The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been around for almost two centuries. It has ebbed and fluctuated in such a predictably adaptive manner throughout it's relatively short life in the religious realm. This Church has a very sordid past, which it does a very good job of teaching for itself, whether the history is slanted or not, is yours to decide. Join me on a journey through the history of the LDS Church through the eyes of the people that were actually there. We will learn about the founding members, where the practices came from, where the Book of Mormon (Mormon Bible) came from, and most importantly, we will examine Joseph Smith in every aspect possibly available to us today.

On this episode, the era of excitement for the new official Mormon home in Nauvoo gets to the leadership’s collective head. Wreck-it Bennett gets up on the stand during his mayoral inauguration and sets out a number of decrees Nauvoo would need to fulfill if it’s to last into the coming decade. The Nauvoo government establishes a small number of committees and passes ordinances to set out the letter of the theocratic law. Nauvoo would be a temperate society, but effectively fostered an underground market for liquor, just like the U.S. government in the following century, but Jo and Bennett had their fingers on the knobs for who could buy and sell liquor within the city limits. This episode is all about organization by a group which had suffered from lack thereof for over a decade up to this point. After that we’re joined by Jack Naneek of the Mormon Awakenings podcast to discuss just what it means to be a member of the church and seek validation from our Mormon community.

Links:

Warsaw Signal
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/il/sign1841.htm#0113

Mormon Awakenings Podcast w/Jack Naneek
http://www.mormondiscussionpodcast.org/category/episodes/mormonawakenings/

Imaginary Friends Show guest spot
http://imaginaryfriendsshow.libsyn.com/ifriends-425-the-way-of-the-dodo

Wayward Willis guest spot
http://willisweb.com/what-even-is-mormonism/

Show Links:

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
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Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/
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Direct download: Episode_75.mp3
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