Is it normal to follow restorational faiths?

Some of these sects (if not religions) are simple, but all I believe in is either an old tradition or a restoration of such a tradition. Hard to mention is that I also practise magick (being against it doesn't apply to me in my religions because they make no mention of it), e.g. hoodoo, high magick, sorcery, and scrying (shhhh!). But concerning my Christian faiths, the two of them are Puritanism and The True And Living Church Of Jesus Christ Of Saints Of The Last Days, a now extinct Mormon sect, I base my choice of sects on primitive religion, in the Mormon sect I can, if I really need to, get prepared for such a holy war and lock myself in my house storing food away for fear of the end of the world, and meat, sugar and honey are forbidden and I'm now on a raw food diet, which is as simple as the original Mormon diet of veg, little meat, and no alcohol, tobacco, coffee, tea, or harmful drugs (I used to join Mormonism, but I wasn't a hardcore believer). It sounds good doesn't it? Except one thing: I like my coffee, and I like being a vegetarian, therefore a little meat is good for some, and no meat is good for others, it's crazy! What kind of God deprives you of coffee? How am I going to wake up in the morning? The diet makes sense, because I need to stay awake to see if I'll rise to the terrestrial kingdom and actually see Jesus for the first time. Men reincarnate as men, and women reincarnate as women, therefore sectarians reincarnate as sectarians (just a theory)! However, no sect can tell me what to wear unless it's Puritanism and no sect can tell me what to eat unless it's The True And Living Church Of Jesus Christ Of Saints Of The Last Days. The point is these restorational faiths are old school and restore original, non-Catholic (I'm anti-Catholic) Christianity. Is any of this normal? Just asking.

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  • Mad delusional

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  • Can someone please translate this? I don't speak insane.

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    • 'Tis faiths restored, although Puritanism is reformed. Not only is The True And Living Church Of Jesus Christ Of Saints Of The Last Days restored, but it is re-restored. Apocalyptic Christianity followeth all the rules in the book, like original Christianity, it concerneth the apocalypse, plus dressing in browne clothes is peculiar to Puritanism.

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  • so yallre a starbuckatarian then?

    does the church has a drive thru?

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  • If I were an atheist I'd be thanking you for making religious people look stupid. I don't care what you believe as long as you don't try to push your bullshit on me, cause believe me I ain't interested in yo shit!

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  • The original religion should be straight forward with no special characters.Then it would be the creator with no son,daughter or partner.And finally the reasoning why something is bad like murder,robbery,homosexuality,alcohol,gambling,racism.

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  • Beware. Joseph Smith got his gold plates from the devil.

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    • Joseph Smith never got gold plates from anyone or anything. They were as much a fiction as all the miracles attributed to saints.

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      • Yes. But, religions depend on these "shock and awe" stories to persuade feeble minds. When these spooked people meet each other, they feel at home, and become happy as a congregation.

        My devil story usually makes proselytizers feel uncomfortable. So, they leave and I don't have to listen to their non-sense.

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        • Valid points.

          The origins of Mormonism are pretty interesting, and it's clear to anyone with a shred of objectivity that Joseph Smith was a con-artist. Before he settled on the long-con of starting a religion, he was in business as a treasure-hunter. He had a egg-sized rock supposedly imbued with magical powers (a "seer stone") which he put in his hat, and he then stuck his face into the hat so he could see "visions" in the darkness which the stone revealed to him. This was also how he supposedly translated the text on the mythical gold plates.

          http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=2807310&itype=CMSID

          A good question to ask Mormons is about their Temple Garments (known to more rational people as their "magic underwear"). These have symbols on them which match the compass and square which you'll see on the front of every Masonic lodge. Since the Freemasons (yet another group with a BS backstory) predate the Mormons by at least a century, it's clear that Smith stole the symbols from the Masons, not the other way around.

          In fact, Mormonism is based on a mishmash of extracts from the King James version of the Bible, mid-nineteenth Century esoteric thought, Freemasonry and totally bogus history. Smith's motivation obviously was personal power, a more secure life than what was possible by working as a con-man treasure hunter, and the freedom to screw multiple women.

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          • Thanks for the interesting back story on the con-artist group psychology of cult religions. As an Agnostic, I usually focus on the post-religious German philosophers Kant, Schopenhauer, Hegel, Nietzsche, Liebnitz, et all. I've never been satisfied with any explanation, nor denial of the supernatural. I lean to the theist side of the spectrum for reasons apparent in the mathematics of cosmology.

            Culture certainly behaves as a behavioral analogy to Natural Selection. The idea of Resurrection has sold itself over the centuries like nothing else.

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    • James, the founder of The True And Living Church Of Jesus Christ Of Saints Of The Last Days is a reincarnation of Joseph Smith therefore its tenets and diet are different, and, unlike Mormonism, doesn't tell you what to wear. The point of this sect is to restore original Christianity, it's a sect of a sect.

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  • That's right, I don't like Mormonism in any of its forms, I can't smoke, I can't drink, and men have the right to have the comforts of drinking alcohol, and I like my coffee. In fact, from now on, I will eat meat and that's it! I'm really saying depriving me of tobacco, alcohol and meat is wrong, so from now on it will be the Puritan diet. :)

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  • On the contrary, I made a mistake, I can't drink coffee because the coffee's cooked, I can't have cocoa or chocolate either because they're cooked. But perhaps I can have an unsmoked cheese and an unsmoked, no-honey, sugar-free tea. I chose this sect because it's unusual.

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