Once as a bored teen watching TV I hit my breaking point after having seen one too many Church of Latter Day Saints commercials and mindlessly called the number on the screen to order a free copy of the Book of Mormon.
A few weeks later the tome arrived and I was flabbergasted at how badly the book was written and put it down thinking that I would never have a brush with Mormonism for a long while. To my surprise, the LDS peeps called my home endlessly for YEARS trying to get my take on the book and gauge how likely I was to convert, I guess. When I moved out of my parents’ home they continued to call, even after my mom said I had moved out. She practically had to tell them I was dead for them to ditch my digits.
Well, now that Mitt Romney is vying for the White House Mormonism has re-entered my life through the endless media babble about a religion founded in upstate New York–I think that’s funny–and claims 13 million followers worldwide (did you know that 32% of the south Pacific Kingdom of Tonga is Mormon?).
Take 23/6’s Mormon quiz and test your knowledge (or lack there of) about the Angel Moroni, how Jesus & Lucifer are related and other tidbits that can sometimes sound sci-fi, not Scientology sci-fi, but sci-fi nonetheless.
Btw, the most interesting website I encountered regarding the Book of Mormon is one that claims that it was plagiarized from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass…his argument here.
Image caption: The evolution of the sacred Mormon underwear.