Religion : An Important Part Of Human Nature

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Since the beginning of time, religion has long been an important part of human nature. Religion is closely connected with our culture, politics, social relationships, as well as economics. Whether we attend a cathedral or a temple for our place of worship, religion embeds itself into our daily lives. One of the most unique religions is Mormonism. Mormonism: what is this religion and what does it mean? While many misconceptions arise about this religion and what they believe in, like any other religion they believe, hope, and rejoice in their savior, Jesus Christ. We can learn to appreciate the uniqueness of this religion by taking the time examine its history and beliefs, how women and men experience this religion, as well as how it differs from traditional religions such as Christianity. As with any religion, one of the most important pieces to learn is how the religion was created and who played an important part in doing so. Mormonism, also known as the Church of the Latter-Day Saints came about in 1830. Mormonism was founded by Joseph Smith, in the 19th century in Western New York. This was a major period of religious awakening for America. When Joseph was only 14 years old, he asked God for guidance, as he was confused with the direction his faith was headed. Shortly after asking for guidance, he declared he had a vision that was accompanied with a visit from the Father, the Holy Spirit, and Jesus Christ whom told him that all religions were wrong, and he was not to

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