Neutral Arguments -the arguments about animal anachronisms and metal anachronisms aren’t very good. They could go either way. On one hand they seem anachronistic. On the other hand, lots of things that once seemed anachronistic are being found to be legit. Either way they can mostly be explained by a loose translation– they seem neutral […]
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Introduction This application presents our model for correlating North American Archeological evidence with the channeled Book of Mormon narrative. With our model, essentially every culture the texts mentions, ends up being a major culture found by modern archaeologists. In fact essentially all the largest North American prehistoric cultures are represented in our model by the […]
Women don’t necessarily need the LDS priesthood to be equals in Mormonism. But they are certainly not equal at present, and major changes are needed to bring gender equality to the church. To suggest that women are somehow “different but equal” in the LDS church at present… is like pretending that women in the united […]
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Many LDS people don’t realize that Joseph Smith’s first vision experience was not particularly unique. Many individuals both in recent and ancient times have had experiences with what they believe are angels and deity. Many of the worlds largest religions are the result of such experiences. Many smaller faiths within the mysticism movement have a long history of having […]
67 Behold, this is my doctrine—whosoever repenteth and cometh unto me, the same is my church. 68 Whosoever declareth more or less than this, the same is not of me, but is against me; therefore he is not of my church (D&C 10:67–68). Introduction Perhaps ironically, most us Mormon’s aren’t keen about challenging religious authority […]
Ammonihah, Land of -It was 3 days travel on the north of the land/city of Melek (which was west of Sidon by a/the west? wilderness) , (Alma 8:6). -It was on the border of the greater land of Zarahemla (Alma 25:2). Possibly the northern border? -It was near, and probably west? of, the city of Sidom […]
In LDS theology, it’s quite common for leaders and teachers to use biblical examples of murder and genocide as example’s of the faithfulness of individuals in scripture. Scriptural stories such as Abraham’s attempted murder of his son, the Levites’ murders at Sinai, Nephi’s murder of Laban, or the Israelite’s genocidal campaign during the conquest of […]
This is a ver batem, yet annotated version of the article Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo at lds.org. Spin notes are derived largely from Mormonism 101, with edits and adaptations by the current author. To display the annotation which illustrate the “positive spin” of the Church Essay, click on the note numbers at the end of a […]
With the recent Church Essay regarding Blacks and the Priesthood, this reform is now done! The LDS Church needs to completely disavow it’s historically preached doctrines concerning priesthood racism. Excluding “Blacks” from the priesthood is based on several very faulty assumptions. That Blacks of African decent are descended directly from the biblical Cain, Ham or Egyptus. […]