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  • Mormon Book - 1,756 words
    Mormon Book Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints claimed that he received the Book of Mormon as a revelation from God. He said that the heavenly being Moroni appeared to him and directed him to some buried gold plates which contained ancient writings. His task then, was to translate these ancient writings with the help of seer stones which were also buried with the gold plates. Smith received strict directions from the heavenly being that he was to show the plates to no one except for appointed individuals. The Book of Mormon in its preface identifies these as eleven persons: the three witnesses and the eight witnesses. A student of religion would now ...
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  • Mormon Book - 1,729 words
    ... ned a splinter group which broke off from the Mormon Church (Church History Timeline, p. 3). Federick G. Williams was one of the first high priests of the Church, and the second counsellor in the initial First Presidency (1833). Before joining the Church he was a prosperous and respected physician. He became a close friend of Joseph Smith, and played an active role in building the temple at Kirkland in Ohio. He helped to select the revelations to be included in the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants. His list of accomplishments go on. Yet he was rejected as second counsellor in 1837 and excommunicated in 1838. He was restored to fellowship a year later, and died two years after that (Church His ...
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  • Social And Political Reactions To Mormon Polygamy April 29, 1996 Social And Political Reactions To Polygamy We Are A Peculiar - 1,965 words
    Social and Political Reactions to Mormon Polygamy April 29, 1996 Social and Political Reactions to Polygamy We are a peculiar people, Elder Bruce R. McConkie once said (McConkie 25). The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of a few odd Christian religions. Many of its practices have created much persecution and political reaction, polygamy being one of these. It created much social and political persecution of the Mormons. Most of this persecution had come from anti-polygamist Christians. This is ironic because the anti-polygamists believed in the Bible, but not polygamy, one of its teachings. Many of Gods righteous followers in the Old Testament practiced polygamy. Abraham ma ...
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  • The Mormon Faith: A Myth - 1,830 words
    The Mormon Faith: A Myth During the early 1800s many new religious sects were growing in the United States. Religious denominations tried to spread their unique set of beliefs. Joseph Smith found a new church based on revelation that was translated into The Book of Mormon. The work tells a story of a prophet named Lehi who sailed to North America from Palestine in 600 BC. Lehi's sons became bitter rivals and each formed a powerful army. Their followers, the Lamanites and Nephites, named after the brothers (Laman and Nephi), prepared for battle in the area that would become New York. A Nephite named Mormon recorded, on golden tablets, stories of the battle and of earlier events. The Lamanites ...
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  • All Churhes Are Cults - 726 words
    All Churhes Are Cults Most people go to church to maintain their faith in God; for me, going to church made me loose mine. The church I attended was called Faith Baptist. It was a small, shabby, old church, not an exceedingly old church with stunning architecture, but a plain, modern church that had grown old and run down. The building consisted of a square gymnasium with worn tape marks on the floor, about five or six tiny classrooms, a nursery, a chapel, and of course, the sanctuary, lined with rows and rows of wooden pews facing towards a wooden cross stretching form the floor to the ceiling. Every Sunday I would walk into the church across the worn brown carpet and up the stairs to the m ...
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  • Banned And Censored Music - 1,100 words
    Banned and Censored Music Banned and Censored Music The discussion of whether or not the censorship of music is constitutionally sound has come about. This problem has been around since the beginning of music in one way or another. The fact of the matter is that there is technically no such thing as the censorship of music in the United States(Banned Music 1). Although that is supposedly the case, that statement can be very misleading. It is stated in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution that every American is granted the Freedom Of Speech. This includes all musicians. Contrary to this statement, there has been a numerous amount of cases in which a song or music group has be ...
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  • Christianity - 882 words
    Christianity A common type of Email that we receive states that "denomination X" is not Christian" -- where "X" may refer to the Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Roman Catholics, the United Church, Unity Church, etc. What the Emailer is really saying is that their own faith group are real Christians, and that anyone who holds beliefs that are significantly different are, in their opinion, not Christian. Two widely different definitions of "Christian" are: By Fundamentalist Christians: Have been filled with the Holy Spirit and are thus part of the body of Christ. A necessary pre-requisite to salvation is to repent of one's sins, and trust Jesus as Lord and Savior. The Email continued by saying t ...
