2015 in review

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Happy 8th Birthday, LDS Anarchy Blog! – Significant Posts Edition

The LDS Anarchy blog has been around since October 7th, 2007.  Today marks its eighth birthday.  As my own eighth birthday was my all-time favorite birthday, and as that year in which I was 8 years old—between my 8th and 9th birthdays, i.e., my ninth year—turned out to be my all-time favorite year, the number 8 also turned out to be my favorite number growing up, as can be expected, (but I no longer have a favorite number.)  So, I thought that the blog required a post to celebrate its eighth birthday.

Here then is a list of eight (really, nine) posts of mine, one from each of the eight years of this blog’s existence (plus one more), that were especially significant or impactful to me, or that I think might end up being impactful to others or to society as a whole.  Feel free to type out your own list of 8 (or 9) impactful LDS Anarchy posts in the comments below.  (My list will undoubtedly not be the same as yours.)



Joseph Smith’s Daguerreotype – An Appeal for Help

I have a sneaky suspicion that we have not heard the last from this curious daguerreotype, and that it may end up having more than a cursory impact on the world.  But if not, it surely had impact on me and I am glad that I spotted it.



Introducing a new bartering currency—the first coin: 1/2 Troy oz pure silver .999 fine

This manifested currency will not have a cursory impact, but will have a huge impact on the entire world.  There is a whole lot more than meets the eye to this thing, and I got the latest scoop, but I ain’t telling.  (Sometimes it is best to leave things as a surprise.)   So, I gotta mark this one as going to be very significant and impactful.



The Split-Brain Model of the Gospel

If people knew the ultra-adverse circumstances under which this post was written, they would be flabbergasted.  Every time I think back to those days, when I was composing it, I myself am dumbfounded.  I don’t know if it will affect anyone else, but for me, it brought a whole lot of things into view that previously I had not seen.



An alternate view of the keys

Again, I don’t know if this post is significant to others, but to me the prophecies and teachings in it helped clear up a lot of prior confusion.



“…and the labor which they had to perform was to look…”

There were other significant posts during this year, such as Lehi’s Trek to China and North America and How to receive what you ask for, but, although the above was tiny compared to these other two, it packed a wallop as far as potential impact on society as a whole, for all must learn to perform this labor, and it has had a huge effect on me.



The Strength of the Lord

This year was not one of many posts, (for me, at least), and so there isn’t much to choose from, nor are they of the highest quality or of ground-breaking topics, but regardless, this particular post, or the information in it, will have a huge impact on society because it reveals that the strength of the Lord was a supernatural miracle.  This is extremely important to understand, because this miracle is coming back, to be first demonstrated by the Josephite, who will be taken out of his weakness and made (miraculously) strong.



The faith of God, part fourteen: God is a miracle worker, not a scientist

This one is significant because it corrects a major error had among latter-day saints.  I’m not sure what kind of impact it will have, but it had a major effect on me, for it fully lays out one of the reasons why we can put all our trust in God, without any hesitation, whatsoever.



Book of Mormon surnames: the meaning of the -ites and “people of”

The post (and its correction in the follow-up comments) is significant because it gives the future name of the Josephite: Joseph-Nephi-Lehi.  The Josephite and his ministry will have such a gigantic impact in our day, that being able to correctly identify him is vitally important.  I have written several posts about this guy, detailing what he will be doing, what instruments he will be using, what his name will be, his age, his stature, and so forth, as I have been given understanding about him, because his significance cannot be stressed enough.  Although I have told my sons much more about him than I have released on this blog, that does not downplay what is written in these various posts about him.  To me this stuff strikes me as of paramount importance.



They did it for prosperity, dominion, discovery, diversity, defense and memorial

Arguably, this was a toss-up between the above post and The New Articles of Confederation (NAC).  Which will have greater impact on society?  On the surface, it would appear to be the NAC, based upon what I wrote in the 13-article essays on it, but the NAC, as great an effect it will have on this nation, and also on the world, will pale in comparison to that which the prosperity miracle and anti-prosperity miracle will have on world society.  The NAC can be thought of as a set-up for the re-introduction of the prosperity and anti-prosperity miracles.  When these miracles are unleashed upon society (through the faith of the Josephite), conditions will so vastly alter as to make the NAC’s rather large alteration of conditions of almost no consequence.  This post, then, is significant and impactful because it teaches us that these specific things are coming back with a vengeance.

