When the Jews wrote that action novel about a carpenter with a cool beard who knocked up his girlfriend and was so slick with words he convinced them that a ghost did it, a holy ghost to be accurate there were a lot of really cool one liners included seriously I mean this guy could write for prime time.
There were lines like “he who refuses me refuses mine” and blesses are the cheese makers”? oops my bad that was life of Brian but the gist of all the parables was to serve this carpenter and his old man the ceo of good you had to first give away everything for your riches were in a condo complex called heaven waiting for you all dependent on how you served your fellow man?
Over the centuries there have been many cults who twisted this to their own benefit but the penultimate of cons ,the Jim jones of Kool-Aid consumption was Mr. smith a con man on the run for horse theft in wild west America(they hung you for it back then)
John Smith was a horny old dude as well one wife just would never rock his world so he invented the ultimate con wear secret underwear, marry a dozen wives and give your money to him and you could access the different levels of heaven, yes he was the original Amway dude, in his church you had to show two people who showed two people who showed two people who all had money and didn’t mind marrying their own sisters and he called it “JESUS CHRIST OF THE LATTER DY SAINTS” or as we called it in Australia” MOM THOSE BLOODY MORMONS ARE AT THE DOOR AGAIN”
Over the years I have had a fair bit to do with the Mormons, back home in Australia I was in entertainment and a famous rock star gave it all up cleaned out his bank accounts and gave it all to the Mormons, I knew him and then about six of Maori (native new Zealanders) sister-in-law’s all became baptized as Mormons , course that lasted until the after party where they were all caught blowing the elders and the elders were sent home the next day but I know their deal.
Teenagers are chosen for two year missions, the deal is you give the church two years and they streamline you into the best med school law school or college of your choice and did I mention liking the Osmond’s helps!
Well in 2007 Ella’s parents bought a condo next door to a Mormon temple where the elders have their living quarters about a dozen live there.
In 2010 we inherited the apartment and we moved in. I have been in a wheelchair permanently since 2006 and one thing that became apparent the day I first rolled past the elders is they have never read the bible? Not a word, not a parable not a single our father.
When we first moved here the sidewalks were completely destroyed by tree roots and I had to on occasions get out of my chair and crawl because not even a stunt guru like wheelz fotheringham could have traversed those sidewalks, and almost daily the elders would see this and do nothing, offer no assistance not utter a word.
Then hurricane sandy hit and the trees fell over and the sidewalk what was left was destroyed for about another year and still no help in the huge blizzards we have had these past years the Mormons it became apparent have a “screw you attitude” to those not of their faith. They never shovel the side walk or the crossing, they never clean or sweep the litter the front of their temple, some 100 feet is a dangerous obstacle and a pig sty.
Today was the final blow, it was -5 degrees wind feel 25 mph with the winds blowing sideways. My face was exposed and my push gloves are fingerless and the only pants I owned clean were mid-calf.
The wind was blowing the new snow sideways into me while it blew the old snow drifts across the path and their usual garbage blew around like mike Bloomberg at a circular glory hole and as I struggled to push up a steep incline in front of the church a dozen Mormon elders in arctic wear with their “Jesus Christ of latter day saint ELDER BADGES on stepped around me like I was dogshit on the path. I said loudly “HE WHO BUT REFUSES ONE OF MINE REFUSES ME” “wow Christian faith at work” and they just waived and wobbled away trying to tilt themselves up a level in the Ponzi scheme that is their version of heaven.
Well I am not of the Christian faith but have studied it intensely, and one thing became apparent today they wouldn’t know it if it bit them on their tower of babble but hell they wear a tie a well.