Excuse me, what the FRICK? Why did no one tell me Mormon churches look like something elves built?

Excuse me, what the FRICK? Why did no one tell me Mormon churches look like something elves built? I've met many Mormons in my life and they all seem like generic Ned Flanders people. Why do their churches look like something from a video game? Literally otherworldly. What the frick.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It looks like a futuristic version of Gothic architecture.

    Kino.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is that limestone? Imagine it after years of acidic rain

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's in San Diego so there isn't much rain

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Is there only one like that? That one was near my school, then, saw it every day on my commute (there's a freeway on the other side). They were renovating it when I graduated last month.

        Shame I never checked it out up close. They don't let non-mormons in anyhow, right?

        >It's in San Diego so there isn't much rain
        There was a FRICK TON of rain in san diego, right in that area. It rained there hard all the time. We had nice spells in between, but when it rained, it poured.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The San Diego temple stands out as particularly interesting and unique, but there are many that utilize similar principles.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/Kvk7hNC.jpeg

            That picture doesn't even do it justice. I've seen it in person and it's pretty fricking huge. It looks like a castle from A Song of Ice and Fire.

            https://i.imgur.com/9nTCl9z.jpeg

            The Salt Lake CIty temple is also quite stunning, albeit a bit more conventional

            https://i.imgur.com/kdIeTJD.jpeg

            Growing up near DC you always you were nearing home when you saw this from the Beltway

            >Mormons are the only westerners left making beautiful and majestic buildings that actually look incredible
            It’s so fricking over

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You won't be allowed in the temple itself, but you can walk the grounds (they usually have gardens and paths, fountains, etc, around the exterior) and they have a visitor center where you can learn about the church and that kind of thing.

          https://i.imgur.com/X1s1vay.jpeg

          The San Diego temple stands out as particularly interesting and unique, but there are many that utilize similar principles.

          I went there in the 90s (family is Mormon, I no longer am), they used perspective tricks to make this temple look like it was in the middle of damn road. Really fricking cool but it kept causing accidents and the state forced them to move the road.

          https://i.imgur.com/vIB9SxO.jpeg

          Picrel

          Mormons generally view themselves as a protestant faith and dislike overly gaudy displays inside of the actual churches and stake buildings. Temples are considered differently and are made to be beautiful because thats what Mormons actually see as the house of God on Earth. Also for reference, temples aren't a place of worship in the normal sense, they are a place to perform religious ceremony like marriages, baptism for the dead, investiture of the priesthood, stuff like that. Regular Mormon churches and stake buildings (a stake building is like one level up, intended as the center for a larger geographic area like a county) are where actual worship services and religious instruction occur. The basic jist is that temples can be made very impressive and beautiful, but churches and other buildings are utilitarian and interchangeable.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >You won't be allowed in the temple itself
            That's because they can't have anyone walk in and point out all the masonic symbols in their architecture inside.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It's pretty common knowledge (even among Mormons) that JS just ripped off a ton of masonic imagery and symbolism. We unironically used to joke about it when I was a teenager.

            Actually that kind of stuff (the very blatant stealing from other religions/movements, the total incongruity between the BoM and actual history, the more batshit beliefs they don't express outside of the temple) is a large part of why I left.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >It's pretty common knowledge (even among Mormons) that JS just ripped off a ton of masonic imagery and symbolism
            That's because

            Joseph Smith was a jesuit. It's a luciferian cult

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >more batshit beliefs they don't express outside of the temple
            what are these?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/VgPDYNu.jpeg

            I mean, I don't really have that many that are funny or anything. It's pretty benign for the most part. Pot luck dinners, youth dances, basketball games, Sunday worship, etc. It's not too dissimilar from any other serious protestant denomination in terms of day-to-day service.

            [...]
            The "Space Jesus" stuff, with Elohim being an omni-precient being from another world that created the Universe when he got powerful enough. Mormons at the higher levels believe that devout Mormons who live a "perfect" life will gain the same power and go off and start their own Universe/worlds and they get to bring their sister-wives with them and all that. Also the Book of Mormon itself is a whole (blatantly) fake pre-Columbian history of the US that reads like an old-testament fan fiction combined with extremely dubious knowledge of the native-Americans. The basic jist is that Mormons believe the lost 13th tribe of Israel sailed to the Americas and started a new people/tribe in the Americas where they waged war with/interacted with other ancient American empires. They view the Native Americans/Ancient Americas as being similar to the old testament ME or whatever, it's very weird. Also they believe that Jesus came to the Americas after the resurrection and converted the natives, but that they reverted to paganism or something between then and Europeans showing up in the Americas. There is an entire anthropological department in BYU that is constantly trying to argue that aspects of Native faiths are actually from Judaism/Christianity as proof of the BoM's validity. No one in the academic world takes them seriously but it exists. One of the more famous examples is that they think the World's Tree on the tomb of Pakal (a Mayan king) is actually a cross and he was Christian.

            Also of course the whole "Baptism for the Dead" thing.

            Mormons believe that in order for the End Times to come, every single Human that ever lived must be offered the chance to accept Christ and be baptised. Mormons believe that they must also intercede in an earthly way and actually perform these baptisms in the temple. One of the reasons that they are so keen on genealogy is that they believe every member of their family going back as far as possible should be offered the chance to be baptised Mormon.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            checked
            I just learnt Anne Frank is a mormon baptised nine (9) times

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            More mormon stories, please

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I mean, I don't really have that many that are funny or anything. It's pretty benign for the most part. Pot luck dinners, youth dances, basketball games, Sunday worship, etc. It's not too dissimilar from any other serious protestant denomination in terms of day-to-day service.

