John W. Redelfs, the most Iron-Roddy Iron Rodder on the Nacle is not content to feast upon the word received at General Conference. No, this Iron Rod has some words of counsel for GA's pertaining to what he would like to hear at GenConf. Methinks if someone else were griping in similar fashion, the Iron Rod would take them to task for questioning the leaders of the Church.

(So out of character it must be an April Fools...right?)


annegb said... @ April 1, 2006 at 10:59 AM

I want to hear the prophet speak on this sentence:

"I love that man better who swears a string as long as my arm and deals justice to his neighbor, than the long faced hypocrite."
-Joseph Smith

Christian Y. Cardall said... @ April 1, 2006 at 11:41 AM

Iron rod irony indeed.

Anonymous said... @ April 1, 2006 at 1:35 PM

I want to hear something about ark steadying. If they can squeeze it in between quotes from JFS and McConkie about man's inability to reach the moon, the cowardice of black people in the pre-existence, the true nature of the Catholic Church, why it would be immoral to change the pattern of the temple garment, why the civil rights movement was a communist plot, why all the things that Brigham Young taught about God's progression in knowledge and the Adam God doctrine are among the ":seven deadly heresies," etc, etc.

Mark IV said... @ April 1, 2006 at 4:36 PM

That comment by John W. (Jay Dub) Redelfs caught my eye, too. I found it to be insulting to living prophets and dismissive of the atonement.

Are we sure he is real? His comment just seems a little too over the top.

If he is indeed a real person, I wouldn't be surprised if he is at this very moment behing the wheel of a U-Haul truck on the way to Colorado City, AZ.

Mary Siever said... @ April 2, 2006 at 10:58 AM

john redelfs is a real person and yes, that's exactly like him. i don't know if he remembers kim and i, but we sure remember him.

John W. Redelfs said... @ April 8, 2006 at 3:30 PM

I remember the Siever's very well, and I am a strong supporter of the Brethren in every way. I know there are good reasons why they cannot speak to the issues I yearn to hear about. But that doesn't keep me from yearning to hear about them. Even God himself does not always do everything I wish he would. But I am the first to admit that he knows far better than I what he should do. Should I stop telling him what I hope for or asking him for what I want? Perhaps you have brought all of your desires into perfect harmony with the desires of the Lord. I have not yet achieved that exalted state.

And I agree completely with Joseph Smith's sentiments on the relative sinfulness of hypocrisy and swearing.

As for the brother who made the comment about me driving a U-Haul headed for Colorado City. That is just nonsense. I am about as mainstream as a saint can get. If you don't believe me, you can ask my Bishop or stake president. I'd be happy to supply you with their contact information.

shardoff said... @ April 17, 2006 at 10:16 AM

"No man knows my history," A comment that Joseph Smith made.
John Redelfs has this kind of history. A dishonorable discharge.
A history of hyper bipolar. No job for many years. A religious temperment born of a mental problems...

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