While every religion has its own beliefs, traditions and customs that seem somewhat unbelievable to outsiders and non-believers, the Mormons have their fair share of unique values.
The LDS church was founded in 1830 by Joseph Smith.While Mormons fundamentally identify as Christians, some of their beliefs diverge from mainstream Christianity, such as the central belief that God speaks to children.Other scientists theorize that the earth is millions of years old.Dinosaur Bones Came from Other Planets The LDS Church Institute teaches that fossilized dinosaur bones came from other creatures living on other planets that were destroyed when Earth was created.There are however many facets of the Mormon religion that are not as “believable” or as easily related to and some that are not publicly admitted to.
Multiple Worlds with Multiple Gods Mormons have a unique view on cosmology and believe that God created many planets and that each planet has its own God.(1)In placing a huge emphasis on the family and taking care of one another, it doesn’t seem surprising that there are approximately 7 million Mormons in the United States and it is the fastest growing religion in North America.(2)In emphasizing family values and involving people in communities, non-Mormons can largely relate to these central aspects of Mormon beliefs.Although Mormonism takes this even further by insisting that no TV can be viewed on Sundays and that children are not allowed to play with their friends on the “day of rest”.Dark Skin Turns White It wasn’t until 1978 when black men could be given priesthood in the LDS church.This is also a belief held by creationist scientists.