Have you ever been lured into a Mormon temple by those nice clean cut young men who accost you on the sidewalk outside the “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints”? Bet you didn’t decide to do so while on acid, but that’s just what Troy Farah did, recounting his tale for Vice:
No religion is complete without a little mystery—Catholicism with its Immaculate Conception, Scientology with its OT Levels, Buddhism with its Nirvana. It goes without saying that the Latter-day Saints have their share of enigmatic rituals. Some Christian fundamentalists are quick to point out the esoteric beliefs of the LDS church, including the ideas that Mormons become gods of their own planets when they reach one of three heavens, that Jesus vacationed in the Americas, and that they once sort of had a thing against black people.
The Mormon obsession with building gigantic temples around the globe also raises some eyebrows in non-believers, owing to the secrecy of whatever goes on inside.