Weird things about Mormons and Mormonsim

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What is \"allowed\" and what is not? Energy drinks OK but coffee is bad? Tea is bad but diet coke is ok? Herbal teas?</p>\n<p>4) Claims of being the \"restored\" gospel [all other religions are false] founded on ancient (but lost) \"truths\" on one hand....but completely amendable to changing doctrines depending on the prevailing political winds (e.g. polygamy, blacks and priesthood, etc) on the other.</p>\n<p>5) Follow a modern day prophet, seer, and revelator that doesn\'t prophesy, \"see\", or reveal anything. As far as being a \"Seer\", the church is in possession of previously, prophet-utilized seer stones that remain hidden from public view and are assumed unused.</p>\n<p>6) Claim to have dismissed polygamy, but believe in polygamy in the hereafter. In fact, allow some men to be \"sealed\" [married] to more than one wife with the intent of living polygamously (if that is even a word?) in the hereafter.</p>\n<p>7) Claim that the Bible is corrupt, but unable to identify which chapters and verses are the corrupt ones.</p>\n<p>8) Have billions of dollars in assets and cash, but want members to clean the bathrooms in the church buildings.</p>\n<p>9) Send 19 year olds out on two year \"missions\" with little preparation in refuting well-known and easily \"googlable\" arguments against Mormonism.</p>\n<p>10) Claim that the Book of Mormon is about ancient Americans but have no legitimate archeaological evidence. Several theories exist, but the \"prophet\" seems unable to confirm which is correct.</p>\n<p>11) Pressure their young men to marry at 21.</p>\n<p>12) Pressure their young women to marry young 21 year old men who have returned from \"missions\".</p>\n<p>13) Think male facial hair is disrepectful and unprofessional.</p>\n<p>14) Want to be considered unique (all other religions are false), but have re-designed their meetinghouses and have a national ad campaign to seem more mainstream.</p>\n<p>Add your own......</p>\n<hr />\nsam<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\nTO ME:\n<p>Secret handshakes to get to Heaven</p>\n<p>The Only true church</p>\n<p>Bishops playing therapists</p>\n<p>Gold Plates</p>\n<p>So many cult-like things</p>\n<p>Polygamy</p>\n<p>Covering up history</p>\n<p>Changing doctrines</p>\n<p>Magical Underwear</p>\n<p>Oral Sex policy (in the past)</p>\n<p>Treatment of African-Americans</p>\n<p>Brigham Young doctrines</p>\n<hr />\ndominikki<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\n15) Planet Kolob...nuff said\n<hr />\n<p>introvertedme<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\n16) Insisting that, if a family is experiencing financial hardship, it is better, i.e. more spiritual, to continue to pay a full tithing and go on public and church assistance than it is to divert the money to where it is desperately needed - bills, food for the kids, etc.</p>\n<p>17) Preaching that the parts of the Bible Joseph Smith outright copied are inspired.</p>\n<p>18) The Book of Abraham.</p>\n<hr />\nvoweaver<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\n19) Male-centric. Young men start receiving priesthood at an early age, and this supposedly elevates them with knowledge and spiritual direction. This means that a woman who wants counseling should consult her 16-year-old priesthood-holding son for help. (IMHO a 16-year-old boy cannot possibly pass along wisdom to his mother. He can\'t even pick his dirty underwear up off the floor.)\n<p>20) Glorification of sex in the exalted afterlife. A Celestial Wife can look forward to an ETERNITY of pooping out spiritual babies.</p>\n<p>21) God was once a man. (Sorry. My concept of God is infinitely greater than THAT.)</p>\n<p>22) A personal \"testimony\" trumps EVERYTHING: experience, research, common sense...</p>\n<p>I need my migraine pills.</p>\n<p>~VOW</p>\n<hr />\nomreven<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\nCalling 19- and 20-year-old boys \"elder.\"\n<p>Send out these kids with zero life experience to tell you they know better than you.</p>\n<hr />\n<p>adoylelb<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\n23) Children should never be allowed to show their shoulders from birth so they\'re ready for temple garments.</p>\n<p>24)Tithing must be paid before bills, even if by doing so, you have a difficult time feeding your family.</p>\n<hr />\n<p>unworthy<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\nAlways refering to total strangers as,,\"BROTHER________\".</p>\n<hr />\ndogzilla<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\n25) 12-year-old aaronic priesthood holders have more authority in their own homes than their mothers.\n<hr />\n<p>ginger<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\nVOW- Regarding #19 and the dirty underwear- The boy would be too busy to pick up the underwear. That is the mother\'s job. He has too many important spritual matters to attend to. ;)</p>\n<hr />\nvoweaver<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\nGinger, that\'s just one of the many reasons why I never was, and never could be a Mormon. When my son was 16, I didn\'t believe most of the stuff that came out of his mouth. From when they were little bitty kids, I informed my children that they lived in MY HOUSE and we did things MY WAY.\n<p>A sixteen-year-old bossing around his mother? No way.</p>\n<p>My kids are grown now, and they are absolutely wonderful people and I\'m very proud of them.