Jaredite Devilish Barges

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Mormon depiction of Jaredite barges following each other. The wind would catch the sides and  push them sideways to maximize discomfort for all occupants.

Questions Jaredite barges…Book of Mormon, book of Ether

  1. How many people started the journey northward to the Valley of Nimrod.
  2. Jared and his brother=2 it says nothing about their parents.
  3. Ether 1:41 indicates that both Jared and his brother had families that should go with them. The verse indicates that they were farmers and herdsmen, not shipbuilders. The verse indicates that other friends with families would go with them. Ether 6:16 tells us after landing in America years later that the friends numbered 22 souls. This could represent 4 families of 8 adults with 14 children.
  4. Verse 14 tells us that Jared has four sons but we are not told if any had wives, and Jared’s brother had sons and daughters. There is no mention whatever of Jared’s parents so we presume they died or declined to go. To make it easy let us say Jared’s brother had two girls and two boys.
  5. Verse 11 says they were 344 days on the water.  How is it possible to be in an enclosed container gyrating to the point of turning upside down in the open ocean with mountain waves and fierce winds that never ceased, with lights on 24/7 and only on rare occasions is the hatch opened for air and to see if it was day or night, and still be able to keep track of each 24 hour period 344 times??? The question, of course is, are we dealing with a sadistic God that likes to torture people as long as possible or are we dealing with some ridiculous tale by J. Smith for whatever reason.
  6. It is easy to forget that, if you believe such a journey, you have to believe the Noah story where God didn’t have him build 8 different ships. The Bible God knew that one larger ship on the open ocean with giant waves is better than 8 bathtub submarine versions, at least for the occupants of the vessels.
  7. The lunatic idea of carving holes in 8 finished vessels both on the top and bottom is laughable in a fairytale, and tragic in real life when a man with an I.Q. of 90 would know better.  Where would they get the tools and expertise to cut into planks and make a hatch that is opened and closed quickly and be waterproof when closed especially submerged in the depths of the ocean, and can withstand an elephant crashing into it when the barge overturns or when an 8 foot wave hits the side of the boat throwing all the contents to the far side at a 45 degree angle or more.
  8. In Ether 2:16 God tells Jared’s brother to make another set of barges “after the manner of the barges which ye have hitherto built“, and of course got into and traversed a large body of water. Now he is giving instruction to build another 8 in the same fashion to cross another body of water. The next 2 verses described what Moriancumer has now built finishing with “I have made the barges according as thou hast directed me.” All eight!
  9. In Vs 19 an absurd statement is made about needing lights in a closed container in order to see to ‘steer‘. The ridiculousness continues when he explains to God they won’t be able to breathe because he built them exactly like the ones God told him to build again, where they crossed a large body of water, but now, much to both God and Jared’s brother’s surprise they realize neither they nor the animals can breathe in the barges they built before or the ones waiting for launching on the beach! The blind leading the blind.
  10. Jared’s brother wondered while making again the 8 barges, and reviewing his Noah story, why God wouldn’t want them all in one large boat like He designed for Noah. They certainly used enough wood on the eight to make one large comfortable ship for ocean travel. Noah was only told to take two of every kind of animals because the Bible God designed a stable vessel. In Ether 6:4 we find that the Jaredites took ‘flocks‘ and ‘herds‘ and whatever other beast they should carry with them along with provisions.
  11. If we can believe Ether 9:18-19 besides the birds, bees, fish, cattle, oxen, cows, sheep, swine, goats, we find in vs 19 that if the flood killed all living creatures in North and South America, they had to have brought in those 8 barges elephants, horses, asses & especially cumons and cureloms which were very useful to man but seem to have died out.
  12. If we want to stretch the logic further, they would have had to bring all animal and bird life indigenous to North and South America, including the grizzly, coyote, bison, mountain lion, wolf, jaguar, monkeys, anaconda, etc.

13. If we have to deal with elephant size cumons and cureloms along with horses, oxen, grizzlies, bison, asses, bulls, cattle the extra hatch on the bottom would be very problematical with fierce winds that never did cease with mountain waves putting these huge animals weighing tons shifting violently from one side to the other and eventually landing on what was once the top hatch along with tons of food for the occupants. Hell would be a welcome relief for anyone subject to 24 hours per day for 344 days with no circulating fresh air to breathe. Much longer if you are in the large animal barges!. Do a simple test, take an empty bottle, except for the air that is in it and then take a deep breath and try and add your air to the bottle with as much pressure as you like. It is like with the airtight barges no new air can come in unless there is a way to vent the container. The ‘fierce winds’ skimming over the top of the hatch will get no fresh air where it is needed. The mountain waves precludes the times when the hatch was open.

Ether 6:5 “…the Lord God caused that there should be a furious wind blow upon the face of the waters, towards the promised land; and thus they were tossed upon the waves of the sea before the wind…they were many times buried in the depths of the sea, because of the mountain waves which broke upon them and also the great and terrible tempests which were caused by the fierceness of the wind.”

14. For starters, if God wanted elephants in America after the flood, he picked the worst way to transport them there. An elephant weighs between 4 and 6 tons. It eats 5% of its body weight per day so in 20 days it would eat 4 to 6 tons of vegetation plus 30-50 gallons of water per day. So we have 17 periods of 20, or 17 times 6 tons or about 100 tons of food for one elephant and at least 13,000 gallons of water just for the one elephant. Can you imagine a 4 ton elephant or a 2000 lb horse or oxen being tossed against the hatch in the top or bottom or against the human feeding it? Smith knew about flat bottom barges on the Erie Canal that transported goods animals and products on a very stable water way, not an ocean. If mountain waves’ broke upon them, this caused violent unexpected movements inside that moved people, animals and tons of cargo violently against the sides or what was once the top when it turned over. There would be deaths and serious injuries the very first day! And deaths by lack of oxygen the 2nd and 3rd day.

Obviously these heavily laden huge animal barges would be dragging through the water at a fraction of the speed of the ‘people’ barges. It would be obvious that for an elephant to enter a barge, the entrance would have to be much larger and with the weight of the animals and provisions 50-100 times greater than Jared’s barge, the construction needed to be considerably stronger. There is no indication how these barges with over 200 tons of cargo ever got loaded and launched in the water! And if God was trying to dodge hitting islands or reefs he would have his hands full changing the wind direction if the barges were strung out hundreds of miles apart. Mormon God! Even I know you made a bad choice compared to the Bible God’s Noah.

