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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
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after the latter day saints were branded morons they decided to turn hate mail into positive propaganda. To save on costs they nick named themselves mormons which allowed them to easily adapt the leaflets.
hey mormon i'm gonna kill ya, now get off a my porch before i get my cow to trample on you and your religion.
by gallipoli January 16, 2005
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A person who belongs the Chuch of Jesus Christ of Ltter-day Saints. Most of the inhabitants of Utah. have a three hour church session every sunday execpt for three. They can have soda. They follow a strict diet which calls for not achaol or tabocco. they are asked NOT forced to pay 10% of all of their income to the church. they are also asked NOT told to go on a two year "mission" for the church. The church was restored not founded by Joseph Smith.
I am a mormon. And i am proud of it.
by Jenna Lover April 04, 2005
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1. A true prophet of God who lived in the ancient Americas and compiled the Book of Mormon around 600 A.D.
2. A member of the LDS faith.
Are you Mormon?

No, Mormon died, like, 1400 years ago. I'm a member of the LDS church, though. Is that what you meant?

Yeah.
by Kickback256 August 15, 2013
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NOT A CULT
the sweetest, nicest, funniest people you will ever meet.
we ARE christian and do NOT worship joseph smith,we believe everyone has a chance and that we will all return to heaven to be with heavenly father and jesus christ. we live worthy lives and some choose to go on missions to preach the word of God but we are not forced to. we are not brainwashed and our guidlines are for the better of everyone. i am very proud to be mormon and everyone thinks thats weird but i love it and i dont care what everyone thinks of me
im proud to be mormon
by megan May 07, 2005
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to start, the word "mormon" is not the name of our church. it is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints". people use the word "mormon" because of the "Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ". a lot of people dont know the truth about our religon and actually are afraid to know, so they make up lies to make themselves feel better, tougher, and to feel like they´ve accomplished something through their lies. this Church is not the Church of Joseph Smith. if it was it would be called the Church of Joseph Smith. he, Joseph Smith, was a prophet called by our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ to restore the true Church again on this earth after the great apostasy, or period of time without prophets. a prophet is a man called on earth to be the spokesperson for God for the good of His children here on earth. God restored His priesthood, or power to act and do ordinaces such as baptism in His name, through the prophet Joseph Smith. we do not worship Joseph Smith, that would be against the 1st and 2nd commandments of the ten commandments which we also believe in, which are there is only one God and not to worship idols, saints or anything else in the sky, ground and sea. we worship God, our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. they are seperate beings but one in purpose. the Holy Ghost is also a part of the Godhead, and he testifies of the truthfullness of the Gospel. through and only through the Holy Ghost can we know the truth of all things. if you would like to know more, talk to a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or its represenitives, the missionaries. they can answer any questions you have and help you resolve doubts and concerns. and of course, God our Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers. feel free to pray to Him and ask what is right for you. He knows each and every one of us because we are his children. He will not, and can not lead us astray.
dont be afraid of the mormons, or the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, they dont bite. and no we dont want to just convert you. we want to help you know and understand the truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ lost by the confusion of the world and its many religions, and help you convert yourselves through the power of the Holy Ghost.

-"if any lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally and upbraidth not, and it shall be given him. but ask with faith..." James 1:5-6

-"by the power of the Holy Ghost, ye may know the truth of all things." Moroni 10:5
by spikeguazu November 01, 2007
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1) A religious cult that is only a few centuries old- survives purely through having tons of children and indoctrinating them (see brainwash)

2) A person who believes in magical underwear and that if you are a white male you will become a god of your own planet

3) A group of people who hijacked Christianity in order to give some kind of legitimacy to their batshit insane religion. A con man named Joseph Smith found plates that for some reason weren't important enough to keep but everyone should just take his word on it. He also got a lot of his revelations through looking into a hat

4) A religious cult who keeps changing its doctrine to hide its racism and ridiculous beliefs

5) Generally nice people who have been systematically misinformed since birth, and as such will fight till the bitter end against any form of reason and will leave tons of boring definitions on urbandicionary, basically devaluing one of the best resources on the web.
Wow you just pulled that entire paper out of your ass! Joseph Smith himself couldn't have done it better! You Mormon spawn?
by jackjames78 September 19, 2010
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