Mormonism is very confusing to me and sorry to say-odd.
But that may just be my lack of knowledge; I’ve only known 2 Mormons in my life, one of them would sit at work all day and fantasize about getting married in the Temple or whatever they call it. And she did whatever her husband told her to do. She worked 2 full time jobs, while he went to school and then did his on the road Mormon stuff. That was all he did. He never worked or cooked or cleaned.They were both 21 and she was a smart girl too.and she wasn’t allowed to go to baby showers etc, with us girls....he wouldn’t even talk to any of us if he met her for lunch (she-the brown bag-he=takeout) He just gave me the creeps for some reason. (and yes, she wore the underwear even when it was 100 degrees)
The other one I know drinks coffee, alcohol and smokes and just recently got caught with someone who wasn’t her husband; but she claims she’s a strict Mormon and her husband and kids have all been made Mormons too. But no real sense of religion in that household..
I mean, I know they’re just like everyone else, but I just find them cult like because they are so insistent on their church as THE only way to get to Heaven etc...and I think it’s very plain in The Bible that Jesus is The Way-whatever rules and rituals you want to have, that is the bottom line. And as long as someone lives that Way, he/she will spend eternity with Him.
Just my daily 2 cents..back to work.
Hang around these FR mormon threads and you'll learn a LOT; most of it from Official MORMON sources.
I dunno. I grew up in the suburbs of Denver and there were a fair amount of Mormons in the area, maybe 5-10%, maybe more. I had Mormon neighbors, schoolmates and coworkers growing up. As far as I could tell, they're really just like about every other religion. Some were devout. Some, less so. And then there was the Mormon girl I went to prom with and the Mormon girl I dated in college who (along with their brothers) were sewing some pretty wild oats at the time (just like the rest of us were). I could say the same about the Baptists I grew up with. Some devout, others partied hard.
Yeah, there are some strange aspects of the Mormon religion but they seem to be decent people, good neighbors who are politically conservative, productive, generally successful tax-payers and who just want to raise their kids right.
I really don't get all the Mormon hate present on this forum. When it comes to religions/ideologies I feel threatened by, Mormonism is pretty far down on the list.