15. A horse consumes 2-3% of its body weight per day with 6-8 gallons of water. A cow eats about 80 pounds of feed per day with a regular supply of water. In a gyrating vessel with low oxygen you certainly wouldn’t want anyone to be pregnant! Clearly God and Smith never thought through the ramifications of this fable.

16. No question, the barge with Elephants, horses, oxen, bison, grizzlies, etc with food would need to prepare for a much longer voyage than Jared’s barge. Elephants leave huge amounts of dung and the caretakers of these precious animals would have their hands full trying to keep urine and fecal matter from contaminating whatever they are being fed. With the mountain waves and seawater flowing in whenever the hatch is opened to dump the waste, there were those who murmured about God’s choice of travel. There may have been those singing praises to God in Jared’s barge, but not the animal barges!

17. Whenever the hatch was opened for air, more seawater came in than air! They were lucky to get a couple of buckets of vomit, urine and feces thrown out before the next wave shoved more liquid into their living quarters. Moisture caused their food to mold and rot. Without circulation the air was not life sustaining. Many slaves died being brought to America in holds of ships from lack of oxygen because of lack of circulation with top vents open.

18. If, as some apologists speculate, the group walked all the way to China to embark on the ocean voyage, then they would have to interrupt their march many times to find or grow food for an uncertain voyage. If they brought seeds, they would have to find a fertile place where they would grow, harvest it and collect seeds for another year. China was thousands of miles away and they had no idea how far. Why God had them build 8 air tight barges to cross an unnecessary body of water is beyond reason, especially since they were death traps that would kill everyone within a day or two with no air. A march to China could easily take 2-4 years. Didn’t God know the timeframe any more than J. Smith?

19. So why did God think that 344 days in 8 small submerged vessels on the open ocean with fierce winds and mountain waves was more appropriate than one ship like Noah where the animals were contained but the humans had the freedom of fresh air on the deck whenever they felt the need and the refuse could easily be thrown overboard?

20. Had God directed them to Murmansk, Russia, built one boat like Noah and sailed for Quebec the total travel would have been a fraction of going to China and the sea travel one fifth the miles. Why does the Mormon God purposely punish his chosen? With Lehi’s group they could have arrived in Bountiful in 3 months with no suffering. But God/Smith has them going in circles in the dreaded Empty Quarter of Arabia for 8 years which would not have been humanly possible! He then tripled the sea voyage distance with the hardships of food, water and the difficulty of sailing 15,000 miles in a ‘great calm’.

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Book of Mormon 19th & 20th Century Scam, part 1, Is the Scammer getting scammed?

 

“`I would say – and I am not exaggerating – that 75 percent of the country’s major investment schemes are hatched in the Salt Lake City-Provo area,'” (Ogden Standard-Examiner, 26 March 1984, p. 10A).

The question is whether Joseph Smith was relying on the ignorance of his followers to believe whatever he told them and did other potential scammers see the opportunity for self gain in affiliating themselves and learn from the master Con Man as with MLM marketing today in Utah. Was ‘Polygamy’ the second scam after the ‘gold plates’ and ‘seer stone’?

Book of Mormon 19th Century Scam…250,000 sq mi of nothing but sand!

The Empty Quarter Saudi Arabia

What Man or Beast could live in this environment continually for eight years?

Much has been written about the early ‘con’ life of Joseph Smith. We know he was convicted in court for being a ‘glass looker’ who defrauded farmers into thinking he could find buried treasure by looking at his seer stone placed in his hat. The Smiths were into superstition and into religious magic. They firmly believed that people could see things in seer stones and of course believed in sorcery such as when Pharaoh’s Sorcerers turned wooden rod/staves into live snakes. Moses could do the same trick but made a bigger snake that ate up the smaller ones.

Exodus 7:10 And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent…now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.

12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.

Smith’s father was known as a ‘Rodsman’ when he still lived in the state of Vermont, and was called when Farmers needed to find minerals or water with a witch hazel stick or sometimes called a ‘Dowsing’ or ‘Divining Rod’.

Oliver Cowdery, Smith’s scribe and Second Elder in the Church was also a ‘rodsman’ who received revelations from the same ‘God’ that Smith did.

For those who take the time to research the Book of Commandments, it contains purported revelations from God to Smith, and the revelation concerning Oliver Cowdery’s Divining Rod capabilities has been altered in the Doctrine and Covenants from Chapter 7 to Section 8 and the original references to Cowdery’s ability to communicate with God by the power of the ‘Rod’ are completely changed.

In the Book of Commandments we have ‘Chapters’. So in Chapter VII we find in verse 3 the following words to Cowdery from Smith’s God.

O remember, these words and keep my commandments. Remember this is your gift. [This 1st gift was ‘the spirit of Revelation’ the same gift that Moses had] Now, this is not all, for you have another gift, which is the gift of working with the rod: behold it has told you things: behold there is no other power save God that can cause this rod of nature, to work in your hands for it is the work of God and therefore whatsoever you shall ask me to tell you by that means, that will I grant unto you that you shall know.”

There are hundreds and hundreds of word changes from various chapters of the Book of Commandments when they re-published it as Doctrine and Covenants, just as there is significant change in doctrine between the 1830 edition of the Book of Mormon and later editions when they changed such things from Mary being the Mother of God to the Mother of the Son of God. 1Nephi 11:18. ‘of the Son’ was added twice in later editions.

18 And he said unto me: Behold, the virgin whom thou seest is the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh.

The Book of Mormon was the greatest supporter of the Triune God theory when the prophet Abinadi stated Mosiah 15:1

And now Abinadi said unto them: I would that ye should understand that God himself shall come down among the children of men, and shall redeem his people.

2 And because he dwelleth in flesh he shall be called the Son of God, and having subjected the flesh to the will of the Father, being the Father and the Son—

3 The Father, because he was conceived by the power of God; and the Son, because of the flesh; thus becoming the Father and Son—

How could someone who dictated the above passage claim he saw two separate Gods 10 yrs earlier. Smith had no problem changing his or God’s mind. The Triune God theory along with a ban on polygamy ended with the printing of the Book of Mormon. The 1st vision account of the godhead was written after 1830.

