Mormons Discussion

United States
December 30, 2008 5:10am CST
I was just curious if there are any Mormons here, and what people here think of Mormon beliefs in general. I had some bad experiences with one individual who is a Mormon, someone who I never wish to speak to again. For personal reasons, I shall not discuss that here. But nevertheless I am open to hearing what people have to say here.
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• United States
31 Dec 08
I know you are just asking for opinions, but the way you chose to word this sounds like you are trying to lump all people of a belief system into one category. And I don't think that is fair. I joined the LDS church when I was 16, and fell away for my own personal reasons when I was 18, returned for a brief period around 25 and decided to leave altogether shortly after. I atended at least three different churches, as well as the Chicago Temple, and I have to say that each person I met was just as a unique individual as anyone else I've ever met. For the most part a "Mormon" is just another Christian with a different spin on things.
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@katprice (807)
• United States
4 Jan 09
I don't think it's a Christian religion. They bill themselves as such so that they can gain more members and it's not until much later that the truth comes out about what they really believe in. By then, it's too late for many people.
• Philippines
2 Feb 09
Christians means those who believe in Christ. meaning Mormons are christians. They believe in Jesus Christ very much...
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• United States
12 Feb 09
I am a Mormon, and think it is crazy that you do not think we are Christians! We are members of the "Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints"! A Christian is one who follows Christ, and he is the center and key of our Church! How can you be more Christian? You can't
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@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
30 Dec 08
Well i have my share of bad experiences with a Mormon. My first girlfriend was a Mormon. There was this incident when me and my girlfriend went out to eat out just after my pinning ceremony as an intern in the field of Psychology. I ordered food and softdrink, which is Coke. She told me that she doesn't want Coke. I said why but she didn't respond. So i went back to the counter to line up just to buy Coke. It was a long line and i was pretty tired because i just came from the ceremony. Mormon doesn't like food that's colored Black... i should've known. Sure what she made me do was pretty simple but it's just too inconvenient.
• United States
31 Dec 08
News coming from an ex-Mormon, the fact that the coke is black has nothing to do with anything at all....it's the caffeine. No chocolate, caffeinated sodas, coffee, etc...She wouldn't have wanted a Mointain Dew or a energy drink either.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
31 Dec 08
That's weird of my ex. She didn't drink the Coke but she let me order Sprite. Does it contain Caffeine? Sorry for my ignorance, i guess it's really the Caffeine not the color.
@katprice (807)
• United States
4 Jan 09
I think they own a big share in PepsiCo, not Coca-Cola.
@ellen_mom (174)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I am a Mormon. I recently converted. I grew up as a Nazzarene. I can tell you that there are really great people in both of those churches, and there are people that I am polite to, but don't go out of my way to speak to...in both churches. I don't think a person's choice of religion has any basis on thier personality. I hope that you meet, online or offline, Mormons who can change your opinion of us.
• Hampton, Virginia
11 Apr 09
i think it is amazing how the world says we are not christian, when 85% of all christian churches teaches the same things as we do, and then says the things we teach are false.... other chrstian churches teach that god speaks to us today. they teach that he is the same today and yesterday. many bible stories tell us how he performed amazing miracles in acient times. such as speaking to abraham and gving moses the ten commandments.. and yet many christian churches find the idea of joseph smith finding golden plates left behind from an ancient cvilization on the american continent to be outrageous and impossible.. case and point, you know of a good tree by the fruit that it yeilds.....
@katprice (807)
• United States
24 Apr 09
I would like to see these golden plates for myself, where might I find them?
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
8 May 09
From my personal experience as someone who grew up Mormon, and left the Church over 22 yrs. ago, I have nothing wrong with people who are Mormon, unless they try to be too pushy. I just have a lot of problems and issues with the way they believe and actually feel sorry for the people being made to believe there is nothing else out there. Personally I know they feel that Men are the main existance there, and they have so many things that do not fit up with a lot of other people and religions out there. But unless they are choosing to be pushy, most Mormons are good people to be around as well. Just never work for some when your Religious views differ unless you keep them to yourself as especially when they are over you, there will be huge rules of friction for sure.
@katprice (807)
• United States
15 May 09
Thanks for posting. I'm glad you were able to see the problems with what they believe, and leave. I too feel sorry for those who fall for what they preach, and I feel badly for women who are treated as second-class citizens within the organization. It's very unfortunate.
• United States
9 Feb 09
Tray, I'm LDS, and believe that my membership in the church has added to my growth as an individual and made me a better person. Unfortunately, membership in any church, even one that bears Christ's name, doesn't ensure Christlike behavior. There are members of the church I like, and members I don't like. I'm thankful for differences and imperfections however, because we are all imperfect people just trying to be a little more like Christ. Even if you don't want to give the Mormon you know another chance, I hope you'll give the church another chance. Good luck to you!
@katprice (807)
• United States
15 May 09
I'm just curious as to how it has made you a better person?
@ECH107 (108)
• Austria
29 Jun 12
The ones that I have met are fairly nice about it and don't try to push it upon others.