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11 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Mormons
Business Insider ^ | 2011

Posted on 06/30/2011 12:33:48 PM PDT by Colofornian

...The church's assets are thought to be worth more than $30 billion.

...The church reportedly receives more than $5 billion in tithes every year.

The church also has substantial real estate and for-profit business investments, managed by Deseret Management Corp. The company is one of the largest owners of farm and ranch land in the U.S. It owns the country's largest nut producer, AgReserves, Inc., the 14th largest radio chain, Bonneville International Corp...

Economic entrepreneurialism is...part of Mormon doctrine — 88 of...112 revelations received by... founder Joseph Smith deal with fiscal matters.

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The Twilight saga is actually about the Mormon belief in eternal marriage.

The Twilight series, by Mormon author Stephanie Meyers, is an allegory for the Mormon concept of "celestial marriage" - the belief that a couple that is "sealed" in a Mormon temple will stay bound together forever...

Edward and Bella's bond is sealed when Edward bites Bella. As with a Mormon marriage, there's no turning back for Bella, who is transformed into a vampire for eternity.

SNIP

The Mormon church thinks polygamy might be okay in the afterlife.

...(the official Mormon church)...still believes...the divine principle of plural marriage may apply in heaven. In the case of death or divorce, Mormon men can be sealed to another wife and all of their celestial marriages will be honored in eternity.

The LDS...tried to distance itself from...40,000 fundamentalist Mormons who still practice polygamy...

SNIP

Mormons wear special undergarments called a "temple garment"...designed to give "protection against temptation and evil."

Many Mormons believe the underwear provides spiritual protection.

SNIP

Mormons believe that when Jesus returns, he's coming to the U.S.

Mormons believe...all the...Christian churches fell into apostasy...

...Jesus will personally return to reign over a paradisaical Kingdom on earth. His headquarters will be at the...temple in Jackson County, Missouri...

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TOPICS: Other Christian; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics; Theology
KEYWORDS: frinquisition; iamboredibashmormons; iamholierthanthough; lds; mormon; pervertjosephsmith; polygamy; twilight
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#3: From the article: The church's assets are thought to be worth more than $30 billion.

(That's why it's known as Lds, Inc...where it is even building secular shopping malls not too far from its HQ in Salt Lake City!)

1 posted on 06/30/2011 12:33:55 PM PDT by Colofornian
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#7: From the article: The Twilight saga is actually about the Mormon belief in eternal marriage.

And it's also about the Mormon belief that you can exist forever in an immortal, god-like state.

2 posted on 06/30/2011 12:34:37 PM PDT by Colofornian (I already have a God as my leader. Why do I need ANOTHER one as POTUS?)
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#8: From the article: The Mormon church thinks polygamy might be okay in the afterlife ...(the official Mormon church)...still believes...the divine principle of plural marriage may apply in heaven. In the case of death or divorce, Mormon men can be sealed to another wife and all of their celestial marriages will be honored in eternity.

So much for the Mormon misdirection that polygamy, in their eyes, was "done away with." (They just think it was colonized elsewhere...and will be re-instituted on Planet Earth when the Mormon jesus reappears)

3 posted on 06/30/2011 12:35:26 PM PDT by Colofornian (I already have a God as my leader. Why do I need ANOTHER one as POTUS?)
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#9: From the article: Mormons wear special undergarments called a "temple garment"...designed to give "protection against temptation and evil."

Yeah, I can hardly wait when foreign journalists query "President Romney" about his "under" wardrobe. How "enlightening" would be such a detailed report on that!

4 posted on 06/30/2011 12:36:36 PM PDT by Colofornian (I already have a God as my leader. Why do I need ANOTHER one as POTUS?)
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#10: From the article: Mormons believe that when Jesus returns, he's coming to the U.S...Jesus will personally return to reign over a paradisaical Kingdom on earth. His headquarters will be at the...temple in Jackson County, Missouri...

Except that the original location prophesied by Joseph Smith for the return isn't owned by the mainstream Mormons anymore! Temple Lot is owned by a very small sub-sect that broke off from the Mormons...and this sect doesn't even call themselves "Mormon."

Boy, what a dilemma for the Mormons! Here, Smith prophesied about Jesus ruling from a temple they don't even own!

5 posted on 06/30/2011 12:37:45 PM PDT by Colofornian (I already have a God as my leader. Why do I need ANOTHER one as POTUS?)
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Give it up about the Mormons.

I’ll take Mormons over Muslims anyday.

If we want to trash RINOmney, just do it on his miserable record...we don’t need to bring religion into it.


6 posted on 06/30/2011 12:38:02 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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From the article: Mormons believe...all the...Christian churches fell into apostasy.

As in essentially 100% apostasy. Don't believe the Mormon lie that they were attacked first; they were spreading slander from the get-go...
...& continue to spend millions of $...
...& massive volunteer & professional manpower...
...to maliciously label the worldwide Christian church as defunct.

7 posted on 06/30/2011 12:39:15 PM PDT by Colofornian (I already have a God as my leader. Why do I need ANOTHER one as POTUS?)
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What about the magic underwear?

What specifically does it protect from?
Does it only protect the covered areas?
Is it effective for non-Mormons?
Is it bullet proof?
Does it itch?


8 posted on 06/30/2011 12:39:51 PM PDT by humblegunner
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Jealous?

What separates the Mormons from any other Christian organizations (besides the fact that “folks” think it isn’t Christian...) who invest their tithes into things, places and entities that produce income?

“Folks” are so hung up on the word “MORMON” that they won’t even condider the true name of the church: The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints.”

