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Morbius
1079854.  Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:23 pm Reply with quote

According to the Book of Abraham, God lives on Kolob. Kolob is either a star or a planet, depending on who you listen to.

Mormons perform baptism by proxy on behalf of someone who is dead, as they view baptism as essential to allow someone entry to heaven. They believe that those who have not accepted Christ will have the opportunity to accept him in the afterlife. This has led to many historical figures being posthumously baptised into the Mormon church, including Adolf Hitler and Albert Einstein.

Polygamy is no longer allowed within the Mormon church. In 1890, the church stopped authorising polygamous marriages but the practice didn't completely die out. In 1904, the church issued the "Second Manifesto" which stated that anyone who participated in a polygamous marriage would be excommunicated, along with those officiating over the marriage. Brigham Young was probably the most prolific Mormon polygamist, with 55 wives. He had 57 children by 16 of his wives.

According to the church, Tonga is the country with the highest per capita number of Mormons. The current membership in Tonga is 60,680 which represents 57% of the Tongan population.

 
swot
1079886.  Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:30 am Reply with quote

Here is an interesting article about mormon missionary training.

 
Morbius
1080782.  Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:55 pm Reply with quote

Mormons wear special underwear that "when properly worn ... provides protection against temptation and evil"

 
GuyBarry
1298014.  Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:29 pm Reply with quote

The world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir has dropped the word "Mormon" from its name:

https://www.thetabernaclechoir.org/articles/new-name-the-tabernacle-choir.html

Apparently this is because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has had enough of being called "The Mormons" and wants to be referred to by its proper name. However, the choir will be called "The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square", presumably because announcing them as "The Tabernacle Choir of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" would take up about half the performance :-)

I had never heard of Temple Square before this announcement and I doubt whether most other non-Mormons have. Surely they've shot themselves in the foot by doing this?

 

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