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Give everything you have

When going through the temple, you make a covenant to give your time, talent, and everything you have or ever will have to the church.

By: trish

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Truth over Tradition

The craziest Mormon belief is that in violation of the Book of Mormon which blasts polygamy as abominable even by the “men of old” back in Jerusalem. It doesn’t matter who practices it or when, it has always been an abomination.

And anyone who thinks their “whoremongering” can be justified due to men of old that practiced it, then they misunderstand the scriptures. Polygamy is the craziest belief and the men that went for it were “carnally minded” and the women were suppressed and stupid to believe in this spiritual slavery by lustful men.

God warned Joseph Smith against “his carnal desires” or he would fall and he did! (Jacob 2, 3 & D&C 3:1-11). Luckily, Joseph Smith started to repent as researched by D. Michael Quinn before he was murdered by Willard Richards (had a gun under his heavy coat ~ only one to wear a coat) for top Mason evil money changer Brigham Young.

By: Karen

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You become a God/Goddess and are given powers to create your own worlds without number

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God lives on a planet

According to Mormon scripture (the “Book of Abraham”) God dwells on a planet near the star Kolob (although Mormons don’t say where Kolob actually is).

By: Richard

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Why spend so much time picking on the Mormons?

You know what’s really crazy about Mormons? They spend so much time and energy trying to help one another and even non-mormons as well. They learn true morals and values and unlike other Christian religions, they are expected to live these morals and values. They are taught that alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs are harmful. Who knew? The Mormon church donates millions of dollars to humanitarian projects and disasters. Practicing Mormons are generally more happy and honest than other people too. How crazy is that? Also, Mormons are taught to pray and ask God himself if the things they teach are true so the individual can know for him or herself. This is why practicing Mormons are so faithful because they gained a testimony from prayer and weren’t just indoctrinated. Wow, they are crazy!!! Also, there is no paid clergy in the Mormon church so the money can be used for better things than making the religion a business venture, unlike other faiths. Mormons take church jobs because they truly believe in what they are doing and not for financial gain…again crazy! You know what’s craziest of all…..this belief will never make it on this website because it’s all true and every anti-mormon knows it!

By: Page

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Culture and Practices

Isolation in Utah had allowed Mormons to create a culture of their own.[65] As the faith spread around the world, many of its more distinctive practices followed. Mormons converts are urged to undergo lifestyle changes, “repent of their sins,” and adopt sometimes foreign standards of conduct.[65] Practices common to Mormons include studying the scriptures, praying daily, fasting on a regular basis, attending Sunday worship services, participating in church programs and activities on weekdays, and refraining from work on Sundays when possible. Mormons also emphasize standards they believe were taught by Jesus Christ, including personal honesty, integrity, obedience to law, chastity outside of marriage and fidelity within marriage.[66]

Mormons have a strong sense of communality that stems from their doctrine and history.[67] LDS Church members have a responsibility to dedicate their time and talents to helping the poor and building the church. The vast majority of church leadership positions are lay positions, and church members may work 10–15 hours a week in unpaid church service.[68]Engaged Mormons also contribute 10 percent of their income to the church as tithing, and are often involved in humanitarian efforts. Many LDS young men choose to serve a two yearproselytizing mission, during which they dedicate all of their time to the church, without pay.[69]

Mormons adhere to the Word of Wisdom, a health law or code that prohibits the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, coffee, and tea, and encourages the use of wholesome herbs, grains, fruits, and a moderate consumption of meat.[70] The Word of Wisdom is interpreted to also prohibit other harmful and addictive substances and practices, such as the use of illegal drugs and abuse of prescription drugs.[71] Mormons also oppose addictive behavior such as viewing pornography and gambling.[66]

The concept of a united family that lives and progresses forever is at the core of Latter-day Saint doctrine.[72] Many Mormons hold weekly family home evenings, in which an evening is set aside for family bonding, study, prayer and other wholesome activities. Latter-day Saint fathers who hold the priesthood typically name and bless their children shortly after birth to formally give the child a name. Mormon parents hope and pray that their children will gain testimonies of the “gospel” so they can grow up and marry in temples.[73]

Mormons have a strict law of chastity, requiring abstention from sexual relations outside of marriage and strict fidelity within marriage. All sexual activity (heterosexual and homosexual) outside of marriage is considered a serious sin. Same-sex marriages are not performed or supported by the LDS Church. Church members are encouraged to marry and have children, and Latter-day Saint families tend to be larger than average. Mormons are opposed to abortions, except in some exceptional circumstances, such as when pregnancy is the result of incest or rape, or when the life or health of the mother is in serious jeopardy.[74]Practicing adult Mormons wear religious undergarments that remind them of sacred covenants and encourage them to dress modestly. Latter-day Saints are counseled not to partake of any form of media that is obscene or pornographic in any way, including media that depicts graphic representations of sex or violence. Tattoos and body piercings are also discouraged, with the exception of a single pair of earrings for LDS women.[75]

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Missionaries are not allowed to ever leave their mission partners side for the two years they are away.