posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 01:27 AM
I was raised mormon, and the majority of my family are to this day faithful mormons. If I step outside of my house I can throw a rock and hit a mormon
church, I live in Utah and those things are everywhere here.
First, the OP's video about what happens in the temple is completely accurate, save for the fact it doesn't show everything. Also the temple rituals
have changed a bit since the 70's/80's. Back then even worse things happened in the temples. Women stripped and touched by men they didn't know.
Threats of violence if the temple secrets were shared with outsiders. An oath to take revenge against the united states government for its role in the
persecution of Joseph Smith. Anyways, the things shown in the OP's video are actually pretty tame and accurate though not complete.
Second, if you read this thread you will see lots of people who say things like "I knew a mormon person, they and their family were really nice and
good people". Let me tell you something about this, this is actually one of the biggest ways this church causes its people to suffer. These people
are being nice, like an amway person is nice. Mormon culture pressures members from a young age to put on a facade of perfection and goodness,
especially in front of non members, or in front of other members. Basically they hide their problems and bottle them up. Mormon church members become
fakes in front of each other and non members, which actually harms them psychologically over time. Utah has the highest concentration of people taking
anti-depressants in the United States. Acting fake all the time, and bottling up problems and trying to act like the perfect TV family messes them up.
In my opinion Mormonism is a cult. It is obviously fake. The bible talks about the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem, there is archeological
evidence that this actually happened. The mormons book tells of wars, industry, coinage, and many other things for which there is no archeological or
historical evidence of. They are digging up dinosaur bones in Northern Utah and across the country, and no one has found any evidence to back up the
claims of the book of mormon.
There is great pressure on people who leave the church, because the mormon faith teaches that non-members go to a different heaven then faithful
church members. This means the family is split up in the afterlife if someone wants to leave. "Ok, you can leave the church, but you will never see
mommy or daddy again."
Does that happen to catholics too? Sorry your going to hell so say goodbye to everyone you love if you leave our church?
It's nonsense. God is real, he loves everyone unconditionally. There is life beyond death. God doesn't care what church you go to on Sunday, nor
does he care what petty sins you commit in this world. Love is the most important thing. Even the bibles' Jesus teaches this in John 13:34 "A new
commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." Jesus gave this commandment shortly
before his death. The last commandment he gave before he left this world was Love.
I believe in Love. I don't believe that any religion on earth has a monopoly on truth. And there are many religions and more specifically the people
that belong to religions, that do things contrary to Love. God isn't going to throw any of us away just because we fail to find the "correct" way
of worshiping him/her. Scientific study on NDE's (near death experiences) show that people all over the globe and of all faiths have the same
experience when they die. And all of them feel unconditional love, whether they are Muslims, Jews, attempted suicides, or sinners. God loves us all