Why do people think mormons are so different? is it because they have high standards? I have friends who are mormon and they arn't a lot different we go do things together and we have so much fun...
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You can ask those people "different from what/whom?" and ask them what standar they consider the "norm". If they stick to their own culture, environment, customs, etc as the "norm", sure they won't be objective but biased.
the reason they think we are difrent is because we have the book of mormon and so they think we jusy dont believe in the bible but we do.i am mormon if you havent guessed and my friens know that i am mormon and it doesnt matter to them.
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Different to whom. Being different does not mean being bad. We are all different in one way or another.I am sure like everyone else there are the good and not so good.
"People" think Mormons are different because they believe different things than Christians, for example. Then again, many religions see people of other religions as different. That doesn't mean Mormons aren't 'good people' though.
Stanewich"People" think Mormons are different because they believe different things than Christians, for example. Then again, many religions see people of other religions as different. That doesn't mean Mormons aren't 'good people' though.

Speaking as a member of the LDS church (aka Mormon), We are Christian. According to Dictionary.com the definition of Christian is "One who professes belief in Jesus as Christ or follows the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus." We [Mormons] do believe in Jesus Christ, God, and the Holy Ghost.
AnonymousWhy do people think Mormons are so different? is it because they have high standards? I have friends who are Mormon and they aren’t a lot different we go do things together and we have so much fun...
Why do people think Mormons are so different? It is because we have the Book of Mormon. It seems like to me that I have heard every myth about the LDS church. Such as we are "devil worshipers" which is false. Like I said above, we do believe in Jesus Christ. I mean the real name of the LDS Church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. (a mouthful ain't it?) So people think a lot of weird untrue things about the LDS religion. And yes we do hold ourselves to higher standards. For example, We are supposed to dress modestly, meaning for skirts/shorts nothing above the knee and for shirts it must have sleeves and shirts that cover our stomach. and also we're not supposed to go to R rated movies because the content is not good for the soul. So yes we are different than some religious groups but also we are a lot alike in other aspects. Also I have a few sayings that I try to live by for myself (nothing to do with religion, just personal preference), my favorite saying, "Whatever floats your Boat," meaning whatever you want to believe in or which ever lifestyle you choose or however you choose to live your life is up to you and I won't discriminate against you for it. I only care about how you treat me and other people. If you are nice then I'll be nice to you, if you are mean to me, I'll ignore you. Also personally, I believe there is no such thing as normal so if there is no such thing as normal there is nothing to compare things to, to be able to define one thing as normal and one thing as different or weird. So by eliminating "the norm" you eliminate prejudice and discrimination) so my other saying is "Normal people worry me." ([got it from a shirt] see explanation about normal for reasons why...also...If somebody thinks they are normal then they got more issues than me cuz there is no such thing as normal and I know I'm weird/different... lol smile) Everybody is different, but we are all God's children. God knows each and every one of us personally and he loves all of us for who we are. Like Stanewich basically said, Just because we are different doesn't mean that it's a bad thing. I hope that answers your questions. Also if anybody has any questions about the LDS church you can go to www.LDS.org and for a direct link to a basic summary in a list of 13 things we as LDS members believe in you can go to http://scriptures.lds.org/a_of_f/1 .
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Well, to be fair, they DO believe in something that has no supporting evidence. Joseph Smith Jr. translated the book of Mormon into English. But because the angel 'Maroni' told him he couldn't show the original book of Mormon to anyone else, nobody ever saw the original book. As a result, Smith translated from the book that was behind a sheet. After the book was entirely translated, the publisher 'lost' them, and Smith said that the angel, in his anger, took the original book away for over a year. Is it just me, or is this a really difficult faith to believe? A lot of people will tell you "you have to have faith", but this goes true for EVERY religion, some of which have very strong backing evidence. I was raised as a Catholic, and currently practice Buddhism, and both of those religions have a logical background. (I'll go off on a tangent here for just a second) The main difference between Christianity and Buddhism (in my opinion) is that one says that God is above us, watching us, whereas the other says that God is inside of us and He can be brought out, or He can be ignored. The latter makes more sense for me, but frankly, different people believe different things, and people should believe in whatever religion they want, as LONG as it makes them better people.
AnonymousWell, to be fair, they DO believe in something that has no supporting evidence. Joseph Smith Jr. translated the book of Mormon into English. But because the angel 'Maroni' told him he couldn't show the original book of Mormon to anyone else, nobody ever saw the original book. As a result, Smith translated from the book that was behind a sheet. After the book was entirely translated, the publisher 'lost' them, and Smith said that the angel, in his anger, took the original book away for over a year. Is it just me, or is this a really difficult faith to believe? A lot of people will tell you "you have to have faith", but this goes true for EVERY religion, some of which have very strong backing evidence. I was raised as a Catholic, and currently practice Buddhism, and both of those religions have a logical background. (I'll go off on a tangent here for just a second) The main difference between Christianity and Buddhism (in my opinion) is that one says that God is above us, watching us, whereas the other says that God is inside of us and He can be brought out, or He can be ignored. The latter makes more sense for me, but frankly, different people believe different things, and people should believe in whatever religion they want, as LONG as it makes them better people.
Anon,

Very interesting how you contradict yourself. You begin with (basically) saying that Mormonism is a false religion and end with this: "... different people believe different things, and people should believe in whatever religion they want, as LONG as it makes them better people. "
I see no contradiction there.

I do not believe in a god therefore to me all religions are false beliefs. However, I still think other people can believe in whatever religions they want - 'as long as it makes them better people' seems to be a reasonable condition.
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