The followers of this great con artist have followed the same path even if not as audaciously. Like a cult, they do not covenant to God or Christ, but to the Cult itself. If Lucifer is the great deceiver, then what better doctrine than ‘the end justifies the means’. Mormons encourage ‘faith promoting fiction’ if it produces faith in the Cult.

Matthew 24 Christ tells of some of what happens in the last days, Vs 23:

Matt. 24:33 “For in those days, there shall also arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if possible, they shall deceive the very elect, who are the elect according to the covenant.”

In order to deceive someone who is on his way to being ‘the elect’ you would have to have at least outwardly, a pretty good set of beliefs that were followed for the wrong reason. Like in the Mormon Cult Temple you make covenants not to God or Christ but with oaths to the Cult, with death penalties that have been dropped in the last 30 yrs.

It is ultimately man’s greed that allows con men to have the success that they achieve, along with trying to gain an advantage over their peers in this life or the next. Basically, no matter what I am in this life, if I remain faithful to the Mormon Church, I can be a God in the next life, create my own world where I am worshiped. I can have as many wives as I like and create an earth and people it with the offspring of those wives! If everyone doesn’t do exactly as I say, I can send them all to Hell. This is an idea that has wide appeal (mostly to men) and they do their best to get the girls to go along with most of them getting conned that they will be the only wife in heaven. I knew a young mormon girl in Los Angeles who became the ‘spiritual wife’ of the Bishop when she was 14 years of age. This was a tightly held secret that she finally told me about when she was 45 years old . She never told her current Mormon husband of this prior commitment.

Smith relied heavily on his copy of the King James Bible, but didn’t spend enough time to learn all he needed to know to write 1Nephi or any of the rest of his book. He initially had it right when he called himself the ‘author’. Later when he designated himself as ‘translator’ the theories have never ceased as to how he did it. It seems incredible that anyone can make a translation of an unknown record in a dead language without having to look at it, without ‘magic’ or deception being involved.

D. Michael Quinn’s ‘Early Mormonism and The Magic World View’ is a must.

Smith was supposed to restore the Gospel of Miracles again. Not just raising the dead and healing the sick that got immediate attention and results, but Smith wanted to show how his God can keep humans and animals in airtight containers for a month without any ill effects.

Desert

260,000 sq mi of the Empty Quarter where the Brass Ball guided them, if they turned East before or at the 19th parallel. The 20th Parallel is a range of high mountains going to Muscat-Bountiful and has been continually inhabited from 1,000 BC. It’s the last stop for Frankincense traders going to India.

Smith wanted to show that his God could keep his chosen few going in circles in nothing but sand dunes for 8 years because the brass ball (1Nephi 16:10) that could write and give directions was so sensitive that if anyone in the group doubted its ability to get them to their destination directly and efficiently or doubt it couldn’t find wild game for Nephi to shoot with the same stick for 8 years, he would punish all with death or bad health for the rest of their lives by guiding them in circles so they would be eating nothing but raw scavenger meat for those 8 years! sand_stormGod, of course, had to change the instincts of the Jackals and Hyenas to avoid this desert and would have to bring them the manna and quail like he brought the Israelites with little pools of water. They soon developed faith if they followed this hapless group they would get some magical good food before they died.

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Smith wanted to show that his God could get them to survive on a home built boat for an 18,000mile voyage without stopping for water or supplies in a great calm. Not easy in a great calm unless that magic brass ball could extend its spindles where they became oars and at the same time purify the ocean water so they could drink; if the magic ball could put hooks and bait on the end of the spindle/oars he might bring them a catch of fresh fish over the two years of ocean calm. Mormons believe God is a God of miracles they just don’t see as much any more of the kind of miracles that was commonplace for Nephi and the rest of God’s chosen folks.

He wanted his faithful to know that God could make brass without the need for smelting zinc and copper; he actually made a whole stack of brass plates for Laban when everyone else was using tin and copper to make bronze. He would teach Nephi to do the same with Gold maybe mixed with copper. He would show Nephi how to make swords of the finest steel. If you think it was easy in the desert of Oman to find a rock with iron ore in it and make a furnace to smelt into raw iron and fashion some kind of tools that needed no sharpening to make a sea going ship to carry 30 people with water and provisions to last them 2 or more years, if you think this was easy even for Nephi, it wasn’t, especially with his brothers thinking he couldn’t do it and wouldn’t work while he was off praying to the Lord to get instructions, this was very challenging! Even his wife thought he was nuts! This was certainly an exciting time in history, or fantasy run amuck.

We have no idea of the narrative in the book of Lehi from the plates of Lehi that was on the lost manuscript that took the story line to the reign of King Benjamin about 124 BC a period of 475 years. We know by Smith’s mother’s memoirs how devastated he was at that loss. But con artists are anything but dimwitted and he took about 10 months to find his best solution, but, like all cons, even the best make mistakes and this was a long complicated one. His main concern was that whoever possessed the lost manuscript could come forward to discredit whatever the replacement turned out to be.

Smith was lucky that school teacher Oliver Cowdery was a boarder at the home of his parents and was one who believed in magic and was fascinated about what he heard about Joseph. Hearing that Joseph was prepared to go forward and needed a new scribe, Oliver presented himself. Smith figured out the best possible solution, but the logistics were mind boggling covering the lost 475 years and then make it seem possible for the last of the Nephite leaders, Mormon and son Moroni, to get the new 475 yrs of history back into the record in a plausible way. This was all tricky stuff.

It would have been interesting now, to see what kind of a role Nephi played in the book of Lehi, certainly a subordinate role to Lehi. It is likely that Laman and Lemuel were the bad guys in Lehi’s record and of course the visions and the journey would be essentially the same. It is possible that in Lehi’s book his youngest son didn’t kill his brother…but that is irrelevant other than here is where ‘the end justifies the means’ got started.

Smith’s mistake or misfortune was that he didn’t read 2 Kings 24:8-17 before starting the replacement record of 1 Nephi and didn’t realize that Zedekiah wouldn’t be on the throne until 597 BC instead of 600 BC. He probably made the same error in his book of Lehi not knowing that the King of Babylon had just done a complete sacking of Jerusalem 3 months before taking thousands captive including Ezekiel, and then the Babylon King put Mattaniah on the throne and changed his name to Zedekiah.

March 597 BC, 

2 Kings 24:10 “At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged.

11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it.

12 And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.

13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king’s house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said.

14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valor, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.

