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Utah - A Polygamous Town Built Into A Mountain (Photo)

 
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A small community of fundamentalist Mormons, about 15 polygamist and monogamist families, have established a unique home for themselves, living in modern homes literally carved into the side of a massive sandstone rock in the desert south of Moab, Utah. Rockland Ranch, informally called "The Rock," was founded about 35 years ago by Robert Dean Foster, who set out to create a safe, remote space for a Christian community that embraced plural marriage. Large houses were built by using dynamite to blast caves into the sandstone cliff, then finished into relatively modern homes complete with running water, electricity, internet access, and more. Reuters photographer Jimmy Urquhart was recently invited to visit and photograph The Rock, and returned with these images, a rare glimpse into a unique Utah community. Photo here [link to www.theatlantic.com]
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Funny how what we call fundamentalist mormons that now when in reality they are practicing there basic church doctrines. The reason mormons were driven out of up state New York was because of those beliefs. Truth be told ever main stream mormon still belives in that doctrine only they will get the wives after they die.
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Funny how what we call fundamentalist mormons that now when in reality they are practicing there basic church doctrines. The reason mormons were driven out of up state New York was because of those beliefs. Truth be told ever main stream mormon still belives in that doctrine only they will get the wives after they die.
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Yes. There are 13 million Mormons in the United States and around the world, and not one of them is a polygamist. Polygamy was part of our past, for about 50 years in the 19th century. But it is not part of our present. Polygamy was officially discontinued in 1890 — 118 years ago. [link to www.mormonsandpolygamy.org]
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is that a motorcross track
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is that a motorcross track
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bike :-)
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Yes. There are 13 million Mormons in the United States and around the world, and not one of them is a polygamist. Polygamy was part of our past, for about 50 years in the 19th century. But it is not part of our present. Polygamy was officially discontinued in 1890 — 118 years ago. [link to www.mormonsandpolygamy.org]
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from the article: "Fundamentalist Mormons, some of whom are monogamous and others who practe polygamy, harvest the community garden along with their children in Rockland Ranch, on November 3, 2012. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart)"

furthermore, you can find many articles on current, actual polygamy among mormons. i don't judge it, i don't care.

but i do find it odd that most mormon polygamist tend to choose very young teenage brides.
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ok, i get it. the lds-church has an official stance against polygamy. the people in the article are fundamentalist outcasts.
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cool place to live. i dont see anything wrong with them at all. They all seem pretty happy with it.
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Yes. There are 13 million Mormons in the United States and around the world, and not one of them is a polygamist. Polygamy was part of our past, for about 50 years in the 19th century. But it is not part of our present. Polygamy was officially discontinued in 1890 — 118 years ago. [link to www.mormonsandpolygamy.org]
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from the article: "Fundamentalist Mormons, some of whom are monogamous and others who practe polygamy, harvest the community garden along with their children in Rockland Ranch, on November 3, 2012. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart)"

furthermore, you can find many articles on current, actual polygamy among mormons. i don't judge it, i don't care.

but i do find it odd that most mormon polygamist tend to choose very young teenage brides.
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Choose very young teenage brides, for this ...

Polygamy and Mormonism are inseparably entwined. One of the most offensive aspects of Mormon-based polygamy is the rampant practice of taking underage girls as polygamous wives. This is precisely what Brian David Mitchell did when he abducted Elizabeth Smart. In the western United States, there are at least 30,000 people involved in the practice of Mormon-based polygamy. In these polygamous groups, the compulsion for underage girls to marry polygamists--usually men much older than themselves--is a part of everyday life. In these communities, girls as young as 12 or 13 are often married off to priesthood leaders. The most powerful and influential of these priesthood holders have first pick of the girls. Parents of the young girls submit their daughters willingly into these unions with the hope of being blessed by God in their afterlife.

One asks, where did this practice come from? Why do these offenders take such young girls as wives? What does Mormon doctrine have to do with this?

These are indeed puzzling questions, but the answers are simple. The founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith Jr. set the precedent for this behavior.

