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Latter Day Saints and Mormonism

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"I will be to this generation a second Mohammed, whose motto in treating for peace was The Alcoran or the Sword. So it shall eventually be with us: Joseph Smith or the Sword."
—Joseph Smith, October 14, 1838

Essays on Mormons

Exceptional American Polygamy [November 19, 2014]

Four Pillars of Mormonism and Islam [August 8, 2012]

Big Love in Congress, 1899 [March 10, 2010]

About Religious Cults and Mormonism

This site has quite a bit of information and opinion about religions, including both serious and humorous essays and fiction. Cults are the nuclei, the starting points, of organized religions. Many social groups exhibit cult-like behavior but are not religious, such as fan organizations, sports clubs, and small political parties.

Cults can be points of creation; they can also be very destructive to the individuals in them.

The mainstream Latter Day Saints have grown well beyond being a cult to being a religion. But many splinter sects (typically fundamentalist polygamists) of Mormonism should still be classified as cults.

Before following other links please read the note on toleration. You might want to check out my Philosophy section as well.