</p>\n<p>~VOW</p>\n<hr />\nNotMo<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\n26. Marrying forever, not until death do us part.\n<p>27. Being told \"You will attend services at this building, at this time, no matter what.\" That\'s one of the weirdest things I\'ve ever heard of.</p>\n<hr />\n<p>kyle<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\nMormonism is just plan F\'n stupid.</p>\n<hr />\n<p>elderborracho<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\nto avoid all \"light-mindedness, loud laughter, evil speaking of the lord\'s anointed.....\"</p>\n<p>Now, when I have a few drinks, those are my favorite things to do!</p>\n<hr />\n<p>ginger<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\nYeah, I agree. I am so glad I am not raising my sons in such a chauvinistic religion. They are just little guys still.</p>\n<hr />\nunbeliever42<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\n28. The gold plates. I\'m sorry, but not only is that weird, it\'s DUMB.\n<hr />\n<p>AtheistMarine<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\n29. Using fake swear words such as Eff, fetch, arse, dumbbutt. Or just replacing swear words completely with random words in a pathetic attempt to sound cute/funny/innocent, for example \"Son of a biscuit-eater!\" \"Holly cupcakes!\" \"Oh my Gilbert God-frey!\".</p>\n<hr />\n<p>jw the inquizzinator<br />\nMore\"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\n30. Mormon mothers being pregnant at the same time as their oldest daughters.</p>\n<p>31. Sharing e-mails from missionary sons but not sharing the e-mail address.</p>\n<p>32. Believing drops of magic olive oil actually heals physical ailments and disease.</p>\n<hr />\nvoweaver<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\n33) Going without food can cure or solve anything.\n<p>34) Communion (which is never called Communion) has morphed into Wonder Bread and water. (sounds like prison chain gang food)</p>\n<p>~VOW</p>\n<hr />\nbeulahland<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\nThe ultimate weirdness about Mormonism is that no one seems to know what Mormons believe. For every ten Mormons that tell you that God was once a man and man can become a god there are ten who will tell you that\'s anti-Mormon bile and the church never taught that. I\'ve never in my life seen an organization that waffled on it\'s doctrine so repeatedly and obviously.\n<hr />\nHeresy<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\n33. Leaders who preach about avoiding the appearance of evil, yet refuse to disclose what they do with billions of dollars a year.\n<p>34. Refusal of LDS to recognize that FLDS and friends are Mormons too.</p>\n<p>35. Expecting members in tropics to wear the same underwear as those in the arctic.</p>\n<hr />\n<p>adoylelb<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\n36. Pressuring high school seniors and 21 year old RM\'s to go to a BYU campus instead of a cheaper state university even if the state school would offer a free ride.</p>\n<p>37. The idea that people should \"get over it\" when not allowed to see their convert child get married in the temple.</p>\n<hr />\nnotanymore<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\n38. Singles Wards &amp; the 30 year old age limit\n<hr />\n<p>Don Bagley<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\n39. Compulsory priesthood. If that isn\'t one of the dumbest ideas ever. Drafted at age twelve and disgusted. Hello Mormons: the war against reality is over. Reality won.</p>\n<p>40. The temple baker\'s cap. I can\'t blame them for making that secret.</p>\n<hr />\n<p>elderborracho<br />\nWow this was an old thread! Obviously someone dead dunked it and it rose again!<br />\nAnyhow, I recall the bishop\'s wife referring to her husband as \"the bishop.\" Sick and twisted I tell ya, sick and twisted!</p>\n<hr />\nOutcast<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\nThe temples. Everything about them is a farce and they began with JS stealing the endowment &amp; many other concepts from the masons.\n<p>Nowadays they are carrots dangling in front of the members to keep them active and tithing.</p>\n<p>It\'s extortion plain &amp; simple. TSCC is not a \"church\", it\'s an organized crime syndicate. JS was not a prophet, but a plagiarist.</p>\n<hr />\nmunchybotaz<br />\nThat there are busy online discussion forums devoted to their weirdness.<br />\nNo, wait ... that\'s Satan\'s doing. ;-)\n<hr />\nserena<br />\nEverything is assigned - no one volunteers for anything - and they go along with it!!??!<br />\nThat is so messed up.\n<hr />\n<hr />\naugustsummerdawn<br />\nRe: \"Weird\" things about Mormons and Mormonsim<br />\neww what about this one was converted when i was 31ish and the ladies of the church wanting me to meet their 21 year old sons back from missions because I was single and not married to anyone in the church. The call also from my bishop asking why I have not come in for my temple reccomend yet...dude i lost my job because i got off work at 530 am could not sleep because church started at noon to 4pm then back to work at 530 pm to 530 am and surprize i was passing out by 9 pm at work because \"there is no excuse to miss church\"\n<p>\"Recovery from Mormonism - www.exmormon.org\"</p>\n', created = 1416845185, expire = 1416931585, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:d2cdc932a7010038f15659c2783f595c' in /home/exmormon/public_html/d6/drupal/includes/cache.inc on line 112.

