posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 09:11 PM
Ok.... so... I grew up Mormon. And left the religion when I was 12. There are definitely some strange things they ask you to believe in. The song
you posted is a pretty good gist of how it began..except they left out that Joseph Smith was 15 when he had his first vision that the other churches
were false. However the play itself is, as others posted above, a bit of an exaggeration just for humor. Thing is, Mormons aren't bad, and the
religion in part isn't bad either because of the morals and real life lessons they teach. Though... Utah Mormons are almost a completely different
religion. It's weird. In Utah, it's almost a cult.
Why did I leave it? I don't believe in religion period. And the way they treat women is very demeaning.
But, definitely don't listen to this broadway as being the definition of Mormonism. Just like people that watched The Sister Wives now believe all
mormons are polygamist. Not true... in fact you can't be Mormon and Polygamist. It's a different sect of Mormons. The "Reformed Latter Day
Saints" as they call themselves. Basically a group of people that felt the prophet should be blood related...not chosen. And they continued the
belief in Polygamy. Basically, the mainstream Mormons have what is called an "Article of Faith" that essentially says to abide by the laws of man.
And polygamy is not legal... so therefore, Mormons no longer believe in it. Basically.
It's funny, listening to that song was making me severely annoyed. I just wanted to make sure I knew what it was specifically you were referring to.
Figured you meant more than just that song. But I was annoyed just listening to the crap I turned my back on 16 years ago.