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Every religion, especially the members of it, can be extremely bigoted, but I find Mormonism to be the most extreme in my eyes, mostly because I grew up with it surrounding me and I've lived with it every day.
  1. Weddings. If you're a Mormon getting married to a Mormon, you're most likely going to have a wedding in one of the temples so that you and your loved one can spend eternity together. But, if you're not a Mormon or don't get permission to set foot in the temple, then you can just give up on watching their ceremony. I've known people who have had to wait outside the temple while their sons or daughters get married inside and that's just wrong.

  2. Missions. They are practically pressured since birth to go on a mission for their church during the time they could be going to college. They're sent all over the world and try to persuade people to join their religion. I don't really think I need to go on much longer about this. I'm pretty sure all of can know just how annoying missionaries can be. I've also had bad experience with those going on missions. My brother's friend tried to convert him several times through letters while he was on his mission, no matter how many times my brother said no and finally stopped replying to his friend's letters for a while.

  3. Swearing. You can't say shit around these people without feeling as though they're damning you through just their stare alone. You can't even say "god" around them without them throwing a bitchfit.

  4. Other Religions/No Religion. They're all below them. Not part of their religion? You're instantly shunned from their group and most likely they're going to stop talking to you/act as though you don't exist. It's like if you don't believe the exact same things they do, don't practice the same religion, etc. then you are not worthy to walk the same school hallways that they do. More personal stories here about their bullshit, but I think you guys get the image.


There are probably so many things I could put here, but I'm done for now.

Out of all my years here, I have only met a few Mormons that are nice and accept me for who I am, but even then I still can't tell if they're just trying to be nice or if they genuinely are.

P.S. Utah sucks.
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FimbuIvinter Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i would like to tell you how wrong you are.

1. weddings - you still have to get legally married, so it's not like you miss everything. temples are not places that are meant to be viewed as "discriminatory," other religions have temples that don't allow people in if they don't actually follow the religion. it's not unfair; the temple is a holy place and technically if you're not worthy of entering the whole thing, then you are not holy enough. nothing unclean can dwell in the presence of God.

2. missions - i don't care what you think, our missionaries are people who believe so wholeheartedly in what they're trying to teach that they give up everything dear to them for two or one and a half years to try and help people. don't call them annoying or stupid, they're trying to help you and if you're not interested they should be totally fine with that and understand. i guess you just don't think about them and what they've done just to try to help you?

3. swearing - what's the point of it? if saying that kind of thing is the only way you can think to express yourself, you're uneducated and should probably expand your vocabulary because in the professional, adult world, people who swear every other word aren't taken seriously. plus, mormons are not the only ones who discourage swearing. seriously though, is asking you not to say a few choice words too much to ask?

4. other religions - you must be talking to the wrong mormons - we believe that we should love everyone, and we don't demean other people that are not in our religion. i'd like to hear your personal stories - yes, some mormons in utah take it too far but everywhere else they're not like that, i promise.

we try to surround ourselves with wholesome and good things, and unfortunately, most people and things in the world today are the exact opposite of that. yes, as in every other religion and belief system, there are people who don't exemplify every single attribute they're taught to strive to achieve, but you can't say things like this about every mormon when you haven't met them all and when you live in utah near (apparently) some of those mormons who take things too far.

please just take this down. what's the point in offending so many people like this? you're not boosting or popularity or whatever crap.
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Green-Tea-Flower Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Student General Artist
Mormons have more in common with Muslims than with Christians!
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FimbuIvinter Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
no, that's not true
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GenToast Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UUUuuhhh, I hate Mormonism. I used to be Mormon and only when I left did I discover how stupid it is. My grandma is a crazy Mormon who keeps bugging my mom about it and most of my Mormon relatives shunned us. It sucks. 
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RazorToshiba Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
oh my gosh people who want me to do things to keep trouble out of my life to keep me from getting entrapped in things that inevetably wont make me happy, i hate that kind of person too.

