Death Rates in Utah – Mormon Quotes

Marvelous Work and Wonder, pg. 384; The Mormons are interesting from an epidemiological standpoint because their “Word of Wisdom” forbids the use of tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea, and addictive drugs. Their religion also stresses a well-balanced diet, particularly the use of wholesome grains and fruits, and moderation in the eating of meat. One could reasonably expect Mormons to experience a low incidence of and death from various cancers, similar to that observed in the Seventh-Day Adventists.

http://www.lifeafter.org/stats2008.aspThe above claim from the Mormon Church is insidious indeed.  Mormons may have a low incidence of death due to smoking and/or drinking, however the terrible truth is they hold one of the highest rate of suicide in the nation and have held onto this notorious position for decades now.  In many age categories suicide is the number one cause of death whereas suicide is the eleventh leading cause of death nationwide.

In Utah suicide was the third leading cause of death for ages 10 to 14 year olds from 2003 to 2007.  In 2008 a teenager in Utah was committing suicide every 11 minutes.  In 2009 suicide claimed its youngest victim; a little boy who was 9 years old.

Compare that with the leading cause of death in the U.S. which is heart disease.

2 Timothy 2:25-26In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

There is always a way out!  We pray daily the Mormons will know this for themselves.

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