMM were part of those mobs that killed Mormons. They were part of the group that drove them out of IL.

1160 days ago
33.

StephStaheli    

If you want to find out about what a religion believes and teaches, you should ask someone who is a PRACTICING member of that religion. If I want to find out about the Jewish faith, why would I go to say a Nazi to find out what Jews believe. It would only make sense to go to a Jew and ask them what their beliefs are. No one else is qualified to say what Jews believe. Likewise why would I go to an anti-LDS website to find out about the LDS faith. It would only be logical to find out for myself by going to the LDS website or ask a member what they believe. Then I could think for myself whether their religion is true or not.

If you are wanting to learn for yourself go to lds.org or mormon.org or speak to a friend you might know who is a member and then pray about what you have found out. If it is true you will feel it is right, if not you'll feel it is not right as long as you search with an open mind.

1160 days ago
34.

NDUB    

@C, You do not need to graduate from the seminary program to attend BYU. I did not and was accepted based strictly on my Academic record.

1160 days ago
35.

The Neko Nation    

@ Mariylyn, TMZ will allow anyone to be bashed except for gays.

1160 days ago
36.

crjav8r    

Sorry its hard for me to just let others try and define my beliefs so incorrectly. Who are you to tell me what my religion believes? This Jimmer mission thing is bunk, the current president of the Church didn't even serve a mission. Mountain meadow massacre was wrong, Mormons don't condone it neither have they ever done so, nor did Mormon leaders order it. Vigilantes who happened to be members MURDERED people to try and get revenge for murders and rapes committed on them. They will be judged of their crimes some day, rest assured. And about that becoming gods thing... it's never really taught like that, in fact its just some really deep speculative doctrine that Mormons infer from other doctrine. Mormons believe in Christ and they also believe the bible is scripture, they just interpret passages differently just like all christian denominations. Mormons believe in repentance and by the grace of Christ are forgiven and made clean, and by entering into covenant relationship with god through ordinances like baptism they can receive continued guidance on their path towards god.. if you want to learn about the beliefs, go to an official source not some back alley website with claims. Better yet ask a member what they believe, not some baptist thumping his bible, who thinks he is saving your from a wolf in sheep's clothing. Anyway, back to basketball not religion, go Sacramento.

1160 days ago
37.

Jordan    

Sorry its hard for me to just let others try and define my beliefs so incorrectly. This Jimmer mission thing is bunk, the current president of the Church didn't even serve a mission. Mountain meadow massacre was wrong, Mormons don't condone it neither have they ever done so, nor did Mormon leaders order it. Vigilantes who happened to be members MURDERED people to try and get revenge for murders and rapes committed on them. They will be judged of their crimes some day, rest assured. And about that becoming gods thing... it's never really taught like that, in fact its just some really deep speculative doctrine that Mormons infer from other doctrine. Mormons believe in Christ and they also believe the bible is scripture, they just interpret passages differently just like all christian denominations. Mormons believe in repentance and by the grace of Christ are forgiven and made clean, and by entering into covenant relationship with god through ordinances like baptism they can receive continued guidance on their path towards god.. if you want to learn about the beliefs, go to an official source not some back alley website with claims. Better yet ask a member what they believe, not some baptist thumping his bible, who thinks he is saving your from a wolf in sheep's clothing. Anyway, back to basketball not religion, go Sacramento.

1160 days ago
38.

Ray     

Mr. Velvet sounds like he may have been excommunicated. They are always the most bitter. He also could be suffering from same gender attraction and hates Mormons because the try to help people better themselves.
No need to be so angry Mr. Velvet they will try to help you. It sounds as though you like being miserable.
I guess since you get your info about Mormons form anti-mormon websites I should get info on Black people from the KKK???

1160 days ago
39.

LOLA    

What a good kid, that Jimmer.

1155 days ago
40.

Andrew    

It seems a lot of people have opinions about a subject they know virtually nothing about. When they do study it, they receive information from sources that I wouldn't exactly call credible. Do your homework and then post. To have a good argument or debate, you must understand both sides and even be able to defend the side you disagree with because you know it so well. Until then it is just unintelligent noise.

1147 days ago
41.

Andrew    

Do you feel the love of Jesus through Mr. Velvet's words. Does it make you feel good inside like the Savior does? What ever happened to love thy neighbor?

1147 days ago
42.

Jaswon    

Joey: 17 days ago

Hey joey, JUST A POINT OF INFORMATION. JIMMER is A MORMON. HE WAS AT BYU ON A BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP. HE iS A MORMON and didn't "HAVE TO DO HIS MISSION" WHILE HE WAS IN SCHOOL. It's still a choice... Not every Mormon goes on a mission.

1144 days ago
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