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Why is it that the Mormans believe they can have more than one wife?
And that it's not wrong in the taking of young women I have read and seen docamentries that some of the women are mere girls 12 or 13 yrs of age. It is a known fact that here in the United States in the Utah, Arizona region there are communities where people of the Morman practice these things everyday.
Now it has been said the Governments of these regions will put up with no more.
There are documented stories of young women who have fled these communities and have told public officials of what really happens behind the fences.
How can your religion let this happen
Originally posted by xxblackoctoberxx
Is it true that mormon's can't have caffiene and candy? And if so why?
Originally posted by iori_komei
Well, I have a question that I recently started thinking about regarding Mormons.
What does the Mormon religion think about Homosexuality/Lesbian and Bisexuality and Transgender?
Also, even when polygamy is not permitted, like the present day, men can still have multiple wives in the afterlife. For example, if a man marries a woman, she dies, he remarries, then he will have two wives in the afterlife, although never more than one at a time on earth. (if a woman remarries, she ends up with the first man in the afterlife, in case someone thinks to ask that question) This assumes the marriages were all mormon temple marriages; otherwise, the marriage (according to mormons) is for mortality only.
but the very real facts without any bias are still:
polygamy, relations to freemasonry, pyramid like structure, and some eccentric individuals in high positions.
ok. what about the eery similarities between the old (notice now changed) endowment oaths taken in the temple and masonic rituals?
The endowment did not arrive as a whole in the Nauvoo period, but in parts over many years. Indeed, the Rigdonite branch (a splinter group from early Mormonism that followed the leadership of Sidney Rigdon) continues to practice only the portions of the endowment which were given in Kirtland.
The ritual is changed to meet the needs of members and to better communicate the endowment to them. Remember, there is a difference between the endowment ritual and the endowment itself. The ritual is not the endowment, but how the endowment is taught--in much the same way that the Catholic Mass is not Holy Communion but how Holy Communion is given to the congregation.
stories about joseph smiths childhood tell an interesting story too, his majic hobbies etc
i want to know real church history.
are these the lies you speak of?
Originally posted by Tinkleflower
I'm curious as to whether or not you've read Davis' "Who Really Wrote The Book of Mormon", and if so, do you have any commentary?
I've read Jeff Lindsay's writings; alas, I've come away being convinced that he's no more accurate than the material he's defending and challenging.
To that end, do you have any thoughts on the Kinderhook Plates?
What say you about how DNA testing is showing no middle eastern DNA in any Native Americans? Here is a neutral link about it.
Full article here
Unfortunately, in their struggle to avoid samples contaminated with modern genetic matter and to avoid using Native American subjects who appear to have genes brought by Europeans after the time of Columbus, scientists may discard any evidence of relatively recent introduction of European haplogroups. And 600 B.C. is recent compared to the assumed time frame for settling of the Americas, which spans 12,000 to 40,000 years ago.
But whether the source is recent admixture or admixture from Lehi's group, there IS direct evidence of Jewish ancestry among some modern Native Americans. Of course, this will be assumed to be due to modern admixture--but can we really be sure?
Also, can you explain the significance of the upside down pentagrams on the Nauvoo temple? If you're not familiar, there is a lovely picture in the July Ensign. Or you can see it here. Note also the sunstones, moonstones, and the all seeing eye on other temples on this same page.
Pray tell, in 200 years, why hasn't at least one prophet taken the time to give the world the "perfect translation" of the Bible?
How could someone that would have been an enlightened one of his era- Joseph Smith ever think it was acceptable to during that time to believe that polygamy was better than monogamy....
Obviously the Mormans at that time had no regard for the female kind of our species
Surely anyone with half of a brain or any feelings would understand the distress it puts on a woman in this kind of marriage. (Feelings????)