The LDS Anarchy blog serves as a repository for my thoughts.  (It has never been an attempt at mere popularity.)  And there are a whole lot more thoughts in my head that I have yet to put down on paper or type into a computer, let alone publicly release on this blog.  Some of these things must and will stay in my head, some of them I have and will continue to release privately, to my sons or others in real life, while other thoughts, if they strike me as important that the public know, will continue to be released on this blog.  I fully expect, therefore, that the LDS Anarchy blog will continue unabated for the present time.  I certainly felt inspired to start this blog and I have received no inspiration saying to shut it down.  In fact, the only indication that I have received is that this blog will yet be of even greater usefulness in the future, that there is some strange purpose to it that pertains to the future, and that what lies in the future, concerning this blog, may yet outshine what has come before.  Who knows what interesting information and new concepts are yet to come out of it?  The last eight years have certainly produced some novel ideas here, found absolutely nowhere else.  If the past can tell us of the future, then I think it is a safe bet that it hasn’t filled up its cup of curiosities, just yet.  So, Happy Birthday, LDS Anarchy!  May this next year be your absolute best, and our all-time favorite!

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2012 in review

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WISTB, part two: because the By Common Consent blog banned the LDS Anarchist

On 17 October 2007 I published the Why I started this blog post (WISTB), in which I explained that I was banned by another blog and this made me consider starting my own.  I declined to mention the name of the blog that banned me because I didn’t want to point an accusatory finger at them.

Five years, though, have passed since then and this blog has grown a bit.  I think it is about time to lay it all out, for historical purposes.  Again, this is not to accuse that other blog of any wrongdoing, but just to set the historical record straight, for those who are interested in how and why this blog got started.

To begin, let me quote from the Why I started this blog post:

I entered the LDS blogging scene fairly recently (I guess it is called the bloggernacle?) I started visiting one of the largest of the LDS blogs, if not the largest, and read their posts for several weeks, without commenting on anything myself….I forget exactly what my first post was, but it had the expected result. People were incensed at my words. A post or two later I was labeled a troll and then banned altogether.

September 20th

The first comment I made there was dated September 20, 2007 at 3:39 am and was posted to the Mitt Romney’s Prospects post:

Who cares about Mitt Romney? People should stop voting to usher in the Lord’s Second Coming.


The Lord said, “Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and you shall be a free people, and ye shall have no laws but my laws when I come, for I am your lawgiver, and what can stay my hand?” (D&C 38: 22)

KyleM responded by saying:

166) And I thought people read the WoW selectively. This beats ‘em all by a mile.

My second comment was dated September 20, 2007 at 3:55 am and was posted to the The Limits of Ecclesiastical Authority post:

Concerning the limits to ecclesiastical authority. Well, they are clearly defined:


The Lord said, “And if you know that they are true, behold, I give unto you a commandment, that you rely upon the things which are written; for in them are all things written concerning the foundation of my church, my gospel, and my rock.
• • •
And they are they who are ordained of me to baptize in my name, according to that which is written; and you have that which is written before you; wherefore, you must perform it according to the words which are written.” (D&C 18: 3-4, 29-30)

The Lord said, “Any member of the church of Christ transgressing, or being overtaken in a fault, shall be dealt with as the scriptures direct.” (D&C 20: 80)

The Lord said, “For, behold, these things have not been appointed unto him, neither shall anything be appointed unto any of this church contrary to the church covenants. For all things must be done in order, and by common consent in the church, by the prayer of faith.” (D&C 28: 12-13)

The Lord said, “Thou shalt take the things which thou hast received, which have been given unto thee in my scriptures for a law, to be my law to govern my church; and he that doeth according to these things shall be saved, and he that doeth them not shall be damned if he so continue.” (D&C 42: 59-60)

The only way to check unrighteous dominion in the church (meaning that the leaders are going beyond what is written or are not abiding by the written word) is through the law of common consent. As the law of common consent, as currently practiced, is nothing but a rubberstamp, the current group of ecclesiastical authorities have no limit on what they can do.

My third comment was dated September 20, 2007 at 4:02 am and was posted to the “old Catholic Church is worth more than all” post:

I went from a Catholic to an LDS. The two have a lot in common. They also seem to be following the same historical patterns, unfortunately.

