In Our Lovely Deseret: 'If the devil will let us alone for 10 years'

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  • antodav TAMPA, FL
    Aug. 10, 2013 3:07 p.m.

    There is no group of people in America, with the possible exception of the Indigenous Americans, who have more reason to fear and distrust the unchecked power of the Federal government than the Latter-Day Saints. The fact that so many of them today blindly follow along with whatever the state tells them they should do, jingoistically supporting the military-industrial complex and the national surveillance apparatus without question, swallowing the deceptive bilge spewed by the mainstream media in the same way that their Catholic and Protestant cousins do, is totally beyond my comprehension. I guess it is an inevitable symptom of people not knowing their own history, and thus not being able to learn any lessons from it whatsoever.

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    July 17, 2013 12:30 p.m.


    How do you know he has a sense of humor?? How would anybody know that?

  • LittleStream Carson City, NV
    July 17, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    I have known that Heavenly Father has a sense of humor. It is never a sense of humor that ridicules or is unkind, but we learn from it all the time. I am proud of the struggles of the pioneers that continued God's work after Joseph Smith's death. I am definitely proud of where the church has come today! Great article!

  • heatherj Smithville Flats, NY
    July 16, 2013 10:00 p.m.

    Words to remember: "the man or woman who enjoys the spirit of our religion has no trials … cast off the yoke of the enemy, and put on the yoke of Christ, and you will say that his yoke is easy and his burden is light."

  • EternalPerspective Eldersburg, MD
    July 16, 2013 5:08 a.m.

    No one but those alive in the days of the greatest affliction and persecution knows how much the early Mormons endured. While people may misquote, off-quote, or even accurately quote anything Brigham Young (or Joseph Smith for that matter) said, they cannot erase the subversion of the constitution during these times to attack, kill, and take away the freedoms and liberties of Mormons.

    But, when I say no-one, I begin to wonder Moromons of today will soon encounter upon the modern day face of America where a currently subtle war is being fought against the constitution and religion in general. Slowly but surely, rights are being stripped from those who refuse to follow the trends of liberalism and remain outspoken and firm in their beliefs contrary to that of popular culture.

    Whether blacks, American Indians, Jews, or other cultures and races in history, many groups have come to know the demonizing hand of those in power who suppress, persecute, control, and outright take away freedoms of others just because they are different. The past is always a self-fulfilling prophecy of the future. Yesterday's slave advocates are today's reverse discrimination politically correct leaders.

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    July 15, 2013 11:42 a.m.

    Now just remember that anything Brigham Young said was only his opinion....

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    July 15, 2013 11:24 a.m.

    The Devil made me do it....

    Oh, wait, who else can I blame my various problems on...