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A Mormon is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints. It happens to be the fastest growing church in the United States history. The church places a large emphasis on the importance of family and community through the teachings of Jesus Christ. Mormons AKA The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints are christians that follow the teachings of the Bible (King James), The Book of Mormon, The Doctorine and Covenants, The Pearl of Great Price, and revelation given through modern day prophets. The LDS church and mormons have persucated since its organization in the mid 1800's because of misconceptions by non-mormons. Their first latter day prophet Joseph Smith was murdered by Illinois by a mob of non-mormons. The Mormons where forced to
flee for their lives. They traveled from Illinois to the west and settled most of Northern Arizonia, Idaho, Utah, and parts of other western states. Many mormons are still persecuated because of misconceptions of the outside public. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints do not support polygamy.
( If you do not believe me look in the books I mentioned and try to find one place that says they do! I bet you cant!)
Mormons are not forced and most are not peer pressured into serving
2 year mission. They volunteer to go anywhere the church sends them and pay their own way! I for one did not serve a mission. I have never been in poor standing with the church and their is no scripture that says you cannot make it to the
"terrestial Kingdom" or any ohter kingdom as one the other authors put it. I now wish I would have served a mission- what a great experence would it had been to dedicate every moment to our heavenly father and his children (that means you)! Mormons do have temples! Temples are places where members are married, or go to make sacred promises to god that they will strive to live rightously and follow the example of christ. A good place to learn about mormon beliefs is through mormons, otherwise you may hear all sorts of "weird" misconceptions.
We love the Mormons!!!!
by Bigboythe 43 March 22, 2006
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The slang term for someone who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It was originally a derogatory term. They believe that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and in the Bible so long as it is translated correctly. They eat a healthy diet and and knew that certain substances are bad for you before modern science proved it. Those who follow their diet live longer too. They pay a "tithing", or one-tenth of their income to the church because everything belongs to God and so it's like keeping 90% of God's wealth. They do not have a paid clergy, everything is voluntary. They are not brainwashed, do not practice polygamy or any other weird thing, and do not smoke/drink. They were violently persecuted and forced to leave the U.S. because Governor Boggs of MO signed an extermination order. Yeah, all Mormons had to leave or be "exterminated" like cockroaches. Still, shortly after when the US government asked for soldiers during the Mexican-American War, they proudly sent 500 men to fight for the country that kicked them out. It was the women and children that crossed the plains and the rockies. Mormons are very misunderstood and are still persecuted.
It was still technically legal to kill a Mormon in some states until the later part of the 20th century. Christian fundalmentalist and Evangelist leaders just recently apologized for persecution of the Mormons.
by true little known facts May 13, 2005
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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
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A follower of a multiple-wived fool who has made hundreds of false prophecies (talking to Jesus through a hat, none the less...)
Like to think they're Christian but are not as they are POLYTHEISTIC.

Moron with an extra "m"
by so simple March 19, 2005
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Mormons do this:
1. Wear weird suits and bowler hats
2. look at you like you've killed a child if they see you smoking
3. stop you in the streets to chat some shit at you

Bizarre behavior may be due to their membership of the church of LSD.

Not to be confused with other pain-in-the-ass-do-gooder christian/cult movements such as Jehovahs Witnesses.
OMG why do you live next to an orphanage?
No thats just the mormons next door.
by E 2 tha Z April 15, 2008
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A virus caught in the westerm part of the USA that causes delusions of Godhood and visions of Moonmen and fictional planets named Kolob.
My mormon book contridicts my Church
by Protect Yourself July 08, 2006
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a religion that has taken over the city of idaho falls. idaho falls now has the second highest mormon population in the world. if u r not mormon u are treaded unequally. the mormons try to take the picture off the sides of victoris secret and do all sorts of stupid crap like that. mormons usually will not talk to non mormons.
I am not a mormon and i never will be.
by nigglet May 22, 2005
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