This "magic underwear" you talk about are simply called "garments" by Mormons. I don't see the purpose of asking me if Mormons wear them or not when you know very well that they do.
Do you need to ask me the answer to 2+2 as well? How many sources do you need?
It's a stupid question because:
1) You already know the answers.
2) You phrased it in an insulting way.
I wasn't avoiding the question, it's just a stupid question.
[quote]Does the Mormon Church promote the use of aforementioned "holy undergarments" or the similar? If so, for what purpose? If not, did it ever, and why was it stopped if it did?<hr></blockquote>
They are white, it's a symbolic thing, the closest thing to your body is white, which is a holy color, purity and all that jazz.
Mormons still wear garments today, I don't see what the big deal about them is.
It's not a subject I avoid, it's just irritating when people are so bent on trashing a religion they know nothing about.
[quote]Does the Mormon Church believe that it is the "true" church, and at the day of atonement, all others will be removed from the earth?<hr></blockquote>
What would be the purpose of a religion if you didn't believe you were the right one?
Mormons believe that all the evil people will be removed, not necessarily other churches. Belief in Christ and acceptance of his gospel are the things that keep you "saved" I think.
[quote]What are the origins of the "Pearl of Great Price?"<hr></blockquote>
I know you said no links to LDS websites, but this link has everything I was going to say and I'm too lazy to type it out when I can just link it.
" target="_blank">Introductory note to the PGP</a>
I don't know why a link would be frowned upon, there's nothing sinister going on.
[quote]What are ALL the implications of a Mormon marrying a non-Mormon?<hr></blockquote>
You burn in hell forever. Satan gets to play frisbee with your kidneys and sodomizes you with a flaming pitchfork.
Wait, no, that's what John Tesh will get...
Marrying a non-Mormon doesn't carry any "consequences".
The only problem really would be a lack of religious harmony in the household. A faithful Mormon will want to raise his/her children in the Mormon church and having a mother/father sitting back at the house on Sundays drinking some Bud and watch the game will not help that.
If clogging were very important to me, I wouldn't want to marry an anti-clogger.
[quote]Where does the Mormon Church believe Zion will exist? What does it believe Zion will be?<hr></blockquote>
North America somewhere. Perhaps the contiguous US. I think it's one of those "no one will know until Christ comes again" things.
Zion will be the gathering of those faithful to Christ. Christ will supposedly come back and we'll all be happy and dance around and sing. Or something.
[quote]What does the Mormon Church say is the reason for leaving the 1830 church to follow Brigham Young to Utah?<hr></blockquote>
When the governor of a state essentially declares war on your people it's safe to say it's time to get the hell out of Dodge. Mormons were being lynched and killed, Joseph Smith himself was jailed multiple times and was left unguarded in a cell when a mob came and shot him and his brother to death.
I think it's safe to say that at that point you want to find a place a bit safer.
Someone who asks questions with honest curiosity will get better answers than those who ask insulting questions in an attempt to be clever or cute.
I am not a practicing Mormon, but I have great respect for those who are and so I have little patience for simpletons.