Friday, February 17, 2012

Just Because You're Paranoid Doesn't Mean They're Not Out To Get You.

So, here's a little followup to what I posted a couple of days ago about the whole Mormon Proxy Baptism Kerfuffle.  I didn't zero in on it, but if you read the linked story in that post, you'll have noted that the most recent controversy was set off by one Ms. Helen Radkey.  Ms. Radkey, it turns out, is an interesting lady.  None of the following, in any way invalidates any of her research, but, in the interest of fairness(?), it's probably worth knowing the whistleblower.

There's an article in yesterday's Washington Post that tells at least part of her story.  It's worth a read.  I'm not saying there's anything wrong with a woman believing that "Gabriel Lalemant, a 17th-century Canadian Jesuit ... was her son in a past life".  And there's nothing wrong with being an excommunicated Mormon who has since dabbled in Catholicism and a few other religions (“The Jews didn’t want me”), and is currently a Certified Universal Life Church Minister.

And, frankly, the article is a tad confusing.  It appears to be focused on another issue, namely that of "Posthumous Polygamy", in which dead folks are "sealed" to multiple partners for the afterlife?  But it also seems to take Mitt Romney to task for dissing his own ancestors who (may?) have been polygamists?  I'm not sure which it is.  Or both.

Anyway, I just thought I'd link this article for the hell of it.  And even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Make of it what you will.


TimBo said...

I love the quote:“How dare he say that polygamy was horrible when it was what his ancestors believed?” she said. “I believe you should honor your bloodline. I have convicts in my bloodline. I don’t reject them.” I'm pretty sure my ancestors raped and pillaged throughout most of Europe. I guess I have to embrace their lifestyle.

In the spirit of openness I should mention that I am also a Certified Universal Life Church Minister. You can be ordained for free online and you could use your ordination to get a free parking pass at local hospitals. I'm not saying that was my motivation of course.

Nathan said...

Yes, but (1.) are you the reincarnation of anyone, (2.) was that person way more famous or successful or notable than you are now, and (3.) why are you going backwards in your development?

TimBo said...

1.) Probably
2.) They'd pretty much have to be
3.) Well, back about 200 incarnations there was this frog that I ate (being a fish at the time). It just keeps coming back haunt me, life after life.