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Old July 8th, 2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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My neighbors are Mormon, they are great people and I am very happy to live next to them. I honestly could not ask for better neighbors.

What I am curious about is all the free labor they get. They constantly have college kids at their house doing all the hard chores. IE Tree trimming, working on vehicles, etc... They almost always are wearing suits/dress shirts and ties while doing the work. Sometimes rarely, they do show up in street clothes though.

They have been called Elders in front of me as well as Missionaries. They have offered to help me when they saw me doing yard work, and once jumped in un-asked. I was never pressured to join a church or even talked to about church.

Is this normal in the Mormon religion? It really baffles me to see them working in suits trimming trees and doing brakes on cars - it's just odd to me.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 02:30 PM   #2
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I'm probably as much mormon as i am catholic, so where do i sign up for free labor?
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Old July 8th, 2013, 02:31 PM   #3
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I'm gonna see if any of my neighbors are Mormons. I need to change the water pump on my truck and I don't want to.
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I'm not a Mormon either, but a former coworker was. From what I gathered, they are very much about helping each other out.

Many will travel on mission and do a year of service before they are 21. It may be that some others stay local and devote a year locally. Not sure of the ins and outs, but that doesn't surprise me.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 02:42 PM   #5
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I used to hang out with a couple friends that were Mormon. They were very sheltered but they were some of the friendliest, non judge mental people I have ever met. They would help you with anything and whatever was theirs was also yours if you asked.
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Mormans have always seemed really nice, to the point of being creepy.

I live in an apt and had three mormon girls knock on the door. I sear they must have been 15/16 (the pedo in every guy says they actually weren't bad looking) at the most. The first thing they said was "Hello, we were wondering if you had any..services, or anything that needed to be done".....

I heard that and immediately thought i could be going to jail in about t- 1 minute depending on how I answered the question. They were polite and nice, but it's was just how they said it. I was like wtf? lol

Best part was they knocked on the 90 year old catholic lady next door to me and she gave them about a 20 minute speech on how they defaming the lord......gotta give them credit though, they were still nice and polite after all was said and done
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Old July 8th, 2013, 03:06 PM   #7
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Mormans have always seemed really nice, to the point of being creepy.

I live in an apt and had three mormon girls knock on the door. I sear they must have been 15/16 (the pedo in every guy says they actually weren't bad looking) at the most. The first thing they said was "Hello, we were wondering if you had any..services, or anything that needed to be done".....

I heard that and immediately thought i could be going to jail in about t- 1 minute depending on how I answered the question. They were polite and nice, but it's was just how they said it. I was like wtf? lol

Best part was they knocked on the 90 year old catholic lady next door to me and she gave them about a 20 minute speech on how they defaming the lord......gotta give them credit though, they were still nice and polite after all was said and done
My neighbors have never once creeped me out. The husband is probably in his late 50's or early 60's but looks older. He is one of the hardest working people I know, and for his size that says something (he is tiny.)

The wife is very cool, she complains about the same stuff in the neighborhood I do. We actually have built a joint garden between our houses.
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My neighbors have never once creeped me out. The husband is probably in his late 50's or early 60's but looks older. He is one of the hardest working people I know, and for his size that says something (he is tiny.)

The wife is very cool, she complains about the same stuff in the neighborhood I do. We actually have built a joint garden between our houses.
Sounds like pretty cool neighbors to have. I don't really see many mormons in general; pretty much just the occasional pair or 3 that stop by so when I do I guess i'm just surprised that a stranger would act as nice as they do; so I see it as creepy

Great outlook i know, but hey, we live in a world where being nice is few and far between
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From what I understand (living next to a Mormon church/mission at MSU) in order to become a member of the church (as a young adult) you have to go on mission. You also have to raise your own support for you mission.

I think it's a great idea. Making fresh out of high school kids work on the mission field makes them mature quite quickly and, imo, is the reason so many Mormons are successful. They learn a good work ethic from their parents and before going to college put it into practice individually. They don't wonder aimlessly for 3 and a half years at college not knowing what they want to do, all the while loosing that work ethic/ picking up bad habits.
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I have a friend who is with a Utah Mormon. He joined, but then was excomunicated from the church. They have lived both in Utah and Michigan and I have visited both places with them multiple occasions including the visitor center in Salt Lake. I even went to a few services with him.

There is a big difference between Utah Mormons and Non-Utah Mormons, and even they will tell you that. Utah Mormons tend to be much more pushy, although still polite.

I've learned a bunch about the whole Mormon thing, and basically biggest way to piss them off is to drink alcohol or coffee or have premarital sex.

Their tything system is a sort of indentured servitute and not optional. A large portion of their income goes to the church and such.

Yes, they have very strong family values, as long as you agree 100 percent with them. They use excommunication and shunning to control the family.

I'm non-religious and very open minded, but through hands on experience I see how controlling (or cultish) the Mormon church is.
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Only thing I know about Mormons is they don't like Plural marriages, well at least some of them. I learned that on Sister-Wives on TLC.
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Are Mormons those weirdos who ride around on bikes with matching short sleeve white shirts and black ties, while also looking very safe with bike helmets on?
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I have a friend who is with a Utah Mormon. He joined, but then was excomunicated from the church. They have lived both in Utah and Michigan and I have visited both places with them multiple occasions including the visitor center in Salt Lake. I even went to a few services with him.

There is a big difference between Utah Mormons and Non-Utah Mormons, and even they will tell you that. Utah Mormons tend to be much more pushy, although still polite.

I've learned a bunch about the whole Mormon thing, and basically biggest way to piss them off is to drink alcohol or coffee or have premarital sex.

Their tything system is a sort of indentured servitute and not optional. A large portion of their income goes to the church and such.

Yes, they have very strong family values, as long as you agree 100 percent with them. They use excommunication and shunning to control the family.

I'm non-religious and very open minded, but through hands on experience I see how controlling (or cultish) the Mormon church is.
My neighbors have gone to Utah a few times, the wife lived there for awhile. I have drank beer and quite a few times said I could go for a beer and they have never once shunned or treated me badly. Maybe they are just more easy going.


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Are Mormons those weirdos who ride around on bikes with matching short sleeve white shirts and black ties, while also looking very safe with bike helmets on?

Probably, some of their missionaries were out fishing in dress pants, dress shirts and ties today.
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My neighbors have gone to Utah a few times, the wife lived there for awhile. I have drank beer and quite a few times said I could go for a beer and they have never once shunned or treated me badly. Maybe they are just more easy going.





Probably, some of their missionaries were out fishing in dress pants, dress shirts and ties today.
For the most part they don't care if you drink, if one of them does....big trouble if they get caught.
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I have a friend who is with a Utah Mormon. He joined, but then was excomunicated from the church. They have lived both in Utah and Michigan and I have visited both places with them multiple occasions including the visitor center in Salt Lake. I even went to a few services with him.

There is a big difference between Utah Mormons and Non-Utah Mormons, and even they will tell you that. Utah Mormons tend to be much more pushy, although still polite.

I've learned a bunch about the whole Mormon thing, and basically biggest way to piss them off is to drink alcohol or coffee or have premarital sex.

Their tything system is a sort of indentured servitute and not optional. A large portion of their income goes to the church and such.

Yes, they have very strong family values, as long as you agree 100 percent with them. They use excommunication and shunning to control the family.

I'm non-religious and very open minded, but through hands on experience I see how controlling (or cultish) the Mormon church is.
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