Seek the Truth & dismiss the B***s***t for what it is
Current mood: exanimate
Category: Religion and Philosophy
What if most of what you learned from your parents about God, prophets, religious guidelines and the like was all part of a well thought out, completely fabricated, conglomerate of LIES?! Would you be a bit angery and resentful? Well, I was angry, but through the years I've grown more tolerant. Giving the justification, 'they meant well,' is my way of softening the blow in relation to the built-up of resentment that I kept locked up inside. But, I am an emotional being! So, When I feel as if the world has beaten me down into a submission hold, the LAST thing I want to hear is: you should go to 'church.'
This 'church' reference in itself is a lie! This moronic cult I speak of is well financed (worth 50 Billion dollars) and successful in supressing the truth. And so, this is the gist of a piece of the story which has been successfully supressed for the most part.
This treasure hunter/cult organizer, JS, supposably found ancient golden plates and claimed that he was visited by an angel of God. He convinced a few respected men of the town to verify & witness one of his shows. This show, according to E, JS's first wife, included two peebles and a magicians hat. He actually convinced these few men that God was helping him translate Egyptian style golden plates into English. Then, one of the 'verifying' men brought home some of JS's works for his wife to look at. Upon, reading over JS's interpretation, she hid these few pages and told her husband that if JS could reinterperate this section of the golden plates, then she too would be convinced. Since JS had the full support of God, this shouldn't be a problem, right?! After hearing from this 'verifier' that the loaned out part of the translation had been lost, JS reassured the 'verifier' that indeed the text was sacred. And, upon the following return of the verifier, JS said that if he didn't bring back the sacred documents of God then God would curse him and his family. JS, called himself a prophet and married girls, some as young 14. He also commited murders and burned down a 'free thinking' printing press, all in the name of God.
Furthermore, there is a true account of what life was like with a moronic cult leader. A former wife of JS's successor, BY, managed to escape and tell her story. Unfortunatly, this book remained out of print for many years. "Wife No. 19, a life in bondage" By Ann Eliza Young is a more accurate, but hushed part of this cults history.
Freedom and Happiness comes from my research into dirty secrets and lies told by 'authority figures'; For indeed I am happy that I am an intellegent woman who is free from the bondage of a cult that my parents forced me too participate in. Though many see me as financially impoverished, I gleefully sing the words of Janis Joplin,"Freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose..." ~Lisa