no seriously why?
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breeozoa Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHAHAHAHAHAHHA
So let me guess,the "things" that are supposed to keep trouble out of someone's life ... are religion (mormonism)? 
You are literally stating here that you NEED religion in order to be happy,and if you don't embrace such values you will "inevitably" be sad?! Lol...what kind of argument is that...that's exactly how people get brainwashed into cults.
What's worrying here is that you seem serious. Poor you.
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RazorToshiba Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
reading into it a bit much are you? all im saying is the guidelines the church puts out there are there to keep people out of troubles that can lead them to sadness, not that religion is the only way to be happy lol. stop twisting my words into something i didnt say.
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breeozoa Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I simply took a look at all the threads after months and just found your comments to be really out of place.
And no,I'm not twisting anything,that's exactly what it sounded like to me. You were just pretty indirect,but that's what I got out of your comment.
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RazorToshiba Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Well you inferred things I didn't intend then, so yeah
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breeozoa Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you really didn't intend that,then I apologize. The thing is,the message looked pretty clear to me,just said in a subtle way.
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FimbuIvinter Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i don't understand. why is it stupid and why do you hate it?
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breeozoa Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My best friend just started to go to a mormon church and from what she tells me they truly are bigoted,racist, and extremely homophobic and sexist. Their rules are also so strict...I can't believe they can't drink coffee. Such bullshit oh my god.
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RazorToshiba Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
heaven forbid you follow the ten commandments, and take proper care of your body and maintain healthy relationships.
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breeozoa Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nobody knows if heaven exist c:
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RazorToshiba Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
that was totally off topic, what does that have to do with being a good person and taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually?
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breeozoa Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was not off topic AT ALL. You started your sentence with "Heaven forbid". Heaven has nothing to do with what I do with my life or my body. Heaven is nothing certain,it's not a fact. You can believe in heaven or you can not believe in it. Same goes for religion. If you really think that you need religion in order to be happy,healthy,etc then there's nothing more I can tell you,other than I really pity you.
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RazorToshiba Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
heaven forbid is common idiom, i could have said anythingg else to the same effect, such as "oh no, how terrible would it be to ..." or "geez, soesnt it suck that" and my point would have been just as valid because i wasnt even talking about heaven you dork.
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breeozoa Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WELL excuse me,I'm not American nor English,English is not my first language. I didn't know that was "a common idiom". Still,I understood what you meant and I was not pleased by it.
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RazorToshiba Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Eh whatever everyone has agency to choose what they want, seems you've made your choice so I won't waste my time.
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1:Ask enough people, every religion is bigoted is SOME way. So saying one religion is bigoted is pointless.
2:Everyone says that Mormons are racist just because God made Lamanited black. Why is that so horrible? It's not like God WANTED his followers to know who the people who would kill them were.
3:Just because they don't support gay marriage doesn't make them homophobic. They just don't believe in it. Yet they keep ties with The Boy Scouts of America, despite them making it ok for scout masters to be homosexual.
4:Just because they don't give women the priesthood, doesn't make them sexist.
5:It's not that Mormons CAN'T drink coffee and tea. They just CHOOSE not to. Because we believe it isn't good for us. Mormons CAN drink it. They just see no reason to.
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breeozoa Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes,every religion is bigoted but some are more bigoted than others. Some are more retrograde and medieval. Mormons don't support gay marriage AND they do not allow homosexuals in their churches. That's homophobic. Furthermore,women are pretty much thought of as baby-making machines. They are also not allowed to wear pants in church,which makes it look like we are still in the fucking Middle Age. The man is also CLEARLY thought as the leader of the family and "closer to God". How is that not sexist,lol. Lastly,states where mormonism is more common have a very high percentage of domestic violence - who knows why ;)
To conclude: yes,mormonism is not the only religion that's fucked up. No,that does not make the situation better in any way. If you like your religion then good for you,but denying the truth doesn't make you look smart. Nowadays,religions should not even be around in the first place.
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FimbuIvinter Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