“Folks” are so pitiful in their anti-arguments. *sheesh*


9 posted on 06/30/2011 12:40:18 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Nothing is so bad that a good skirl on the Pipes can't cure! Long live sionnsar!)
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One of the subtle differences between the teaching of Christianity and the teaching of Mormonism is that Christians are married “until death do us part” while Mormons are married for all eternity. And this is no small distinction. It is clear in the Bible that there will be no marriage nor giving in marriage in eternity.


10 posted on 06/30/2011 12:42:14 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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When I read that the author was a Mormon, I somehow wasn’t surprised by it. The only thing that really bothers me the most about Twilight is having a preening Vampire share the same name as myself. Ugh.


11 posted on 06/30/2011 12:42:56 PM PDT by Shadow44
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So today's talking point is "They have money, so let's tax them out of existence"?

Why does that sound so much like ObaMao and his redistributionist socialist army of freeloaders and miscreants?

12 posted on 06/30/2011 12:45:11 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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[ ...The church’s assets are thought to be worth more than $30 billion.

...The church reportedly receives more than $5 billion in tithes every year.

The church also has substantial real estate and for-profit business investments, managed by Deseret Management Corp. The company is one of the largest owners of farm and ranch land in the U.S. It owns the country’s largest nut producer, AgReserves, Inc., the 14th largest radio chain, Bonneville International Corp... ]

Which is why they are surviving and even thriving in this era of Christian Church destruction that is led by atheists and statistics...

Many of the Christian denominations have bought into the whole separation of church from state to think it means and includes business ventures and this is why they are losing the culture war. Sad to say.


13 posted on 06/30/2011 12:50:22 PM PDT by GraceG
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>>>It is clear in the Bible that there will be no marriage nor giving in marriage in eternity.<<<

The Bible? C’mon we all know the Word of Smith outranks the Word of God...to Mormons, anyway.


14 posted on 06/30/2011 12:51:11 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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12th surprising thing about Mormons: Like Jews, they seem to attract the ire of the world’s certifiable sector.


15 posted on 06/30/2011 12:55:03 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Monkey Face
Good to hear from you, Monkey Face.

Jealous?

No. (Especially of their destiny unless they cut shore their desire to compete with God as yet more gods in the universe)

What separates the Mormons from any other Christian organizations (besides the fact that “folks” think it isn’t Christian...) who invest their tithes into things, places and entities that produce income?

Please name me a Christian organization that is building a shopping mall? The closest thing I can think of was that theme park, Heritage USA in South Carolina from the 1980s -- complete with a luxury hotel -- that the corrupt Bakkers built. Heritage USA reached the level of the third-most frequented theme park in the country.

Per Wikipedia: Bakker "sold" more "exclusive partnerships" [in being able to stay @ the hotel] than could be accommodated, while raising more than twice the money needed to build the actual hotel. A good deal of the money went into Heritage USA's operating expenses... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Bakker

16 posted on 06/30/2011 12:55:08 PM PDT by Colofornian (I already have a God as my leader. Why do I need ANOTHER one as POTUS?)
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“Folks” are so hung up on the word “MORMON” that they won’t even condider the true name of the church: The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints.”

Well, as I mentioned in post #7, Mormons are so hung up with lambasting these past 180 years the historic worldwide Christian church that it won't acknowledge any other "saints" than themselves! Per Joseph Smith, in the Doctrines & Covenants 1:30, the Mormon church considers itself the "only true and living church on the face of the earth."

To the Mormons there were no "former-day Saints" living in the fourth (or earlier) century til the 19th century!

Do you know what that especially means on this July 4th weekend? It means that the Mormon church regards 100% of our country's founding fathers as apostates!

17 posted on 06/30/2011 12:57:02 PM PDT by Colofornian (The Mormon church regards 100% of the founding fathers as apostates from the 'true' church)
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What separates the Mormons from any other Christian organizations (besides the fact that “folks” think it isn’t Christian...) who invest their tithes into things, places and entities that produce income?

Like some 6 billion and counting spent on a shopping mall in SLC?

“Folks” are so hung up on the word “MORMON” that they won’t even condider the true name of the church: The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints.”

Started out as the "Church of Christ" 1830
Changed it to "The Church of the Latter Day Saints" in 1834
It wasn't until 1838 that it became "The CHURCH of Jesus Christ of LATTER DAY SAINTS", yes folks, notice the change of emphasis. That occured only recently.

BTW - the mormon church uses www.mormon.com (and derivitives) for itself - so they must be hung up on it as well.

18 posted on 06/30/2011 12:58:38 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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Since I don’t pay attention to the holdings of which churches, and who does what with whom, and how much the Vatican owns, and how much the struggling little pentacostal churches don’t own, I don’t have to name anything.

Of course, if push came to shove, I might try to research it all, but it would have to be an extremely good day for me, since CFIDS prohibits a lot of info coming in at any one time.

I could care less about Baaker or anyone else who uses the pulpit to line their own pockets. Ninety-nine percent of the LDS churches leaders, in any capacity, are independently wealthy. They have to be: The LDS church does NOT pay them a salary.

So where is the the argument?


19 posted on 06/30/2011 1:02:58 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Nothing is so bad that a good skirl on the Pipes can't cure! Long live sionnsar!)
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...BTW - the mormon church uses www.mormon.com (and derivitives) for itself - so they must be hung up on it as well.

Am I supposed to care about your opinion?

20 posted on 06/30/2011 1:04:57 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Nothing is so bad that a good skirl on the Pipes can't cure! Long live sionnsar!)
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