Six thousand years ago, Adam and Eve were driven from paradise into the mortal space. We Mormons have scriptures that shed light on these founders of the human race. They were taught by God and angels. Given counsel and commandments to embrace. But, there was a glaring omission of something they were NOT told to stop. Here, I’ll call it Bippity Bop.
Adam and Eve were warned, “Don’t eat that fruit.” But, regarding Bippity Bop, the angels were mute.
Sixteen hundred years passed ’til the great flood doused the earth. In Noah’s story there is no mirth. Except for eight souls, all mankind became has beens….all because of plentiful sins. But, not because of BB. You see…from Adam to Noah, the big B-Bop was never forbidden by God.
The land dried out. People began to sprout. From Shem to Peleg. Nimrod to Nehor. Then Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob’s twelve more. And what about Bippity Bop? Nary a word from our Heavenly Pop. He never commanded that it stop.
Three and a half millennia after Adam, Moses is rescued from the Egyptian river. Finally, we’re at the most prolific law giver. Ten signature commands on tablets were written. You can see them all detailed from Exodus on. Hundreds & hundreds of laws were spawned. Ruling every aspect of the those who hold deity in awe. All bound together, they’re called the Mosaic Law. But guess what got missed. You got it. Not even a hiss of Bippity Boppity ever being dissed.
Fifteen hundred more years pass. The Babe is born in the lowest class. The most marvelous of teachings the world would ever hear, are now cherished and held mighty and dear. Did He utter the phrase, “No B-Bop?” Nope. The author of all commands, big and small, never mentions the B’s. Nope, not at all.
Finally, the year 1820 is here. The restoration, just getting into full gear. The famine of God’s word, ends with a seer. Revelation upon revelation. Certainly, there will be a call for Bippity Bop’s cessation.
Joseph Smith? Nope. He never called for Bippity Bop to stop.
The Book of Mormon? Certainly filled with lots of good stuff. But, it ignores the Bippity, strangely enough.
Doctrine & Covenants? As far as a commandment, the Bop is completely absent.
Six thousand years…He’s not a tyrant. It’s time we pay attention to where God is silent.
From Whence Comes the Notion That Loads Bippity Bop with Such Emotion?
For 16 decades, the LDS church harbored racist teachings, doctrines and practices. Where did they come from? We have apostles. Thanks to our current crop, we now know they were all just made up. Simply plucked out of thin air…by men…former prophets. Not from heaven. Not from revelation. Not from God. Rather, it was our former prophets who put racist words into God’s mouth. It was never God who was racist. It was the leaders of His church.
Fortunately, we now condemn and disavow our racist past. At the thought of our former teachings, we are now aghast.
Into God’s mouth we’ve put lots of words, in our historical past. The words men insert, simply won’t last.
If you still think Bippity Bop is a sin, please go read the most correct book again.
Bippity Bopptiy Boo is natural for kids to go through. And adults? It’s even normal for them, too.