I have been reading THE AMERICAN RELIGION by Harold Bloom and I ran across an interesting statement on page 123:

"And who can believe that the Mormons ever would have turned away from the practice of Celestial Marriage, if it were not for federal pressure? No one, least of all in Salt Lake City, will be much inclined to accept a religious critic's foretellings, but I cheerfully do prophesy that some day, not too far on in the twenty-first century, the Mormons will have enough political and financial power to sanction polygamy again. Without it, in some form or other, the complete vision of Joseph Smith never can be fulfilled."

Harold Bloom writes this as an outsider. He is an unbelieving Jew, an "American gnostic." I find his statement interesting because I myself have come to the same conclusion for a number of reasons. What do you think?


John W. Redelfs [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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"There is no place in this work for those who believe only
in the gospel of doom and gloom. The gospel is good
news. It is a message of triumph." --Gordon B. Hinckley
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All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR


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