by jw the inquizzinator Feb 2012

1) The underwear. Magical drawers that provide an all-hazard barrier and remind the faithful not to have sexual relations with anyone other than one's spouse. They come in a variety of lengths, materials, and styles...yes, you can still get the "union suit version" with the flap in back.

2) Constant turmoil over what is "allowed" and what is not. etc. ...

For example, the "approved" list of Sabbath day activities varies widely. Can you watch TV? Only the BYU channel? How about the news? Should your kids be playing outside? In shorts??? Can you have a family picnic at the lake? No approved list from SLC means everyone "rolls their own"...and therefore also comdemns others for Sabbath Day breakage.

3) Word of Wisdom. Similar to #2. What can you eat/drink? What is "allowed" and what is not? Energy drinks OK but coffee is bad? Tea is bad but diet coke is ok? Herbal teas?

4) Claims of being the "restored" gospel [all other religions are false] founded on ancient (but lost) "truths" on one hand....but completely amendable to changing doctrines depending on the prevailing political winds (e.g. polygamy, blacks and priesthood, etc) on the other.

5) Follow a modern day prophet, seer, and revelator that doesn't prophesy, "see", or reveal anything. As far as being a "Seer", the church is in possession of previously, prophet-utilized seer stones that remain hidden from public view and are assumed unused.

6) Claim to have dismissed polygamy, but believe in polygamy in the hereafter. In fact, allow some men to be "sealed" [married] to more than one wife with the intent of living polygamously (if that is even a word?) in the hereafter.

7) Claim that the Bible is corrupt, but unable to identify which chapters and verses are the corrupt ones.

8) Have billions of dollars in assets and cash, but want members to clean the bathrooms in the church buildings.

9) Send 19 year olds out on two year "missions" with little preparation in refuting well-known and easily "googlable" arguments against Mormonism.

10) Claim that the Book of Mormon is about ancient Americans but have no legitimate archeaological evidence. Several theories exist, but the "prophet" seems unable to confirm which is correct.

11) Pressure their young men to marry at 21.

12) Pressure their young women to marry young 21 year old men who have returned from "missions".

13) Think male facial hair is disrepectful and unprofessional.

14) Want to be considered unique (all other religions are false), but have re-designed their meetinghouses and have a national ad campaign to seem more mainstream.

Add your own......


sam
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
TO ME:

Secret handshakes to get to Heaven

The Only true church

Bishops playing therapists

Gold Plates

So many cult-like things

Polygamy

Covering up history

Changing doctrines

Magical Underwear

Oral Sex policy (in the past)

Treatment of African-Americans

Brigham Young doctrines


dominikki
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
15) Planet Kolob...nuff said

introvertedme
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
16) Insisting that, if a family is experiencing financial hardship, it is better, i.e. more spiritual, to continue to pay a full tithing and go on public and church assistance than it is to divert the money to where it is desperately needed - bills, food for the kids, etc.

17) Preaching that the parts of the Bible Joseph Smith outright copied are inspired.

18) The Book of Abraham.


voweaver
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
19) Male-centric. Young men start receiving priesthood at an early age, and this supposedly elevates them with knowledge and spiritual direction. This means that a woman who wants counseling should consult her 16-year-old priesthood-holding son for help. (IMHO a 16-year-old boy cannot possibly pass along wisdom to his mother. He can't even pick his dirty underwear up off the floor.)

20) Glorification of sex in the exalted afterlife. A Celestial Wife can look forward to an ETERNITY of pooping out spiritual babies.

21) God was once a man. (Sorry. My concept of God is infinitely greater than THAT.)

22) A personal "testimony" trumps EVERYTHING: experience, research, common sense...

I need my migraine pills.

~VOW


omreven
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
Calling 19- and 20-year-old boys "elder."

Send out these kids with zero life experience to tell you they know better than you.


adoylelb
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
23) Children should never be allowed to show their shoulders from birth so they're ready for temple garments.

