This is a question. If being a Mormon was a bad thing you would want to have avoided, what would you name the list of reasons not to be apart of the Mormon church? Can you add a photo?
Pick a name for that group of reasons which would have appealed to you before you realized the Mormon expierence was not going to be a good thing. The shortest phrase to your awakening that it’s OK, I’m not a Mormon.
Pick pockets and thieves of Native American history!! I was attracted to the association with Native American history claim at the beginning. The Book of Mormon is actually an effort to steal the Native American history. If I had known the Book of Mormon was a Utopia by Thomas Moore in the early 1500’s spin off, it would have changed my life. The Mahonri Moriancumer-my honoring Morean comer (look up Morean in the dictionary) and Moroni—More On it, Mosiah—more messiah or more Isaiah and of course Mormon—“more man” association I would have not embarked on a bad path. Not to mention the over $30 billion scam on religion.
I suppose one could give a long list of reasons, but for me I think the main reasons have to do with the contradictions between how they sell their religion and how they really practice it. Joseph Smith often preached about truth, the principle of intelligence, whatever principle of intelligence we attain in this life we take with us into the resurrection, and that knowledge is power. But, what I experienced in the LDS Church was:
Why Moronism is evil:
Moronism teaches mythology as if it were reality. For example, study the prophecies of Joe Smith and compare them with history. You will discover that he was a false prophet.
Moronism discourages people thinking for themselves. Members are taught only to hear and obey whatever the leaders tell them to do. It is a form of slavery. Morons spend several hours a week just doing what they are told -- attending meetings, preparing lessons, doing various things for the sake of the church.
Moronism demands 10% of members' income for tithing, plus other offerings, causing some Morons to end up in poverty.
Moronism forbids masturbation, causing many young Morons to become fornicators, adulterers, or perverts of various kinds.
Moronism persuades young members, about age 19-21, to give up two years (or one and a half years) of their lives to preach their mythological nonsense to others and try to convert them. Many missionaries are sent to far-off countries, where they have to learn a foreign language and cannot ever leave their missionary companion throughout the mission.
Moronism forces its members to fast for 24 hours on the first Sunday of every month, and contribute the money they would have spent on food to the church.
Although Moronism does not allow polygamy anymore (it used encourage it), it teaches that after death, when faithful Morons become gods, the men will have numerous wives, with whom they will populate the worlds they create.
The Moron temple ceremonies are a ridiculous combination of Masonic rituals and mythical fantasies.
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