You know you’re in a cult when
11/19/2008 – by Cultivator at Recovery from Mormonism– you buy a bag of coffee and are afraid you get caught
– you have to burn the markings of your underwear before disposing them
– certain parents can’t attend the weddings of their own children
– people look at you like you’re the Antichrist when you show a shoulder
– you have to pay tons of money no matter how broke or sick you are
– only you and your tiny little group goes to the highest heaven and the
other 99.98% don’t
– you have to work for free 10-20 hours a week
– everybody’s broke but ‘headquarters’ builds a 2 billion Dollar mall
– they don’t release financial information
– no credible scientist outside your group believes in huge Nephite, Lamanite
or Etherite civilizations where 2 million died in battles
– you don’t attend church for only a few weeks and ‘concerned’ people visit
– you can end up in church court because you shared non approved literature /
websites with your fellow members
– you have to answer intimate questions about your sex life
Isn’t that proof enough ?
The Mormon Cult
11/19/2008 – by Charles L. Wood, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor, The
University of Akron – submitted by Tim RathboneMormonism Is a dangerous, family-splitting religion spreading throughout the
world. The purpose of this website is to give you the scientific and factual
information you need to evaluate this religion. With this information you will
save yourself many years of heartbreak and deception or help a loved one or
friend get loose of the dangerous grip that The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter
Day Saints has on innocent people through fear and intimidation.
Cult members of the Mormon/Latter-Day Saints religion are manipulated through
fear and guilt.
This Mormon/Latter-Day Saints cult produces fear in their members because if
they don?t practice church doctrine faithfully, they believe they will fail to
reach the highest levels of heaven and fear that if they don?t wear their
garments, they will not be protected by God.
Mormon church cult proselytizing functions at three levels:
1) marketing strategy,
2) missionary lessons, and
3) use of friendshipping families.
Seventy-five million dollars was earmarked by Bonneville International, the
Mormon church’s powerful communications branch, for satellite dishes in Canada
and Mexico. The Mormon Church set a similar goal for South America, Europe,
Asia, and the Philippines. The Mormon church’s satellite is the largest video
network in the world, having the ability to merge into any cable system in North
America….it spends approximately $550 million a year.
In addition, the LDS cult has been cosmitized, that is a sacred canopy has
been developed. The following explains what cults like the Mormon church must do
to establish this sacred canopy:
1. claim contact with heaven or the cosmos
2. claim God has chosen a leader as His divinely chosen representative
3. give royal or divine status to the leader(s)
4. insist their society mirrors the divine structure of heaven
5. build temples to practice sacred ordinances
6. produce ‘sacred’ literature
Cult Characteristics of the Mormon Church:
1. Teaching that the doctrine of the Mormon Church is reality, the doctrine
is to be accepted, not understood.
2. Reality is black and white, good and evil, spiritual world versus physical
word. (As an example: “the Mormon Church cult is the only true church on the
face of the earth”.)
3. Mormon Church members are taught to feel part of an elite group: following
and accepting church doctrine insures members eternal life and a delightful life
4. Mormon Church members are manipulated through fear and guilt, fear that if
they don?t practice church doctrine faithfully that they will fail to reach the
highest levels of heaven, fear that if they don?t wear their garments, that they
will not be protected by God.
5. Mormon Church members are taught that any problems that they may have are
due to their own inadequacies. If they are having marital, financial or other
difficult problems, it is because they are not following Church doctrine, or are
not praying enough. Guilt, fear and shame are present in the minds of Mormons if
they are not loyal and fail to follow the church doctrine.
6. Unlike non-cult organizations, Mormon Church members find it difficult to
leave when they find out that church teachings are false or otherwise become
disenchanted with the church. They believe that terrible things will happen to
them and their family if they leave. This becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy
because those who do leave actually often do lose their family, friends and
other social contacts within the Mormon community