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  • The Mormon Church

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    My family, along with most of the other families in my neighborhood were young, White, middle class, highly educated, conservative, heterosexual, and Mormon with European ancestry. My father, along with most of the other fathers in the neighborhood, was a professor at Brigham Young University. Our culture was based on the teachings of the Mormon Church with a rich pioneer heritage which we celebrated every 24th of July. As children, we would don pioneer garb, decorate wagons and bikes to look like

  • Growth of Mormon Church Essay

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    visited by both God, and His Son, Jesus Christ. This vision is a cornerstone of the Church that is known today as, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, nicknamed the “Mormons”, a religion that was built on the ideals of communal living and strict obedience to religious guidelines, a people that would be

  • The Mormon Service I Visited

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    The Mormon service I visited, had a few similarities but also a few distinct differences from the Catholic service that I am used to. Before this particular Sunday, I had never attended a Mormon service, nor had I spoken to anyone who believed in Mormonism or the “Latter Day Saints.” With that being said, I was welcomed much more openly than I had originally thought. Before entering, I was approached by two members of the church; two young women (sisters) between the ages of roughly 19 to 22. I arrived

  • Mormon Cult Research Paper

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    The Mormon “Cult” They all wear weird under garments. They are racist. They practice polygamy. They are a cult. Women are discriminated against. These are some of the controversies I have picked up on throughout my life when those who did not practice the religion brought up Mormons. I’ve had two insights into the Mormon religion; one being my trip to the Kansas City temple and another being family friend’s with one some might call a “hard core Mormon”. After many years of these assumptions I finally

  • The Mormon Religion

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    The Mormon religion first came to light in the early 1800s, in the northeastern United States. The Second Great Awakening provided the perfect religious atmosphere for new religious dogma. Furthermore, this new religion offered fresh perspective and ideals; which helped to further alienate its followers from mainstream gospel. Faced with extreme prejudice from Protestants, it wasn 't until the Mormons fled west that their religious prerogative flourished. The hyper-emotional state of affairs originating

  • World Religion: Mormons Essay example

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    Since the mid 1800s, Mormons, or also referred to as the Latter-Day Saints, have been a thriving religion in the United States. Founded by Joseph smith in 1830, it has grown from a small group of outcasts to a significant size of nearly seven million followers. Joseph Smith was the first prophet and president of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints. After the murder of Joseph Smith in 1844, a man named Brigham Young migrated with bulk of the Mormons to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1847, where they made

  • Exploring the Mormons Essay

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    Exploring the Mormons Who were the Mormons? The Mormons were a very different to other people they had a communal life and this means they try to get other people to follow there religion. The man who founded the Mormons was Joseph smith a son of a poor family in Vermont. Joseph smith claimed he saw a vision of an angel in 1823 called Moroni. The vision he had told him to find some secret hidden golden plates in a hillside called Cumorah in Palmyra, in the New

  • The Mormon Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints

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    The Mormon religion was founded in the nineteenth century by a man named Joseph Smith. In 1890, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints banned the practice of polygamous marriages. As with many religions, when a main practice is resolved it can cause some parishioners to be upset. Some Mormons were not fond of the idea of dissolving the practice and moved to separate parts of the country to continue the practice. The most well known polygamous branch was given the name the Fundamentalist

  • Joseph Smith's Contributions to the Development of Mormons

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    Mormons were created by Joseph Smith in 1820, when Smith was 14 and lived in New York. During that time God supposedly came to him and told him not to join any of the churches in his town. Instead God told Smith to start a new religion that was based on “One Lord, One Faith, and One Baptism”. God also said that no other churches were leading and teaching their people the right way, by God’s way. Smith believed that the figure speaking to him was God so he went out and began this new religion he

  • The Evolving Relationship Between The U.s. Government And The Mormon Church

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    Chaelee Dalton Burnett Honors World Religions November 7 2014 The Evolving Relationship Between the U.S. Government and the Mormon Church In 1844, Joseph Smith, ecclesiastical leader of the Latter-day Saints and presidential candidate, was murdered by an angry mob. This mob was fostered by the release of a newspaper questioning Smith’s practices (including polygamy), qualifications, and intentions for his potential presidency. More than 150 years later, Mitt Romney, a member of the LDS Church, launched