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(RNS) Early in their history, Mormons who enjoyed the occasional tipple or chaw could get a temple recommend and enjoy all the privileges of a member in good standing.

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  1. Is Mormonism a false religion having an outside form of Christianity most certainly. Having been to Utah many times I love the grid system, impossible to get lost. But it is possible to be lost when you do not have a love for the truth.
    I would recommend anyone to take a look over the Temple in Utah. Look at the inverted pentagrams in the temple square. also the Sun and the and the stars also in the masonry. Most damming is the all seeing eye which has sun rays and a veil. Very much in keeping with Masonry which is the foot soldiers of the great whore you have a handshake also laid in stone. The museum of church history also include inverted pangrams, and include Egyptian hieroglyphs. In the kids corner you have an inverted pentagram which is elongated on the downward point. I do not see why these symbols should be on a church of God or can find them in the bible. If you want to understand you have to find a old version of Morals and Dogma that have them symbols still in them.

    Anyone who after the prophets say angel came to them with new revelation is a wolf plane and simple. Galatians 1:8 KJV

    • Bill, nice rant.
      You obviously do not understand the symbolism on the temple. Just because a symbol means something to one set of people doesn’t follow that it means the same thing to others. The star pointing down is symbolic of the star of Bethlehem pointing to Christ. The celestial bodies (sun, moon, stars) are often symbolic of the afterlife and the “degrees of glory” as they are talked about in the LDS scriptures. The phases of the moon are also depicted for all the phases of the moon that occurred in 1878. The all-seeing-eye is a reminder that God sees everything.

      There is much more symbolism that points to God and the signifies many things in the LDS church. Don’t believe everything you read. Especially if it is not from the source.

      • Any rant that might lead just one person from waking up on the outside of the kingdom is worth more than all the silver the Mother Hen hoards.

        Pentagram is the universal sign of Satan, and symbol of opposition to Christ.

        See “Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God” by Kenneth Grant, p. 12; “A Dictionary of Symbols” by J. E. Ciriot, p.310, and “Magic White and Black” by Franz Hartmann, M.D., pp. 290-291. Also displayed on the cover of the satanic Bible by Anton LaVey.

  2. Mr. Bagley is inaccurate. Prohibition was repealed in Utah by a state ratifying convention, not the state legislature. This fact is easily verified.

    President Heber J. Grant leveled his criticism at the people of Utah for voting for repeal, not the state legislature. This fact is easily verified.

    These inaccuracies suggest carelessness and/or misrepresentation.

  3. Mormons live, on average, 8 to 10 years longer than the general population, and DUIs and alcohol-related deaths are much reduced in Utah as compared to the rest of the country. Criticize the Word of Wisdom all you want. If statistics have anything to say about it, Mormons will literally have the last laugh.

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