In a story about LDS temples on ABC World News Tonight, reporter Dan Harris said:
"In one room, in which there is a heated, chlorinated pool, Mormons are baptized in the name of the dead so that they can have the option of converting to Mormonism in the afterlife." (Emphasis added)
I am no expert on what happens after we die; Haven't been there or done that ... yet.
Still, that sentence doesn't ring true to me.
Perhaps I am nitpicking, but my faith tells me I won't be "Mormon" in whatever life awaits me after this. I don't think there will be Catholics or Jews, Baptists or Buddhists either. We won't be Americans or Russians, Japanese, Chinese or even Taiwanese.
All the identifications that divide us in this life will be stripped away in the next.
In the end, I believe we will just be us -- the sum of our knowledge and thoughts, our actions and experiences.
That's what I think and that's why the sentence didn't ring true.
But then again, I'm a nitpicker.