Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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    FLDS Essay

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    in today’s society it is a taboo. However, The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) has been known for marrying young brides. In the early 2000s, a scandal concerning the FLDS swept over the nation. This resulted in a nationwide yearning for more information about the FLDS, but in order to understand that, one must understand its roots and what really happens behind closed doors. Mormonism has several branches, but with the recent scandal, the FLDS is in the spotlight. The FLDS is a branch that stems from the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), but the LDS originates from Mormonism. Mormonism has multiple branches that include: “The Independents, The Apostolic United Brethren (AUB), Centennial Park (The Work of Jesus Christ), Davis County Cooperative Society (The Kingston Group), and some miscellaneous groups” (Darger 287-291). The Independents are most closely related to the FLDS. This society practices polygamy but does so in a different manner. Practicing independents are consenting…

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    Rhetorical Ethics

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    whether the messenger is credible—“before people decide what they think of your message, they decide what they think of you” (Cuddy et al. 59). Powerful arguments are subverted by the character of the author—for instance, no matter the future content of his writing, nobody will take seriously the work of a journalist such as Stephen Glass, rising-star turned disgraced writer and failed lawyer (Grimminck). John Krakauer, author of exposés such as Three Cups of Deceit and Under the Banner of…

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    There is a separation between church and state in order to allow people to not only practice, but celebrate their own religion freely. The US government is based off the values of the men that wrote it though. The Puritan and Eurocentric views reflect heavily on the constitution and the amendments. The documents that which we base our way of living off of were written by and for cist white males and them only. This makes anything that goes against their original laws hard to overcome. The laws…

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    Warren Jeff’s manipulation and power usage toward his followers in the FLDS church indicates a complicated group process relating to status. This is not an instance of a crazy leader brainwashing innocent followers; this is an instance of a high-status actor manipulating power over low-status actors all in the guise of religion. The power of religion is something that many individuals hold as incredibly important in their lives. To religious individuals, their religion and their God/Gods hold…

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    Polygamy Is Bad

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    life than there is in it.” So is polygamy evil as we believe? I believe that though the government has passed many laws that are against polygamy. I believe that it should be legalized. What is polygamy, polygamy is the practice of a man marrying more than one woman. According to the LDS, church polygamy was started 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…

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    grounded in knowing who Jesus is, and the basic fundamentals of the Bible. Although both of these religions claim to be Christians or a form of Christian, Mormons definitely have their own take on how things happened and what they think to be true. I grew up learning a tremendous amount about both of these. I am a grounded Christian believer, with a very broadened knowledge on Mormonism. I have decided to Compare these two religions in order to see the similarities and differences they both hold…

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    Analysis of Mormonism The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as Mormons, began as a six member church and has grown to over 15 million people and over 29,000 congregations worldwide ("LDS Statistics and Church Facts"). With the past presidential candidacy race, it seemed that Mormonism faced many critiques or questions from Americans as Mitt Romney took the hot seat and answered questions about his religion ("21 Questions Answered About Mormon Faith"). Throughout…

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    The day is August 8, 1844. Six weeks have passed since the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith. The shocked and grieving Quorum of the Twelve with their president, Brigham Young, have recently returned from missions. A large public meeting has been assembled with one main purpose: determine by vote who will be granted the right and responsibility to lead the Church.(source?) The ballot centers between Sidney Rigdon, First Counselor in the FIrst Presidency, and the Quorum of the Twelve with…

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    There are many ways a person could be driven to undertake a mission. Farah Ahmadi from The Other Side of the Sky was driven to undertake her mission because she wanted her and her mother to make it to Pakistan safely. Annie Johnson was driven to undertake her mission because she wanted to support her kids. Ernesto's from Barrio Boy was driven to undertake his mission because he was moved to America. Farah Ahmadi was driven to undertake her mission because she wanted her and her mother, the…

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    What Happened In Nauvoo?

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    During the bitter winter of 1838-1839 some five thousand Latter Day Saints crossed the Mississippi River from Missouri and settled in western Illinois, where they soon established the city of Nauvoo under the leadership of their prophet, Joseph Smith, Jr. Situated on a bend of the Mississippi River in Hancock County, Nauvoo grew rapidly during the next seven years as a flood of Latter Day Saints settled in the area. Finally, it would seem that the Mormons had found a place, a holy city where…

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