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The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion Book One: The Mormons Paperback – May 15, 2013
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As an exMormon (forty-three years a member) and author of five books in `The Mormon Delusion' series, I know a thing or two about the truth behind the Mormon hoax. My final analysis of David Fitzgerald's `The Mormons', is that it more than captures the most important aspects concerning the truth that any inquirer would ever need to know, in one simple fun-to-read volume. As I know a lot about Mormonism, I didn't really expect to learn anything new to me - but I was delighted that I actually did, and I loved reading every word.
Fitzgerald covers not just Mormon history, doctrine, schisms and insurmountable problems that apologists simply cannot rationalise, but also how some supposedly faithful members behave today. I was amazed to discover how many Mormons, including several Bishops, particularly in Utah, have been jailed or are awaiting trial for running massive investment scams or Ponzi schemes, defrauding hundreds of fellow Mormons out of hundreds of millions of dollars; and how the Church, most unusually, refunded hundreds of thousands of dollars paid in tithing by one perpetrator, presumably to assist in repaying duped investors. It seems the Mormon Church is not short of a few criminals - or plenty of gullible members. But that was just an interesting aside to all the factual evidence against Joseph Smith and his hoax.
I enjoyed the way Fitzgerald so eloquently covered each aspect in his work. It was a refreshing change to many other books on the subject of Mormonism - vibrant and entertaining from beginning to end.Read more ›
Why then would members abide by such a fairy tale belief system? Because Smith and Young gave them the answers to the above two questions and added to them the 'fact' that they, and only they, after death would gain the highest recognition from their fairy tale god. Additionally their purpose in life was now clearly defined as being to a period spent pleasing the 'heavenly father'. A very sad tale of deceit on a massive level. But, unfortunately one that is not unlike all other organized religions that begins in myth and winds up in exceptionalism, power and corruption ............
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The incredible true colors of the history and beliefs of the Mormon church. If you're going to dedicate your time, money and life to a church, at least you should investigate the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Luis Loli
Excellent read. Having been raised Mormon and living it most of the last 50 years, I found David Fitzgerald to have a surprisingly good grasp on the Mormon culture and worldview. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Daniel
A revealing telling of the wacky mythology of this "modern" religion whose beginning lies more in the work of remarkable huckster Joseph Smith than any supernatural... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jack Whittier
Fast-paced and entertaining look into a relatively young religion. Wonderful illustration of the advantage older religions have: the lack of extant historical records & police... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Carla A. Burris
This was an excellent book. Very clearly written, thoroughly referenced, and with a great sense of humour throughout. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nicholas
An excellent history on the founders and founding philosophies of the Mormon religion. Gives you a accurate perspective on just how ridiculous the whole cult is. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
I find it absolutely hilarious that the cost of this book is $6.66!Published 6 months ago by Travis W