it's not the truth, stop being a jerk about something you don't understand.
we are not sexist, homosexuals are allowed in our churches, we are not homophobic, and believe me, we're not medieval. we're absolutely not domestically violent, that has nothing to do with our religion. in fact, we're against that - like all decent human beings. why is it crap that we can't drink coffee? it's addictive, and depending on a stupid drink to be happy or even to function is really dumb. why don't you see that?
also what's the point of being a jerk about it? you don't have to agree but don't act like every mormon is terrible or like you know everything about the church when you really obviously don't.
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breeozoa Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Clearly not every mormon is like that,but frankly you can't tell me that the mormon religion is not homophobic. Where I live in Canada,homosexuals are not wanted in the local mormon church. Homosexuals CAN'T be mormons...if they want to be mormons,they have to turn heterosexuals somehow. To me that seems homophobic enough. Mormons might not directly condone domestic violence,but you CLEARLY condone patriarchy - domestic violence/emotional abuse is (often,but not always) a consequence of that. With this I'm not saying that every mormon family does these things,I'm talking in the big scale. Patriarchy is a medieval way of thinking according to me (and not just me). Countries that condone patriarchy are usually more violent and retrograde,you can't really argue with this.
Also,I agree with you when you say that a drink should not control your life - that's also why I don't drink alcohol. I sometimes drink coffee but not because I need it,but because I like it. Not all of us drink coffee because they need it to function properly...some are addicted,some are not! It's a personal choice and people should be allowed to make that choice.
I might sound like a jerk to you but I'm merely talking from experience.. I lived one year with a girl who became a mormon...and frankly,during that period of time I've seen and heard some pretty crazy stuff. She literally had to leave the mormon church because of how bigoted the teachings were. You are right when you say I do not know everything about mormonism,yet those few things I saw were enough to make me "nope" the hell away from it.
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FimbuIvinter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Homophobia means that homosexuals are hated. We don't feel that way, we try to love everyone no matter who they are or what they believe. Yes, it's controversial, because not everybody knows the whole truth about why people sexually identify the way they do. But we don't hate them, that's not how it works.
Also, we don't condone patriarchy. If you read one of our religious texts, "A Family: The Proclamation to the World," it says that "...fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners." It's not a man-led world, women are just as important and powerful as men are. We are just more traditional than most of the rest of the world today.
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breeozoa Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well,the term homophobia means that gays are hated,yes,but it's not just that really. Discrimination against gays is "homophobic" too. And with that I mean,when gays are not allowed to do certain activities that heterosexuals can do with no problem (such as donating blood,going to church.etc). The fact that mormonism does not allow gays in church is discrimination itself. What if a homosexual likes the core values of mormonism but can't become a mormon because of his/her sexual orientation? 
I never read your religious texts,but there were two sisters who tried to convert me to mormonism last year,and told me that "men are closer to god". Furthermore,I had the strong impression that women are more accepted in the religious community if they have lots of kids. Also,girls who were way younger than me were already married.. I guess that's "just being traditional" to you,but to me that's retrograde and medieval. Women are thought as baby factories and have to stay at home and take care of the kids,and they can't even wear a pair of pants in church...that's not acceptable to me - that's pretty much what patriarchy is. Women should have the choice to not have kids and go work like their husbands do.
If you want to live like that then fine,but you can't really expect other people to find your religion the best thing ever. Religions seriously need criticism.
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FimbuIvinter Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
you're mistaken, we do allow homosexuals to come to church. there are certain things they cannot do because we believe that there are only two natural genders and that God meant for people to be straight. that's the way almost every other species works, and it's the only way that works without outside help, so that's why we believe that. i know it's controversial but right now nobody knows if homosexuality is natural or not, so you can't say we're wrong for thinking a different way than you when there's no way to prove otherwise. it's not discrimination, it's simply a matter of being worthy. without a whole lot of explanation i can see how it does sound discriminatory, but it's really not.
we definitely don't think of women that way, and i don't know what those girls were saying - they didn't know what they were talking about. women are not "baby factories" like you seem to think we believe; they're not discouraged from having no children and getting a job - they have a choice. i don't know where you got that.
also, you say that patriarchy is women not being allowed to wear pants? if it's all someone has then yes of course they can, if it's their best. but you're acting like they're discouraged to wear pants because it's not feminine or whatever. it's just that we believe that skirts and dresses are more formal than pants, and i think most people agree with that. it's not a matter of femininity like you seem to think. it's a matter of formality.

