Monday, December 7, 2015

Journal 11 Zach Wiseman

The observations that I saw in the profile of Dan Barlow, the former mayor of Colorado City, was how he gave a back story of the history of his religious beliefs and what he is a part of. Dan is a fundamentalist Mormon which is the practice of polygamy and when he was a young man it was all almost taken away from him. In his profile picture he is looking through a window wearing nice cloths with a smile on his face. Not looking like any sort of a treat, just a typical elderly man. I believe the picture represents that he is considered like and outsider for what he believes in. When the Arizona police raided Short Creek and arrested the community; with no retaliation, " The law will take care of us, and the lord will preserve us".

The connection to the this and todays world is the same as it was today the Mormon culture is still frowned upon and still faces religious persecutions along with the rising dislike of Islamic culture. Just like in Barlow's story the police who should be considered our protectors today the police force are considered in some communities.

 The questions that I had after reading the profile are , Did things go back to normal after the raid?, Is the Mormon culture present in any other parts of the United states or the  rest of the world? Do police still profile the people of the Short Creek?

Here are some vocabulary words that will help anyone in reaching the topic of the religion Dan Barlow, with a link as well .

.Fundamental Mormonism

. The Mormon manifesto  


1 comment:

  1. I dont think things could ever go back to normal after a raid like that. but I am really interested in mormon it is a really interesting topic.


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