Smith married several underage girls himself. The most notorious example of this is in the case of Helen Mar Kimball. Young Helen married Smith in May, 1843. She was 14 years old; the same age as Elizabeth Smart was at the time of her abduction. Helen's father, Heber Chase Kimball gave his daughter to Smith as a token of his unquestioning devotion. In return, Smith promised that this union would seal up the salvation of the Kimball family. Smith didn't use a knife to coerce this young girl, he used the weapon he was most adept at using, psychological manipulation. [link to www.exmormon.org]
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cool place to live. i dont see anything wrong with them at all. They all seem pretty happy with it.
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yes :)

i find the literal beliefs of the lds-church as hilarious as most other scriptures, but i actually have a lot of respect for mormons: they are always extremely polite when spreading their books; they choose a very harsh region to live in, made it fertile and self-sufficient, and currently have enough durable food to last generations. hats off.
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The chick in the first photo has a smoking hot ass, yummmmy
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Gotta be some awkward moments in those households... How do you decide which one to bang each night? Or do they get some menagaitwois action?

Just look at all those hot white women's! Almost NO fatties!

Lucky fuckin bahstads!

And as soon as your first wives hit the wall, you go over to your neighbor and ahem " hey Mary IS 14 now...." New fresh Puntang on tap! What's not to like?!?!?!
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Agenda 21 thugs are gonna come down hard on these poor psychotic cult members though. ...
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A small community of fundamentalist Mormons, about 15 polygamist and monogamist families, have established a unique home for themselves, living in modern homes literally carved into the side of a massive sandstone rock in the desert south of Moab, Utah. Rockland Ranch, informally called "The Rock," was founded about 35 years ago by Robert Dean Foster, who set out to create a safe, remote space for a Christian community that embraced plural marriage. Large houses were built by using dynamite to blast caves into the sandstone cliff, then finished into relatively modern homes complete with running water, electricity, internet access, and more. Reuters photographer Jimmy Urquhart was recently invited to visit and photograph The Rock, and returned with these images, a rare glimpse into a unique Utah community. Photo here [link to www.theatlantic.com]
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How can those bolded parts be correct at the same time?

It's like saying Muslims are Christians because their doctrine mentions Jesus.
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A small community of fundamentalist Mormons, about 15 polygamist and monogamist families, have established a unique home for themselves, living in modern homes literally carved into the side of a massive sandstone rock in the desert south of Moab, Utah. Rockland Ranch, informally called "The Rock," was founded about 35 years ago by Robert Dean Foster, who set out to create a safe, remote space for a Christian community that embraced plural marriage. Large houses were built by using dynamite to blast caves into the sandstone cliff, then finished into relatively modern homes complete with running water, electricity, internet access, and more. Reuters photographer Jimmy Urquhart was recently invited to visit and photograph The Rock, and returned with these images, a rare glimpse into a unique Utah community. Photo here [link to www.theatlantic.com]
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How can those bolded parts be correct at the same time?

It's like saying Muslims are Christians because their doctrine mentions Jesus.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22089462

Mormonism and Christianity. Mormonism and Christianity have a complex theological, historical, and sociological relationship. Mormons express the doctrines of Mormonism using standard biblical terminology, and have similar views about the nature of Jesus' atonement , bodily resurrection, and Second Coming as traditional Christianity. [link to en.wikipedia.org]
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looks like a great life.

Probably pisses off the elite to see that many white children being brought into the world
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A small community of fundamentalist Mormons, about 15 polygamist and monogamist families, have established a unique home for themselves, living in modern homes literally carved into the side of a massive sandstone rock in the desert south of Moab, Utah. Rockland Ranch, informally called "The Rock," was founded about 35 years ago by Robert Dean Foster, who set out to create a safe, remote space for a Christian community that embraced plural marriage. Large houses were built by using dynamite to blast caves into the sandstone cliff, then finished into relatively modern homes complete with running water, electricity, internet access, and more. Reuters photographer Jimmy Urquhart was recently invited to visit and photograph The Rock, and returned with these images, a rare glimpse into a unique Utah community. Photo here [link to www.theatlantic.com]
 Quoting: smilesun


How can those bolded parts be correct at the same time?

It's like saying Muslims are Christians because their doctrine mentions Jesus.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22089462

Mormonism and Christianity. Mormonism and Christianity have a complex theological, historical, and sociological relationship. Mormons express the doctrines of Mormonism using standard biblical terminology, and have similar views about the nature of Jesus' atonement , bodily resurrection, and Second Coming as traditional Christianity. [link to en.wikipedia.org]
 Quoting: smilesun


[link to carm.org]

The reason Mormonism is not Christian is because it denies one or more of the essential doctrines of Christianity. Here is a basic list of what true Christianity teaches as essential doctrine according to the Bible.

