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June 20, 2010

All About Morons!

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Introduction

This time, I’ll just state some of the hard facts of this senseless, polytheistic and extensively racist organisation, and let you make the obvious conclusion.

It was founded by a man named Joseph Smith, Jr in the 1830’s and 1840’s. It originated in the late 1820’s in western New York, when he claimed to have witnessed an angel giving him a book of golden plates engraved with an unknown language. He also said that he received a pair of seer stones, which could be used for translating the engravings. These “translations” were published as the Book of Mormon in 1830. On the basis of this book, he founded a church, which was claimed to be the restoration of primitive Christianity. When killed by a mob of vigilantes, Smith’s movement split in two. According to his own teachings, lucky undergarments can save your life, so I guess he was going commando at the time. The prophet Brigham Young represented the branch called “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints” (LDS or the “Mormons”), residing in Utah. The Reformed Latter Day Saints became the Missouri branch.

Theology

Mormonism consists of three main movements:

  • Mainstream Mormon theology
  • Mormon fundamentalism
  • Liberal reformist theology

Mainstream Mormonism has continuously been in existence since the succession crisis of 1844 that split the LDS movement. The LDS church practiced polygamy in the 1800’s, but “mainstreamers” abandoned that since the turn of the 20th century. Mormon fundamentalists on the other hand distinguishes themselves on that they do practice plural marriage. Some laws and doctrines in which they teach are put in abeyance by the LDS church, but the fundamentalists still blindly believe in them:

  • The law of consecration also known as the United Order
  • The Adam–God teachings taught by Brigham Young and other LDS church leaders
  • The principle of blood atonement
  • The exclusion of black men from priesthood

The liberal reformists are a small movement within Mormonism. Some have left the LDS church, but still concider themselves to be cultural Mormons. Some form new religions, such as the Godbeites, which broke from the church in the late 1800’s because of both political and religious liberalism.

The Word of Wisdom

The Mormon’s health code or law is called The Word of Wisdom, stating that the consumption of addictive substances like tobacco, alcohol, coffee and tea is prohibited.

Black people in Mormonism

Brigham Young was clearly a racist opportunist. This is part of a quote from one of the statements he made about black people’s place in the religion: “Cain slew his brother. Cain might have been killed, and that would have put a termination to that line of human beings. This was not to be, and the Lord put a mark upon him, which is the flat nose and black skin. Trace mankind down to after the flood, and then another curse is pronounced upon the same race—that they should be the ‘servant of servants’. “

People with any black African ancestry could not recieve priesthood until the racial restriction policy ceased in 1978. I guess they figured they were missing out on a bigger pool of potential converts to ship out as missionaries. 500.000 black people were documented as members in 1997. Black skin is concidered a curse in Mormonism, and yet they can go to heaven, the only way to arrive is as a slave. Have you reached your conclusion yet?

Three levels of heaven

The three levels of heaven (or “degrees of glory”) are where they sort out who goes where. These are the three levels of heaven:

  • Telestial – where the unbelievers go
  • Terrestrial – for non-Mormon religious people and Mormons who do not qualify
  • Celestial – for Mormons who have kept ALL of the laws and ordinances of their church. He will be a god, and will rule over a planet with his wives and spirit children.

Outroduction

“Mormonism and Scientology, which I think they should combine and make Mormontology.”

— Bill Maher

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