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|Mormons in Space|
Feb. 18th, 2014 at 2:40 pm
This came up, in a round-about way, on a sci-fi discussion list I’m on.
Now, I’ve always assumed/dreamed/hoped that (assuming the Second Coming doesn’t come first) some day we’ll start colonizing other planets. As part of that, I’ve always had a little dream of a Mormon Planet – called either Zion or Deseret, I’m sure.
What would happen if our intrepid pioneers made planetfall and then lost contact? Truly, completely cut off – the wormhole that leads to their system has collapsed, for example. (Assuming that immediate survival is not at issue, because that’s clearly a different discussion.)
My prediction is that they’d immediately print out copies of the scriptures, plans for the printing press, recipes for paper and ink. They’d probably have already organized into a branch at least so they’d keep with that organization until it was clear (or God prompted someone) that contact was not going to be re-established. At that point, a new Prophet and Apostles would be called.
Because hey, starting from scratch in the wilderness with help inaccessible is not new to us.
How do you think they’d handle it?