After that I wrote a fourth comment on September 20, 2007 at 4:28 am on the Dispersed authority: thoughts on the truth-making process in church culture post:

I’d say your hypothesis, Natalie, is spot on. Although actual truth is independent in the sphere the Lord has placed it, according to the scriptures, that which is recognized and accepted as truth is determined by the members of the church. Even our canonized scriptures are determined by the members. If most of the members wanted to add the Book of Harold the Americanite to our canon and a vote was taken in the affirmative, despite the protests of the leadership, guess what would happen? We’d have another canonized book to quote from. The law of common consent works on every level in this church:


“And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.” (1 Samuel 8:7)

Mosiah said, “Now it is not common that the voice of the people desireth anything contrary to that which is right; but it is common for the lesser part of the people to desire that which is not right; therefore this shall ye observe and make it your law-to do your business by the voice of the people.” (Mosiah 29: 26)

The Lord said, “And all things shall be done by common consent in the church, by much prayer and faith, for all things you shall receive by faith. Amen.” (D&C 26: 2)

The Lord said, “For all things must be done in order, and by common consent in the church, by the prayer of faith.” (D&C 28: 13)

The Lord said, “And a commandment I give unto you, that you should fill all these offices and approve of those names which I have mentioned, or else disapprove of them at my general conference;” (D&C 124:144)

Nevertheless, the current practice of the law of common consent is essentially a rubberstamp, so the leaders effectively are in complete control and the robotic members follow them where they are led.

One other thing, concerning your friend who has trouble sustaining (which I’m taking to mean raising a hand in a sustaining vote), what is wrong with that?

The fifth comment I left was dated September 20, 2007 at 11:22 pm and was left on the St. John, the adulteress and me post:

3- So, I should write my daily journal in the dust to emulate Jesus?

My sixth comment was dated September 20, 2007 at 11:39 pm and was left on the What is a Gentile? post:

Uh, Gentile is already defined in the dictionary as a non-Mormon, which of course, includes Jews:

Main Entry: 1gen·tile Listen to the pronunciation of 1gentile
Pronunciation: \?jen-?t?(-?)l\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin gentilis, from Latin gent-, gens nation
Date: 14th century

1 often capitalized : a person of a non-Jewish nation or of non-Jewish faith; especially : a Christian as distinguished from a Jew
2: heathen, pagan
3 often capitalized : a non-Mormon

So, your question:

Does anyone know a living Mormon that calls Jews Gentiles?

is answered by the dictionary. Apparently plenty of people do know living Mormons that call Jews Gentiles, as the dictionary compilers use authentic, actual quotations of educated speech and writing to make their definitions.

Ray responded to this by saying:

No good, #26 – dictionary.com adds something that makes it all-encompassing. Accordingly, all people are Gentiles:

1. a person who does not acknowledge your god [syn: heathen]
2. a person who is not a member of one’s own religion; used in this sense by Mormons and Hindus
3. a Christian as contrasted with a Jew
4. a Christian; “Christians refer to themselves as gentiles”

WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.

September 21st

My seventh comment was dated September 21, 2007 at 12:23 am and was left right after Ray’s comment:

I used Merriam Webster’s Online Dictionary (www.m-w.com). Both the dictionary you cite and the dictionary I cite contain the shade of meaning about which Sam MB is expressing incredulity: that Jews are called Gentiles by Mormons. Merriam Webster says: 3 often capitalized : a non-Mormon and dictionary.com says: 2. a person who is not a member of one’s own religion; used in this sense by Mormons and Hindus. This shade of meaning is educated speech. Your citation even goes so far as to say that the shade of meaning is used by Mormons, so, although I don’t know about dictionary.com’s editorial standards, definitions from good dictionaries come from actual citations. If actual Mormons didn’t use the shade of meaning, I doubt that dictionary.com would state this so categorically. Language isn’t static, so who cares about the addition of shades of meaning to a term as time goes on? It is not a gaffe to use the term Gentile when referring to a non-Mormon Jew, as Sam MB intimates, but educated speech.

I then followed up that comment with this comment, dated September 21, 2007 at 12:31 am:

I might also add that I have heard the term used in this way many times by many people. In fact, I have used this sense of the word myself, as well as the other shades of meaning. But, then, I’m not from Utah. Maybe Utah Mormons’ belief of it being a gaffe has intimidated Utah Mormons so much that they refuse to use it.

