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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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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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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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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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Jesus Christ suffering in Gethsemene and death on the cross paid the price of all sins

The suffering of Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemene and his death on the cross paid the price for all the sins that all mankind have ever committed.

By: John

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The Word of God can be edited.

There have been numerous changes to the text of the Book of Mormon with each new release, even though Joseph Smith said:

“… we heard a voice from out of the bright light above us, saying, ‘These plates have been revealed by the power of God, and they have been translated by the power of God. The translation of them which you have seen is correct, and I command you to bear record of what you now see and hear.’” (History of the Church, by Joseph Smith, Vol. 1, pp. 54-55)

By: Nate

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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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They Believe They Will Become Like God

They actually believe that faithful believers will become like God.

It’s even in their own holy scriptures:

“BEHOLD, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”

(New Testament | 1 John 3:1 – 2)

By: Colorado

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Elder Quorum Moving Services

Without fail every Sunday the Elders Quorum would say that so and so is moving and who can help.  You were expected to help especially if you had a truck.  If you didn’t help you were a Jack Mormon.

By: Jeff

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America is Special to God

Like Jews believe the Holy Land has a “special” geo-spiritual significance to their God, Mormons believe their God’s “grand ‘ol plan” puts America in a seperate “special” place compared to other countries.

It’s even in their scripture:

But, said he, notwithstanding our afflictions, we have obtained a land of promise, a land which is CHOICE above all other lands; a land which the Lord God hath covenanted with me should be a land for the inheritance of my seed. Yea, the Lord hath covenanted this land unto me, and to my children forever, and also all those who should be led out of other countries by the hand of the Lord…”

(continued, a WHOLE CHAPTER about it, straight from their own crazy website:  http://lds.org/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/1?lang=eng)

I’ve heard they also believe that Adam and Eve once lived in America, even though all fossil evidence points to the first humans coming out of Africa.

 

 

By: Dave

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Heavenly Mother

That there is a “Heavenly Mother” but we are not allowed to know about her, her name, what her purpose is, because we would then be able to disavow her, take her name in vain, etc.

By: Alison

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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 thing, they hope all things, they have endured many things,  and hope to be able to endure all things

By: Ben

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Polytheistic Religion

The biggest garrot offered to the rightous is to be accepted into the highest level of heaven where you are offered a realm to be the residing god. What exactly that means is vague and can be interpreted to mean several things. but the belive in the existance of other gods is a form of polytheism. Additionally our the “heavenly father” who orignatted from Kolob is not described as the first of all gods. Since you can become a god of a realm, who is to say that the “heavenly father” is not someone else who was rightous enough to acquire godhood?

By: John B

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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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Polygamy STILL practiced!

Mormons often claim that they have abandoned the actual practice of polygamy. But a Mormon man can still be married for eternity (“sealed”) to more than one wife, if his first wife dies or if they divorce. At least two of the present-day apostles are sealed to more than one wife, and have publicly acknowledged that they are looking forward to being with both of them in heaven. And polygamy is still commanded in their scriptures, Doctrine & Covenants section 132 (which you can read at the church website www.lds.org).

By: Richard

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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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Dark skin is a curse from God for unrighteousness

Black skin is a result of having not been “valiant” enough in the pre-existence, which was the basis for denying Black people full fellowship in the church until 1978. Native Americans also are cursed with a dark skin because of their (or their ancestors’) unrighteousness, but can become “white and delightsome” if they become righteous. Mormons don’t mention this much, but it is still in the Book of Mormon (look in the index for “skin” “dark” and “black”).

By: Richard

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Passwords and secret handshakes to enter heaven

Part of the secret Mormon temple ceremony (the endowment) includes learning the four secret handshakes and their secret passwords which will enable faithful Mormons to enter past the angels guarding the gates of the highest level of heaven (the “celestial kingdom”). I learned them when I went through that ceremony, when we Mormons still had to mime the punishment of having our throats slit and our chests ripped open, if we should reveal them. (They are actually copies of 19th century Masonic grips and penalties).

By: Richard

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Mormons believe in Service

Mormons believe it is important to serve in the community and volunteer to help those in need.
By: Rick

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It’s not mockery, intolerance or bigotry when Mormons do it.

As someone who’s old enough to remember the LDS temple film before the 1990 changes, it’s awfully rich for Mormons to complain about lulz aimed their way when part of their most sacred ritual used to include chuckling at a cinematic portrayal of a bumbling Christian pastor cast in the role of Satan’s hireling.

By: Chino