No Caffiene?

Mormons aren’t allowed to drink anything with caffiene in it, but some drink Pepsi because it’s owned by Mormons.

22 thoughts on “No Caffiene?”

  1. actually… – Mormon’s don’t drink coffee and tea, though caffinated pop is much debated amoung members.

  2. Wrong again – Pepsi is a publically traded company and share ownership of it is easily accessible. Simply looking on Yahoo will show that the Mormon Church isn’t even on the top 20 list of shareholders. Not only that, none of the people on the top 20 list of share holders are Mormons. Also, the Catholics, Jehovah Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists and others don’t show up either.

  3. IM Mormon – Im mormon. And as far as I know we dont own or really have anything to do with Pepsi. And as far as not drinking Caffine… We arnt told we are not allowed to do anything. The Caffine thing is more of a suggestion. It stunts your growth… and you get addicted to it and get bad headaches if you dont have it.

  4. uh – I have a mormon sister and when she came over for a week my friend got some 7up (or what she calls mormon friendly pop) but she told her she did drink pepis

  5. WRONG! – My father is mormon. They are unpermitted to drinking regular tea (herbal is allowed) or coffee because they can be addictive and harmful. Try and get your facts straight by asking a Mormon yourself instead of taking someones word.

  6. NO>NO>NO – I agree that Pepsi is a publically traded company. And no mormons don’t own it. Mormons are allowed to drink caffeine its just that they don’t recommend it. Because it’s not good for them. But then again when do mormons ever listen to their elders? Never they’re not supposed to do certain things but they do anyways. And no-one in the church thinks the less of them because they are mormon.

  7. Hey Nykki – Guess what Nykki. Im Mormon, I live in Utah. And guess what. I listen to my elders I follow the church standards and if you are mormon than your a jack-mormon. Not all mormons are jack-mormons. We do believe are standards and morals and we also are the most well known church for standing up for them. And about the Caffiene thing. Were told not to have carriene by our leaders. The soda pop thing is an optional thing. Some parents allow their childern to have soda pop some dont. Simple as that. As for coffee and tea(except herba) we are told not to have. For the whole thing of it being unhealthy and addictive.

  8. Hey Nykki – Guess what Nykki. Im Mormon, I live in Utah. And guess what. I listen to my elders I follow the church standards and if you are mormon than your a jack-mormon. Not all mormons are jack-mormons. We do believe are standards and morals and we also are the most well known church for standing up for them. And about the Caffiene thing. Were told not to have carriene by our leaders. The soda pop thing is an optional thing. Some parents allow their childern to have soda pop some dont. Simple as that. As for coffee and tea(except herbal) we are told not to have. For the whole thing of it being unhealthy and addictive.

  9. Momrons are morons. I mean Mormons are mormons – Wow, be careful there. If you accidentally leave the middle “m” out of mormon you will get moron. While the word does describe their religion, it also describes how they do business. There’s no way a moron (I did it again!, rats!) mormon could be involved in pepsi. And everything I am saying right now, well, don’t believe it because I’m just talking out of my head. And to all the future commentors, don’t take cheap shots out of what I just said about my head. Thank you! :D

  10. too much cofee – are they afraid they might become jittery or something? cofee’s good, people. just don’t drink too much at once.

  11. my mom hates mormons – my mom says if i ever become a mormon or a catholic she’ll disown me, and i wouldnt blame her. why would u want to become a mormon anyway? so you could live under the rule of men when we women fought so hard to get our indapendance? but hey thats just my opinion…..

  12. No Caffine – phyco, women have a wonderfull role in our church. you could even say one of the most important role. they are th mothers and leadrs of the children which will become our future leaders. as for pepsi, no the mormons don’t own that ,but they do own, or started th Marriot hotel chain.By the way, were not crazy, we just tak good care of our selfs. caffine is a very addictive drug . it stops the intake of calcium into your bones. if you’d like to know more about mormons, or more correctly ; The church of Jesus christ of Latter day Saints ( LDS) you can visit WWW. Moron.org

  13. Half Truths – People are giving half truths. Yes, the LDS church does strongly encourage its members not to consume caffeine, whether that be in soda, tea, or coffee, and many members, though not all, do strictly follow that suggestion. And why not? It is true that in excess it can be addicting; however, so can chocolate (which also contains caffeine) or McDonald’s hamburgers and fries (which is also extremely unhealthy and addicting when consumed in excess). Even too much milk or vitamin supplements can actually have negative effects on the body but we don’t see the LDS elders strongly encouraging that consumption to halt. The fact is that very few things are bad for people when consumed wisely. Even Jesus drank wine the night before He died. But if the Mormons are hard-pressed to continue with that encouragement, I ask another question. Why is it okay for their members to sell these items to others and put them at risk? (i.e. waiters in restaurants or gas-station owners) I do personally know many LDS members who do this and they have yet to get an answer.

