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Anyone Heard Of The Mountain Meadows Massacre?

Posted by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 1:11 AM
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This is an evil monstrosity that the LDS 'Church' did back in the mid-1800s.
I grew up LDS and never knew anything about this.
The Baker-Fancher immigrant train came to the Salt Lake Valley, planning to head west to California. The Mormons would not trade or do any business with the wagon train.
The Mormons told them that the northern passage was riddled with Natives who were angry at the white man and that the southern passage was safer and easier to travel.
This was a lie.
Also, word had been sent to the southern Mormons not to do business with the train, as well.
The morning of Monday September 7, 1857 was bright, warm.
A little boy had just sat down to eat his breakfast when he was shot and killed- the first victim.
Then followed the shooting of 10-15 more immigrants- 7 of whom died then, three of which died days later.
The train members made a circle of the wagons and dug a trench to protect themselves.
For days, there were shots fired.
Friday, Sept. 11, under the guise of surrender, a Mormon man walked into the immigrant encampment to convince the members that they should leave the area. He promised them their lives if they walked away from their weapons and belongings.
Women and men walked single file. Children and those men too injured, were pulled in a wagon- all led by Mormons.
After walking about a mile, the procession was halted.
A Mormon yelled t o his brethren "Do your duty!" and shots rang out.
Within a matter of minutes, 120+ men, women and CHILDREN were killed.
17 orphans were taken to a ranch a few miles away, to be adopted by Mormon families.

There was no reason for this massacre, other than blind devotion to a man who says he is of God.
How can this 'church' be good, when they have this history on their heads?

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bcoll
by Brandi on Feb. 19, 2013 at 1:15 AM
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 I've always known about this, but I love history, especially this time period.

All I can say here is that lots of terrible things have been done in the name of God and under cover of religion. That still doesn't make the religion bad. It makes those PEOPLE bad.

Sandiekd21
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 1:17 AM
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Yes, but the orders for the extermination came from the LEADERS OF THE CHURCH! You know, the infallible President of the Mormon church?

Quoting bcoll:

 I've always known about this, but I love history, especially this time period.

All I can say here is that lots of terrible things have been done in the name of God and under cover of religion. That still doesn't make the religion bad. It makes those PEOPLE bad.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 19, 2013 at 1:21 AM
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They can't. I think their "religion" is a cult anyway. I've met quite a few Mormons and they are nice people for the most part, but, their religion makes no sense. I tried to read the Book of Mormon, (I try to keep an open mind about other faiths and beliefs) but, it is the most confusing (and scrambled up) thing I have ever tried to read and understand. It's gibberish.

bcoll
by Brandi on Feb. 19, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Leaders who are still people. He can say he is "of God" all he likes.

Why are you yelling?

You don't have to agree with me. I'm simply stating that ALL religions have a past. A lot of it bloody. Zealots happen.

Quoting Sandiekd21:

Yes, but the orders for the extermination came from the LEADERS OF THE CHURCH! You know, the infallible President of the Mormon church?

Quoting bcoll:

 I've always known about this, but I love history, especially this time period.

All I can say here is that lots of terrible things have been done in the name of God and under cover of religion. That still doesn't make the religion bad. It makes those PEOPLE bad.


 

raven1114
by Silver Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 1:25 AM

I've read about it. Lots of people have doen sick things in the name of religion or God.

RLT2
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Most religions have a bloody past (and present frequently).

klbetts
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 1:32 AM
I guess the Inquisition means nothing to you? Or do you just feel the need to find all of the negative things you can about the LDS church and post them here? It's obvious that you have strong feelings about the church.
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by Anonymous on Feb. 19, 2013 at 1:44 AM
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I dont know why so many mormon posts are popping up but if you think the mormon past is the only past with blood on their hands you are sadly mistaken. There are plenty of other stories to tell. Why mormons all the sudden. Did I miss the memo that it is bash a Mormon week?
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 19, 2013 at 1:46 AM
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It's not a religion as much as a cult.  Like scientology. imo.

Most religions are an organized way of controlling a group of people.


Quoting Sandiekd21:

Yes, but the orders for the extermination came from the LEADERS OF THE CHURCH! You know, the infallible President of the Mormon church?

Quoting bcoll:

 I've always known about this, but I love history, especially this time period.

All I can say here is that lots of terrible things have been done in the name of God and under cover of religion. That still doesn't make the religion bad. It makes those PEOPLE bad.




katarina666
by Silver Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 1:48 AM

The mountain Meadows massacre was a revenge killing .The people who were murdered by the Mormon church were from an area of the states where Mormons were run out and Joseph Smith killed  by an angry mob.

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