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  • Crossing The Great Plains - 542 words
    CROSSING THE Great Plains The Oregon Trail was an overland emigrant route in the United States from the Missouri River to the Columbia River country, was the way to travel back in the 1840s through the 1860s. In 1843 the "Great Emigration" began and the west would never be the same after the out set of the travelers. The pioneers by wagon train did not, however, follow any single narrow route. In open country the different trains might spread out over a large area, only to converge again for river crossings, mountain passes. In time many alternate routes also developed. They originated at various places on the Missouri, although Independence were favorite starting points, the routes taken al ...
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  • David - 1,151 words
    ... tling her to a standstill. The great Olympic gladiatorial contest took place in a barn loft. Earle went into battle expecting at least minimal co-operation from Beatrice. She had other ideas, and struggled against him like fury. The idea of her brothers standing watching made her fight all the harder, but at last her shoulders were pinned to the hay-covered floor." Great," said the twins in unison, "now kiss her." But Beatrice wouldn't co-operate in that either, and renewed the battle with even greater fury. Thus ended the first romance. The first job was at the Bank of Commerce in Creston when Birney was 16, wages $15 a week. He was a "promising young man" when the bank transferred him ...
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  • Hanna Vs Joe Contrasting Roles In Agelsin America - 737 words
    Hanna Vs. Joe Contrasting Roles In Agelsin America Mishawn Simms Period 4 Hannah vs. Joe In Tony Kushners to part play, Angels in America, readers are introduced to a closeted gay man, Joe Pitt and are exposed to his relationship with his Mormon mother, Hannah. An underlying conflict occurs when Hannah finds out her son is a homosexual; a problem which forces her to question her love and acceptance towards her son and her strong Mormon anti gay sentiments and beliefs. This conflict between mother and son helps Kushner illustrate the complexity of sexuality and the changing views of homosexuality. The conflict between Joe and Hannah initially arises when Joe tells is mom for the first time th ...
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  • Hinduism - 1,137 words
    ... nd read the Bible because it is the "handbook" for life. The largest denominations in Christianity are Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, and Protestant. At one point in time the church was not separated but in 1054 CE the Roman Catholic Church and the Greek Orthodox Church split because of a dispute over the use of religious icons. The total number of Christians in the world are is than 1,955,229,000. Eighty-seven percent of North Americans identify themselves as Christian. Around 33 percent of the world's population regards themselves as Christian. Through missionary activity the Christian religion is currently active all over the world. Islam Islam is one of the three major monotheistic ...
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  • Lorenzos Oil - 1,283 words
    Lorenzos Oil Larry Hood Project IV STEPS 2 & 3 Article 1 1. What is property P? Increase in brain activity 2. What is the sample? The 16 boys 3. What is the population? All children 4. What is the implicit question? Why is there a difference in brain function between normal kids and kids with ADHD. 5. What is not the implicit question? Do all children have a property p? 6. What type of argument? Sampling 7. what did they look at? They looked at 16 children who were diagnosed with ADHD six were not. 8. IQ: Is there a difference in brain function between normal kids and kids with ADHD? 9. NOT: Do all children have a difference in brain function? Schematization S1 6% of school children suffer f ...
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  • Morality Empirical Approach - 2,383 words
    Morality - Empirical Approach 1. Introduction In this paper I wish to consider the following related questions: (i) Can a system of morality be justified?; (ii) Why should one act morally?; (iii) How can others be persuaded to act morally? Clearly none of these questions is new, and moral philosophers have proposed a variety of responses to them over the centuries without reaching any general agreement. Nevertheless, because these questions are fundamental to any practical application of moral theory, it is worthwhile to continue to reflect upon them. For Jewish, Christian and Muslim societies, the justification of morality is the Word of God as expressed in the Bible and Koran. Given an aut ...
