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Originally posted by randee83
I recently heard, word of mouth, that the various rituals of the LDS church were heavily inspired by the Masons. I don't recall reading that Joseph Smith was a Mason, but a Methodist.
I have several LDS coworkers who told me that there are various "degrees" within their church. Various ways to become "sealed", secret rooms in the temple, special garments, etc.
It's very interesting....