A very nice, generous, misunderstood group of people. No they don't practice poligamy and have multiple wives. We only try to do the best we can in life. We're not perfect and don't think we're perfect. We only strive to work hard and get through life without much trouble. We don't put down other religions, and we don't think you'll go to hell or whatever just because you're in a different religion. We believe everyone has a chance to have eternal salvation and that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are two seperate beings, and that Christ created the Earth. We are Christian. And no, we don't think Joseph Smith (the translator of the book of mormon) is a god, we believe he is a prophet of God.We aren't here to overtake the world, we promise.We only try to allow everyone who would like to hear about our church to hear about it. We understand that its your choice to join or not and we don't to force it upon you. Thank you, and I hope you understand mormons better.
Oh, there goes a missionary. He's not scary, he's just trying to do the best he can in life.
by Whitney February 07, 2005
A religion that is greatly misunderstood. Many only know them because of their missionaries that visit door-to-door. Many misconceptions are that they can have more than one wife. That is a lie. When the church was restored by Joseph Smith (who was not a crazy guy) everyone was allowed to have more than one wife. Another, we do not offer money to God or Jesus, it's called tithing. It is given to the church to pay for more churches, temples, the MTC (Missionary Training Center), etc. Another is that people believe we created a new Bible. That is incorrect. Joseph Smith recovered the Book of Mormon about a century ago after praying to God, asking about which religion to join. God answered said none were right. We also do not believe that you have to be a mormon, or you'll go to hell. Only those who are truly evil go to hell (murderers, rapists, ect.) Some of us do have many children because one of our duties is to have as many as possible, but it isn't like we actually have hundreds like many people joke around about. Also, we aren't really called 'Mormons,' that is just the slang term. We are actually LDS, or Latter-Day Saints. One last thing; we believe in God the Father, Christ the Son, and in the Holy Ghost. They are the Godhead, separate but one. Three different people, all here for the same thing.
Person 1: Hey, what church do you go to?

Person 2: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Person 1: Isn't that Mormon?

Person 2: That's what many know us by.

Person 1: Wow. Just want to say, Joseph Smith was some crazy old guy. I can't believe you worship him. Oh, and you like, sacrifice money to him or something. That's just stupid.

Person 2: He wasn't crazy, he was blessed. If you actually want to learn some real facts about us then read the Book of Mormon.
by Anonymous LDS Saint February 27, 2011
A term used to describe members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

For reference, Mormons don't curse black people, don't hate homosexuals, aren't polygamists, don't drink kitten blood and ACTUALLY ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE FUN. Crazy, right? I know, I know, schooled you all. *hairflip*

Plus, they are not brainwashed, nor forced to do anything they don't want to. They have the freedom to choose how they live, there are just guidelines set to help them on their way to being the best they can be.

For reference, I myself am Mormon. So trust me, I am perfectly mediocre and average, in the best sense possible.
Please stop mocking Mormons because you are afraid of what you don't understand.
by IlLiAd May 27, 2014
A highly religious group of people who love the Lord Jesus Christ, and try their best to be like Him out of love for Him. They believe God is our loving Heavenly Father, and that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. They believe the teachings of Jesus Christ and the prophets can help people gain peace in this life and eternal life in the world to come. They believe God has always used prophets to teach this to his children. They believe Jesus Christ was the only perfect, sinless person to ever live, and through his grace we are saved. He is the only object of their worship. They believe the church Christ set up was rejected by the people at that time and was not restored in its fulness until 1820 when God the Father and Jesus Christ, out of love, appeared to Joseph Smith and called him to be one of their prophets. Under the direction of God and Jesus Christ himself, Joseph Smith restored Christ's true church: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As evidence of this to the world, God had Joseph Smith translate The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. They believe the Bible is the word of God, and that The Book of Mormon is also the word of God. The Book of Mormon helps them more clearly understand the Bible. Mormons believe God answers prayers and families can last forever. They believe salvation can come to all who choose to follow Jesus Christ in word and in deed.
Man, those mormons sure do love Jesus!
by infaredx November 15, 2012
a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). They study both the Bible and the Book of Mormon from which the nickname "Mormon" is derived. "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons or LDS) originated in 1820 in upstate New York when Joseph Smith claimed to have seen God the Father and Jesus Christ. Later, Smith received gold tablets (The Book of Mormon) containing an account of God’s dealings with some ancient American inhabitants including a visitation of Jesus Christ among this people following his resurrection. The church was officially organized on April 6, 1830 and was seen as a restoration of the early church of Jesus Christ led by prophets and apostles.The Mormon addition of colorful new doctrines to Christianity, as well as the practice of polygamy (later banned in 1890), outraged more traditional Christians. In time the Mormons fled west to escape persecution and establish their own community in the Salt Lake Valley (Utah). Led by Brigham Young, successor to Joseph Smith, the Mormon pioneer movement in the mid-1800s brought saints from the eastern United States and across northern Europe to the western frontier. Largely through its missionary work, today the church has become a significant global religion with more than half of its 14.1 million members living outside the United States." (J. Ludlow in "Revealing World Religions")
Mormons prefer to be called LDS.
by undercover13 April 18, 2011
Some of the nicest people you will ever meet, which is unfortunate, since they fall victim to the biggest fraud ever. The Book of Mormon has been altered nearly 300 times to meet the popularity of changing times, such as no longer practicing poligamy and allowing blacks into the church after feeling the pressure of the Civil Rights Movement. Joeseph Smith was not a martyr, he shot at and killed some of the people that came after him when they were tired of his lies.
Nobody ever saw the Golden Plates, and what he copied down from them in "hieroglyphics " have been translated and found to mean absolute rubbish. Mormons say that the Bible is word from God, even though the Bible clearly says that nothing can be added to it, the Book of Mormon is an obvious attempt at this.
Mormons must tithe 10 percent of their income to be in good standing, and people are counting. My church simply has an anonymous drop box in the lobby
by Derek November 17, 2004
1. A nickname of a Christian-Millenialist church founded in modern times in 1830; said nickname coming from a book in their canon of scriptures.
2. An adherent of the above named church; possessing a comprehensive belief and social system; some general ones being belief in the trinity, but not in a triune God (Augustinian concept), rejection of Original Sin per se, (another Augustinian concept), belief in many degrees of glory in heaven, that all who have ever lived on earth will have a chance to be saved, and rejection of pointed ears & pitchforks in hell (a medieval concept).
3. Sometimes overly zealous and impetuous collectively, i.e. Mormon(s), and not always wise in that they don't follow the teachings of their prophet Joseph Smith more closely.
Can the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints honestly say that they are any closer today than 150 years ago in accomplishing what the Lord commanded them to do?
by Jim Preston March 15, 2005
People that believe that they might become gods. The above stated 13 Articles of Faith put exactly what mormons are. And in the Bible, it states that nothing shall be added to that specific book, not the entire Bible. I forget which book it is though, but we studied it in seminary...another mormon quirk. you get up at 6 oclock every morning and go to church, then you got to school. But if it were true that that statement referred to everything, then the entire Bible would be fake, because that book was one of the first written. The bible is not compiled chronologically.
Mormons are persecuted daily, and those that stand up for their beliefs have my utmost respect. Sadly, I don't have my own respect.
by renegade February 17, 2005

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