Originally Posted by SVTVenom
You ask 10 different Mormons the same question and you get 10 different answers. Not one Mormon I've ever met in my life had the same beliefs.
Take one good historical look at Joseph Smith and you'll see this guy was nothing more than a drunkard and a liar.
I guess the Mormons failed to look into one of the prophets in the OT, Malachi.
"I the Lord do not change. So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed."
If God does not change his ways then why is the book of Mormon even needed? No addition should be needed if nothing changes.
Its all man made religion dressed up real pretty in secrecy and ritual. Nothing more than a giant glamorized secret society full of whack jobs from top to bottom.
Hey Mormons, why don't you tell us about planet Kolob and the star god/goddess we came from and how when we die we are supposed to have endless celestrial sex with all these star gods/goddesses? Oh, you don't believe that? You might want to check out your Mormon Bible/BYU material a little closer then.
To respond to your eloquent diatribe:
I) It's called free agency, and is a free gift from God - we all have opinions, like
II) Joseph Smith was merely a man, with all the faults/frailities of a man - deal with it. Even Moses tried to beg off when the Lord commanded him to lead the captives out of Egypt......I'm not worthy and I imagine you might find yourself wanting when faced with such a responsibility.
III) The Book of Mormon is a companion to the works of the ancient prophets recorded in the Bible. It is an account of the "indian" peoples that lived in the Americas; the visitation of Jesus Christ on this continent and so forth - called the Book of Mormon after the prophet Mormon. He edited the records and compiled the book. The name of our church is "the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints", commonly called the Mormon church.
IV) Now you are describing all other churches I attended throughout my life. The beliefs and wisdom of men, mingled with scripture.
V) I can tell you that Kolob is a place where Christ lives with our Heavenly Father, and an infinitely better place than this world. These things are not mentioned in the B of M, whatever source you are using might be less than perfect in it's replication of what is and what is not. Truth is like a candle set upon a hill - let he who has eyes, see.
There is a difference between things that are secret and things that are sacred. Solomon built a sacred temple - only the worthy could enter. Would you really want it any other way?
If you have any real questions, ask a Mormon missionary, they will be glad to enlighten...
"...from the mouths of babes shall the wise be confounded..."