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    frame you mentioned. I thought you were refering to Smith. But, yes the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints believes that their leader is a prophet.

    IIRC, they also believe that prophesy is a gift that can be given to any of their members, though it's not often refered to.

    As for it being an evolved religion, (which one isn't) that is a social control mechanism, again which one isn't.

    They are extremely good at money and expanding their membership and fortune. That's why I think they are insane for their stance on homosexuality.

    When they followed "revelation" and accepted blacks into the priesthood they grew by leaps and bounds. Acceptance of gays would be a gold mine. There are countless Mormons who are wandering lost sheep, they could return and would.

    They are a total contradiction. They started as a socialist group, when I was a child I shopped at the local Mercentile, (the co-operative store that all Mormon communities had) and they were almost attacked by the US Government over their stance on marriage by Johnson's Army.

    They still operate by a socialist model. There are church farms and canneries and ranches. If you are a good young Mormon family they will help you with jobs, rent money, buy a car, ect. It makes it very hard for non-Mormons to compete.

    And yet, if I went to the local Bishop and asked for help, even though I am not a Mormon, I know he would do what he could.


    There still are two Americas. I live in the other one. John McSame wants me to stay there.

    by high uintas on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 09:03:24 PM PST

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