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⇰ Download  Format Kindle [ ⑁ Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith ] ⩡ E-Pub Author Jon Krakauer ⫊ ⇰ Download Format Kindle [ ⑁ Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith ] ⩡ E-Pub Author Jon Krakauer ⫊ In 1984, Ron and Dan Lafferty murdered the wife and infant daughter of their younger brother Allen The crimes were noteworthy not merely for their brutality but for the brothers claim that they were acting on direct orders from God In Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer tells the story of the killers and their crime but also explores the shadowy world of Mormon fundamentalism from which the two emerged The Mormon Church was founded, in part, on the idea that true believers could speak directly with God But while the mainstream church attempted to be palatable to the general public by rejecting the controversial tenet of polygamy, fundamentalist splinter groups saw this as apostasy and took to the hills to live what they believed to be a righteous life When their beliefs are challenged or their patriarchal, cult like order defied, these still active groups, according to Krakauer, are capable of fighting back with tremendous violence While Krakauer s research into the history of the church is admirably extensive, the real power of the book comes from present day information, notably jailhouse interviews with Dan Lafferty Far from being the brooding maniac one might expect, Lafferty is chillingly coherent, still insisting that his motive was merely to obey God s command Krakauer s accounts of the actual murders are graphic and disturbing, but such detail makes the brothers claim of divine instruction all the horrifying In an age where Westerners have trouble comprehending what drives Islamic fundamentalists to kill, Jon Krakauer advises us to look within America s own borders John MoeONETHE CITY OF THE SAINTS For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God, and the Lord hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.Deuteronomy 14 2 And it shall come to pass that I, the Lord God, will send one mighty and strong, holding the scepter of power in his hand, clothed with light for a covering, whose mouth shall utter words, eternal words while his bowels shall be a fountain of truth, to set in order the house of God.The Doctrine and Covenants, Section 85revealed to Joseph Smith on November 27, 1832Balanced atop the highest spire of the Salt Lake Temple, gleaming in the Utah sun, a statue of the angel Moroni stands watch over downtown Salt Lake City with his golden trumpet raised This massive granite edifice is the spiritual and temporal nexus of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints LDS , which presents itself as the world s only true religion Temple Square is to Mormons what the Vatican is to Catholics, or the Kaaba in Mecca is to Muslims At last count there were than eleven million Saints the world over, and Mormonism is the fastest growing faith in the Western Hemisphere At present in the United States there are Mormons than Presbyterians or Episcopalians On the planet as a whole, there are now Mormons than Jews Mormonism is considered in some sober academic circles to be well on its way to becoming a major world religion the first such faith to emerge since Islam.Next door to the temple, the 325 voices of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir swell to fill the tabernacle s vast interior with the robust, haunting chords of Battle Hymn of the Republic, the ensemble s trademark song Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord .To much of the world, this choir and its impeccably rendered harmonies are emblematic of the Mormons as a people chaste, optimistic, outgoing, dutiful When Dan Lafferty quotes Mormon scripture to justify murder, the juxtaposition is so incongruous as to seem surreal.The affairs of Mormondom are directed by a cadre of elderly white males in dark suits who carry out their holy duties from a twenty six story office tower beside Temple Square To a man, the LDS leadership adamantly insists that Lafferty should under no circumstances be considered a Mormon The faith that moved Lafferty to slay his niece and sister in law is a brand of religion known as Mormon Fundamentalism LDS Church authorities bristle visibly when Mormons and Mormon Fundamentalists are even mentioned in the same breath As Gordon B Hinckley, the then eighty eight year old LDS president and prophet, emphasized during a 1998 television interview on Larry King Live, They have no connection with us whatever They don t belong to the church There are actually no Mormon Fundamentalists.Nevertheless, Mormons and those who call themselves Mormon Fundamentalists or FLDS believe in the same holy texts and the same sacred history Both believe that Joseph Smith, who founded Mormonism in 1830, played a vital role in God s plan for mankind both LDS and FLDS consider him to be a prophet comparable in stature to Moses and Isaiah Mormons and Mormon Fundamentalists are each convinced that God regards them, and them alone, as his favored children a peculiar treasure unto me above all people But if both proudly refer to themselves as the Lord s chosen, they diverge on one especially inflammatory point of religious doctrine unlike their present day Mormon compatriots, Mormon Fundamentalists passionately believe that Saints have a divine obligation to take multiple wives Followers of the FLDS faith engage in polygamy, they explain, as a matter of religious duty.There are than thirty thousand FLDS polygamists living in Canada, Mexico, and throughout the American West Some experts estimate there may be as many as one hundred thousand Even this larger number amounts to less than 1 percent of the membership in the LDS Church worldwide, but all the same, leaders of the mainstream