15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king’s mother, and the king’s wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.

16 And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.

17 ¶ And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father’s brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

Had Smith read this chapter in 2 King 24 he certainly would need to re-think the whole first chapter of his book. If all the craftsmen and smiths were gone, no doubt the house of wealthy Laban was ransacked and certainly the valuable bronze was taken along with the gold and silver. There was no gold or silver anymore at Lehi’s home to bargain with, if only ‘the poorest sort of the people of the land’ remained. Certainly Lehi’s 4 sons were part of the 10,000 strong young men that the new NIV Study Bible calls ‘and fighting men’ that the King of Babylon took captive a week before he put Zedekiah on the throne in 597 BC, not 600 BC! (Babylonian records!)

For those seeking truth we have the dilemma of Lehi going through the streets of Jerusalem preaching to the poorest people left by the Babylon King, that they better repent or bad things are going to happen and of course after the disaster that just happened a few weeks before, they didn’t believe him… what kind of a prophet was Lehi not even knowing that the prophet Ezekiel was among the captives! Smith, Lehi and Nephi knew nothing of what in real life happened around the people living in Jerusalem in March of 597 BC. Lehi, Nephi didn’t know because his fictitious characters only knew what their creator knew, NOT MUCH!

We hear nothing about how Lehi and his family along with Ishmael and his family including Laban and his servants all escaped this terrible sacking of Jerusalem with everything of value gone as plunder to Babylon, including gold, silver, seeds, grain, fruits, etc. And the 10,000 of their top people would have included Laban, Zoram, Ishmael and sons, and sons of Lehi, if they had existed.

To compound this, Nephi blithely tells us in the first year of Zedekiah’s reign he and his family are being chased out of Jerusalem because Lehi was preaching that bad things might happen to Jerusalem. The weeks before Lehi was supposed to leave were cataclysmic for everyone in Jerusalem! Yet, Nephi was supposed to calmly go to the market and buy seeds of every kind, get tents, etc. His older brothers would be still hiding somewhere to escape being taken prisoners. The sons of Ishmael would be doing the same, yet no mention by Nephi of the very narrow escape.

If Laban’s whole life had been dedicated to God with daily inspiration to translate God’s Holy Word into the heathen Egyptian language, and miracle of miracles, the King of Babylon’s men who were ordered to take as spoils of war all valuables as well as foodstuff, and the ‘brass plates’ were not found; it seems that since Laban’s life was now ruined by the sacking, and the whole purpose of his grandfather and father’s life was to find a safe place in Jerusalem for Laban, so that for the last 40 years he would become literate in Hebrew and Egyptian in order to get the Hebrew Torah ready for his brother to take to America, (by sneaking the holy scrolls out of the temple by night) that he might as well go with the plates to teach Nephi and his brothers to read and write Hebrew and Egyptian. Wouldn’t that be a better solution for God/Smith than turning Nephi into a killer, saying it’s better to murder your uncle, even when a nation is going to dwindle in unbelief anyway. This sets a dangerous precedent for the God of this Cult.

1Nephi 5:17 “That these plates of brass should go forth unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people who were of his seed.”  The Brass Plates never ended up anywhere!

There are so many contradictions about Uncle Laban and the brass plates. How could he command 50 as Nephi says in 1Nephi 3:31 if they are all now captives in Babylon and Laban’s riches are gone?

How could Nephi talk of going to their home and getting all their gold, silver and precious things to bribe Laban if it was all gone in the looting and sacking of Jerusalem and surrounding area that just took place? If 10,000 were taken captive and only the poorest people remained how could Nephi write what he writes in Ch 3?

It just doesn’t pass the smell test!

How could he be a wicked man if he kept the record so up-to-date that he includes records of the Jews that included writings up to the reign of King Zedekiah? (1Nephi 5:12) If it had that, then it would have the sacking of Jerusalem under the reign of Zedekiah’s nephew two months earlier that would make the first 5 chapters of 1Nephi utter nonsense! In fact if you analyze Nephi is supposed to have written unedited by, the ‘so called’ Mormon, you find it weird to say the least. This Nephi record is totally lost in the story with the record of the Kings replacing it for hundreds of years, but then magically appears again in the cave of Mormon when Smith needed it to be found in the records as a replacement for the lost book of Lehi. 1st and 2nd  Nephi are full of ambiguities and smoke and mirrors. To contain all that they contain, Nephi would needed to have written it very late in life. There is no way he would write it as a contemporary account and after the horrendous sacking of Jerusalem, he wouldn’t have ignored that and pretend both he and his father were having wonderful visions and visitations by angels while everyone else was suffering! The story doesn’t have a prayer of ringing true with the lack of current knowledge by the writer!

Smith was winging the beginning and everything else. He knew he needed the record not to be in Hebrew, or he would be found out. To have a plausible story would be impossible. The idea of someone translating the sacred scrolls of the Jewish Temple into a heathen tongue would be blasphemy! No self respecting Scribe or Levite Priest would even entertain such a thought. They were the only literate people for Centuries.

Smith doesn’t even attempt to give a halfway plausible reason. Laban, from the tribe of Manasseh would not be entitled to be a part of the school for Levite Scribes. He would be lucky to have a house in the land of Judah along with Lehi. Laban, Lehi and Nephi would be lucky to find someone to teach them to read and write even Hebrew. Why would anyone want to learn to read or write if they were not of the scribe profession? Life was too hard!

Yet, in Smith’s fantasy, Nephi at the age of 15 could read and write both Hebrew and Egyptian, he was an expert archer with a steel bow; he was a master builder so he could build the Solomon temple in the land of Nephi and of course he was a master sailor and shipbuilder as well, with the ability to forge tools for such tasks out of rocks in the desert. We never hear about how he conned the Levite Priest to let a Manasseh boy inside to study the architecture.

One of the reasons Smith/Lehi gives for wanting to get the Jewish record was to be able to continue to follow the Mosaic Law. The Law of Moses cannot be practiced without the Priesthood that only Levites were ordained to hold. So, come on, Jo, why couldn’t Laban be a Levite Priest and if a relative of Lehi had to write it so he could know what tribe he was from, is a contradiction to Hebrew tradition. The first thing a young Hebrew boy is taught is the tribe he belongs to. Lehi would have had to hear from his father how his great-grandfather came from Manasseh’s tribe lands to Jerusalem in 726 BC. There were a few who escaped just after all of Samaria was killed or taken captive to the North. (The Lost 10 Tribes) Some of Manasseh who escaped and came to Jerusalem for the Passover in the year 716 BC with King Hezekiah might have stayed.