  14. shimmy u prick!! – Shimmy, is that all u kan do is talk about a religion? ur nothing but a dumb-ass prick who sucks the kum out of ur own dad’s dick.

  15. one more thing… – I had to say that about shimmy, and on the other hand I ain’t mormon. I’m just defending them

  16. Caffeine is addictive – It’s actually a myth that Mormons are required to avoid caffeine. What is proscribed are hot drinks, this term having been clarified to mean specifically coffee and tea, and to include cold and decaffeinated versions thereof; but not including herbal teas.

    The source for this is what we call The Word of Wisdom, which is found in the 89th section of the Doctrine and Covenants. See < <http://scriptures.lds.org/dc/89>>

    Originally, this was given as advice, and not as a commandment. In the early days of the church, members were encouraged to obey it, but were entirely free to disregard it.

    It has been narrowed and raised to the status of a commandment. In current application, the Word of Wisdom means that members are commanded to abstain from the use of:

    ” Strong drink (meaning alcoholic beverages)
    ” Hot drinks (meaning, as I said before, coffee and tea)
    &and&
    ” Tobacco

    This is the letter of the law, so to speak, which one must obey in order to remain a Mormon in good standing.

    The spirit of the Word of Wisdom dictates that we are to take care of our bodies, and to avoid using or ingesting any product that is harmful to us. However, beyond the three things mentioned above, this is entirely a matter of personal conscience and choice. I think the following statement by Spencer W. Kimball, who was the prophet and president of the church some years ago, best clarifies the principles involved here:

    I never drink any of the cola drinks and my personal
    hope would be that no one would. However, they are
    not included in the Word of Wisdom in its technical
    application. I quote from a letter from the secretary
    to the First Presidency, ‘But the spirit of the Word of
    Wisdom would be violated by the drinking or eating of
    anything that contained a habit-forming drug.’ With
    reference to the cola drinks, the Church has never
    officially taken any attitude on this at but I personally
    do not put them in the class as with the tea and coffee
    because the Lord specifically mentioned them [the hot
    drinks].

  17. Sorry – I didn’t hae time to read that last post, and sorry for being hypocritical (I leave very long posts sometimes). Still, I know some mormons that live down the street, and they are NOT losers. They are pretty smart, very athletic, and normal except that they are homeschooled. I don’t think they are prohibited from drinking soda, but I never asked. Regardless, soda isn’t as bad for you as some people make it out to be. If you are a caffeine addict, then you probably drink more than a dozen sodas a day. personnally, no only have I not noticed becoming addicted to caffeine, I can’t even tell the difference between normal and caffeine free soda! The worst part of pop isn’t the caffeine, it’s the sugar and the acid. Nothing is worse for a sensitive stomach than the excessive citric and ascorbic acid put in soda (especially slice). And even people on diets or who “watch” what they eat tend to fail to take into account the massive calories in the several sodas they drink every day.

  18. Coffee and Mormons – I’m new here and haven’t got this “posting” down evidently since I’ve tried 2 times and it seems to get in cyberspace. So, I’ll try once again.

    I am a convert to the Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormon). It took my husband and I six long years of researching every rumor we heard before we made the decision to join the Church. This “coffee” issue was one that we struggled with. We finally had to admit that the church had a good point here if we valued our health. We are told in the Bible to honor our bodies as a “Temple of God”. Coffee and Tea contain caffeine which is addictive and can have negative effects to our overall health. Tanic acid is also found in coffee and tea. Tanic acid is what is used to tan leather. One can imagine how harsh that can be on our internal organs. On the positive side, Tanic acid has an anti-bacterial agent, but so does Garlic. The side effects of Tanic acid are physical and the side effects of Garlic may be social ;)
    The caffeine that is consumed in a soda can be safe if consumed in moderation, so as to avoid addiction.
    I may be all wrong in my understanding of the Church’s stand here, but that is how it was explained to me when researching this. Aren’t we odd in the way that when we don’t understand a religion, belief, lifestyle, ect….we tend to attack it. Believe me, I have been guilty of this in the past and probably will be in the future. I think it is our fear of the unknown and our system of “rumors” that feed this fear. I’m so sorry for those that do not take the time to truly investigate the gospel of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Later Saints, before condemming. I was one of those people 18 years ago.

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