church are extremely discomfited by these legions of polygamous brethren Mormon authorities treat the fundamentalists as they would a crazy uncle they try to keep the polygs hidden in the attic, safely out of sight, but the fundamentalists always seem to be sneaking out to appear in public at inopportune moments to create unsavory scenes, embarrassing the entire LDS clan.The LDS Church happens to be exceedingly prickly about its short, uncommonly rich history and no aspect of that history makes the church defensive than plural marriage The LDS leadership has worked very hard to persuade both the modern church membership and the American public that polygamy was a quaint, long abandoned idiosyncrasy practiced by a mere handful of nineteenth century Mormons The religious literature handed out by the earnest young missionaries in Temple Square makes no mention of the fact that Joseph Smith still the religion s focal personage married at least thirty three women, and probably as many as forty eight Nor does it mention that the youngest of these wives was just fourteen years old when Joseph explained to her that God had commanded that she marry him or face eternal damnation.Polygamy was, in fact, one of the most sacred credos of Joseph s church a tenet important enough to be canonized for the ages as Section 132 of The Doctrine and Covenants, one of Mormonism s primary scriptural texts The revered prophet described plural marriage as part of the most holy and important doctrine ever revealed to man on earth and taught that a man needed at least three wives to attain the fulness of exaltation in the afterlife He warned that God had explicitly commanded that all those who have this law revealed unto them must obey the same and if ye abide not that covenant, then are ye damned for no one can reject this covenant and be permitted to enter into my glory.Joseph was murdered in Illinois by a mob of Mormon haters in 1844 Brigham Young assumed leadership of the church and led the Saints to the barren wilds of the Great Basin, where in short order they established a remarkable empire and unabashedly embraced the covenant of spiritual wifery This both titillated and shocked the sensibilities of Victorian era Americans, who tended to regard polygamy as a brutish practice on a par with slavery In 1856, recognizing the strength of the anti polygamy vote, Republican candidate John C Frmont ran for president on a platform that pledged to prohibit in the territories those twin relics of barbarism Polygamy and Slavery Frmont lost the election, but a year later the man who did win, President James Buchanan, sent the U.S Army to invade Utah, dismantle Brigham Young s theocracy, and eradicate polygamy.The so called Utah War, however, neither removed Brigham from power nor ended the doctrine of plural marriage, to the annoyance and bafflement of a whole series of American presidents An escalating sequence of judicial and legislative challenges to polygamy ensued, culminating in the Edmunds Tucker Act of 1887, which disincorporated the LDS Church and forfeited to the federal government all church property worth than 50,000 With their feet held fast to the fire, the Saints ultimately had no choice but to renounce polygamy But even as LDS leaders publicly claimed, in 1890, to have relinquished the practice, they quietly dispatched bands of Mormons to establish polygamous colonies in Mexico and Canada, and some of the highest ranking LDS authorities secretly continued to take multiple wives and perform plural marriages well into the twentieth century.Although LDS leaders were initially loath to abandon plural marriage, eventually they adopted a pragmatic approach to American politics, emphatically rejected the practice, and actually began urging government agencies to prosecute polygamists It was this single change in ecclesiastical policy, than anything else, that transformed the LDS Church into its astonishingly successful present day iteration Having jettisoned polygamy, Mormons gradually ceased to be regarded as a crackpot sect The LDS Church acquired the trappings of a conventional faith so successfully that it is now widely considered to be the quintessential American religion.Mormon Fundamentalists, however, believe that acceptance into the American mainstream came at way too high a price They contend that the Mormon leaders made an unforgivable compromise by capitulating to the U.S government on polygamy over a century ago They insist that the church sold them out that the LDS leadership abandoned one of the religion s most crucial theological tenets for the sake of political expediency These present day polygamists therefore consider themselves to be the keepers of the flame the only true and righteous Mormons In forsaking Section 132 the sacred principle of plural marriage the LDS Church has gone badly astray, they warn Fundamentalist prophets bellow from their pulpits that the modern church has become the wickedest whore of all the earth.Mormon Fundamentalists probably cite Section 132 of The Doctrine and Covenants than any other piece of LDS scripture Their second most popular citation is likely Section 85, in which it was revealed to Joseph that I, the Lord God, will send one mighty and strong to set in order the house of God Many fundamentalists are convinced that the one mighty and strong is already here on earth among them, holding the scepter of power in his hand, and that very soon now he will lead the Mormon Church back onto the right path and restore Joseph s most holy and important doctrine.TWOSHORT CREEK Extreme and bizarre religious ideas are so commonplace in American history that it is difficult to speak of them as fringe at all To speak of a fringe implies a mainstream, but in terms of numbers, perhaps the largest component of the religious spectrum in contemporary America remains what it has been since