I honestly don’t know how much of this is accurate. I’d love to know what’s true and what’s not true.
A lot of the Mormon beliefs depicted below fits in with my own understanding of the faith (not to mention the South Park Mormonism episode and Julia Sweeney‘s explanation of the faith from Letting Go of God).
According to the description (written by an atheist):
[T]his is an old video used during Bible Study in Mormon youth groups. The claims contained within are what the Mormon religion actually taught. Many modern Mormons now try to distance themselves from these views simply because of their blatant absurdity…
***Update***: Commenters are saying the description above is incorrect. The clip is actually from an anti-Mormon film called The God Makers.
So what’s accurate and how do current Mormons explain away these beliefs (if they do)? And why are their current beliefs any more believable than those?
And how is it that Mormonism is on the rise…?
(Thanks to Nick for the link!)