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Mormons believe a con artist is a prophet who found golden plates in NY

Mormon beliefs were started by Joseph Smith, a convicted con artist, from Palmyra, New York, who allegedly found golden plates, which he translated to become the Book of Mormon.  He claimed in 18 + different accounts 18 different reasons for finding the plates, but the official church reason is that God the father, who has a body of flesh and bones, told  him all churches were an abomination and he must restore the true gospel.  A few years later, before completing the translation, but after this alleged first vision, Joseph Smith joined one of these abominable churches.  Why would he do that?

When someone stole his first translation, he was unable to retranslate it again, and instead provided a “different version” because “God told him to” after a 6 month + hiatus from translating.  Nobody has ever “seen the plates” except with their “spiritual eyes.”  Also a single artifact or scientific evidence verifying the Book of Mormon has never been found.

Joseph Smith also started his own army and declared himself king of the world.  Narcissim much?

By: Janice

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Major Powell

Mormons believe that God has a physical body that has no blood & if we are worthy we will end up the same way.  (Sounds a little like vampirism).

By: Jenkyn

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Lying for the Lord

It’s an accepted proctice in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: http://mormonthink.com/lying.htm

By: Fred

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Plurral

Worthy men can marry as many women as they want in the highest level of heaven.  Yes, there are layers of heaven.

By: Susan

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Mormons try to do these things but are imperfect

They believe in being honest, true, chaste benevolent, virtuous, and in doing to all men; indeed, they may say that they follow the admonition of Paul-they believe all things, they hope all things, they have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtouous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, they seek after these things

By: Ben

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Genetic engineering will make humans into gods

What is the Mormon Transhumanist Association?

The Mormon Transhumanist Association is an international nonprofit organization that promotes practical faith in human exaltation through charitable use of science and technology, as outlined in the Transhumanist Declaration and the Mormon Transhumanist Affirmation. We support discussion and public awareness of emerging technologies, defend the right of individuals in free and democratic societies to adopt technologies that expand human capacities, and anticipate and propose solutions for the potential consequences of emerging technologies. Although we are neither a religious organization nor affiliated with any religious organization, we support our members in their personal religious affiliations, and encourage them to adapt Transhumanism to their unique situations.

What is the relation between Mormonism and Transhumanism?

Increasingly, persons are recognizing parallels and complements between Mormon and Transhumanist views. On the one hand, Mormonism is a religious ideology of the Judeo-Christian tradition that advocates faith in God leading to salvation. On the other hand, Transhumanism is a mostly secular ideology that advocates ethical use of technology to extend human capabilities. However, Mormonism and Transhumanism advocate remarkably similar views of human nature and its future: material beings organized according to law, rapidly advancing knowledge and power, imminent fundamental changes to anatomy and environment, and eventual transcendence of present limitations. Resources available through this site provide details on the relation between Mormon and Transhumanist views.

By: John

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Cremation will make being resurrected harder, having to recollect all of your atoms and molecules

…from where ever they were spread