If You Are Dead

Then you probably don’t care what strange ideas others may have about you:

The Mormon church says it has changed its genealogical database to better prevent the names of Jews killed in Nazi concentration camps from being submitted for posthumous baptism by proxy.

The article goes on to state that Jews are upset that those who died in this horrible fashion are having their religion changed through this practice. I’m struck by a couple things:

  • The Mormons apparently believe that being nice to Jews is more important than the salvation the Holocaust victims. A strange way to go about if this proxy thing really works.
  • The Jews are lending credibility to the idea of proxy baptism/salvation by objecting to it. If they thought it didn’t work, why would they care?