Talk:Istvan Gheorghiu

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<curiousity>Any reason you picked Mormons?</curiousity> BoArthur 20:28, 17 March 2006 (PST)

Where possible, I try to involve my proposals with areas of interest of other members. As for what Gheorghiu himself had against Mormons, who knows? People get paranoid over really weird things. I was basing Gheorghiu rather loosely on a combo of Stalin, Goring and Franco with a few dashes of Mussolini. Zahir 20:49, 17 March 2006 (PST)
Okay, just wondering. :) I may have to work up a section of Oltenian history or something... BoArthur
Cool! Yeah, for some reason there are somethings that just got Gheorghiu's goat. Kinda like the folks who were all up in arms when I was a kid about flouride in the water. And the way some Christians insist every church but their own are demon-worshipping cults. Franco actually had a private museum of Freemasonry built while he did his best to wipe out the organization. Wacko. Zahir 22:23, 17 March 2006 (PST)
Freemasonery was (and is) present in most part of europe (and outside). If he picked on the mormons, they would need to have some kind of presence in Oltenia before that date. Guess Dan is the best to determine the kind of missionary work they did in that part of the world. --Marc Pasquin 06:24, 18 March 2006 (PST)
I am perhaps buying into the propoganda of the Church, but I had the impression *here* that LDS missionaries were very active in Eastern Europe. To be sure, that is somewhat in response to the fall of the Iron Curtain, but (again) my impression is that IB's Mormon Church is actually larger and even more widespread, having found a stable home in Louisianne and avoided some of the Church's problems *here*. And SNOR-ist East Europe was not (I think) like the Iron Curtain. While I doubt they were particularly thrilled at "cultual contamination" from other nations, were the SNOR-ist regimes really as hard-nosed about international trade and travel as the Soviets? Having said that, my main reasons for including the Mormons were and are: (1) To link the article to another area of interest of an IB member, (2) To include a religious bete noir to the dictator's mindset, one that would seem very "alien" to him, hence suspicious, (3) Honestly, because it felt right. I will abide by the consensus of everyone, because that is part of the process that is IB but I also believe intuition to be part of that process as well. So please consider the question and get back to me, please. Zahir 07:31, 18 March 2006 (PST)
They were probably not as bad in term of trade but religious wise, they would have been worst considering their views. I am, incidently, not voting against. As I said, Dan would know better and I was just bringing up something for consideration. --Marc Pasquin 07:48, 18 March 2006 (PST)

This article is up for de-propping. Zahir 06:04, 10 November 2006 (PST)

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