posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 01:13 PM
Wow, the level of ignorance on this post is amazing.
I'm LDS, so I'll answer.
Yes, we wear clothing we call "garments" under our clothing. They are not magic (although there is a large body of folklore that has grown up around
the garment, I have never seen one stop a bullet or fire!--of course, every religion has its apocrypha and its folklore), and no LDS that I have ever
met has EVER referred to them as "magic." It is simply symbolic of the covenants we make with God in the temple (most of the stories you hear about
these covenants are wrong, as well, and devout LDSs don't talk about them, we hold them sacred; don't take too seriously everything you hear
"ex"-mormons say; would you want everyone to take at face value everything your "ex" says about you?).
We believe God will protect us if we keep our covenants, including the Temple covenants (like He promised he would protect Adam and Eve when He
clothed them and sent them from the garden, like he promised he would protect the Patriarchs if they obeyed him); that's NOT "magic;" its ritual;
And its not secret, its sacred. I know that distinction is hard for most people to understand nowadays, since we hold so little sacred anymore. . .
The garment ritual is related to the garment ritual of Aaron and the priests found in Exodus.
I'd love to comment on the Joseph Smith-looking-into-a-hat-thing, but that's another post for another time. Suffice it to say we believe Joseph was
a prophet, like old testament prophets. I know most people will think that's ridiculous, but remember that most people in most times, even Biblical
times, thought such things were ridiculous; that's why so many prophets were killed. The majority never believes that a prophet is what he says he is
(in fact, according to legend, Jeremiah wasn't accepted as a prophet until AFTER the Babylonian captivity, when people thought "Hey; he was
right!" Jesus wasn't accepted as the Messiah except by a very few, and even today mainstream Judaism refuses to accept him as their Messiah--I
don't say this to be anti-semitic, only to give some perspective.)