The Mormon Church Doesn’t Want To Be Called “Mormon” Any More

Aug 17, 2018

By Jim Dalrymple II

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 guidethat 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.”

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7 comments on “The Mormon Church Doesn’t Want To Be Called “Mormon” Any More

  • @OP – It also says that “the term ‘Mormonism’ is inaccurate and should not be used.”

    Ah! That theist love of redefining words to dodge embarrassing issues!

    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.”

    OR – WHEN TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH:-

    “My god delusion finds the past history of Mormonism a bit embarrassing, as it has attracted negative publicity, so let’s see if we can dissociate the present cult from its past history in the minds of potential converts/ gullible sources of finance!



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  • The only thing wrong with their brand name is the use of the extra M letter.

    The word Moron was used to describe persons with an intellectual disability early in the 20th century. It was an attempt to define intellectual disability and not meant as an insult.

    But:- to the followers of a convicted 19th century conman/bullshit artist it is not really sufficient or fair to those suffering from such a disability to use that word.

    I prefer to address the argument not the persons but in this case I will be polite and start the discussion off with other words like dickheads etc etc.

    Brain washed poor silly’s from birth might be more accurate. Converts corner on this site still brings tears to my eyes and reminds me to be sympathetic. But only so far, the non converted still want to impose their superstitious bullshit on the rest of us.



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  • LaurieB #6
    Aug 19, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Obviously he’s asleep at the wheel.

    OR: – Asleep at the warp-drive!!

    http://www.top10craziestmormonbeliefs.com/a/93

    Kolob is a star or planet described in Mormon scripture. Reference to Kolob is found in the Book of Abraham, a work published by Latter Day Saint (LDS) prophet Joseph Smith, Jr.

    Kolob has never been identified with any modern astronomical object and is not recognized as an ancient concept by modern Egyptology.



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