honestly, it's really annoying when people make assumptions about a religion they're not even part of and then try to act like they know more than someone who follows that religion. if you are confused or have questions, yes, i'm glad to answer them, but there's no reason to be hostile. maybe you didn't mean it like that but that's how it seemed.
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xAshtailx Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
Maybe you should meet more Mormons.
1. :l
2. We were born with Agency, so it was always our choice to say if we wanted to go on a mission or not, and tbh I would love to go on a mission and can't wait to go on it. I've never been pressured, it's just something I've always Wanted to do.
3. It makes us uncomfortable...
4. Woooah there, no. My best friends have other religions, so maybe you've had an experience like that, but I've never heard of anything like that before. Maybe you should meet more Mormons before stating your harsh opinion on them
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xAshtailx Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Ouch. Either way, i'm mormon because I wan't to be of my own choice and because I believe the gospel. I honestly respect your decision to be athiest, I couldn't care less what you think about my religion. But going around and physically hurting people because what they believe... I'd say a little rude, am I right? Maybe give them at least a chance one day, idk, but you're apparently no better if you believe hurting people because of what they believe... 

And we're not racist. Idk where you got that idea.

And we just believe in marriages between different genders, I don't have any problems with gays or anything like that at ALL. <3
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xAshtailx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
That's violent, and honestly they didn't do ANYTHING to you. Not like I can do anything, so whatever. Nobody deserves to be hurt because of their religion or what they believe in. Go to jail geez imao.
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xAshtailx Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
You don't seem to believe in a lot of things. I wonder why you're still alive then if you practically hate everything?
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xAshtailx Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
Ouch
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tultsi93 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Mormons are Jehovah's witnesses (without plygamy). My family is closed, because most of us are Atheists.
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RazorToshiba Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
you obviously need to do more research, mormons and Jehovas witness are totally different, Jehovas witnesses dont even believe christ is God, the docterines arent even close to eachother
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tultsi93 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, okay. Thanks.
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FimbuIvinter Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
that's noT TRUE
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tultsi93 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
How that's not true? Both of them put their noses on other people's business. (It was Mormons who had polygamy, not Jehovas.)
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FimbuIvinter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
you obviously don't know anything about either religion. mormon gospel focuses on love and happiness, and a kind and loving god, while jehovah's witnesses believe in a strict god and are based almost solely on obedience.
mormons practiced polygamy shortly when the church was first restored - as you probably know, mormons were very persecuted and hated at that time. mobs tried (and often succeeded) to kill or injure them, targeting mostly men (that's how the world worked back then). this caused many widows and fatherless children and during that terrible time men married more than one woman to help provide for and protect them and their children. it's not because they viewed women as objects, like most people think, it was to protect people that needed it.
plus that doesn't help your point, like, at all.
honestly, we are extremely different from jehovah's witnesses, and comparing our religion and theirs shows that you have no idea what you're talking about. so please, before you make assumptions, at least understand what you're saying.
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tultsi93 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Ahh, okay. Now I got it. Thanks.
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FimbuIvinter Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome
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catsglade Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I was just talking about this with someone. Mormon weddings suck.
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thanks, that was nice
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arblos Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Didn't the Mormon church like discriminate against black people until the 80's?
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BlackStarProphet Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Mormon's also think Black people were cursed that way for being neutral in a war between Satan and Jesus, not because of melanin. Science? What's that? Mormonism never heard of that.
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RazorToshiba Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
i have no idea where you heard that lol wtf, check your sources yo
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FimbuIvinter Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
dude you're reading stuff off the internet - that's absolutely not true. actually, i'd like to know where you heard that crap.
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