3 religions in Salt Lake City, ranked

May 2, 2019 by MrEricSir

Salt Lake City is a hotbed for religious activities. Perhaps it’s because it’s the home of the Salt Lake itself, which is often compared to the Dead Sea.

Here I’m taking a look at three religions that stuck out at me in Salt Lake City, and ranking them from best to… least best. Without further ado, here they are.

 
City Creek Center
 

1. Capitalism

Capitalism is the number one religion in the United States, though some adherents to this fundamentalist religion also hold secondary faiths as well.

City Creek Center, located at South Temple and West Temple is a multistory indoor/outdoor shrine to capitalism. This sacred site features well manicured gardens and water features throughout.

The largest chapel, known as “Macy’s,” offers a variety of both holy and unholy garments and household wares.

 
Temple Square
 

2. Mormonism/The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Just north of City Creek Center is Temple Square. This site is the heart of Mormonism, or whatever it’s called now. This sacred site also features well manicured gardens and water features throughout.

The largest chapel, known as the “office building,” houses many floors of workers promoting Mormonism (or whatever it’s called now.)

Bonus fact: Mormonism holds the official Guinness world record as the “world’s whitest religion.”

 
Summum Pyramid
 

3. Summum

A small pyramid on the rural outskirts of Salt Lake City is the spiritual home of Summum. This religion is inspired by ancient Egypt, sort of like Rosicrucianism but with a greater emphasis on drinking homemade wine. Oh and they mummify both human and feline remains.

The religion’s philosophies are a little… convoluted, even by the standards of 1970′s American religions, which is why it’s ranked last on this list. Sorry, Summum, but you’re going to need a bigger pyramid if you want to stay competitive in Salt Lake City’s religion scene.