            >more batshit beliefs they don't express outside of the temple
            what are these?

            The "Space Jesus" stuff, with Elohim being an omni-precient being from another world that created the Universe when he got powerful enough. Mormons at the higher levels believe that devout Mormons who live a "perfect" life will gain the same power and go off and start their own Universe/worlds and they get to bring their sister-wives with them and all that. Also the Book of Mormon itself is a whole (blatantly) fake pre-Columbian history of the US that reads like an old-testament fan fiction combined with extremely dubious knowledge of the native-Americans. The basic jist is that Mormons believe the lost 13th tribe of Israel sailed to the Americas and started a new people/tribe in the Americas where they waged war with/interacted with other ancient American empires. They view the Native Americans/Ancient Americas as being similar to the old testament ME or whatever, it's very weird. Also they believe that Jesus came to the Americas after the resurrection and converted the natives, but that they reverted to paganism or something between then and Europeans showing up in the Americas. There is an entire anthropological department in BYU that is constantly trying to argue that aspects of Native faiths are actually from Judaism/Christianity as proof of the BoM's validity. No one in the academic world takes them seriously but it exists. One of the more famous examples is that they think the World's Tree on the tomb of Pakal (a Mayan king) is actually a cross and he was Christian.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Mormons generally view themselves as a protestant faith and dislike overly gaudy displays inside of the actual churches and stake buildings.
            The austerity of it was also attractive for men who lived on the frontier.

            It was basically the wildest development out of 19th-century Protestant revival movement that also produced the Seventh-day Adventists. Also coincided with radical anti-clericalism in Catholic countries but that tended to veer into something approaching atheism (because the Catholics made no room for sects) or miracle-working cults of various saints (which were tolerated), while people in Protestant countries went for new or updated version of the religion. A product of a particular time when people were rejecting the existing order and trying to cope with an increasingly bleak and oppressive society, and the harsh conditions and isolation of the frontier in America contributed to its own forms of expression (like hysterical revival meetings out in the middle of nowhere with people speaking in tongues and barking like dogs).

            More than that, it created social, educational and sometimes political institutions where there were none.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >The austerity of it was also attractive for men who lived on the frontier.
            Are you ok dude? mormons are just as gaudy as catholics, because it was created by a catholic. And they're using their institution to help merge america into catholicism with propaganda like The Chosen so they can set up the NWO.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Catholics are secretly trying to take over the world
            I didn't think you people still existed lol

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >SHUT IT DOWN!!!

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Imagine thinking an institution that dominated the western world for 2000 years just suddenly became irrelevant and didn't continue to exert its influence invisibly. They had all of the cards then just suddenly had none? Nah.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            When institutions have the power to dominate the world they simply do it. They don't pussy-foot around with your moronic schizo-conspiracies. When the Catholic Church had actual power they were very upfront in using it. Even the small bit of power they still have they wield like a cudgel.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            They don't worship at the House of God™?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I mean, they still view churches and other worship buildings as being houses of God and places worth respect, but they believe very specifically that the Holy Spirit physically dwells on Earth in the temple.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >fantasy religion with fantasy holy book
    >builds fantasy churches

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That picture doesn't even do it justice. I've seen it in person and it's pretty fricking huge. It looks like a castle from A Song of Ice and Fire.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Salt Lake CIty temple is also quite stunning, albeit a bit more conventional

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I prefer the Baha'i aesthetic (A religion coindentally invented at almost the same time as Mormonism). Islamic dome crossed with a stupa. There's some interesting variations on the theme around the world, though some look a bit too much like the Sydney opera house. This more classic version is better.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just don’t ever go inside so you don’t have to see the gigantic ugly ass paintings of Jesus preaching to native Americans. The outsides are coolish for a while until you’ve gotten used to seeing them, at which point you start looking at them more closely and realize just how tacky and garish they actually are. The insides look as cheap and tacky as every mall church, and again, the Jesus-native paintings are not particularly high quality, and they stylistically clash horribly with both the exterior and the rest of the interior.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Picrel is Mormon aesthetics.
      is also correct. Catholic aesthetics are supreme.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Picrel

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Joseph Smith was a jesuit. It's a luciferian cult

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I've met many Mormons in my life and they all seem like generic Ned Flanders people. Why do their churches look like something from a video game? Literally otherworldly. What the frick.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mormons have great architecture and cultural endeavours (e.g. their choir); shame that they are one of the most heretic versions of christianity around

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Growing up near DC you always you were nearing home when you saw this from the Beltway

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Modernist, sterile garbage
    >Something the elves built
    >The purposely exaggerated "What the frick" at the end
    Mormons must be getting desperate to shill on 4chins

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Excuse me, what the FRICK? Why did no one tell me Mormon churches look like something elves built? I've met many Mormons in my life and they all seem like generic Ned Flanders people. Why do their churches look like something from a video game? Literally otherworldly. What the frick.

    Mormons are not the only ones that built something like this. Just look at the cathedrals that the Spanish built in Spain.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I mean, they're lovely but they're just fairly typical European style Cathedrals. I don't think OP was unaware of Cathedrals. It's the fantasy-style architecture that is standing out.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Some of them look pretty interesting and different. There's the one that kind of looks like a coral reef.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        this isn't fantasy style. this is too plain. this looks like a dumbed-down cathedral.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    for all the trash mormons have done, they sure know how to build cool temples

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Those are temples, not churches.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wait until you get into their theology, it's a trip.

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