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 astronomy to view the stars. Samuelson is simply incorrect in his assessment.
-- Steven Montgomery At 03:15 PM 9/27/2002, you wrote: >A rite is a rite is a rite. He performed a rite, basing it several >things, including the restored gospel. Performance art does not normally >include a rite as such. He doesn't seem to be an artist, rather a student >of the esoteric. There's a huge difference. Inviting only 144 people >does not denote performance art, but a rite. Performance art is something >that makes people interested in experiencing, not so they look upon the >author as a prophetic teacher, which Eric's s-i-l obviously did. I've >studied enough stuff on fallen saints to know an apostate when I smell >him. >If he has a following, it isn't performance art. It is a religious >movement. Especially if he is teaching things which are not a part of the >gospel of Jesus Christ. Using the Enoch calendar and the archangels in >his rite, are not things we normally associate with LDS functions. I >just don't see my bishop coming to me and saying, "Gary, would you set up >the next ward social. Oh, and we want you to have the archangels giving >blessings to the members and we'll do some temple things while we're at >it...." >Sorry, don't try to excuse him. If Eric is right, and why should we doubt >his description of the event? Then Pratt is off his LDS rocker. > >K'aya K'ama, >Gerald/gary Smith gszion1 @juno.com http://www >.geocities.com/rameumptom/index.html >"No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free." - >Johann Wolfgang von Goethe > > >Steven Montgomery: >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 speculation (which he himself will readily admit) and find myself > >putting some of his ideas on "back burners" so to speak. 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 what John Pratt > >is. Here is an excerpt from what John Pratt says himself about the "Feast > >of Trumpets" program in an email message promoting it: > > >________________________________________________________________ >GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! >Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! >Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: >http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/. > >///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// >/// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// >/// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// >///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > -- Steven Montgomery [EMAIL PROTECTED] <HTML> <BODY> <a href="http://www.getusout.org"><img border="0" src="http://www.getusout.org/images/guolink.gif"></a> <P><P><BR> </BODY> </HTML> ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================