With a date of 726 BC we find in II Chronicles 30:11 “Nevertheless divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem.” This would be the last chance for the great-grandfather of Lehi and Laban to leave the land of their inheritance and come to Jerusalem.

But the point here getting the Jewish record, even in Egyptian still called for Levites to perform the ordinances in the Temple. It would be totally pointless for Nephi to spend time with such few workers to build a Solomon like temple that took Solomon 7 years with tens of thousand of workers, if there were no Levite Priests to officiate. Just like Smith had John the Baptist return to give them the Priesthood, he could have Aaron return for Nephi or Jacob…right!

Nice try, Smith but it still doesn’t pass the smell test even though your followers today do a great job of obfuscating all your mistakes.

You don’t even have to be a scholar if you read the Old Testament and reread 2 Kings 24 with a March 597 BC date, no one can take the Book of Mormon seriously as actual events in history. So we do not have to search the Americas for evidence of Nephites ever having been here and have to conclude the aborigines were mongoloids that came from Mongolia, some of whom stayed in Alaska to become the Eskimo while others continued south to eventually people both continents. Nothing to do with Israelites!

So apologists like Wayne May and countless others at F.A.R.M.S. are programmed to perpetuate a lie that they hope will someday give them Godhood!

The angel in 1Nephi 19:8 compounds the dating problem further by announcing that the birth of Christ will happen exactly 600 years from the time Lehi leaves Jerusalem. If he left during the reign of Zedekiah that started in April of 597 BC which Nephi states boldly in the 4th verse of his book, then 600 years is April 3 AD….or

The dates would be even more messed up if Smith didn’t have the Nephites add 30 days to their calendar every three years to compensate for the Jews Lunar Calendar. Of course there is no mention of this. After 600 yrs the angel is off by about 16 yrs.

Mitt Romney, candidate, believes this stuff, and was a Mormon Bishop

For those reading this blog with no prior understanding, we are talking about the ‘Book of Mormon’ which claims to be a compilation of many books with different titles within that 500 plus page book, i.e. Book of Mosiah, book of 1 Nephi, 2 Nephi, 3 Nephi, Alma, etc, etc. The main story line claims to be about the Jewish ancestors of the Amerindian living on the North and South American continents contained within these books, who migrated from Jerusalem to Chile, South America about 600 BC. The book of Ether became the insertion by Smith of a history of what in Smith’s day was referred to as the ‘Mound Builders’ who preceded the Native American Indian civilizations including the Mayan, Aztec, Olmec and Inca civilizations. This ‘history’ is what Mitt Romney’s faith is based on and considers ‘scripture’ more correct than the Bible, he is currently a High Priest of that faith.

Smith and Cowdery, in their early twenties were not dumb and had fanciful storytelling abilities. It is not clear what Smith originally had in mind when he first thought up the possibility of two or three stories of two or three different groups of people back in the book of Mosiah. There was the second sketchy account of a voyage of Jews from Jerusalem with an unknown (made up) son of Jerusalem’s King Zedekiah (that Smith called Mulek), who also sailed from Palestine to South America and lived apart from the Nephites in the area of present day Columbia and grew, unbeknownst to the Nephites, into a great nation…but that is a different discussion.

Back to the Mound Builders, Smith brings up the discovery of this ‘Mound Builder’ civilization in the form of  24 gold plates in chapter 8 of Mosiah written in this unknown ‘Adamic’ tongue.  At one point Smith was going to have Mormon translate this record and presumably include it in the book of Mosiah. Smith decides to have king Mosiah become a Seer and translator and has him translate this unknown (Adamic tongue) into reformed Egyptian at about 92 BC with seer stones just like Smith claimed to do over 2000 years later. (Mosiah 28:11) Whether Smith forgot this ‘Jaredite’ record was already translated by a Seer Mosiah or not, he had Moroni, who was not identified as a Seer and without the seer stones, translate these 24 gold plates again in his book of Ether with copious personal remarks, the origins if which we find in the King James New Testament.

It is remarkable that Smith, at his age, did as well as he did keeping the story, with all these records covering over 3,000 years in at least three unrelated languages, as believable as he did. It is just that the mind of the average person gets tired of following it all. The only thing consistent about the ‘writers’, is that someone needed to know the whole convoluted story, and that someone was Smith. But, with the loss of the book of Lehi by Smith’s first scribe containing the first 475 years, it presented real logistical problems for Smith and required all of his creative thinking to address this dilemma. (maybe with some help from Cowdery)

(As President, I wonder how many returned Mormon Missionaries Mitt will have as part of his government? As a Mormon, he believes in the ‘last days’ the American Constitution will be saved by the Mormon Priesthood.)

Smith fails to create a credible scenario for the winding up scene. He does have a couple of ‘flash backs’ in his final chapters of the book of Moroni when he realized he had established no Father/Son relationship between Mormon and his newly found son Moroni, discovered in 385 AD. The story by Moroni saying his father was slain in battle is patently false. (Mormon 8:5) This chapter 8 of his father’s small book is written 15 years after Mormon’s description of the last battle in chapter 7, where only he and his son and 22 others survived. Smith has Mormon say in Mormon 6:6 that Mormon had hid up all the records except the few plates that he was going to give his son, Moroni, before the last big battle. This is where the story, logistically, bogs down. Mormon could conceivably have made a record of the things he had observed on a few plates as he was commanded to do in Mormon 1:4 and might have wanted to hand those few plates to his son before the battle, but the abridgment of the whole Nephite record, supposedly done by Mormon, required Mormon to have all the tons of records at his disposal with plenty of time to study, in order to find the 1% that Mormon felt was worthy to include in his abridgment.

The only time and way this could possibly happen would be if there had been an Aladdin like cave in the Hill Cumorah that opened and closed based on Faith. (both Smith and Cowdery described one with an ever burning light that contained tons of records that even Brigham Young characterized as being many wagon loads of records, here Mormon would feel safe from his hated enemy the Lamanites, to peruse and find time and a place to mine ore in order to make dozens of fresh gold plates to engrave his abridgment on. The wicked Lamanites, without faith, could never find or open the cave to get the gold! (Naturally, the Mormon God had to move these sacred records back to hill Shim in So. America to keep Smith’s followers faith strong.)