My ninth comment was dated September 21, 2007 at 1:29 pm and left on the Your Friday Firestorm #13 post:

I don’t like to deal with this scripture unless quoting it in its entirety (the entire sentence):


The Lord said, “And also those to whom these commandments were given, might have power to lay the foundation of this church, and to bring it forth out of obscurity and out of darkness, the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth, with which I, the Lord, am well pleased, speaking unto the church collectively and not individually-for I the Lord cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance; nevertheless, he that repents and does the commandments of the Lord shall be forgiven; and he that repents not, from him shall be taken even the light which he has received; for my Spirit shall not always strive with man, saith the Lord of Hosts.” (D&C 1: 30-33)

The first thing to do in order to understand the scripture is to define the term “church.” It is obvious, from the entire sentence, that “church” means “people.” “Church” does not mean “the prophet”, or “First Presidency” or “Quorum of the Twelve Apostles” or “First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles” or “Corporation of the President of the Church.” It doesn’t mean “scriptures” or “doctrine” or “priesthood” or “priesthood holders.” So, once that understanding is given (that “church” means “people”) we can look at it again:

The Lord said, “And also those to whom these commandments were given, might have power to lay the foundation of this [people], and to bring [this people] forth out of obscurity and out of darkness, the only true and living [people] upon the face of the whole earth, with which I, the Lord, am well pleased, speaking unto the [people] collectively and not individually-for I the Lord cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance; nevertheless, he that repents and does the commandments of the Lord shall be forgiven; and he that repents not, from him shall be taken even the light which he has received; for my Spirit shall not always strive with man, saith the Lord of Hosts.” (D&C 1: 30-33)

So, once “church” is defined as people, we can ask ourselves, in what manner are we, the baptized members, “the only true and living” people upon the face of the whole earth? What, in the gospel, makes us “true” and what, in the gospel, makes us “living?” Or, to be more specific, what is it that makes both a male member “true” and a female member “true” and what is it that makes both a male member “living’ and a female member “living?” How are we, the people, brought forth out of obscurity and out of darkness? These are the questions to ask, imo.

I’d give my own answer to these questions, but this post is too long already.

Steve Evans didn’t like that comment, replying to it with:

Anarchist, that’s a pretty shoddy definition of “Church,” and it’s in keeping with your prior trollish comments where you deliberately misinterpret scriptures to emphasize your own seemingly iconic views.

Three comments later, BrianJ asked me a question:

Anarchist: “So, once that understanding is given (that “church” means “people”) … “…the only true and living [people] upon the face of the whole earth….”

That doesn’t make any sense. The only living people on the earth? Huh?

And then afterward, Jacob M also asked me a question:

Anarchist – Does that man that our friends of other faiths are not true and not living? That would mean this world is “The Matrix”!!! Woooowww! (To borrow from Keanu) 🙂

Steve Evans then followed that up with:

Three strikes against the Anarchist. No more feeding the trolls, people.

When I came back to that blog and saw those questions, I tried to answer them with the information that I have subsequently posted here on the LDS Anarchy blog as, What does the phrase “only true and living church” mean?, but I was prevented from doing so time and time again. They wouldn’t allow me to explain what I meant by what I wrote.  Apparently, though, I wasn’t fully banned, as yet, just that my attempts to comment were being deleted by one of the admins.

September 23, 2007

Later on, in that same post, Mark D. began to write some things that rubbed people the wrong way.  His final comment is this one, dated September 23, 2007 at 12:10 am, which, btw, did not get him banned:


You are putting words in my mouth. I said “equally church attending Protestants”. I am just using them as an example of a different educational philosophy.

Clearly Sunday School is more effective for teenagers than for adults. The important test here is not Mormon vs. Protestant but the cost/benefit of our current approach to Sunday School vs. the alternatives, including eliminating it.

Since Latter-day Saints learn gospel doctrines in other places besides Sunday School, it is not as if they are going to grow up radically more ignorant if the institution didn’t exist. Whether they would be significantly worse off as people is an even more important question.

It doesn’t matter that we have a much larger canon, what we do cover is extremely spotty, usually a handful of verses pulled out of context, and often radically re-interpreted by the highest authorities. (Jews are Gentiles?)

In practice, beyond a handful of fundamental doctrines, I do not think Mormonism is fundamentally a scriptural following religion anyway. It is a living authority following religion. Pres. Benson’s talk about the keys to following the living prophets is an excellent example.