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  • Mormonism - 2,557 words
    Mormonism The summer of 1830, following the organization of the Church, brought further persecution and trials, particularly for the Smith family. Joseph Smith, Sr., father of the Prophet, was one of his most loyal defenders. On one occasion that fall, he was at home with his wife Lucy, and had been "rather ill." A number of neighbors came to call, mostly critical of the reputation of the Smith family. One "Quaker gentleman" came with a note for a fourteen-dollar debt owed him by Joseph Sr., demanding payment, though he apparently was not in great need of the money. Father Smith offered to pay the man six dollars, which was all he had, and arrange to get the rest as soon as possible. Accordi ...
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  • Mound Builders Of North America - 1,052 words
    ... famous armada of galleys. The warriors themselves were painted with ocher and wore many feathers. They would stand upright on the canoes, and they had elaborately decorated leather shields with which to protect themselves and the oarsmen. In spite of all of the information that has seemingly been amassed by historians and architects, much of the accumulated information is actually nothing but theories based on observations of other cultures. While researchers were fortunate that de Sotos chroniclers wrote some descriptions of the mound builders, the Spanish were generally apathetic towards the Indians and wrote vaguely of their observations. One of de Sotos chroniclers, Garcilaso de la V ...
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  • Polygamy - 1,029 words
    Polygamy Polygamy is the practice of a man taking more than one wife at the same time. Polyandry is when a woman takes more that one husband at the same time. Polyandry is rare compared to polygamy, because it is only known to be inexistence in two parts of the world. One is among the Nair people who are inhabitants of Indias Malabar Coast. The other is in Tibet, where a woman can take her husbands brothers as her mates. This paper will be focused strictly on the debate over polygamy. It does more harm than good and should be banned and enforced strongly within the United States borders. Being married to more than one person at the same time has been illegal in the U.S. since 1862, but has n ...
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  • Poverty And Social Structure - 581 words
    Poverty And Social Structure Pitzak, Chris Soc. 422 Dr. Heaton May 17, 1999 POVERTY AND SOCIAL STRUCTURES Although the United States is one of the richest countries in the world many of it's people sleep in the streets, dig through garbage cans to find food, and carry all that they own in this world on their backs or in shopping carts. These people are known as the homeless. Recently I had the opportunity of helping, and at the same time being educated by one of the members of this unfortunate group. I was able to experience first hand how a homeless person thinks and feels through an intimate means of communications popularly known as writing notes. Why writing notes? Because the individual ...
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  • Religion In North American Town Plans - 1,218 words
    ... ousand (1,000) house lots, the average family was to contain somewhere between fifteen (15) and twenty (20) people. As Reps notes, Although the controversial doctrine of polygamy was not officially adopted until 1852, perhaps Smith had this already in mind when he devised the plan of his city. Space was also a key element that can be found throughout the town plan. The streets of the town were wide and ran in a gridiron pattern throughout the town, while the residences in the town were pushed a good distance away from the streets. This made the town plan very efficient and systematic in nature. While the town was still being laid out, converts continued to flock to both Independence and ...
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  • Religion In North American Towns - 1,217 words
    Religion In North American Towns Religion has played a vital role in the settling of many pre-industrial North American towns and cities. In fact, religion proved to be one of the main reasons Europeans broke their affiliation with the dictatorial and the monarchial rule in Europe and came to settle the Americas. Generally, these particular religious settlers incorporated town-planning ideas developed in Europe and translated them into their particular beliefs. However, some specific and influential settlers broke away from the norm in a progressive attempt to invent new societies in a new land based on accumulated knowledge. John Reps, the pre-eminent American historian on town planning has ...
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  • Religion In North American Towns - 1,213 words
    ... 0) house lots, the average family was to contain somewhere between fifteen (15) and twenty (20) people. As Reps notes, "Although the controversial doctrine of polygamy was not officially adopted until 1852, perhaps Smith had this already in mind when he devised the plan of his city." Space was also a key element that can be found throughout the town plan. The streets of the town were wide and ran in a gridiron pattern throughout the town, while the residences in the town were pushed a good distance away from the streets. This made the town plan very efficient and systematic in nature. While the town was still being laid out, converts continued to flock to both Independence and Kirtland, ...
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