There is only one God in all existence (Exodus 20:1-4; Isaiah 43:10; 44:6,8; 45:5).
Jesus is divine (John 1:1;14; 8:24; Col. 2:9)
Forgiveness of sins is by grace alone without works (Eph. 2:8-9; Rom. 3:28; 4:1-5)
Jesus rose from the dead physically (John 2:19-21; Luke 24:39)
The gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus (1 Cor. 15:1-4)

Mormonism denies that there is only one God in all existence and also denies the forgiveness of sins alone in Christ alone. Therefore, it is outside Christianity. It is not a Christian religion.
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Gotta be some awkward moments in those households... How do you decide which one to bang each night? Or do they get some menagaitwois action?

Just look at all those hot white women's! Almost NO fatties!

Lucky fuckin bahstads!

And as soon as your first wives hit the wall, you go over to your neighbor and ahem " hey Mary IS 14 now...." New fresh Puntang on tap! What's not to like?!?!?!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25463516


Usually what happens is....um lets say a guy had 7 wives, he would spend a night 1 day a week with a different wife?
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I could be a polygamist if I could have 2 of those on number 13.
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I could be a polygamist if I could have 2 of those on number 13.
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Uhmm on numer 13, are mother and daughter, the daughter is nine years old
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I could be a polygamist if I could have 2 of those on number 13.
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Uhmm on numer 13, are mother and daughter, the daughter is nine years old
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I meant the mother, 2 of her you pervert. I thought that I wouldn't have to explain that.
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legally they get around the polygamy by claiming only one wife on state records. This also benefits them in that the second/subsequent wifes claim federal/state benefits due to no income from being a single parent. The "normal" taxpayers foot the bill.
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what do mormon chicks find sexxy
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I could be a polygamist if I could have 2 of those on number 13.
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Uhmm on numer 13, are mother and daughter, the daughter is nine years old
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I meant the mother, 2 of her you pervert. I thought that I wouldn't have to explain that.
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Sorry, I had studied English as a second language in my native country :-).
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its all fun and games until the rock ceiling falls on somebodys head LOL
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I could be a polygamist if I could have 2 of those on number 13.
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Uhmm on numer 13, are mother and daughter, the daughter is nine years old
 Quoting: smilesun


I meant the mother, 2 of her you pervert. I thought that I wouldn't have to explain that.
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Sorry, I had studied English as a second language in my native country :-).
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No problem, and glad you learned a second language. Us Americans tend to say things that don't seem logical to foreigners because that's how we were raised to speak. I realize my grammar was incorrect. I'll try better for our friends in other countries.
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ok, i get it. the lds-church has an official stance against polygamy. the people in the article are fundamentalist outcasts.
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I think the Mormon church basically decided to go against polygamy as a practical matter because polygamy was against the law in the US and it stopped the government from constantly persecuting the church over breaking the law.
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Gotta be some awkward moments in those households... How do you decide which one to bang each night? Or do they get some menagaitwois action?

Just look at all those hot white women's! Almost NO fatties!

Lucky fuckin bahstads!

And as soon as your first wives hit the wall, you go over to your neighbor and ahem " hey Mary IS 14 now...." New fresh Puntang on tap! What's not to like?!?!?!
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Articles like this provide a platform for the typical degenerates to strike a righteous pose. You go AC 25463516. We are sure you are more of a citizen than those evil Mormon cliff dwellers.
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This seems like a very happy healthy community with all age appropriate wives and husbands. It's amazing what a community can accomplish together - homes built in tyhe rock walls and all. Bet they get great passive solar heat that way too
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LOL @ the excuses men will come up with for sex
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Gotta be some awkward moments in those households... How do you decide which one to bang each night? Or do they get some menagaitwois action?

Just look at all those hot white women's! Almost NO fatties!

Lucky fuckin bahstads!

And as soon as your first wives hit the wall, you go over to your neighbor and ahem " hey Mary IS 14 now...." New fresh Puntang on tap! What's not to like?!?!?!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25463516


Articles like this provide a platform for the typical degenerates to strike a righteous pose. You go AC 25463516. We are sure you are more of a citizen than those evil Mormon cliff dwellers.
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First of all, the 14 year old comment will have you arrested, and second, you are sick in the head. I'm in my mid 30's, and would never think about touching anyone under 25. I could still be a polygamist because they'd be bitching at each other all the time while I crack open a beer (oh damn, they don't drink) and watch the action. Who needs TV?