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At the age of fifteen, lesser men would have panicked. The disco district of Rio de Janeiro was no place for the innocent, much less an Indiana teenager on his first trip to the Marvelous City.
To wake up naked and alone in a brothel, forced to work his way through a full schedule of demanding heiresses as a gigolo? For a week, no less, all for an inability to pay for services he requested--and received--without having a dime to his name?
Well, that was a challenge for the most desperate pirate to tackle. For a teenager, it should have been disaster.
It was no ordinary challenge.
But Rex Grossman was no ordinary teenager.
"On 4th and inches I'll take the whiskey drinkers over the milk drinkers any day"
So, what's the difference between church and temple? I guess I assumed the were one in the same.
If you can time it right and she is wavering on her faith you're in for one wild ride
Ex Mormons are the best in the sack
4 states of being in the cannabis society ------------
Which one are you??
Loose Stools can correct me if any of this is inaccurate. I've researched the Mormons a lot for reasons I won't get into here. (And, no, I'm not Mormon. I'm a Protestant Christian.)
Mormons believe marriage is eternal. That is why Mormon marriages/families are sealed in a Temple. They believe that the husband will call for his wife after death and they will populate their own planet.
They believe God is A Heavenly Father, but do not believe He is The Heavenly Father as all variations of Christianity and Judaism would.
Mormons believe The Book of Mormon and their other writings supersede The Holy Bible.
The Mormons baptize for the dead by proxy.
A true Mormon wouldn't marry someone who wasn't a true Mormon or wouldn't become a full-fledged, temple-sealing Mormon.
Once you delve into their beliefs, you will find that many of them are not compatible with Protestant or Catholic Christianity.
So my word of advice is don't get involved with a Mormon unless you are truly willing to become one. And I would really research the Mormon belief system thoroughly to truly understand what you are getting into.
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Went on a date with one once; I had no idea she was (she lived in my bldg. but had no idea?!?). We went to dinner, I ordered a drink, she ordered pop and out came everything I ever wanted to know about Mormonism. Weird part was just a few weeks earlier she threw a keg party but apparently wasn't drinking while encouraging underage kids to do so. Anyway, I was nowhere near up for that level of commitment in my life. It was a one and done date and a very short one at that. Go ahead and do it but make sure you know what you're getting into.
Urban could flip her.
hoke- to alter or manipulate so as to give a deceptively or superficially improved quality or value.
They say they are the fastest growing religion in the world, but when you are adding dead people to your registry does that really count?
get a brain morman!
Yes, we'd hook up whenever her husband was out with his other wife.
"Look at this. An entire generation of Cinderellas, and there's no glass slipper coming." -- Mother in ALMOST FAMOUS
are you trying to be her munson?
Avoid. You'll have a better chance at a normal relationship with a stripper or sex industry worker.
I will love you till the end of time.
It's been a long time since I was a member, but drinking Coke/Pepsi was a when I went. I have a hard time thinking Coke is okay but coffee, not. I wonder where they stand on 5 hour energy drinks [shurg]
Spend a week or two yearly near Salt Lake City. Great place to visit, don't know if I could live there long term.
And, you missed a big one. Hell, Mormons aren't big on hell. You can go there, but you really have to work at it. The biggest sin, is the sin against The Church--actively trying to bring down The Church/God. That will punch your ticket for hell. Also, Mormons believe in three separate heavens (or Glory): Mormon heaven (keeping your temple rituals up), regular heaven, drunken, stiff heaven (remember, there'll be scUM fans there, too). Mormons believe God is God, however they also believe that any man (not woman) can become a god of their own world.
As far as Temples vs. Church. Temples are were the major rituals are held: marriage for eternity (a major recruitment tool), sealings (families guaranteed to be together), and baptism for the dead (I did that many, many years ago). The Church controls temple access through "Temple Recommendations." This keeps the flock in line--you better pay your tithe, not jerk-off (again, not kidding), and do what you're told or you won't get your "Temple Recommendation."
Church is where people go on Sundays.
One other thing--the Trinity. Mormons don't buy that. They believe God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are totally separate and distinct. Honestly, I've always thought the Counsel of Nice did the Trinity concept to hold off accusations of poly-theism. But, that's my own opinion. The main thing to understand about Mormonism is that it's Old Testament with its own version of The Law, add Masonic ritualism, odd ideas of heaven/hell, and you pretty much have it.
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Tell me more about this drunken heaven?
Nucky will be there. Need more info?
Don't do it. Ever. Under any circumstances. Seriously, never do this.
Of all the batshit insane women I've known, the two at the top of the crazy pile were a couple of Vietnames Mormon chicks. Hot? Yes, no question. But they made Doug Christie's wife look boring by comparison.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
They hate gays, but you get your own planet when you die, so it's roundabouts and swings.
I actually used to be Mormon.
For the most part, Mormon girls are pretty cool. If you are looking for a girl to go out and party with, though, this isn't the girl for you. Mormons don't drink, smoke, drink coffee/tea, do any type of drug. As for whether or not they are crazy...I guess there is a risk of a girl being a nutter no matter what religion (or lack thereof) they subscribe to. If she is a devout believer, there is probably a pretty strong chance she is going to look to strong arm you into joining her church.
This is hilarious coming from the asshole who threatened to have Mormons come visit me after I went on one date with a Mormon.
Mormon churches are where your typical Sunday worship service takes place. Everyone is welcome in the church buildings - Mormon or not.
Temples are sort of the Mormon club-house. To be able to get into the Mormon temple, you have to be a devout member of the Mormon church and have an interview with the local priesthood leader (bishop, branch president) and a member of the "stake" (governing body for a group of local congregations) leadership to show that you are devout and worthy to enter the temple. The temple is where Mormons perform the ceremonies where they believe they learn all that is needed to get into the highest kingdom of heaven (both for themselves and dead people), "eternal" marriage ceremonies (if you are marrying a Mormon and have family that isn't a member of the church, hope it isn't their dream to see you get married, because they will be waiting outside), and baptisms for the dead.
I was actually telling someone about that the other day. I remember you being extra pissed off at me when the Jehovah's Witnesses/radical Christian fundamentalists knocked on your door. Don't think for a second that that threat doesn't still stand.
Then just stay away. Simple as that
Nucky is one weird dude.
First, I am Mormon. Second, half of the stuff in this thread is wrong. Mormons range from fully committed and active to "I think I was baptized once." Just because she is Mormon does not tell what she will be like. If she is a practicing Mormon, then she probably will and/or should avoid premarital sex of any kind, coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Sugary drinks or caffeine are not prohibited. Caffeine has been mentioned as harmful, but no policy prohibits it and many lds partake. Church services are available to all and all are welcome. Temples are different. They are available to Mormons who meet certain standards of conduct (profess belief in the church, pay a full tithe, are keeping the health code, active in church, free from serious sin, etc). Temples are where families are sealed together, and baptisms for the dead are performed, and a few other ceremonies.
You should flat out ask her what it means to her. If you are uncomfortable with her answers, don't date her. Just be friends and enjoy that. A Mormon living in the strictest way possible would not date a non-Mormon because most Mormons want to be married ("sealed") in the temple. If she wants to date gives you an indication of her level of commitment (less than full).
She might be the coolest person ever. Find out.
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