I am speaking as a religious person so I can't agree. I believe some of their laws were from God.<quoted text>All laws are of man made traditions. Just look at the difference between the old and New Testament. The old traditions/laws needed an update and Jesus was that avenue to the changes.
Now is time for more updates. And I do not mean Joe Smith has the correct path to new traditions or laws. If he did, your church would never have made such massive mistakes as discriminating like it has done and is still doing.
Our traditions are moving past the era of Smiths days ( 1840). Our laws have moved along. Now catch up or be left behind.
Jesus fulfilled the Mosaic law and brought to them the higher law. He also corrected their laws that had crept overtime into something the law was not meant to be.
Like don't work on the Sabbath. Man had turned this into a more strict law than necessary. The law restricted normal work, but not the work of The Lord. He showed them it was ok to heal on the Sabbath.
I will obey the laws of this country because I love my country and wish to remain a citizen. But I will also abide by God's laws and will not abandon them regardless of what you say I should do. If God chooses to change a law that He has commanded us to follow, and communicates this to me directly or through His prophet, I will obey after receiving my own witness from the Holy Ghost that it is indeed from God.
I couldn't care less if you leave me behind as I do not wish to travel the same path as you are taking on several topics. Feel free to leave me behind and call me weird for choosing such (thus fulfilling scripture).