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  •  like the Millerites? (2+ / 0-)
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    California06, azrefugee

    They believed that on a particular day God would sweep them up into Heaven (like the Rapture). So they sold their farms (this was the 1830s) and everything, dressed in white, and went up on top of barns waiting for midnight. When nothing happened, they were left in the morning to climb down off the barns and figure out what to do next. (They're the ancestors of Seventh-Day Adventists.)

    Mormons come from the same upstate New York era when all manner of religious weirdness was in full bloom, kind of like the 1960s.

    How firmly you believe something doesn't necessarily indicate how much the reality-based facts will cooperate with it.

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