Friday, May 3, 2013

Whither the Oneidans?

Speaking of Mormonism in the last post, why is it that that heresy, along with Millerism have survived to become global religions while the Oneida Community withered away? Burned-over district (Western New York) was full of all kinds of heretical weirdness a century-and-a-half ago, but the most interesting group, who "believed that Jesus had already returned in AD 70, making it possible for them to bring about Jesus's millennial kingdom themselves, and be free of sin and perfect in this world, not just Heaven," vanished. This belief led them to practice free love and coitus reservatus.

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