Date: July 09, 2014 02:51PM
Tongans and Samoans have a religious-like culture. That is why they find it easy to identify with and join the Mormons. If you lived isolated on an island, you would develop a culture that is similar to the culture the isolated people in Utah developed. It is a simple, respectful, obedient culture.
Why didn't the Tongans/Samoans have their own religion before being proselyted by the Mormons? If the islanders were so religious, they should have already had their own strong religion, which should have been strong enough to resist foreign religions. So why did they take up Mormonism?
Maybe not all of them took up Mormonism, and maybe a significant number of the islanders still believe in the old religion, if there was one, but it's interesting that Mormonism made such inroads into that area of the world.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/09/2014 02:53PM by behindcurtain.