As I look outside and see how Kansas City has been hit again with a mountain of snow, it makes me consider taking a tropical vacation each winter. I know I'm not alone in this, but I'm also unlike my father who is ready to move to Florida (I would personally rather deal with the Midwest than hurricanes). But as I am reading statuses of my other friends, one in particular wrote "
Joseph Smith Jr. was a man who started a new church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in upstate New York in the 1820's. He relocated the church to Kirtland, Ohio in 1831 and sent some of his followers to establish a Holy city of "Zion" in Jackson County, MO. Many Mormons moved to Missouri to establish their church and reside there, which did cause the Missouri Mormon War in 1838. Being a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area, I am aware that many branches of the Mormon church have established their worldwide headquarters in Independence, MO.
Okay, is everyone still with me? I'm about to connect the dots here.
So why did Joseph Smith want to establish a city of "Zion" in Jackson County, Missouri??? It's because this is where he believes is the location of the Garden of Eden.
Wow... I live in Jackson County.
So, now I am pondering. If the serpent that convinced Eve to eat the forbidden fruit was, say, Satan (Lucifer, the Devil, whatever you want to call him). He wasn't asked to leave the garden, just Adam and Eve. So Satan could be still residing in the Garden. As many people know, Satan is represented as the ruler of Hell.
My friend posted on Facebook "Hell hasn't frozen over,but K.C. has...Does that count?" Well, if Joesph Smith is right, than I would like to say, yes... Hell may have, in fact, frozen over.
Sometimes, I really enjoy how my dark, twisted mind works.