The purported abridgment by Mormon of the tons of Nephite record plates could only have happened after the big battle where Mormon himself hid in this Aladdin cave with all the records. His son and the 23 others deserted him until Smith had Moroni return 15 years later to find the completed abridgment his father had made during those 15 years. (In a true story, old Mormon could have used his son’s help in mining for ore and procuring food while his father studied and abridged the tons of records) But Smith has Moroni following the savage Lamanites while they massacred the remaining white Jews over thousands of miles back to Columbia. When he returned again to Palmyra, New York he of course had to find the 24 gold plate Jaredite record as well when Smith wanted it translated again, instead of using the Mosiah version. He could have looked among the plates for Mosiah’s translation, but since Smith at that point, was going to turn Moroni into an angel, Smith thought making him a Seer first while still in this life was a good twist. It just made God look very impractical and not cost effective. Where the two seer stones ended up in that large pile of gold, the reader will never know or care. (An angel brought these magic stones to Smith and we presume an angel dropped them off on King Mosiah’s balcony when he did the first translation as described in Mosiah 28:12. The description is the same as Smith said he used until he found that his ‘peep’ stone in his hat was more convenient.) Again, this is all stuff that Mitt Romney considers the word of his God! Or terrorist Christ!

Smith thought the insertion of the small book, ‘Words of Mormon’ into the record right after the replacement record and before the book of Mosiah would clarify and not make him or his God look like they were inept. Unfortunately, the dating is wrong and Mormon could not possibly have made the abridgment of the book of Lehi down to the reign of king Benjamin before the big battle! He goes on to say, at this point, that he, Mormon was still perusing the records and lo and behold he just magically lays his hands on what will be Smith’s ‘replacement record’ (hurray, hurray!) that ‘All Seeing’ God had Nephi start about 950 years earlier, but was never mentioned by any of the record keepers after it was finished, even though Amaleki was to deliver it to king Benjamin, the official keeper of the records. (WOM vs. 9) Smith forgot to modify his already completed drafts of the book of Mosiah to cover this important change of events and the new character, Amaleki, the last prophet and writer of the replacement story, who Smith let live to be about 300. (Smith needed about 8-10 more father-to-son writers in his replacement record to keep age and dating more in line. The same problem occurs again with Smith in the book called 4 Nephi.)

Smith/God wasn’t thinking clearly when he had Moroni return to hill Cumorah 15 years after the last battle and say that his father had been slain in battle, and then insert the WOM indicating Mormon was in the big cave with all the records waiting for his son while in the middle of his abridgment. Mormon certainly had a long wait for his son. (15 years to 400 AD!)

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How ignorant did Smith think his readers would be?

Probably the most glaring error of Smith’s fantasy (Book of Mormon/The Most Correct Book on Earth) is in his hysterical (historical) dating. Joseph Smith trusted his first scribe, Martin Harris with his first hand written draft of the first 475 years of his thousand years of Nephite (Jewish?) history (Fantasy) in South America. This draft was stolen by Martin’s wife and never recovered. Smith had a warning from his God that the thieves were waiting for Smith to publish a re-translation of those 475 years. God told Smith that with the magic peep stone he could give a word-for-word retranslation but the thieves would somehow alter his handwritten manuscript without a trace and this would show glaring inconsistencies proving him a false prophet. These 475 years of history were part of what Smith called the Book of Lehi. Lehi was the supposed leader of a group of Jews who God led from Jerusalem to So. America in 600 BC. Nephi says they departed during the reign of Zedekiah who didn’t take the throne until a few years later. This was Smith’s first major error. (1Nephi 1:4)

Smith couldn’t give a word-for-word retranslation because of his many ad-libs so he decided that he would have Lehi’s son Nephi write a similar history of the same period for as long as he lived with Nephi’s perspective of the same events and then have this new record handed down, not through Nephi’s bloodline, but through his brother’s bloodline until he got to the timeline in the story that Smith had retained with his notes.

It is a tangled web we weave when we first attempt to deceive. Smith had a nimble. creative mind and like a lot of con artists are good until their spoken word is written down and checked for inconsistencies. The Book of Mormon is a long tedious book with many twists and turns. One is never sure of who kept the records (assuming it was true) or where and how it got to the next writer to be an actual history.

Needless to say, Harris was finished as scribe. Smith was lucky for most of his short life and it just so happened that a school teacher named Oliver Cowdery who had been boarding at Smith’s parents house, and whose father, along with Smith’s, were Rods-men together before Joseph’s father left Vermont, and was eager and willing to act as scribe and eventually as second Elder to Smith in a new Church.

(Rod’s Men were people who were paid to look for minerals or water in the ground with a witch hazel stick. Smith earned money looking for gold and silver for years with his peep stone in his hat, he used this same process, according to his wife, to ‘translate’ the Book of Mormon.) Together Smith and Cowdery, created out of thin air the first 7 books of the current Book of Mormon to replace the stolen book  of Lehi. Smith got ‘revelations’ telling Cowdery that he had special gifts of the Witch Hazel stick (Divining Rod) where he would get answers from God, and also have a gift to translate other ancient records that would come later. (See original Book of Commandments corresponding to Doctrine & Covenants Sec 8)

Somehow, they had a timetable that pushed them to finish the final ‘translation’ and rushed the replacement record with a lot of  quotes from the King James version of Isaiah that was supposedly written in Egyptian on plates of brass representing the Jewish Tanakh but stupidly, in Egyptian. Smith has ‘so called’ prophet/writers live two or three times longer in this replacement record than Nephi or King Mosiah to write two or three verses saying virtually nothing, but getting Smith past the 475 year timeframe. It was about May of 1929 when Smith and Cowdery got the revelation to start what is the present version of the Book of Mormon with the copyright applied for in June of that year including a description of the Jaredite history that comes at the end of the book. Obviously, Smith knew from his completed drafts before Cowdery arrived, exactly what he intended to include in his book as story line. Smith embellished and invented characters as he went along. Smith’s family told of how Joseph, as a boy, would keep his family entertained inventing Indian stories so convincingly that one thought he had lived among them.

