A religion founded by Joseph Smith Jr. (1806-1844). This religion is usually identified with its black pant, short sleeve dress shirt, with a tie, door-knocking missionaries boys.
They are not forced to go on missions, but are pressured immensely from family and friends. They also know that if they don't go on missions they cannot get into the " telestial" part of heaven. All who enter the Mormon heaven must have served a mission, be temple worthy and married. When these young men and rarely women go on missions they must server 18-24 months. While on their missions they must not have ANY contact with family except for mothers, father's day and x-mas where they may make one 5-minute phone call. Before these boys go on mission they MUST get family genealogy information, which contains the names of dead relatives. They MUST give these names to the church where they will hold a ceremony for the dead where they baptize the dead. They believe that we are all lost and didn't choose the correct path the first time, so they're going to make sure we're Mormons when we're dead. Because only Mormons get into the top three levels of heaven. Other non-Mormon who don't accept the baptism will be in the lowest form of heaven.
In heaven its polygamist, and it's a free for all where everyone is having sex with everyone. But they will not admit that openly when asked face to face. They believe that sex before marriage is equal in sin to Murder. They also believe the masturbation is a sin. Hell is going to be pretty crowded then.
They believed that African Americans wore the mark on Cain, that's why there were black and unworthy in the mormon chruch's eyes. The Mormons finally allowed the Black members to hold position of some power only when the NAACP was breathing down their backs in July 1978. By miraculous divine word was told, it was okay now, blacks aren't bad after all.
Mormons believe that GOD has a wife, that Jesus and Satan are brothers and that all of them including the Holy Spirit are gods. They also believe that if you're a good enough person here you too will become a god. Mormons don't understand why they are not considered Christians.
They believe that only good and pure Mormons are worthy enough to enter their temples (temples are not the same as churches or Wards as they call them.) When my stepson gets married in there WE will not be allowed to see the ceremony because we are not Mormon. Only those who are will be able to see them. No matter how much you love someone, or how you raised him or her, if you're not Mormon you are NOT allowed in.
Mormons believe that God stands at the door and pushes it shut for those of other sects and tells them "you're not good enough, you're not worthy go away."
Mormonism is the most elitist's and exclusive religion to walk this planet.
I'm sorry Dad & Mom you're not Mormon so you're not invited to the wedding. Why can't you see this is the most loving religion there is, we put family first!"
97% of the people in Utah.
.003% of the people anywhere else.
These really really nice, clean-living people who believe some pretty weird stuff.
"Well I usually try to be good, but I'm no Mormon"
1. 99% live in Utah.
2. Napoleon Dynamite is their hero.
3. believe green jello is a sacred food.
4. have 28045345.5 kids.
5. use slang curse words: oh my ____ (heck, gosh, fetch...)
6. pretty much have the hottest girls around...
Oh my gosh are the Smiths mormons?! We better have a party so they can bring some frickin' sweet green jello!...
The slang term used to refer to members of the LDS
I gave the nice Mormon missionaries cookies, and then told them to go away.
A very nice, generous, misunderstood group of non-gay, mostly white people. They don't practice polygamy or have multiple wives except after death where men can have as many wives as they want. They try to do the best they can in life. They're not perfect and don't think they're perfect unless but they do think they are better than non-Mormons. They strive to work hard and get through life without much trouble. They don't put down other religions, at least not to your face. They don't think you'll go to hell unless you're gay or you're in a different religion. They believe everyone has a chance to have eternal salvation, except the gays, and that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are two separate beings, and that Christ created the Earth for straight Mormons only. They think they're Christian. They don't think Joseph Smith (the translator of the book of Mormon) is a god, just equal with Jesus. They also believe he is a prophet of God. They aren't here to overtake the world, even though their doctrine says they are. They try to allow everyone who would like to hear about their church to hear about it. And they also try to allow everyone who would NOT like to hear about it, hear about it as well. They understand that it's your choice to join or not and they don't force it upon you. However, they'll force you to join once you're dead so why fight it now? I know these things are true and I say them in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.more...
People who believe in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; also (less accurately) known as the Mormon religion. Being Christian, (for they believe in and accept Christ as their Savior, and also strive to live a Christ-centered and Christ-like life), they also believe that Jesus Christ is what the Bible says He is: the son of God the Father. They do not believe in the Trinity, but rather the Godhead: that God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are physically seperate but one in purpose. Many Mormons live in Utah, but the religion is practiced throughout the world. They believe in the Bible and also the Book of Mormon. They believe that the church of Jesus Christ (the same church/religion that Christ established when He came to this world) was restored to its fullness by Joseph Smith through the power of God for the preparation of the Second Coming of Christ.
Mormons are people too, yo.
Apparently a very misunderstood religion. Lets get the easy stuff out of the way first: "Mormon" becasuse they have ANOTHER TESTAMENT of JC titled "The Book of Mormon"; they only people practicing polygamy are "fundementalist Mormons" who are not associated with the Mormon Religion at all (Mormons are not polygamists); Actual name of the Church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, LDS for short; and last of all not all of them wear name tags or ride bikes.
Now Joseph Smith (founder) is believed to be a prophet, like moses or ezikiel. He is not worshiped only respected. They still have a prophet to day, who serves until he dies and then the next in line is chosen. He is believed to have been guided by a prophet from the past to a set of golden plates hidden in the woods of new york 100s of years ago. He excavated them, translated them and found them to COMPLIMENT the Bible not contridict it. And through many periods of Divine instruction formed what him and his followers belived to be the closest religion to what JC had when he was in Israel. The BoM does not contridict the bible except to those who interpret it to do so.
Church. They only go for Three hours each sunday, where they recieve instruction from each other not one assigned preacher. As well as partake of the sacrament, very similar to many other christian religions. During the week each age group has and Activity. (i.e. youth, adults, children) designed to enhance brotherhood and faith...
People who won't stop coming to my doorstep to tell me the good news.
*I walk to the door... open it, and I am greeted by Mormons.*
MORMON # 1
Hello, I'm Malachi and this is my friend Bob. We're here to tell you the good news!
MORMON # 2
Well sir, we're from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We want to tell you all about the Book of Mormon!
MORMON # 1
Do you mind if we come in, sir?
...I guess so?
-5 hours later-
MORMON # 2
Now that you've been read the complete, unabridged Book of Mormon, how would you like to join our Church?
Oh, no thanks, I've got... agnosticism.