"Mormon" is a term used to refer to people that belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mormonism is a religion whose teachings are either misunderstood or skewed by many people in an attempt to discredit. Just to be clear, I am an inactive Mormon, and I do not agree with all of their teachings, however, I'm tired of seeing so many people who know the rumors and not the facts, so here I am to supply the facts and to discredit the rumors. Ahead is a list of mormon beliefs along with some facts. The Mormon church was restored by Joseph Smith after he recieved a vision from God. Joseph Smith is not the founder of the church, but the one who restored it. Mormons are christians. If you disagree with this, look up the definition of christian in a webster dictionary. Mormons practiced polygamy in the 1800s but do not any more, except for a very few amount of Mormon Extremists that live in Utah, but they are usually arrested and sent to jail. Mormons do not worship Aliens in their temples. Their temples are where couples are married and families are sealed so that they can spend the rest of their lives together not only in this world, but in the next world as well. There is no "till death do you part" in a mormon wedding. Also, Mormons do not believe that they or any other being can ever be God's equal, or be a God, however, they do believe they can become perfect "like" Jesus after they learn and aqcuire a complete understanding in the next world and evolve spiritually. Mormons do no believe in Hell as a place. They believe that every single person in the world no matter what has a chance in the next world. Also, the Words of Wisdom are a set of health reccomendations that suggest that people shouldn't smoke, drink coffee, or drink alcohol for health related reasons. A large population of mormons live in Utah, but most of Utah's inhabitants are non-mormon and most Mormons don't live in Utah. Most mormons are nice because they have high moral standards. Some mormons can seem to be bitches or assholes because of the way they say things, or because of their sometimes arrogant attitudes towards non-mormons, however, if you come across a mormon like this, just ignore them and know that not all are like that, and try to pay more attention to the doctrine and not the people. They believe God is a loving being and not a being to be feared, as many other religions believe. They believe that confession is a step toward repentance, but is not complete repentance, and that if one's repentance is sincere, all sins can be forgiven by God. They don't think that they are the only religion with truth. They believe that many different religions have truth in them. They just believe that theirs is the most true, like all religions. They also believe in God Given free will, or the ability to choose for yourself. They are not a cult, do not worship satan, and are not racist against black people. Some of the nicest people I've met have been Mormon. A word of advice is don't believe everything to hear. Look into things for yourself. Its embarrassing when you claim things to be true and are then proven to be false.
Mormonism is the fastest growing religion in the world.