The loss of the Book of Lehi made it necessary for Smith to re-think the ending of his Nephite ‘history’ and make up a very implausible situation that doesn’t pass the ‘smell test’ in the short ‘book’ called ‘The Words of Mormon’ dated 385 AD. He needed to have Mormon, during his abridgment, find the record that Smith and Cowdery were creating to cover the 470 years of lost manuscript and needed for it to be in the cave where Mormon could find it and insert it as part of his abridgment that would follow his ‘book of Lehi’ record that Smith had purportedly already translated. Smith needed to have Mormon, who had no schooling, be literate in both Hebrew and Egyptian, along with his son Moroni who spoke and wrote both Hebrew and Egyptian, and also managed to even translate a record written by people living about 2300 BC and who spoke and wrote in a dialect that Adam learned from God in the Garden of Eden! To think Moroni just pops up in Mormon’s record about 485 BC, literate in two major languages (Hebrew and Egyptian) is astounding, and now Smith will have him translate a record that would be a preview of everything that was to happen on earth, written as a vision in 2300 BC from Mesopotamia (Arctic Circle?) where history tells us cuneiform was used on clay tablets. But the brother of Jared was to write in still another unknown tongue all of the vision he was shown. (Ether 3:24-28) Wow! (Ether chapter 3:25 “And when the Lord had said these words, he showed unto the brother of Jared all the inhabitants of the earth which had been, and also all that would be; and he withheld them not from his sight, even unto the ends of the earth.”) The brother of Jared was then commanded to write this whole vision in an unknown tongue and seal it up with two stones and it would come forth at a later date. Smith tells us two thirds of the plates that he received were ‘sealed’ and said further that this vision written over 5,000 years earlier was now in his possession awaiting God’s wishes. Awesome! The part of the vision describing the Bubonic Plague on the people along with the Inquisition was especially gruesome! But there was nothing that God could do about it because it was all predestined and in the script he had been using for countless worlds that he has created! Mormonism!

Smith had to have Mormon bring tons of gold records at least 5,000 miles from South America to Palmyra, New York in order for Mormon to find ‘extra plates’. Smith has Mormon say in verse 3 of ‘Words of Mormon’ the following:”for after I had made an abridgment from the plates of Nephi, down to the reign of this king Benjamin, of whom Amaleki spake, I searched among the records which had been delivered into my hands, and I found these plates, which contained this small account of the prophets, from Jacob down to the reign of this king Benjamin, and also many of the words of Nephi. .” This is what Smith used as a replacement record for the lost Book of Lehi. (Which meant that God, Mormon and Nephi knew in 600 BC, would be stolen 2400 years later.) This ‘tangled web’ is getting too tangled and Smith and Cowdery are  pushing too hard to get the book published so Smith is compounding his mistakes or ambiguities.

The problem is that Smith dictated as quoted above that Mormon had ‘abridged’ and extracted his 1% from the records supposedly in his hands that he refers to in this quote as a record from the ‘plates of Nephi’ down to the reign of king Benjamin. In the 1830 edition of the Book of Mormon as part of the preface he tells us that what what was lost was Mormon’s abridgment of the book of Lehi from the ‘plates of Lehi’. “I would inform you that I translated, by the gift and power of God, and caused to be written, one hundred and sixteen pages, the which I took from the Book of Lehi, which was an account abridged from the plates of Lehi, by the hand of Mormon;”

In Smith’s original version Mormon’s last words were to be chapter 7 in his book ending with ‘Amen’. However, in this version Mormon had no time to condense tons of records into a stack of plates that Moroni could carry into battle and with him following the Lamanites around for the next 15 years where somewhere his father was slain in battle as he tells us in Mormon 8:5. In Mormon 6:6 we are told he gave his son a ‘few plates’, but certainly not the rest of chapter 6 or 7. In Mormon’s life book, there is no command to write anything other than what he observed during his lifetime. He tells us in chapter 6 that he should hide the tons of records so the Lamanites would not find and destroy them, but says nothing about abridging them, only to prepare for and fight the last losing battle. It would be conceivable for him to give the first 5 chapters of his book to his son Moroni.

Smith’s head must be spinning trying to make his implausible story more plausible. We have Mormon at age 70+ sitting in a brightly lit cave in Palmyra, NY, trying to be as credible as Smith will allow him to be. According to the 1830 edition, Mormon would be abridging the whole Nephite history starting with the book of Lehi, leaving out 99% of what the  prophets wrote including the words of Jesus that Jesus spoke to the Nephites. (3Nephi 26:6 “And now there cannot be written in this book even a hundredth part of the things which Jesus did truly teach unto the people; (WOM 5; 3Nephi 5:8; Helaman 3:14) Just as Smith has Nephi write his version of the book of his Father, years after the purported events. Smith had Mormon and Moroni do the same thing because in Smith’s mind, it was more credible that way. But if God was in charge of any of this, it makes him look stupid or inept at best. Why bring tons of sacred records 5,000 miles from Hill Shim to Hill Cumorah if there wasn’t going to be an abridgment?When and where would Mormon have the time to peruse thousands of plates, find ore and make an abridgment that he doesn’t say anything about in his book of his observations of his life? This effort would take multiple years of not being disturbed in a safe place where he could mine for ore. There are writers who can make fiction sound like non-fiction, but Smith is not one of them.

Smith becomes ever less credible as a ‘story teller’ and writes stuff that makes God/Christ either stupid, liars or grossly uninformed. Christ told 3Nephi that he would join Jesus in heaven when he reached the age of 72. Smith has him live to be about double that age or longer. He has the last writer of the ‘original’ records, Ammaron, that ended in 320 AD, live to be over 300 years before he buried tons of gold records all by himself without horses hundreds of miles distant from where he had been keeping them. General Mormon would then find them deep in his enemy’s territory with Mormon needing to transport tons of gold plates 500+ miles through enemy lines a total of 5,000 plus miles to New York while being pursued by an overwhelming Lamanite army bent on recovering the gold and destroying Mormon and the complete Nephite/Jewish race!

The Book of Enos 521-421 BC:

Enos is the son of Jacob, the brother of Nephi, (whose family couldn’t read or write and wanted nothing to do with being historians) he turned the record over to his son Jarom in 420BC having kept the record for 104 years and writing 27 verses. This would be one verse every four years! Jarom starts in 420BC, and writes until 361BC a total of 15 verses in 59 years; similar to the ratio of his father, a verse every 4 years. Omni takes over in 361BC and writes until 317BC, a total of 44 years, with 3 verses; one verse every 14 years! We then have Amaron who writes at least until 279BC, a full 38 years with a total of 6 verses giving us a verse almost every 7 years.