24)Tithing must be paid before bills, even if by doing so, you have a difficult time feeding your family.


unworthy
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
Always refering to total strangers as,,"BROTHER________".


dogzilla
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
25) 12-year-old aaronic priesthood holders have more authority in their own homes than their mothers.

ginger
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
VOW- Regarding #19 and the dirty underwear- The boy would be too busy to pick up the underwear. That is the mother's job. He has too many important spritual matters to attend to. ;)


voweaver
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
Ginger, that's just one of the many reasons why I never was, and never could be a Mormon. When my son was 16, I didn't believe most of the stuff that came out of his mouth. From when they were little bitty kids, I informed my children that they lived in MY HOUSE and we did things MY WAY.

A sixteen-year-old bossing around his mother? No way.

My kids are grown now, and they are absolutely wonderful people and I'm very proud of them.

~VOW


NotMo
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
26. Marrying forever, not until death do us part.

27. Being told "You will attend services at this building, at this time, no matter what." That's one of the weirdest things I've ever heard of.


kyle
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
Mormonism is just plan F'n stupid.


elderborracho
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
to avoid all "light-mindedness, loud laughter, evil speaking of the lord's anointed....."

Now, when I have a few drinks, those are my favorite things to do!


ginger
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
Yeah, I agree. I am so glad I am not raising my sons in such a chauvinistic religion. They are just little guys still.


unbeliever42
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
28. The gold plates. I'm sorry, but not only is that weird, it's DUMB.

AtheistMarine
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
29. Using fake swear words such as Eff, fetch, arse, dumbbutt. Or just replacing swear words completely with random words in a pathetic attempt to sound cute/funny/innocent, for example "Son of a biscuit-eater!" "Holly cupcakes!" "Oh my Gilbert God-frey!".


jw the inquizzinator
More"Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
30. Mormon mothers being pregnant at the same time as their oldest daughters.

31. Sharing e-mails from missionary sons but not sharing the e-mail address.

32. Believing drops of magic olive oil actually heals physical ailments and disease.


voweaver
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
33) Going without food can cure or solve anything.

34) Communion (which is never called Communion) has morphed into Wonder Bread and water. (sounds like prison chain gang food)

~VOW


beulahland
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
The ultimate weirdness about Mormonism is that no one seems to know what Mormons believe. For every ten Mormons that tell you that God was once a man and man can become a god there are ten who will tell you that's anti-Mormon bile and the church never taught that. I've never in my life seen an organization that waffled on it's doctrine so repeatedly and obviously.
Heresy
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
33. Leaders who preach about avoiding the appearance of evil, yet refuse to disclose what they do with billions of dollars a year.

34. Refusal of LDS to recognize that FLDS and friends are Mormons too.

35. Expecting members in tropics to wear the same underwear as those in the arctic.


adoylelb
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
36. Pressuring high school seniors and 21 year old RM's to go to a BYU campus instead of a cheaper state university even if the state school would offer a free ride.

37. The idea that people should "get over it" when not allowed to see their convert child get married in the temple.


notanymore
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
38. Singles Wards & the 30 year old age limit

Don Bagley
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
39. Compulsory priesthood. If that isn't one of the dumbest ideas ever. Drafted at age twelve and disgusted. Hello Mormons: the war against reality is over. Reality won.

40. The temple baker's cap. I can't blame them for making that secret.


elderborracho
Wow this was an old thread! Obviously someone dead dunked it and it rose again!
Anyhow, I recall the bishop's wife referring to her husband as "the bishop." Sick and twisted I tell ya, sick and twisted!


Outcast
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
The temples. Everything about them is a farce and they began with JS stealing the endowment & many other concepts from the masons.

Nowadays they are carrots dangling in front of the members to keep them active and tithing.

It's extortion plain & simple. TSCC is not a "church", it's an organized crime syndicate. JS was not a prophet, but a plagiarist.


munchybotaz
That there are busy online discussion forums devoted to their weirdness.
No, wait ... that's Satan's doing. ;-)
serena
Everything is assigned - no one volunteers for anything - and they go along with it!!??!
That is so messed up.

augustsummerdawn
Re: "Weird" things about Mormons and Mormonsim
eww what about this one was converted when i was 31ish and the ladies of the church wanting me to meet their 21 year old sons back from missions because I was single and not married to anyone in the church. The call also from my bishop asking why I have not come in for my temple reccomend yet...dude i lost my job because i got off work at 530 am could not sleep because church started at noon to 4pm then back to work at 530 pm to 530 am and surprize i was passing out by 9 pm at work because "there is no excuse to miss church"

"Recovery from Mormonism - www.exmormon.org"