Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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  • FLDS Essay

    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

    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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  • Theories Of Social Loafing

    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

    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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  • Essay On Christian Religion

    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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  • What Happened In Nauvoo?

    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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  • Analysis Of Sister Wives

    lives, they are religious and hold tight to their faith, yet do not believe they can force plural marriage on their children. They feel this is a calling of sort and is not for everyone. The children all seem to be happy, well-adjusted, normal, loving, non-judgmental and like any other child in your neighborhood. They are not forced to stay within the lifestyle of their parents. Some have stated they would like to be in a plural marriage, some are undecided and one of the daughter’s has…

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  • Essay On Polygamy

    United States. Polygamy got a lot of recognition when the leader of the Mormon Church Joseph Smith endorsed polygamy. The practice lead to the Mormons being persecuted on the East and caused the Mormons to migrate to the west to an inhabited area what is now present day Utah. Polygamy was freely practiced until the people of the area were trying to become a recognized state. This resulted in the United States government put pressure on the church to disengage in the practice as a condition for…

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  • Brigham Young: The Mormon Church

    hundreds of christian 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…

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  • Word Of Wisdom Research Paper

    The people of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are considered peculiar by people both within the church and non-members. This may be for different reasons but I think most people can tell that those of the LDS faith are unlike most other people in this world. This can be for many things, but I think a big part of it is the Word of Wisdom. So my question is, “Is the Word of Wisdom essential for the members of the LDS faith?” As the world and society continue to change, many things…

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