writings of Conan Doyle.

by zeb 7 Replies latest jw friends

  • zeb

    I have just began to read the above. Yes he is the man who created the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. In his first story called the "Scarlett letter" he deals with (I stress this is fiction) with a couple escaping from the new paradise just founded in Utah of the Mormons. The power of those in charge and the loss of any individuality the domination of women and the money grab all sounds terribly familiar.. If the jw land in their promised new world or new order there will be an immediate power shift to the elders who will dominate all others to their ill. Right now they have 'privileges'' like passing a microphone around or opening the windows of the kh. Imagine the 'privileges'' entailing control of others lives...

  • jp1692

    The Scarlet Letter is a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

    Doyle’s first novel with the Holmes and Watson characters is titled: A Study in Scarlet.

    The two stories have pretty much nothing in common other than a reference to a particular color of red. Please try to get your facts straight.

  • Bill Covert
    Bill Covert

    Look up the "Danites" of the Mormon Church

    You will find it very interesting

  • zeb

    jp1692. You are right.. The book I referred to is "A study in Scarlet" my apologies.

  • Onager

    I thought exactly the same when I read A Study in Scarlett. This is what a country governed by JW's would look like except with fewer wives per husband.

  • snugglebunny

    ..and Conan Doyle believed in fairies.

  • Bill Covert
    Bill Covert

    The Danites were REAL, they were part of the Mormon Church during the Missouri period, they were brutal, sworn to follow ALL instructions whether right or wrong coming from church leaders. Especially against dissenters with in the church.

    Conan Doyle was as accurate in his research of fictional creditability as Tom Clancy was in our day.

    zeb it was a good post.

  • Captain Schmideo2
    Captain Schmideo2

    When Doyle wrote his tale, this particular incident was still fresh in people's minds:


    The Mountain Meadows massacre was a series of attacks on the Baker–Fancher emigrant wagon train, at Mountain Meadows in southern Utah. The attacks began on September 7 and culminated on September 11, 1857, resulting in the mass slaughter of the emigrant party by members of the Utah Territorial Militia from the Iron County district. The militia, officially called the Nauvoo Legion, was composed of southern Utah's Mormon settlers (members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or the LDS Church). Intending to leave no witnesses and thus prevent reprisals, the perpetrators killed all the adults and older children—about 120 men, women, and children in total. Seventeen children, all younger than seven, were spared.

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