The living prophets more or less don’t bother to quote scripture. It is irrelevant. Their words are the scripture of the day. It isn’t canon, can be neglected in a few years, doesn’t need any sort of precision or rigor, doesn’t need to deal with anything more than an inch deep, can be contradicted in six months or six years, and contains everything essential for salvation.

So why should anyone be a scriptorian? In the LDS Church a testimony of the scriptures is far more important than anything they actually say. Nothing they actually say matters one iota in actual practice, compared the the reigning (mis)interpretation of the day. Scriptural evidence simply does not matter.

When I saw that comment, I just had to second his opinion and so wrote a comment that somehow got past the censors, perhaps because it was written early in the morning on September 23, 2007 at 1:41 am.  This was the very comment that got me banned:

As I’ve looked over posts #70-82, I cannot help but see my own experiences stated here. Mark D., your post #82 was a perfect description of what I see in the church today. I actually only attend sacrament meeting and then skip sunday school and return for my priesthood meeting, the only two meetings I’m bound to attend. Sunday school meeting more often than not is a waste of my time. I can learn more just reading the scriptures myself or turning on a Christian talk radio station. Besides, in sunday school, any appeal to the scriptures is shot down. No one cares what the scriptures say, only what their leaders say.

70- I can say that my understanding of “eternal progression” means an increase in knowledge, power and seed (children) after achieving exaltation, but that it does not apply to perfection, which is what occurs when godhood is obtained. What does the Lord say the exalted shall inherit?

“…and shall inherit thrones, kingdoms, principalities, and powers, dominions, all heights and depths…and glory in all things, …which glory shall be a fulness and a continuation of the seeds forever and ever.” (D&C 132: 19)

My understanding is that the “heights and depths” are limitless. I did not know that BY believed in more knowledge after exaltation. I arrived at this conclusion solely from a study of the scriptures. Maybe in another blog post, on this topic of eternal progression, we could get into it.

BANNED: Am I even Mormon?

MCQ was apparently up at that time and posted two comments after I did, which said:

Mark D., we obviously attend very different GD classes. Also, I have heard rumours of the abolishment of SS for many years, but I don’t see it happening.

That goes double for you LDSA. Are you even Mormon?

Ray finally woke up, read our comments and then banned me (but not Mark D., for my comment was doubly ignorant, you see) with a swift stroke, after leaving us a message, dated September 23, 2007 at 7:08 am:

Mark, I second what MCQ has said. I apologize for stating this so bluntly, but the following is one of the most ignorant comments I have heard in this forum in the entire time I have been participating:

“The living prophets more or less don’t bother to quote scripture.”

If you sincerely believe that, then there are only two options: 1) You don’t attend or listen to General Conference or read the Ensign; and/or 2) You aren’t a member of the same Church as I. Actually, there is a third option, but it is so inflammatory that I won’t mention it here.

I am done with this discussion for one simple reason. #82 was a very direct accusation against the Church – that it ignores and cares nothing for the scriptures, that the prophets and apostles misinterpret and intentionally distort the scriptures, that the local organizational structure is not inspired, etc., etc., etc. It is hyperbole of the worst kind, since it is blatantly and demonstrably false and confrontational in tone.

LDSA, your first paragraph in #83 is just as bad. “No one cares what the scriptures say?” You have demonstrated here that none of us agree with your interpretation of the scriptures. Frankly, if I were in a HD class and heard most of what you have said here, I would ignore it and go back to the “boring” class discussion.

Given what the powers that be here on this blog let through and allow to be posted (#82, for example), if your comments are being censored, it might be good to look at content and tone. If you have nothing positive whatsoever to say about the Church – if your only purpose in commenting is to throw hyperbolic insults at those of us who disagree, fine. Just be open about the intent and motivation.

The End

The End and The Beginning

Being banned turned out to be a blessing, as I started to consider starting my own blog, and after much prayer and thought, I made the decision to do it. So, thank you By Common Consent blog, for banning me!

Btw, since being banned I turned by back completely on that blog and, except for the rare occasion that someone has linked to something they wanted me to check out there, I have never gone back to read anything they write nor any of the comments of their visitors.  I have always assumed that I am still banned. Recently, though, I wondered whether this was still the case and decided to do some test postings over there to find out.

