Latter Day Saints High Priest Daniel Johnson | CB107

Chris is an atheist. John is a Christian. And Daniel Johnson is a High Priest at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons). So an atheist, a Christian, and a Mormon walk into a podcast…

Author and Latter Day Saints High Priest Daniel Johnson asked to come on the show to clear up some misconceptions about the LDS/Mormon religion.

John tries to figure out how Mormons and Christians are different.

Chris points out that Mormons are Christians.

And Mormon High Priest Daniel Johnson tries to keep up.

Latter Day Saints High Priest Daniel Johnson | CB108

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Latter Day Saints High Priest Daniel Johnson

Daniel explains the mysterious Mormon rituals, the mysterious Mormon Garments commonly known as “Magic Underwear,” and the time he was shot at and took one on the chin from some drunk guy in Argentina. We also talk about how religion was hijacked by the government, something called “The Oath of Vengeance,” and Daniel suggests that the Garden of Eden is in Missouri.

Other topics include: Dinosaurs, the TV show Sister Wives, black people being cursed, becoming gods and creating your own race of people after you die, where John Wayne Gacy went when he died, obsessions with virgins, group dates, birth control, homosexuality, Nephilim, giants in the Bible, the Word, secret handshakes, passwords, and keyphrases in the Latter Day Saints Endowment Ceremony, levels of sins, the Shmita, Joseph Smith’s glasses, the seerstones, trans-genders in the church, the Jesus movement, Jesus Freaks, Frisbee the gay Jesus Freaka TV show called My Husband’s Not Gay.

We find out that Daniel isn’t allowed to talk about certain things that happen in the Latter Day Saints Endowment Ceremony. So Chris pulls up a hidden camera video on YouTube of a guy going through the Endowment Ceremony.

Listen to the episode for a full play-by-play on the mysterious Endowment Ceremony. We also find out that Mormons take secret oaths and are sworn to secrecy about certain things in their religion. One is a secret oath that Mormon church leaders take about establishing a religious government, and the now-retired “Oath of Vengeance” that teaches Mormons to pray against America for vengeance on behalf of Joseph Smith.

Websites Mentioned on the Show

This is the website Chris was reading from during the show: 101 Nonpublic or Weird Beliefs of Mormons

This is the secret LDS Endowment Ceremony video Chris was watching at the end of the show:

The playlist above also contains the LDS film shown to members during the Endowment Ceremony.

Links

Mormon High Priest Daniel Johnson is the author of two books: An LDS Guide to Mesoamerica and An LDS Guide to the Yucatan. You can read his blog at ldsguide.blogspot.com.

Daniel Johnson Latter Day Saints Mormon High Priest

Daniel Johnson Latter Day Saints Mormon High Priest

An LDS Guide to Mesoamerica by Daniel Johnson, Jared Cooper, and Derek Gasser

An LDS Guide to Mesoamerica by Daniel Johnson, Jared Cooper, and Derek Gasser

An LDS Guide to the Yucatan by Daniel Johnson, Derek Gasser, and Jared Cooper

An LDS Guide to the Yucatan by Daniel Johnson, Derek Gasser, and Jared Cooper

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3 thoughts on “Latter Day Saints High Priest Daniel Johnson | CB107

  1. Incorporation into the Nauvoo Endowment[edit]
    The oath of vengeance was an addition made to the Nauvoo endowment under the direction of Brigham Young by 1845 in the Nauvoo Temple, soon after the 1844 death of Joseph Smith.[1] Participants agreed to be bound by the following oath:

    “You and each of you do covenant and promise that you will pray and never cease to pray to Almighty God to avenge the blood of the prophets upon this nation, and that you will teach the same to your children and to your children’s children unto the third and fourth generation.”[2]

    “The prophets” referred to Joseph and Hyrum Smith, who were killed in 1844 by a mob while in jail in Carthage, Illinois. “This nation” referred to the United States.[3]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_vengeance#Incorporation_into_the_Nauvoo_Endowment

    This oath was exposed as part off the Reed Smoot hearings.

    http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,29637,31058

    https://archive.org/details/testimonyOfImportantWitnessesFromTheSmootHearing

    In the early church Joe Smith very much envisioned a church ran government. (called a theo democracy) He established a council of 50 and ran for president of the US when he was killed after ordering a printing press destroyed for exposing his polygamy.

    http://eom.byu.edu/index.php/Council_of_Fifty

    There was a clear history of the LDS faith wanting to take over the government when they were asking for statehood.

    If Daniel is as knowledgable about this topic as he claims he very much knows about this oath and the theo-democracy the LDS faith tried to establish during its foundation. If he really doesn’t know about it that is also not that unusual as the vast majority of the faithful have only been taught a white washed version of what went on. (it took me 40 years to find out that Joe ordered the destruction of a printing press for example)

    Discovering historical evidence that didn’t jive with what I’d learned in Sunday school lead to the collapse of my shelf. http://churchofthefridge.com/the-collapse-of-my-shelf/

    Shelf being a metaphor of the way people inside the religion set aside things that would upset their beliefs.

    Just a few thoughts on the topic.

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