Episode 152: Emma’s Church; RLDS to Community of Christ

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  • John Nichols

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    sigh… i was hoping there would be transcript or story…

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  • Diane Hatch

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    In the podcast I heard Lindsay say something like “everyone believes they are going to be with their family when they die.” Nowadays everyone proclaims that. However, in the climate where the church emerged they did not proclaim that. Many churches claimed that people would have no knowledge of kinship or relationship in the next life. Thus the phrase till death do you part in the marriage ceremony. I went on a LDS mission in the seventies and even then people found it strange to believe you would recognize your family after death. It is in today’s everyone has to feel good climate of church attendance that other denominations say it is okay to believe that. Ironically I think there is a greater percent of people that feel worse in the everyone gets a trophy climate in which we live. Criticizing an organization also demands a great knowledge of history and context as well. However, overall, thank you for the podcast. I feel more enlightened about the RLDS

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  • Diane Hatch

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    I want to apologize to Lindsay for insinuating that perhaps she lacked enough knowledge of church history. Bottom line is Lindsay is quite well versed in many topics on Mormon History and I’m impressed with research she has done. We would all be better served if we reached out and understood other religions better and how the Mormon Church fit in that spectrum throughout its history.

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