Category Archives: Book of Mormon

Book of Mormon and everything about it.

Bayesian thinking and the Statistical analysis of the Book of Mormon

News from a recent Exmo presentation rocked the world of exmos and apologists alike when a presentation suggested two entirely new books as sources for the Book of Mormon.  The Late War of the United States against Britain and The First Book … Continue reading

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Nephites and earrings (one pair), tattoos, and extreme body modifications

Mayan, Aztec, and Inca body art Some body decorations were permanent. The Mayans squeezed the skulls of the most privileged infants between two boards to elongate and flatten their heads and tried to promote crossed eyes by hanging a ball … Continue reading

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Jacob 5: Why vineyards and olives?

Jacob 5:3, “For behold, thus saith the Lord, I will liken thee, O house of Israel, like unto a tame olive tree, which a man took and nourished in his vineyard; and it grew, and waxed old, and began to … Continue reading

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Where did Joseph and others say the Nephites were? – A timeline

Article on FAIR pointing out the sheer number of times and places Joseph identified the Nephites’ location. There are several missing, such as the angel Moroni stating the Indians were in “this continent” (meaning North America), or Joseph identifying Mayan … Continue reading

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Possible sources of plagairism for Joseph Smith

Plagiarism definition[1] includes to “present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.” By this definition, Joseph Smith, Jr. clearly plagiarized. How to identify plagiarism[2]: We will be judging Joseph Smith, Jr. on the criteria listed … Continue reading

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Apologist makes gold-hilted sword to prove Book of Mormon is true, concludes Nephites used wooden swords because it is so damn useless

[Update] As typical, the old summary is gone as LDS.net hates things that are sceintific and don’t point to the church being true.  Here is his summary. Here is the letter, reposted by a faithful member; without all the neat … Continue reading

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FAIR article on seer stones

http://en.fairmormon.org/Joseph_Smith/Seer_stones Note: they freely admit that, not only did Joseph have them, but 100% of the current book of Mormon was translated via a stone in a hat. This is the apologist site FOR the church.

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Guns, Germs and Steel

If you are asking, “Why is this relevant to Mormonism?” simply watch the documentary first. It is interesting and good for general history knowledge. After watching, answer the following questions: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/guns-germs-and-steel/ What were the top 3 things that allowed Cortez’s … Continue reading

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