Tue, 14 Apr 1992 13:36:43 CDT
From: Troye Kauffman Bitnet: AEZTROY@UICVMC
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Here's some tidbits about the LDS church:
(I am not Mormon, however my wife was once. As a result, our family is
visited every year by a pair of LDS missionaries. They are well received,
and I always spend time with them to learn more about their church. I
don't agree totally with their theology, however think they have some very
positive aspects to their program. Please correct me if some of the
following info is not correct, but I'm pretty sure it is:)
1. I don't think the LDS church prohibits caffeine; members are allowed to
drink Coke and Pepsi. The component of tea and coffee that is prohibited
is tannic acid, which the church claims will damage one's stomach.
2. LDS members are Christians. They believe in the same Christ that
Protestants and Catholics do; they just believe that Christ also did some
missionary work in North America as well as in the Middle East.
3. The LDS church maintains one of the largest (if not THE largest)
geneological databases in the world. This database is open to members and
non-members; I believe that all the church asks is that new research and
information be donated to the database in return. I'm pretty sure that
their use for this database is to perform ceremonies for (deceased) ancestors
to baptize them into the LDS church.
4. The LDS church does not support, condone, or approve polygamy.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City