Philosophy of life: Mormons

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Their real name is: "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints".

In 1825 the 15 year old Joseph Smith declared, that he was chosen by God. Many of his followers were artisans and farmers, who lived in poor circumstances.

Numerous parishes arose after the murder of Smith in 1844 the Mormons were expelled from many cities. In 1847 they settled down near Great Salt Lake. What became the state Utah with the principal Salt Lake City.

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In Mormon symbolism the beehive and industry are coupled.

by Jan de Crom  
taken from "The Postal Bee" 3/1999 
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