Thursday, January 11, 2018

How I Became a Sci-Fi Mormon

When I was growing up I got very interested in science-fiction due to lots of late movies on TV.  As I entered junior high school I began reading lots of sci-fi books and comics and became a real fan of everything science-fiction.  When I was in my 11th year of school (16 years old)  I read a new book by Erich Von Daniken titled, "Chariots of the Gods." I sat with my KJV Bible (which my paternal grandmother gave me for Christmas when I was seven, and which sat on a shelf and got dusty) and began looking at it  - as revealed to me in that book.  I accepted everything Von Daniken said as the true interpretation of the Bible: God was a spaceman. This was my theology when I was proselytized by a Mormon while I was in Combat Engineer training at 18 years old. The idea of a god who was once a man, now living near the star Kolob, fit very well with my sci-fi “theology.”  So I readily accepted the LDS faith.

If you read my full story you will see that I came to realize that the LDS was even worse than science-fiction — it is a total fraud based on an occult beginning and continually supported by occult doctrines.

Yes, I still like science-fiction, but nowadays I’m a lot more discerning!

4 comments:

Jack Morrow said...

In contrast to Christianity, which is based on facts of history, Mormonism lends itself well to expression through the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Battlestar: Galactica comes to mind.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Jack,

I Never watched Battlestar Galactica but I learned someplace that Mormonism was the basis for it.

Jack Morrow said...

It was produced and developed by a Mormon named Glen Larson, who also did the Buck Rogers in the 23rd Century TV series and movie. See The Mormon Corporate Empire by John Heinerman and Anson Shupe (1985), pp. 61-62.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

That's very interesting. Thanks for that info; I may just have to find that book.