It is stated that Mormons believe in an afterlife scenario that includes the ability to become a god of their own planet (only men though). Does this mean Mormonism is polytheistic? Would this be the only example of polytheistic Christianity?

  • And aside, becoming "a god of their own planet (only men though)" is all wrong. Where have you been doing your research? Do you have a valid LDS citation for that? – Matt Jan 15 '14 at 5:21
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    I was speaking to an ex-mormon form Utah but perhaps I mischaracterized it or misunderstood. – rpeg Jan 15 '14 at 5:23
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    That makes sense, since most active Latter-day Saints would probably be startled by the idea of "getting your own planet" and only the men having that option. I think the topic you're looking for is exaltation. Hope that helps. – Matt Jan 15 '14 at 5:25
  • @Matt I think my ex-mormon peer was so startled by the entire thing, that he decided to leave. – rpeg Jan 15 '14 at 5:26
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    "Then will they become Gods...they will never cease to increase and to multiply, worlds without end. When they receive their crowns, their dominions, they then will be prepared to frame earths like unto ours and to people them in the same manner as we have been brought forth by our parents, by our Father and God” Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 17:143 – rpeg Jan 15 '14 at 5:31

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