Well, it turns out that I’m still banned.  I left three test comments on the The Need for Better Temple Prep post.  The first one was dated October 21, 2012 at 8:56 pm and contained a link.  It went immediately into the moderation queue, so I wasn’t sure whether it was there because of the link or because I was still banned.  Here is what I wrote:

Here is some of the best temple preparation available:


Today I went back in to see if it had been approved and it was still in moderation, so I left this comment:

I left a comment way above (right after comment #11) which is still in the moderation queue. Is someone going to eventually approve it?

My second comment also went immediately into moderation, showing me that this had nothing to do with the link, but that I was simply banned.  So I left one final comment:

Ah, now I see that my second comment (which comes after #62), which did not contain a link, has also automatically been put into the moderation queue! I see that after 5 years, I am still banned from this site. Good news to know. LMAO.

So, there you have it.  These are all the circumstances that led to the creation of this blog.  For those of you who visit both the LDSA and BCC blogs, since I cannot comment over there, please express to them my heartfelt thanks for banning me, should you feel so inclined.  If it wasn’t for them, LDSA probably would not exist.

Let me close this post in the immortal words of Ray:

The End

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Happy 5th Birthday, LDS Anarchy Blog!

Joseph Smith, Jun. wearing the Nephite breastplate with the Urim and Thummim attached to it by a rod.

“He said there was a book deposited, written upon gold plates, giving an account of the former inhabitants of this continent, and the source from whence they sprang. He also said that the fulness of the everlasting Gospel was contained in it, as delivered by the Savior to the ancient inhabitants; also, that there were two stones in silver bows—and these stones, fastened to a breastplate, constituted what is called the Urim and Thummim—deposited with the plates; and the possession and use of these stones were what constituted Seers in ancient or former times; and that God had prepared them for the purpose of translating the book.”

I thought that instead of a birthday cake this year, we’d get an image of Joseph wearing the breastplate.  All my life I have searched for and waited for some artist to depict this, in vain.  So, I guess this non-artist (me) will have to take the first step, using Microsoft Paint.  (Yes, I already know it looks like crap!)  If anyone else would like to try their more artistic hand at drawing a better Urim and Thummim and breastplate, be my guest.  The above image is based upon descriptions made by members of Joseph’s family.

Five years old and still growing

In case it wasn’t already obvious, two more contributors have been added: liv435 and Elder Chantdown.

Elder Chantdown sneaked into the blog roster through the backdoor.  dyc4557 kept posting his articles, so I figured we might as well make him a fully-fledged contributor since he kept contributing anyway!  He’s been visiting this blog for some time now and we’re happy to have him on board.

liv435 is a fairly recent blog visitor who has made an impact already with her comments.  She is unique among all the blog contributors in that, well, she’s a she!  Our first female blogger!  And it’s about time.  The blog needed a female touch, (though I don’t expect to change the red Anarchy is Order symbol to pink any time soon…)

These two have already put out some great stuff so we look forward to more.

7 October 2007

That’s the day it all began.  So, if you want to celebrate it, perhaps you could eat some red and black jello or something. I’d list the blog’s stats, but really, who cares?  If you want to express your opinion about this blog, how cool it is or how bad it sucks, you can either leave a comment below and/or use the poll I set up for just that purpose:

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One last thing…

I’m publishing this post the day before the blog’s birthday, on 6 October 2012, because it just seems right to me that this picture of Joseph Smith wearing the breastplate and Urim and Thummim ought to go out on Saturday, the first day of General Conference.  Also, because I thought I’d give everyone a heads up in advance so that they had time to prepare their anarchy jellos and cakes for Sunday, the actual day of the birthday.

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Vigilant Citizen web site link added to the blog

This is just a note to let everyone know that I’ve added a link to The Vigilant Citizen web site to this blog.  You can find it by looking at the column immediately to the right of any post, under the Education link category.  (Each page has four columns: a far-left column, a left column containing the posts, a right column, and a far-right column.  The Education link category is found in the right column, not the far-right column.)

About The Vigilant Citizen

I have been spending a great deal of time on the VC web site lately and I am impressed with much of its content.  The goal of VC is to expose the occult agenda of the world’s elite.  I, personally, do not believe that there is enough information on VC to actually do any damage, whatsoever, to the elite’s agenda.  Nevertheless, it is a good place to start at when first learning about this and does an admirable job at opening people’s eyes as to what is going on.

