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Rest in peace? Some people don’t think they will if they let the Mormons posthumously baptize them. There’re some words of reason from Rabbi Shmuley Boteach:

I could not care less if the Mormons baptize me after I’m dead. It won’t affect me. I’ll always be a Jew–in this life and the next. If this is part of Mormon practice and belief, and they do it in the privacy of their own ritual, and it doesn’t affect me in the slightest, why should I care? People’s beliefs are their own business. It’s how they treat others that is everyone’s business. What I care about is how much the Mormons support Israel today, not what they do with Jewish souls in what they regard as the afterlife.

Far from being my sentiment alone, this is a pivotal Jewish teaching: “It is the action [and not dogma] which is most important.”

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