Thursday, January 20, 2011

Has Hell Frozen Over???

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 "Hell hasn't frozen over,but K.C. has...Does that count?" I posted a silly theory on his status, but then I realized how ingenious it was. So, for my fellow readers, I would like to share this theory (in a lot more detail).

First I need to share the story of Adam and Eve (I'm not going to assume everyone knows this story, that would make me ignorant as hell). Adam and Eve were the first man and woman created by God and lived in the Garden of Eden. Adam was told by God to not eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. A serpent that lives in said tree convinces Eve to eat the forbidden fruit, assuring her that she would not die. She takes the fruit and shares it with Adam, thinking that they would acquire the knowledge to decipher between good and evil. God realizes what they have done and confronts them. Because they sinned, they were expelled from the garden.

Now I need to discuss the Garden of Eden itself. There have been many whom have attempted to find the actual location. Most people have placed it in the Middle East, between Najaf and Kufa in Iraq. In my lifetime, I have noticed that the Middle East is the center for many religious organizations and artifacts. So to me that makes sense. However, there has been some recent (meaning in the past 200 years) theories/beliefs that the Garden of Eden may actually be in the United States... from a church started by Joseph Smith Jr.

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.


  1. Very nice little theory indeed. I very much enjoyed your posting. This may also explain why its so bleedin' hot here in the summer!

  2. But what IS the tree of knowledge of good and evil? Do a search: The First Scandal Adam and Eve. Please.