Another example of LDS attempting to sanctify evil acts:
"All mankind love themselves, and let these principles be known by an individual, and he would be glad to have his blood shed. That would be loving themselves, even unto an eternal exaltation. Will you love your brothers and sisters likewise, when they have committed a sin that cannot be atoned for without the shedding of their blood? Will you love that man or woman well enough to shed their blood? That is what Jesus Christ meant…
"I could refer you to plenty of instances where men have been righteously slain, in order to atone for their sins. I have seen scores and hundreds of people for whom there would have been a chance… if their lives had been taken and their blood spilled on the ground as a smoking incense to the Almighty, but who are now angels to the Devil… I have known a great many men who have left this Church for whom there is no chance whatever for exaltation, but if their blood had been spilled, it would have been better for them…
“This is loving our neighbor as ourselves; if he needs help, help him; and if he wants salvation and it is necessary to spill his blood on the earth in order that he may be saved, spill it… if you have sinned a sin requiring the shedding of blood, except the sin unto death, would not be satisfied nor rest until your blood should be spilled, that you might gain that salvation you desire. That is the way to love mankind.” (Sermon by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Mormon Tabernacle, February 8, 1857; printed in the Deseret News, February 18, 1857; also reprinted in the Journal of Discourses, Vol. 4, pages 219-220)
This is extreme apostasy away from Christianity and an example of how Mormonism is nothing at all like Christianty. Blood Atonement for LDS is probably not practiced these days as it is actually murder. Even so, it is a fine example of a Church built on false foundations. In most major Christian religions, Christ and the New Testament is seen as the fulfillment of the Old Testament. And yet, one of LDS divine prophets has reversed this. Old Testament Mosaic type law is seen as fulfilling Christ’ s requirements for atonement for sin. More than that, it denies Christ in his role as Savior. Most of Christianity says
sins have already been atoned for by Christ’s Passion in the first place. However, Young is seeing a need for further atonement, apparently viewing the Atonement offered by Christ as inadequate.
Certain anti mormon sites view blood atonement as a convenient mode of elimination of the leader’s enemies. It is a way of attempting to sanctify an unholy deed of murder. Attempting to sanctify evil acts is, well, satanic.