Mormon beliefs were started by Joseph Smith, a convicted con artist, from Palmyra, New York, who allegedly found golden plates, which he translated to become the Book of Mormon.
2.Jesus visited the Americas after his death and resurrection
3.There are 3 Heavens
In LDS doctrine there are three heavens: the Celestial Kingdom, Terrestrial Kingdom, and Telestial Kingdom. The Celestial is the highest, where God and the ones who followed his law reside. The Terrestrial is the middle, where people who followed the Law of Moses reside. The Telestial is the lowest, where the ones who followed carnal law reside.
4.You can only buy a stairway to heaven, never earn it
LDS theology states that in order to make it to the highest kingdom of heaven, you must pay a full and honest tithe.
This deserves some explanation. Mormons believe that God created multiple worlds and each world has people living on it. They also believe that multiple Gods exist but each has their own universe. We are only subject to our God and if we obtain the highest level of heaven we can become gods ourselves.
6.Polygamy is allowed
But a Mormon man can still be married for eternity (“sealed”) to more than one wife, if his first wife dies or if they divorce.
7.God had sex with Mary who gave birth to Jesus
8.My favourite, God lives on a planet near the star Kolob
According to Mormon scripture (the “Book of Abraham”) God dwells on a planet near the star Kolob (although Mormons don’t say where Kolob actually is).
You gotta say this is pretty wacky. Sure, it's great that anybody can be President, whether they believe God lives on Kolob or in Thetans or in Jesus, Allah, Moses, the Flying Spaghetti Monster or if there's no God or no reason for us to be here.
But, just thought I'd mention the above, FYI, doesn't seem to have come up in PoliticalOutsider, I wonder why.
And people think global warming is a fantasy. LOL.
Edited by sr2012 - 7/15/12 at 6:49pm