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    denominations around the world and without Brigham Young the book of mormon would have just been classified as fantasy instead of non-fiction. In the United States alone there are over six million Mormons. Brigham has been called the modern day moses for bringing the teachings of Joseph Smith to the people after Smith's death in 1844. The Mormon church would not be anywhere close to where it is today if it weren't for Young. Not much of Young's early life is known but it is known that he was born June 1, 1801 in Whitingham, Virginia to a farming family and worked as a traveling blacksmith/ carpenter and was married to his first wife in 1824 to Miriam Angeline Works. Young was originally Methodist but was converted to Mormonism shortly after he read the book of Mormon and officially joined the church in 1832 when his wife passed away and became a member of the original twelve apostles in 1835. Then when the church's founder and leader, Joseph Smith, was murdered by an armed mob in 1844, the twelve apostles took over the church and since Young was the president of the apostles he became the main leader of the…

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    Polygamy Is Bad

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    in the U.S by a man named Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith was born on December 23, 1805, when Joseph Smith was 14 it is said that he saw God and his son Jesus, it is also said that he was given a golden book by an angel and translated it to make The Book of Mormon. Joseph Smith officially began the LDS church on April 6, 1830, and then began converting people to his church, Joseph Smith began the practice of polygamy around 1831 when he said he had a revelation from God. Joseph Smith and his brother…

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    Anthropology Of Mormonism

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    become a good Mormon, pay a ten percent tithe, follow all of the laws, and be considered worthy. Then they have to go through a number of secret rituals. If they do all of these things they may reach the highest level of heaven, where they will become a god or goddess. They do not believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, but rather they believe that God came down and had relations with Mary. According to the theory that every human is a child of God and his wife, this relation should be…

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    “What is the the duty of a latter day saint? To do all good he can upon the earth.” Brigham Young did just that. Also known as the “American Moses” he helped save the Mormon religion and restore the gospel. Brigham Young was born from his father, John Young and mother, Abigail Young on June 1, 1801 in Whitingham, Vermont. He was baptised into the Mormon church in the spring of 1832 after a young missionary gave a humble testimony and that’s how it all started. He soon became a part of the…

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    Mormon Honor Code

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    In a recent article published by The New York Times, it was reported that rape victims at the Mormon-run Brigham Young University claim that the school uses the Honor Code they are forced to sign before beginning school there to punish them for the circumstances surrounding their assaults. The Honor Code “requires modest dress on campus and prohibits drinking, drug use, same-sex intimacy, indecency and sexual misconduct” (Healy). Since many sexual assaults on college campuses very often involve…

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    that I was prepared to achieve. Nothing lower was acceptable to either me or my parents. Anything lower than an A meant that I had made a mistake. It meant I had failed. That’s the way I felt about grades. Because of this, throughout all of high school, I was under tremendous pressure, especially during final tests and projects. Looking back on these experiences helped me to realize that I was worrying for the wrong reasons. Through all of high school, all I worried or cared about was my…

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    The relationship between my faith and my work as a therapist is very interesting to me. I was born and raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) also known as Mormons. When I was two my family moved to a home in Provo, Utah where my father became a professor at Brigham Young University which is owned and run by the LDS Church. The area where I lived was about 99% Mormon. In fourth grade there was only one student in my entire grade-level who was not a member of the…

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    As I try to pinpoint a single day or moment in my life that best exemplifies the person I am today, memories flood my mind and I think about all the opportunities that led me here to Brigham Young University. I could easily write about an epic backpacking trip or meeting President Obama, but there is a greater moment, not even a year ago when I saw myself from a whole new perspective. I always heard about girls who competed in Distinguished Young Women, former junior miss, in my town. They…

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    Argumentative Essay Women

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    well below that possible with financial or technical aid; a country that is not yet highly industrialized. (“developing countries”) Some developing countries include Afghanistan, India, Guatemala, Iran, Iraq, and Panama. I hope to be able to look at most of these countries and study how each of them feel about women’s education and where they feel they could improve. I think an important point that people need to understand before reading this paper would be that the reasons girls cannot go to…

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    drew a picture that explained his belief that by controlling the speed and direction of fast-flying electrons, he could transform electricity into pictures. He showed the picture to his chemistry teacher, who kept it. “Farnsworth attended Brigham Young University for two years, but learned most of what he knew about physics from correspondence classes he took from the University of Utah.” Then Philo’s father died, and the family did not have enough money for him to continue school. In 1926,…

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