Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Non-members Preferred the Title

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Late in the nineteenth century, what did the non-members living in the Salt Lake Valley preferred to be called?

       a.      Gentiles
       b.      Jack Mormons
       c.       Non-members
       d.      Heathens
Yesterday’s answer:

c.   Music
A number of times, President Young chastened the critics of dancing by offering the following opinions on the prevalent religious censure of fiddling and dancing: “Tight-laced religious professors of the present generation have a horror at the sound of a fiddle. There is no music in hell, for all good music belongs to heaven”; “every decent fiddler will go into a decent kingdom”; and “I have heard many a minister say that there were no fiddles in heaven. At the time I did not understand as I do now, for I now know that there are no fiddles in hell. There may be many fiddlers there, but no fiddles; they are all burned that go there.”

Nearly Everything Imaginable, Walker, Ronald W., Doris R. Dant ed., (Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1999), 201.

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