Originally Posted by Brock
The rest of your post is pure nonsense. Mormonism is no more strange or mysterious than catholicism. If people are ignorant about it, it's because they've chosen to be.
I don't think the program was a hatchet job. I think a true believer Mormon can be anything in America. There is nothing to disqualify someone from anything but there is some weird things in their beliefs beyond the undergarment thing they share with the Hassidic jews.
1. Multiple worlds with multiple Gods. They believe that God created many planets with many people and each planet has its own God. They go further to say that if you are good and special you can also become a God of your own planet.
2 Forgiveness. The Mormons believe that you can be forgiven of any sin except murder and denying the Holy Spirit. God is forgiving, until the second coming. After that, No more! You get what you get, so take care of your bad stuff now, before it is too late.
3 There are multiple heavens. There are actually three according to the Mormon doctrine. One for those that do just ok, one for those that do better than average, and one for those that are really, really good.
4. Priesthood. They believe that any worthy male can be given priesthood and have assigned duties. They did not allow this privilege to black men until 1978. Women are not allowed in the priesthood.
5. Jesus visited America. The Mormons believe that there were spiritual things taking place in America at the same time Jesus rose from the grave and visited his decuples. The belief is that he visited Bountiful, Utah.
6. Modern Revelation. The Mormons believe that the elected prophet of the time gets visits from god and gives him directions. The Mormons have a convention 2 xs per year and the prophet tells them what the big man said.