Book of Boredom Podcast
Reading & Roasting the Book of Mormon, cover-to-cover.
Rahela is alive and well!
#034 Rahela is alive and well!
And will make your life hell!
The Latter Day Saints and the Seventh Day Adventists(SDAs) both formed recently in the 19th
century (1800s). In fact, the founders were both born on the east coast of the US. Both
sects are Christian derivatives, but apart from that, very different.
Remarkably for the era, the SDAs was started by a woman - Ellen G White. Although, she's
considered a co-founder with her husband, she was definitely the crazy person who started
However, unlike Joseph Smith Jr who likely intentionally mislead people, Ellen White seemed
to believe her bullshit. And the reason for this is actually quite tragic. She had a bad
head injury as a child, and started experiencing hallucinations (visions), and wacky dreams
To fully appreciate this episode, here is a quick glossary.
The "health food" company that is still 100% owned by the Seventh Day Adventist Church
at the time of this recording. Ellen White advocated vegetarianism, which is why
Sanitarium makes meat and dairy alternatives. You've probably eaten one of their
cereals while binging a show from a streaming service.
Seventh Day Adventist
- Weaponised vulnerability.
- How Sister Rahela got out of the SDAs and her family at age
- The SDAs vs Sister Rahela's family. Despite the church
having bad ideas, they weren't anywhere near as bad as her parents.
Brother Paul and Sister Rahela
discuss parenting techniques they deem important. Sister
Patience thinks they over-estimate their sway as parents, but it's nice that
they actually care about their spawn. So perhaps this is the key take-away?
Sister Rahela teaches us that "Fight or Flight" is
actually, "Fight, Flight or Fawn".
- While explaining her career, Sister Rahela mostly succeeds
at sounding like a secret agent!