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Ask A Mormon: Beliefs, practices after suicide

Today there is a much more compassionate understanding of the mental and emotional turmoil that would lead someone to take his or her own life and there are no restrictions on funerals for those died this way being held in LDS chapels nor are there any other arrangements that would set them apart from other funerals.

Ask a Mormon: Why do you call yourselves Mormon rather than Christian?

The name "Mormon" for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints started out as pejorative used by detractors, similar to the label "Christian."

Ask A Mormon: Is cremation acceptable?

Yes, Mormons definitely believe that after death is the only acceptable time to be cremated. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist!)

Ask A Mormon: Who sets the doctrine for Mormons?

Latter-day Saints don’t hold to any creed or single definitive statement of beliefs.

Ask A Mormon: Do Mormons believe they will become gods?

Latter-day Saints believe that every life — our spirits, our souls, the essence of who we are — is eternal.

Ask A Mormon: Do Mormons stockpile goods?

Are Mormons Preppers? Why and where and for how long do they stockpile goods? Why is this, is there an eschatological reason?

Ask A Mormon: How do Mormons feel about Trump, Hillary?

Mormons are one of the most reliably Republican demographics in the United States, and have been for a good 50 years or so. In normal campaign seasons, Republican candidates often take the Mormon vote for granted and Democratic candidates usually decide it’s not worth expending effort in heavily LDS areas where they are guaranteed to lose anyway. The last few presidential election cycles, however, Mormons have been in the spotlight far more than normal.

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