Southern Utah lost 2500 of their population today

christy's picture

Warren Jeffs, self-styled prophet and leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been predicting the end of the world for quite awhile. Three of his predictions have fallen through and the world goes on!

He led 10,000 RLDS followers in southern Utah and once again predicted that today would be the end of the world. He took 2500 of his followers with him to Texas to "wait it out."

So live today like it's the last day of your life.....and tomorrow!

Frankly I hope he stays there. And I hope that the 7500 followers still in southern Utah have the opportunity to free themselves of the lifestyle they've been stuck in for all these years.

EDIT by matthew: Fixed leader name.

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matthew's picture

are you sure?

Are you sure this is RLDS, and not FLDS? Like a Warren Jeffs break-off?

As far as I know, the RLDS are mostly in Missouri, and are called the "Community of Christ" now...

EDIT by matthew: Here's the link to the story on ksl.com. It's Warren Jeffs, all right. Here's an earlier story about their loony deadline and rapid temple-building. Dangit, the world's ending today again? I had a date planned for Friday night...

Second Edit: Fixed original blog posting, disregard original content.

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Curtis's picture

flds

Yeah Matt I am sure it is FLDS I have been following this info on another board as well, here is the link, enjoy.

Curt

Sammy G's picture

Thanks for the warning

Christy,

Thanks for the warning! And to think I was going to waste today at work.

So what happens to everyone when the end of the world doesn't happen? Do they dump Warren off at the nearest TX oil field and return to Utah?

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I knew this already...

That's why I spent the day snow skiing. No sense wasting the last day of the world at work.

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matthew's picture

Hey, wait...

It's 10:15 PM here. Only an hour and 45 minutes left.

Oh, wait, maybe they're going by the International Date Line... which would mean that... (figuring with daylights savings)... we're looking at 7 hours and 45 minutes left.

Deadline's looming. I wonder if I should stay up, like New Years, or if I should just go to bed and set my alarm for the end of the world?

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weed's picture

It's The End Of The World As We Know It

And I Feel Fine

My $.02
Leonard Bernstein

My $.02
Weed

matthew's picture

Got out of bed, threw a comb across my head

*Yawn*. Good morning!

Wow. If this is the afterlife, it's eerily similar to my regular life. Morning breath, stubble, and everything.

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Ben's picture

FLDS

Isn't FLDS a "feminine hygeine product"?

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RLDS?

I know....I know...it's just a silly typo...but I can't resist!

I don't think there are 2500 RLDS to remove in Utah! ;)

Shalom
Alan, the Radical Latter Day Saint

????

What is the difference between rlds and flds. What are they?
Im lds and ive never heard of these things before.

matthew's picture

Schisms

There was a succession crisis when Joseph Smith was assassinated. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Succession_crisis_(Mormonism) for details.

The RLDS (Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, today called the Community of Christ) are those who remained in or near Nauvoo. They rejected polygamy, denied that Joseph had ever practiced it, and followed Joseph's children as successors to the Presidency.

The FLDS (Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) are an offshoot of the formerly polygamistic Utah LDS church. Generally their beliefs mirror those of the mainstream LDS church circa 1890, or in their opinion, prior to the apostatization of the Utah church. Today, the polygamistic Mormon offshoots in southern Utah and Arizona number about 50,000-70,000 people.

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