The Mormons don’t want to be called the Mormons anymore.

By | 2018-08-18T11:58:20+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Religion|Tags: , , |22 Comments

That’s fine, I have been calling them something else for decades now. 

Courtesy of Buzzfeed:

In a reversal of years of branding and more than a century of colloquial use, the religion commonly known as the Mormon Church has asked that people stop using the word “Mormon” when referring to the faith.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday in an update to its style guide that the nickname “Mormon” and the abbreviation “LDS” should be avoided. Instead, the church would prefer to be called “the Church,” “the Church of Jesus Christ,” or “the restored Church of Jesus Christ.”

Members of the faith, who are widely referred to as “Mormons,” should be called “members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” or “Latter-day Saints.”

“We ask that the term ‘Mormons’ not be used,” the style guide now states. It also says that “the term ‘Mormonism’ is inaccurate and should not be used.”

Referring to the changes, the faith’s leader, President Russell Nelson, said in a statement Thursday that “the Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church,” adding that “we have work before us to bring ourselves in harmony with His will.”

That’s right God told them to change it because they are still simple shits who actually believe that the deity they worship is Facebook friends with their church leaders. 

As the article points out it was only about eight years ago that the church launched the “I’m a Mormon” campaign designed to make them seem just like every other Christian cult. 

Let’s face it no matter what they call themselves they are still a bizarre little cult which believes Native Americans are actually wayward Jews, their leader Joseph Smith had a conversation with a salamander, and that when they die they get their own planet.

I wonder how this will affect that very successful Broadway musical? 

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22 Comments

  1. anon August 18, 2018 at 4:08 am - Reply

    thanks for the vid of i believe – a talented singer no doubt. and a bit of a comedian.

    its a shame that god is just dicking around with these guys making them change their pr campaign.

  2. Whatevs August 18, 2018 at 5:24 am - Reply

    UH, no. Every church is internally “THE” Church. FAce it, this guy in charge was just triggered by something to remember his own childhood, and being called a “Moron.” They are sooo close.

  3. Anonymous August 18, 2018 at 6:28 am - Reply

    In the TMI department, an ex-SIL that we warned our daughter not to marry but she did anyway.
    Take your Mormonism and shove it. DEEP.

  4. Anonymous August 18, 2018 at 6:36 am - Reply

    John Smith trippin’ in the woods, and a new “religion” is born.
    Not LDS, try LSD.

  5. Anonymous August 18, 2018 at 6:41 am - Reply
    • anonymous August 18, 2018 at 8:16 am - Reply

      W04

    • Anonymous August 18, 2018 at 11:53 am - Reply

      As horrible as it is to say, I was po’d when he got his heart transplant. So many more deserving.

  6. dvlaries August 18, 2018 at 7:15 am - Reply

    After this past week, I’d expect Catholics to want to be called something different too.

  7. WA Skeptic August 18, 2018 at 7:20 am - Reply

    “Joseph”, not “John”. Still a bunch of hooey.

  8. HRH August 18, 2018 at 7:32 am - Reply

    Reminder: when using the ”M” word, the second ”m” is always silent.

    • ANON August 18, 2018 at 7:44 am - Reply

      MORE-MEN

  9. Anonymous August 18, 2018 at 8:10 am - Reply

    If they’re so “Jesus,” why did they make their own Bible? Cult, right up there with Scientology.

    • Anon August 18, 2018 at 8:27 am - Reply

      answer>Je$-u$! RICO

      • majii August 18, 2018 at 2:16 pm - Reply

        I think it’s also about gaining and maintaining power over others, and that it’s partly patriarchy being disguised as religion. I was shocked when I read a few weeks ago that the “leaders” of the Mormon church have a church-sanctioned practice of “examining children and questioning them about whether they masturbate, and their private thoughts about everything. Of course, the kids have to answer to them as do other members of their church.
        “An older Mormon man routinely sits alone in a closed-door conversation with a younger woman, or even a teenage girl, talking about, of all things, sex — and it doesn’t take a Matt Lauer-under-the-desk lock to keep them both there. No, the parties are willing participants in an LDS religious ritual: the bishop’s interview….Some bishops pose pointed questions about moral cleanliness in these conversations, perhaps quizzing about masturbation, heavy petting or fornication, while others keep their queries more general….”
        https://www.sltrib.com/religion/local/2017/12/12/all-the-buzz-about-sexual-harassment-has-some-mormons-wondering-if-bishops-interviews-go-too-far-and-need-reform/

        • Anonymous August 18, 2018 at 5:27 pm - Reply

          Like Catholics in the confessional booth, “I have sinned, father,” as the priest on the other side is stroking himself listening.

  10. Anonymous August 18, 2018 at 10:48 am - Reply

    I am Native American. All sortsa religions have come knocking on my door. My children use to warn me when the Mormons were in the hood. The kids would yell, “the more mans are here!’ and we’d do a lock down and sit quiet in the living room while they knocked. They have always been a nuisance and taken precious time off our hands to knock on our door. I actually let two of them in years ago. They were hunks. They handed me their bible but didn’t say much of anything else. The bible baptist people were a lot more aggressive at trying to get my soul for God. In fact they were ruthless. I wish they hadn’t bothered because the I pray all the time to the spiritual leader of our universe. It’s me and her, or him, every day. No man nor woman will come between me and my “leader”.
    “:

    • Amonympus August 18, 2018 at 11:17 am - Reply

      Amen. Just leave people alone.
      Jehovah Witness at our screen door summer years ago.
      Husband, “dear, it’s for you!” to bait me.

  11. Beaglemom August 19, 2018 at 4:04 am - Reply

    A Mormon is a Mormon is a Mormon. In 1855 they could have changed their name but it’s too late now. If you’re so ashamed of your name, maybe the problem is what your church represents.

    • Anonymous August 19, 2018 at 11:16 am - Reply

      Bingo!

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