ANSWERS: 41
  • I've heard of it, but people have done a lot worse in the name of many other established religions, countries, ethnic groups, for profit, just following orders, or a hundred other reasons. So I can only think that the point of your question is to turn people against Mormonism.
  • And to that that it happened on 9/11.....eerie!
  • Do you know what started it? One of the prophets Parley Pratt was killed by Hector McLean the legal husband of one of Pratt's many wives. So the Mormon's took revenge on a wagon train of 120 Men, Women and Children.
  • Yes, and do you know they have apologized and asked for forgiveness for tha? Did you also know that over 2,000 Mormons were killed by other Christians between the time of 1830 and the turn of the 20th centur? And as they have forgiven those that massacred them, as taught by the Savior, they hope that others forgive them for their mistakes as well. Did you also know that they saved over 120 slaves during that same time from being killed? DId you also know that they have fought in every single war against those that have tried to destroy this country since 1830? How about finding the good in everything and spend less time finding fault, I do beleive that is what Jesus taught and to my knowledge still teaches; unless, He has been replaced and I did not get the word.
  • not all mormans
  • I heard about it, and am waiting on the movie. Interesting piece of history that's not often talked about. I would love to hear similar stories that shaped history that just aren't discussed.
  • Yes, I've known about it for a long time. It's just one more brutal chapter of American history, worst of which (on native soil) was the overwhelming slaughter of Native Americans.
  • I've heard about it too. What a coincidence!
  • Yes. It is called the Mountain Meadows Massacre. There is a movie coming out about it. The doctrin involved is called Blood Atonement. The then President of the Church Brigham Young was a big believer in the doctrine and often preached on it. It is better to kill a sinner and let his blood atone for his sin than allow him to live another minute to grow deeper in sin and thus have to pay a higher price in the afterlife. Therefore by killing the sinner, you are daving him from damnation. You are doing him a favor,
  • Yes,I do. There history has alot of brutal and bloody dealings. Very interesting.
  • I had no idea, but I think the date is pure coincidence. I think the reason Al Qaeda picked 9/11 is due to the American emergency phone number, not to coincide with such a horrendous example of a barbaric past.
  • I do now.
  • Yes I did...It was called the "Mountain Meadows Massacre." I've known this for quite some time. Many Christians have done the same or far worse in defense of Christianity. Not to defend Mormons but...throwing stones is not recommended in glass houses.
  • And did YOU know that the Mormons were chased from state to state from New York to Nebraska, burned out, hung, shot, raped, tarred and feathered. Not ONE of the men who performed THESE atrocities was EVER tried, or convicted of the crimes, stated above! Now after all of this, the Mormons reached Salt Lake and thought they were safe, and then they get word that the army is coming to chase them out of Utah! Men who had been beaten, and watched their wives being raped, while being held, and helpless, and watching others being killed, were the ones who got up a party of men, and they went after their tormentors! NO one has ever said what they did was right! Because it wasn't. The men who participated, were imprisoned, and the leader was shot to death! Which is more than was done to the mobs, back East! So next time you go and make a grandiose statement like the one you made, you might check your facts,and see what was the cause, and effect!
  • Yes they did and did you know that the states of Missouri, Kansas, New York, Ohio and especially Illinois killed over 1,000 Mormons just because they were Mormons? Whoa, the Mormons killed 120 and everyone involved in that massacre was punished by the Church and the Law; and just think the cowards that killed over a 1,000 Mormons, not one was ever convicted of any crime. Gee just think about the lop-sided justice there, and oh boy let’s jump on those few even more today some 100 years later, instead of crying out for justice for the many that were butchered and killed and never had their day of justice. Isn’t it just like any hatred and contentious person, I am referring to you that like to find fault with anyone’s religion and their past without having all the facts. But what the heck since 1830 facts having really been a major problem with those that evolved from apes, now has it?
  • Yes they did and did you know that the states of Missouri, Kansas, New York, Ohio and especially Illinois killed over 1,000 Mormons just because they were Mormons? Whoa, the Mormons killed 120 and everyone involved in that massacre was punished by the Church and the Law; and just think the cowards that killed over a 1,000 Mormons, not one was ever convicted of any crime. Gee just think about the lop-sided justice there, and oh boy let’s jump on those few even more today some 100 years later, instead of crying out for justice for the many that were butchered and killed and never had their day of justice. Isn’t it just like any hatred and contentious person, I am referring to you that like to find fault with anyone’s religion and their past without having all the facts. But what the heck since 1830 facts having really been a major problem with those that evolved from apes, now has it?
  • Missouri, Kansas, New York, Ohio and especially Illinois killed over 1,000 Mormons just because they were Mormons. Whoa, the Mormons killed 120 and everyone involved in that massacre was punished by the Church and the Law and just think the cowards that killed over a 1,000 Mormons, not one was ever convicted of any crime. Gee just think about the lop-sided justice there, and oh boy let’s jump on those few even more today some 100 years later, instead of crying out for justice for the many that were butchered and killed and never had their day of justice. Isn’t it just like any hatred and contentious person, I am referring to you that like to find fault with anyone’s religion and their past without having all the facts. But what the heck since 1830 facts having really been a major problem with those that evolved from apes, now has it?
