Re: [ZION] John Pratt performance art

2002-09-30 Thread Paul Osborne
On Mon, 30 Sep 2002 08:41:57 -0600 Marc A. Schindler [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Oh, I forgot to add. If you're interested in what's happened in the 27 years since the Joseph Smith Papyri: an Egyptian Endowment was published, try http://www.fairlds.org/pubs/LBOA.pdf a piece of scholarship

Re: [ZION] John Pratt performance art

2002-09-30 Thread Marc A. Schindler
Have you read any of his books? They're very stimulating. I'd recommend his book which is really a collection of his essays which were published in The Improvement Era, the predecessor to The Ensign. It's called Since Cumorah. Another one which contains similar essays is a three-part book, Lehi

Re: [ZION] John Pratt performance art

2002-09-30 Thread Marc A. Schindler
That's a nice looking site. do you mind if I link to it from mine? It'll be a while -- probably a couple of weeks before I update my site, but I'm always collecting links like this. I've got two websites: The LDS Atlas of the World at www.gatheringofisrael.com, but the one I'd include your link

RE: [ZION] John Pratt performance art

2002-09-27 Thread John W. Redelfs
At 03:24 AM 9/27/02 +0800 Mark Gregson favored us with: Most of my glimpses of the bizarre subculture have not been while I have been a bishop. I have noticed that the male version of subculture weirdness tends towards the John Pratt style i.e. esoteric doctrine whereas the female version

Re: [ZION] John Pratt performance art

2002-09-27 Thread John W. Redelfs
At 04:08 PM 9/26/02 -0600 Steven Montgomery favored us with: I'm a fan of the truth, not necessarily John Pratt. Yet, In the spirit of Moses 6: 63 I have found much of John Pratt's research to be valid and based on the truth. I admit that some of John Pratt's research is in the area of

Re: [ZION] John Pratt performance art

2002-09-27 Thread John W. Redelfs
At 04:08 PM 9/26/02 -0600 Steven Montgomery favored us with: At any rate John Pratt is merely building on a foundation first laid by the Christian Ministers E. W. Bullinger and Joseph A. Seiss. Bullinger's work, Witness of the Stars can be found online at

Re: [ZION] John Pratt performance art

2002-09-27 Thread John W. Redelfs
At 05:49 PM 9/27/02 -0600 Steven Montgomery favored us with: No more bizarre than some ward road-shows I've seen grin. I think you need to cut this guy some slack--he's a teacher and got a program together with like-minded individuals--what's wrong with that? Maybe he has a flair for the

RE: [ZION] John Pratt performance art

2002-09-27 Thread Steven Montgomery
At 02:41 PM 9/27/2002, you wrote: Mark Gregson wrote: I found Eric Samuelson's criticism a bit harsh, but this was probably to be expected as he knew little about it going in. I see his program as no more strange than for a backyard gathering of amateur astronomers--which is

Re: [ZION] John Pratt performance art

2002-09-27 Thread Steven Montgomery
I'm not a Pratt apologist, but Pratt did not invite only 144 people, that is incorrect. I received an invitation myself, but do to distance and a whole lot of other things going on couldn't attend. Pratt does not have a following any more than he does when he invites those interested in

Re: [ZION] John Pratt performance art

2002-09-27 Thread Steven Montgomery
At 05:50 PM 9/27/2002, you wrote: At 04:08 PM 9/26/02 -0600 Steven Montgomery favored us with: At any rate John Pratt is merely building on a foundation first laid by the Christian Ministers E. W. Bullinger and Joseph A. Seiss. Bullinger's work, Witness of the Stars can be found online at

Re: [ZION] John Pratt performance art

2002-09-26 Thread Marc A. Schindler
No, it's Saturn that's in the telestial kingdom; its rings are composed of all tthe lost singlesods d Stephen Beecroft wrote: Interesting post on AML Tuesday, which you can read in the AML archives at http://www.xmission.com/pub/lists/aml-list/archive/v01.n839 I know that Steven and a

RE: [ZION] John Pratt performance art

2002-09-26 Thread Mark Gregson
Oh, that I were a bishop, and could get the inside scoop on all the bizarreness of the Church membership! On the other hand, maybe not. My experience is that most members don't share that sort of thing with the bishop. Again, being an Edmonton area bishop might be different than a Utah

RE: [ZION] John Pratt performance art

2002-09-26 Thread John W. Redelfs
At 03:24 AM 9/27/02 +0800 Mark Gregson favored us with: Oh, that I were a bishop, and could get the inside scoop on all the bizarreness of the Church membership! On the other hand, maybe not. My experience is that most members don't share that sort of thing with the bishop. Again, being an

Re: [ZION] John Pratt performance art

2002-09-26 Thread John W. Redelfs
At 04:08 PM 9/26/02 -0600 Steven Montgomery favored us with: As you can see, the program was symbolic and openly stated that it is based on his own interpretation. Beside, I find John Pratt's research and viewpoint that the stars, planets, constellations and calendar systems act to bear record