The coming discoveries

It is my belief that at some point, God will send again revelators among us, who, like Nephi of old, will “speak plainly…concerning [the elite’s] secret works of darkness” (Helaman 8:4.)  These revelators will name names, places, times, and deeds, revealing all the specifics of plans and actions done in secret, fully exposing the various secret combinations and abominations among us.

This will entirely undo their craft, for none of these abominations can be performed with the full knowledge of the people, for the people would not allow such wickedness to exist, if they knew about them, so these groups perform their acts either in secret, or they do them in the open, under guise of something else.

Unlike VC, which is powerless to affect much change because of the general nature of its information, the revelations given to these men inspired of heaven, which will contain all the particulars of the horrendous deeds, will present a clear and present danger to the elite, and their reaction will be immediate and swift to take the revelators of God down, just as the ancient elite sought to destroy Nephi.

Nevertheless, God works, or gives revelations, by inquiries.  If you inquire not, you are left, by God, in the dark.  Or, rephrasing Nephi, “if ye ask not, neither do ye knock,” then “ye are not brought into the light, but must perish in the dark” (2 Nephi 32:4.)  Because of this principle, the elite will never be fully exposed unless and until godly men, who can inquire of God and receive revelations, start asking God to tell them exactly what the elite are doing, have done and what they are planning to do.  And here is where the Vigilant Citizen web site proves useful, for once we get a general inkling of what the elite are doing (thanks to VC), men of God can then inquire about specifics, bringing out the revelations which will destroy their craft.

Now, in particular, I foresee this happening because the Lord will not allow the mind control agenda to remain in place for very much longer*.  The innocent victims will need to be freed from their programming, so that everyone eventually will be able to make a conscious choice, either for God, or for Satan, that the dividing lines between the righteous and the wicked will be clearly marked.  In other words, God will allow Satan to continue to destroy agency through sin, but He will not allow him to continue to destroy agency through mind control.  At some point, this destruction of agency through mind control will be stopped.  It will not be accomplished by man fighting against these demonic forces, but by God using His revelators to expose the wickedness, and His healers to restore the minds of the victims back to wholeness, that they may then choose which side they wish to align with.

*This is because men inspired of heaven will use their agency to obtain power from God to reveal secret works of darkness and to heal minds, for they will be filled with desire both to gather the elect of God and to pull down the kingdom of the devil and rescue the innocent victims.  As long as men do not obtain and use such God-given and empowered agency to this end, Satan is and will be allowed by God to engage in his mind control agenda—which is patterned after the mind control he exerts on the fallen one-third of the hosts of heaven, meaning total control of the person, (except that mind control is forced control, not voluntarily-given control)—for God only works according to the faith of the children of men.  Nevertheless, because the devil must use deception to accomplish his purposes here on Earth, he is only allowed full sway until righteous men inquire of God to shine a light on all his dark deeds.  At that point, his mind control agenda goes up in smoke (for it is not sin-based, meaning that people voluntarily engage in sin, or voluntarily subject themselves to him through their sin) and therefore he must go back to subjecting mankind solely through sin.

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LDS Anarchy Chat Room

I recently deleted my Facebook and Twitter accounts in favor of a Wireclub account.  On the far-right column of each page of this blog, just below the calendar, you will find the words:

LDS Anarchy on Wireclub

Below those words are four links.

The first is a link to my profile at Wireclub.  I go by the name “cupholder.”  Anyone can friend me, private message me, private chat with me or leave a message on my feed using that profile.  My profile also shows when I am online, away or offline.

The second is the link to the LDS Anarchy chat room.  The room summary is as follows: “A place for visitors of the LDS Anarchy blog to chat with others who also visit the blog.  https://ldsanarchy.wordpress.com/”

The third link is to the GEMTAM 2 chat room.  That room’s summary is: “A place to discuss the pros and cons of the GEMTAM (the Gospel-based, Egalitarian, Multihusband-Multiwife, Tribal Anarchy Model.)  The GEMTAM Discussion club is also available.”

The final link is to the GEMTAM Discussion club, a description of which follows: “Use this club to discuss the pros and cons of the GEMTAM (the Gospel-based, Egalitarian, Multihusband-Multiwife, Tribal Anarchy Model.) To discuss the GEMTAM in chat, use the GEMTAM 2 chat room.”

