I once heard that Mormons can't eat fast food.
Curse he that bears the name Ronald McDonald!
(No, that's pretty dumb to think that)
Weren't ther killings called Blood Atonement?
Just the thought of you believing such kills me.
(The "Blood Atonement" killings were the result of members of the church acting on their own and not
on the church's orders. They were continued by churches who left the church, of whom also practice poligamy to this day.)
I heard that the Mormon church makes members pay tithing by threat of death.
Well, if I am lying consider me a dead man.
(Members are encouraged to pay a full tithe, and do so willingly.)
"He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not." Proverbs 21:26
Are Mormons vampires?
Yes, now give me your blood!
(Yeah, and the Dalai Lama is Frankenstein)
Do you celebrate holidays?
I can't believe you mentioned the blasphemous H-word!
(No, thats what we know as a Jehova's Witness)
Why don't Mormons read the Bible?
Why are you so gullible?
(We read the KJV Bible as regularly as the Book of Mormon)
Are Mormons Christians?
You have to be an idiot to think we are not.
(Websters Dictionary: Christian - of, pertaining to, or derived from Jesus Christ or His teachings. A
person who believes in Jesus Christ)
I heard that Mormons dance around a bon-fire during Seminary, Is that true?
Why yes, I burned my self from doing the ritual jump through yesterday morning.
(Seriously folks, were not pagans)
Isn't there a pagan star on the Salt Lake Temple? And what about the Wiccan-like practices in the
Well, for starters, learn your history.
(Wicca started in the 1900's, and the LDS church started in 1832. Wicca derived some of it's ceremonial
practices from LDS practices, Catholic practices, and Buddhist practices. The star on the temple is not a pagan star. It is
a symbol representing the star of David; a symbol that the Jews still use today. )
I am a Baptist, and my pastor said we believe in the autonomy of the church. Why does the Mormon
church act as one large group?
Well, the Bible clears that up for us.
(Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and
that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
. . . Is Christ divided? 1 Corinthians 1:10)
I heard that Mormons wear special "undies" to protect them.
My underwear of truth and steel shall protect me from your anti-Mormon ways!
(Yes, but not for protection. They are to remind the wearer of their covenants. I know it seems
My local anti-Mormon guy told me that the Mormon church is not the fastest growing religion
in the world.
Church membership was 5,000,000+ in 1997. As of the year 2005 church membership was 13,000,000+ members. A jump of 8,000,000
(It is hard to prove who is growing faster, but the church is growing fast) See
the video below.
There's archaelogical evidence that the people in ancient America were descended from the asians.
Not all the peoples who lived in the Book of Mormon era were from the middle east. Some were, obviously(pertaining to
the Nephites, Lamanites, and Mulekites), but there were the occasional peoples you see for a chapter who the Nephites never
knew where they were from.So you could have a small core group (specific archaeological evidence points to the Olmecs as the
Nephites) of people from the Middle East, with other various tribes from elsewhere around the world.
Also, in archaeological
terms, Russia is considered asiatic. So there's a lot of mixed blood that's ALWAYS been in the Americas, just like today -
Joseph Smith's accounts of the First Vision differ alot.
There are fewer differences between the various accounts of Joseph Smith's first vision than between the five different
accounts of the apostle Paul's first vision and his trip to Damascus (Acts 9:1-30; 22:5-21; 26:12-20; Galatians 1:11-24; and
2 Corinthians 11:32-33) or in the various accounts of Christ's resurrection found in the four gospels. (For example, did the
men with Paul hear the voice but see no man, as in Acts 9:7, or did they see the light but not hear the voice, as in Acts
22:9?) Indeed, there are no blatant contradictions between Joseph Smith's accounts--only different emphasis--as would be expected
when someone recounts an event from his life at different times and in different circumstances.
Thus, for example,
the fact that Joseph says in one account that he saw "the Lord" and in another that he saw "two personages" is not contradictory,
only a matter of emphasis. And there is no real contradiction between Joseph Smith believing, when he went to pray in the
grove, that he should join none of the churches, and the Lord confirming that thought by revelation. After all, he went into
the woods to get an answer. If his mind was already made up and he merely needed confirmation, then it fits the pattern in
D&C 9:8, where the Lord told Oliver Cowdery, "you must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right."
The point of the "official" version of Joseph Smith's story is that he received a revelation on the issue. But even that version
does not preclude the idea that he had already determined the answer and needed confirmation.
FARMS: Joseph Smith didn't die as a martyr, he drew a gun and killed two men; disqualifying him
as a martyr.
The term martyr is a Greek word meaning "witness." Many early witnesses of Christ died because of their beliefs, leading
to the later identification of the word with one who dies in a cause. But one need not die to be a martyr, just as one can
die without being a martyr.
Some biblical prophets were martyred in the same way. When the king sent soldiers to arrest
the prophet Elijah, he twice called down fire from heaven and killed a hundred men (2 Kings 1:9-12). Elijah's successor, Elisha,
when mocked by a group of 42 young men in the name of the Lord. "And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare
forty and two children of them" (2 Kings 2:23-24). Even the apostle Peter, in the garden of Gethsemane, drew a sword and wounded
a man, in an attempt to prevent the arrest of Jesus (John 18:10).
Joseph Smith's actions in the Carthage jail were
much like those of Peter in Gethsemane. He had promised to defend his companions, even at the risk of his own life, and kept