Suggest Ban Permalink― strgn, Wednesday, June 25, 2008 2:07 AM Bookmark
― peace, love, and ban deeznuts (The Reverend), Friday, 12 September 2008 08:15 (eleven years ago) link
There's this Mormon dude dating a cousin of mine, and he'd obviously be a crazy party dude if he wasn't Mormon. Actually I think he already is, he just binge drinks water.
― clotpoll, Saturday, 13 September 2008 16:12 (eleven years ago) link
Answer for tehresa:
Under the Banner of Heaven is fucking awesome, it is. And it's kind of known, by Mormons who know it, as one of those untouchable books that you should never read.
As for mod-ren Mormons and polygamy: technically, if Joseph Smith or another Mormon prophet "revealed" something, it was true and the real word of God and a commandment, and always will be. So the story is, polygamy eventually ended in Salt Lake City (after Smith was dead no less) because it was "revealed" that the world wasn't yet ready for it – ie the majority of the populous was too base and unspiritual to understand it. (Same reasoning applied to the ending of J. Smith's weird earlier experiment in communism.)
That means the commandment of polygamy will eventually be reinstated on earth, according to Mormon doctrine. For example, I was told in seminary that after the apocalypse/armageddon, six in seven of the men will have died fighting against evil. You have to be married in the temple to get to the ultimate level of Heaven, so polygamy will have to be reinstated so every woman can get married in the temple. Seven girls for every boy!
― Abbott loves her turtle (Abbott), Tuesday, 16 September 2008 20:47 (eleven years ago) link
Total Abbott-bait (I hope): Two posts from a great professor I took in college discussing Mormon + Orthodox Jewry associations.
The second one is an interview with Mark Paredes (the Mormon author of the column “Jews and Mormons")
― Mordy, Thursday, 28 April 2011 12:01 (eight years ago) link
― offee is for losers only, do you not c? (Abbbottt), Friday, 29 April 2011 00:14 (eight years ago) link