To: metmom; RnMomof7
where Joseph Smith's "First Vision" took place and the golden plates were reportedly found - is in a region which used to be called the "burned over district". Unitarianism, Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Christian Science, Seventh-Day Adventism, Restorationism (the Cambellite "churches of Christ"), and a number of other movements (including Charles Finney's "Second Great Awakening" revivals) all sprang up or hit that area over and over again, all within a span of just a few decades. Finney himself coined the phrase "burned over districts",
Burned-over district ping
posted on 09/28/2011 10:46:18 PM PDT
To: Cronos; RnMomof7
Welcome to Upstate NY.
Those of us from the area are aware of its ...um... spiritual heritage, shall we say.
posted on 09/29/2011 6:57:47 AM PDT
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