  • Wow that recently?
  • Once again, those who don't know show their ignorance, no that is not how and why it started, there was another whole problem going on, but then the facts really don't matter do they? Let's just throw some garbage out there so people can read it and believe it and never know real facts and truth. You that hate your hate really runs deep doesn’t it? Let’s never get the truth before we put something in writing, heck the truth has never been a issue for those that evolved from apes since the beginning now has i?
  • I am actually very surprised to hear even a slight attempt (albeit incorrect) at accepting blame for MT meadows by anyone of LDS
  • Did you know you have to go back 150 years to find something bad to accuse the Mormons of. That's a pretty good track record, all things considered.
  • Murdering profiteering animals. They also took their women and children. The mountain Meadows Massacre. Recently a great movie starring Jon Voight was mad about it. They also massacred them Ute Indians. Attacked the Missouri Governer. I think they are funny Mormons
  • That's a masonic date also just like our present day 9/11 and calling for help is usually 911... This heinous murder was at the direction of despot and tyrant Brigham Young who ordered scapegoat John D. Lee to lead the gang dressed up like Indians even after a white flag was used by the Missourians and they were given permission to be there. John D. Lee is my ancestor and his being the scapegoat for wicked Brigham Young was passed down. John D. Lee was evil to be a blind obedient slave like most Mormons who believe that "the prophet will never lead them astray" and "when the prophet has spoken the thinking has been done!" It's time for the Lord's House to be cleansed by getting back to the plain and precious truths of the original Book of Mormon (authentic history of the ancient Americans who knew of Christ e.g. "Great White God"). This book was altered with the 2nd printing changing the identity of God. Polygamy and masonry and taking the priesthood away for women (and African Americans) are why the church is NOW under condemnation. 1 Nephi 13. For an actual witness of life as a polygamous and the tyranical rule that preceeded the Mountain Meadow Massacre read this book. Dissenters and Gentiles even in Salt Lake City were killed by the "Indians" by the Mormon Danite Warriors. This is a must read to know what it was really like and why the Mountain Meadow Massacre happened. She tells about the MMM. Notice that before the corruption crept in and Joseph Smith got into his "own will and carnal desires" (D&C 3:1-11) The people were good and they were really happy. Then craziness happened... Young, Ann Eliza. Wife No. 19 or The Story of a life in Bondage being a Complete Expose`of Mormonism and Revealing the Sorrows, Sacrifices and Sufferings of Women in Polygamy. 1875. 23 Feb. 2009 <http://books.google.com/books?id=XcwAAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA108&lpg=PA108&dq= how+has+polygamy+hurt+women%3F&source=bl&ots=yWRrtvemxA&sig=fPvzIcmya9f6wtJsqThh6lN_4I&hl=en&ei=bvSiScjhKoSTnge0vMX8DQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&renum=6&ct=result#PPA24,M1>.
  • I recommend the following link: http://en.fairmormon.org/Mountain_Meadows_Massacre
  • Yes, although I am not a Mormon I know the story and am not shocked. They are but one of many groups that have done horrible things. I also know the Nazi people slaughtered six million Jews in the name of their Hitler. Isn't it about time that we stop spreading hatred and work together towards the Kingdom of God ?
  • You know how many the Catholic Church has murdered........ Jesus! Please! If you are really there....PROTECT ME FROM YOUR FOLLOWERS!
  • Yeah but the Indians and settlers killed one or two of them too...don't nit pick... *Kidding.
  • Yea, but I do not live in the past.
  • More people are killed by Islamists each year than in all 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition combined.
  • Yup. Read about it awhile ago. Not Church sanctioned though, just some major paranoia from soem who thought it was best to kill them strangers then let them go on living. Hopefully they were bred out as it would be just a terrible thing to have some of those paranoid folks getting all upset about others asking questions of them for which they can't answer and thus they kind of...of..oh...
  • Just as a little aside - do you notice just how many of these answers , rather than merely answering the question, go for the yes, but.. approach? How many have said - yes, but x killed y? That x killed y does not justify the killing. But nor does it make the current members of the mormon church any more responsible than Germans today are responsible for what happened 65 years ago, or than all white people are for the slave trade, or than I am for the number of murders and deaths in Northern Ireland due to terrorism.
  • why does it matter that they are Mormon?
  • I know that some of the people who did it were Mormons, and some were Indians. . Generalizing to Mormons as a class is not right. Most were not involved and would have tried to stop it rather than participate had they known of it in time (Including all the general authorities). We consider it an atrocity, just as you do.
  • I have absolutely no problem believing they did it. I personally knew people in the middle 1980's that they killed and got away with it.
  • I am aware that some Mormons did this awful thing. It's very sad that anyone would kill innocent people. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has never supported murder. These men will stand accountable before God for their crimes. The Church does not uphold this wickedness. This crime does not disprove the truthfulness of the Church. The Prophets did not instruct these murderers to shed innocent blood.
  • I watched the movie about it, which I think should have been labeled a public service announcement.
  • Actually, I heard it was 128 originally. But what's a few extra kids one way or the other, right?
  • Members not the church. it was mormon members.
  • That is a statement disguised as a question.
  • It was 152 years ago, so I don't really give a f**k
  • September 11th

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