Remember the days before Google? Before we carried one of the world’s most powerful tools–the internet–in our front pocket?

If you had a question about something, you either asked someone (a real-life human being, in-person) or found a book on the subject.

And the questions you were more shy about, you maybe never asked.

The internet, smartphones, and Google have changed all of that. Answers to any question you can imagine are at your fingertips. Which also means a lot more people are asking Google (instead of their LDS neighbors and friends) about “the Mormons.”

Today, we’d like to highlight some of the top questions your friends are asking Google about our Church and offer answers to some of the best ones.

Question 1: “Do Mormons drink?”

Answer: No, we don’t.

From (an official website managed by the Church):

“Our body is a precious gift from God. To help keep our bodies and our minds healthy and strong, God gave a law of health to Joseph Smith in 1833. This law is known as the Word of Wisdom. In addition to emphasizing the benefits of proper eating and physical and spiritual health, God has spoken against the use of:
Coffee and tea
Illegal drugs
God promises great physical and spiritual blessings to those who follow the Word of Wisdom. Today, the scientific community promotes some of the same principles that a loving God gave to Joseph Smith nearly two centuries ago.”

Question 2: “Do Mormons believe in Hell?”

Question 3: “Do Mormons believe in the Trinity?”

Question 4: “Are Mormons Christians?”

Question 5: “Is Mormonism a cult?”

Question 6: “Is Mormonism true?”

Question 7: “Is Mormon trademarked?”

Question 8: “How did Mormonism start?”

Question 9: “Why can’t LDS Missionaries swim?”

Question 10: “What makes Mormonism unique?”