colonial times a fundamentalist evangelicalism with powerful millenarian strands The doomsday theme has never been far from the center of American religious thought The nation has always had believers who responded to this threat by a determination to flee from the wrath to come, to separate themselves from the City of Destruction, even if that meant putting themselves at odds with the law and with their communities or families We can throughout American history find select and separatist groups who looked to a prophetic individual claiming divine revelation, in a setting that repudiated conventional assumptions about property, family life, and sexuality They were marginal groups, peculiar people, people set apart from the world the Shakers and the Ephrata community, the communes of Oneida and Amana, the followers of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young.Philip Jenkins,Mystics and MessiahsSnaking diagonally across the top of Arizona, the Grand Canyon is a stupendous, 277 mile rent in the planet s hide that functions as a formidable natural barrier, effectively cutting off the northwestern corner from the rest of the state This isolated wedge of backcountry almost as big as New Jersey, yet traversed by a single paved highway is known as the Arizona Strip, and it has one of the lowest population densities in the forty eight conterminous states.There is, however, one relatively large municipality here Colorado City, home to some nine thousand souls, is than five times as populous as any other town in the district Motorists driving west on Highway 389 across the parched barrens of the Uinkaret Plateau are apt to be surprised when, twenty eight miles past Fredonia population 1,036, the second largest town on the Strip , Colorado City suddenly materializes in the middle of nowhere a sprawl of small businesses and unusually large homes squatting beneath a towering escarpment of vermilion sandstone called Canaan Mountain All but a handful of the town s residents are Mormon Fundamentalists They live in this patch of desert in the hope of being left alone to follow the sacred principle of plural marriage without interference from government authorities or the LDS Church.Straddling the Utah Arizona border, Colorado City is home to at least three Mormon Fundamentalist sects, including the world s largest the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints More commonly known as the United Effort Plan, or UEP, it requires its members live in strict accordance with the commandments of a frail, ninety two year old tax accountant turned prophet named Rulon T Jeffs Uncle Rulon, as he is known to his followers, traces his divinely ordained leadership in an unbroken chain that leads directly back to Joseph Smith himself Although his feeble bearing would seem to make him poorly cast for the role, the residents of Colorado City believe that Uncle Rulon is the one mighty and strong whose coming was prophesied by Joseph in 1832.A lot of people here are convinced Uncle Rulon is going to live forever, says DeLoy Bateman, a forty eight year old science teacher at Colorado City High School Not only was DeLoy born and raised in this faith, but his forebears were some of the religion s most illustrious figures his great grandfather and great great grandfather were among the thirteen founding members of the Mormon Fundamentalist Church, and his adoptive grandfather, LeRoy Johnson, was the prophet who immediately preceded Uncle Rulon as the leader of Colorado City At the moment, DeLoy is driving his thirdhand Chevy van on a dirt road on the outskirts of town One of his two wives and eight of his seventeen children are riding in the back Suddenly he hits the brakes, and the van lurches to a stop on the shoulder Now there s an interesting sight, DeLoy declares, sizing up the wreckage of a television satellite dish behind some sagebrush off the side of the road Looks like somebody had to get rid of their television Hauled it out of town and dumped it.Members of the religion, he explains, are forbidden to watch television or read magazines or newspapers The temptations of the outside world loom large, however, and some members of the faith inevitably succumb As soon as you ban something, DeLoy observes, you make it incredibly attractive People will sneak into St George or Cedar City and buy themselves a dish, put it up where it can t easily be seen, and secretly watch TV during every free moment Then one Sunday Uncle Rulon will give one of his sermons about the evils of television He ll announce that he knows exactly who has one, and warn that everyone who does is putting their eternal souls in serious jeopardy.Every time he does that, a bunch of satellite dishes immediately get dumped in the desert, like this one here For two or three years afterward there won t be any televisions in town, but then, gradually, the dishes start secretly going up again, until the next crackdown People try to do the right thing, but they re only human.As the TV prohibition suggests, life in Colorado City under Rulon Jeffs bears than a passing resemblance to life in Kabul under the Taliban Uncle Rulon s word carries the weight of law The mayor and every other city employee answers to him, as do the entire police force and the superintendent of public schools Even animals are subject to his whim Two years ago a Rottweiler killed a child in town An edict went out that dogs would no longer be allowed within the city limits A posse of young men was dispatched to round up all the canines, after which the unsuspecting pets were taken into a dry wash and shot. 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    • Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
    • 4.3
    • 500
    • Format Kindle
    • 432 pages
    • Jon Krakauer
    • Anglais
    • 11 July 2018

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