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.
Firstly, we don't do polygamy. Yes, it was practiced in the olden days but then a prophet was told that we should not and so we don't practice polygamy anymore. There is another branch of Mormons that still do practice polygamy, but they're not associated with the church.
Okay, a prophet is kind of like a pastor. He's the leader of the church and he receives revelation from God. That doesn't mean others can't receive it, but that will be personal to the person.
No, we're not brainwashed. Those who are of the church fully believe in it, just like people of other faiths believe. We do have missionaries who go and preach the gospel. The boys can go when they're 18 and, though strongly encouraged, do not HAVE to go. Also, I've heard people say that they have to pay for it themselves. This is true, but if you can't come up with all the money, the church will make up the rest. Girls can go when they're 19.
Another thing that really peeves me: homosexuality. Okay, Mormons. Do. Not. Hate. Gays. We love them just like anybody else. We simply believe that marriage was made to be between a man and a woman and, while not condoning it, we don't hate gays/lesbians.
I hope this has helped with your knowledge of Mormons. More to follow.
2. A member of the LDS faith.
No, Mormon died, like, 1400 years ago. I'm a member of the LDS church, though. Is that what you meant?
Dude 2: What the fetch?
mormons are usually super good at everything and way too polite for their own good. sometimes they have no personality. therefore, mormon is also an adjective meaning boring.
person 2: yeah.
person 1: what did you think about ginny?
person 2: she was so Mormon!
person 1: yeah, i know. it was like she had no personality or something.
person 2: yeah, she was pretty boring.
person 1: but super good.
person 2: yeah, in a Mormon way.
person 1: definitely. what a Mormon.