The LDS Anarchy blog and its comments feature is a wonderful means of communication, but it cannot fill the need for real time talk.  The LDS Anarchy chat room, I believe, will satisfy it, as will the GEMTAM chat room and club for those who are interested in discussing the GEMTAM.

And for those who wish to talk to me in real time or send me a private message, but don’t have my email address, just contact me via my Wireclub profile.

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Happy 3rd Birthday, LDS Anarchy Blog!

Have a piece of cyber cake from your friends at LDS Anarchy.

This blog was born 3 years ago today, on 7 October 2007.  Since then it has received over 200,000 page hits.  As always, I am curious as to what people think of it.  So, here is a poll that I set up two years ago that asks the question, “How would you rate the LDS Anarchy Blog?”  If you have not voted before, here’s your chance to tell me what you think.  If you have already voted, feel free to cast another vote if you have a different assessment of the blog.

LDS Anarchy Blog Readership Poll

Introducing: New Authors

To celebrate this birthday, there are now three new authors: Justin, Chris and dyc4557.  I will put their bios on the Contributors page when they send them to me.  I expect the blog will be immensely benefited by the writings of these men and I look forward to their articles.

Other slight changes

I’ve updated the complete list of articles authored by me so that virtually every post is now organized topically.  This makes it very easy to quickly find what you are looking for.  Also, all my Deep Waters posts can now be accessed without entering a password.

Twitter, Facebook, etc.

If you haven’t already noticed, at the bottom of each post there is a list of sharing options.  You can share the post using email, printing, Facebook, Twitter, Stumbleupon, etc.

After the sharing options, you can also “like” a post by clicking on the “like” button.

If you want to access my Twitter account, you can find the link at the bottom of the right side of each page of the blog.


All blog posts can be rated by clicking one of the stars at the top of a post.  The ratings are Very Poor, Poor, Average, Good and Excellent.  If you hold the mouse pointer over the rating icon near the stars, a new window will open up, allowing you to see the latest blog ratings.  Everything in the new window is hyperlinked (clickable).

All comments can be rated, as well.  Rate up by clicking the thumbs up and rate down by clicking the thumbs down.  Hold the mouse pointer over the comment rating icon near the thumbs to view the latest comment ratings.

Hip hip hooray! or When’s it gonna die?

Feel free to use any of these new features to broadcast your feelings about the LDS Anarchy blog far and wide.  For some of you, you might be compelled to shout, “Hip, hip, hooray!”  For others, “How in the world did this blog last so long and when’s it gonna die?!”  Regardless of your persuasion, y’all are invited to enjoy a piece of (cyber) birthday cake.

Why I started this blog

I entered the LDS blogging scene fairly recently (I guess it is called the bloggernacle?) I started visiting one of the largest of the LDS blogs, if not the largest, and read their posts for several weeks, without commenting on anything myself. (My experience is that sharing my own beliefs with people is always met with opposition, so I anticipated that the people frequenting this particular blog would be incensed the moment I started writing and I, accordingly, delayed commenting.)

Nevertheless, the posters seemed to consider themselves open-minded, so I wanted to have some fun and test their claim. (I have found that the ultimate test of open-mindedness is me and my beliefs.) I forget exactly what my first post was, but it had the expected result. People were incensed at my words. A post or two later I was labeled a troll and then banned altogether.

I didn’t really mind that I had been banned, since I had expected such a result. But what I did mind is that some people had inquired further into what I had said and due to the censorship, I was not able to elaborate on the points I had presented. This inability to answer the questions posed to me (and I tried to get past those censors time and time again) due to continual deleting of any comment I would make finally led to my decision of creating this LDS Anarchy weblog.

I still expect that there will be many people who enter, get ticked off by what I write and then leave, never to return again. I always try to bring something new to a topic and my experience is that we are creatures of habit, unaccustomed to new things, new thoughts or novel ways of viewing the same thing. But, there may be a few people out there who, like me, crave for newness, who are tired of the same, standard fare of LDS doctrine and perspective that is served up everywhere.

All the posts written on this blog will (hopefully) be scriptural-based, but if you feel something is not, please offer your correction. I hope that those who read the various posts will have their minds and understandings deepened, expanded and enlightened and can also engage in discussions which will throw even further light upon the marvelous gospel of our Lord.

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