We then have two writers writing 3 verses along with the last writer for a total of 149 years and a total of 21 verses, giving us a strong feeling that these ‘prophets’ must have been doing something besides writing. For 400 years none of these writers were coordinating their writing or dating with the Nephite Kings, who were supposed to be the principal historical writers for the Nephites. With this last prolific group we have again one verse every 7 years with the last writer writing 90% of the verses.

To achieve this amount of creative writing God/Smith had these ‘prophets’ live in the 200 plus year range. Can the reader imagine how much we would have if Mormon edited out his usual 99 percent? Can we assume that the lost book of Lehi contains the 400 year King’s history that God doesn’t feel is important anymore? It is strange that Nephi, the most prolific of all of ‘small record’ writers with dozens of pages dies at the age of about 70, while Mosiah, the most righteous king and prolific writer, God has him die at 63. Why then the unrealistic ages for ‘Prophets’ who don’t write? Were the lives of God’s chosen people so shallow at that time that God felt one verse every 4 yrs. was ample? Below is the table with a clear perspective.

tableAs an illustration of what God has to do to make this all work is to take Omni, for whom the book of Omni was named, and if the cycle of birth is maintained in an average fashion, God needed to keep Omni alive until the age of 207 just to write 3 verses of little consequence! Above, in the book of Enos, is a reasonable ‘replenish the earth’ table for the writers from Nephi until the end of the replacement record. We see our God of miracles kept *Chemish alive 221 years to write ONE verse! His son has a few more years of longevity and writes a total of TWO verses!

To illustrate the grave dating problems of the replacement record: These family members are keeping the record with dating that prophesies the coming of Christ in 600 years. The lunar-solar calendar of the Israelites requires the insertion of an extra month every three years. In the space of 100 years it will make the dating short by three years if it is not added in. Since Smith was unaware of this, his characters were as well. The ages of these writers are 2 to 5 times the age of anyone else. If they add multiple years to their own life span, how can we rely on their dating of anything else? Omni is 163 years old when he receives the record in 361BC. He writes two verses and says it is 317BC reflecting 44 years that he has counted in those 3 verses making him 207 years old. He gives the record to his 182 year old son Amaron who waits another 38 years, writes one verse and says it is now 279BC, and him now, 220 yrs. old. For the next 155 years there is no fixed dating until Mosiah 6:4; this gives a date of 124BC and is relied upon for the rest of the BOM. If they didn’t add the extra month every 3 years it would be 111BC for the Nephites and 18 years short for the birth of Christ! CAN THIS BE ANYTHING OTHER THAN JS RUSHING THRU TIME TO GET TO THE KING BENJAMIN SPOT WHERE HIS DRAFTS CONTINUED? I would rather believe there is no God than believe in this inept exalted Man as God, that JS portrays.

If Smith had a more accurate time frame for his book of Lehi that was lost, we will never know. But we can be sure that the book of Lehi, covering the same time frame, would be less than half the pages of the replacement record!  We also know that in 3Nephi Smith extends the life spans again because he again doesn’t have enough father-to-son ‘passing of the plates’. According to the promises of Christ recorded in 3Nephi, this third Nephi (the son of Nephi) and also one of Christ’s 12 disciples chosen in America, was supposed to die and go to heaven at the age of 72. He was given the records by his father, who departed to parts unknown in 1 AD. We presume Nephi was at least 20 at the time he spoke with the spirit of Christ, the day before Christ is born in Bethlehem, unless the Nephite calendar is way off, and Christ was already a young lad. (If you pay attention, logic will tell you if Christ can speak to Man from heaven the day before he is born into the world, the fetus is growing without the heavenly spirit inside. So if anything happens to the fetus in the womb the ‘spirit’ for that child is saved for the next in line to give birth here on earth.) If Nephi was 20 in 1 AD he would be about 55 when chosen as a disciple and is promised his resurrection by Christ at age 72. Yet, in 4Nephi, vs 10, we find 110 years has passed either from the birth of Christ making 3Nephi at least 130 yrs old or 110 years has passed from the appearance of Christ to the Nephites making 3Nephi considerably older and either way, Christ’s promise is null and void.

3Nephi passes the record to his son Amos who could easily be over 100 at that time. Vs 21 tells us that 194 years has passed  from the coming of Christ (still ambiguous) but tells us that Amos is 84 years older or about 184 years old and has died. He has passed the record on to his 150 year old son Amos2 with the 194 year time frame. Mormon, who abridged the record, if not JSmith, writes several verses telling the same type of story with passages of time dates until the death of Amos2.

This occurs in vs 47 where he dies with 305 years having passed away making him about 265. He manages to hand over tons of records to his 260 year old brother Ammaron. Ammaron keeps the tons of buried records in their villa opposite the magnificent temple where Christ gave his second Sermon on the Mount repeating almost letter perfect Matthew’s version of what he said. Waiting 20 years until he was 285 he decided he needed to bury the tons of records in an even safer place that no one had ever heard of in a small obscure hill that he or Smith will soon call Shim. He only needed, at age 285, to take tons of records three or four hundred miles and do so without horses and bury them in a manner that Mormon could easily find the ‘plates of Nephi’ located in those tons of records.

In a true story, during the days of young Mormon where Robbers had been in charge for years, and according to 4Nephi vs. 45, “three hundred years had passed away, both the people of Nephi and the Lamanites had become exceeding wicked one like unto the other”. (This was 10 years before Mormon was born.) Mormon would be totally dependent on the dating of these records, if we were talking about an actual history. We just have to ask: Who was teaching anyone to read and write both Hebrew and Egyptian and from what written record? Smith’s story gets murky again as to locations. We can be reasonably certain that with Christ’s burning of Zarahemla, the action of Christ’s visit was at the temple in Bountiful. We know that Zarahemla was rebuilt but we hear nothing of the records returning to Zarahemla where they had been kept for generations until Christ’s fire destroyed the city.  It would not be practical to have Hill Shim in that area. It would appear that Ammaron met Nephi where Ammaron lived near the temple at Bountiful and then we are told in Mormon 1:6 that his father took him to the land of Zarahemla when he was 11 yrs. old.

He was 10 years late in following his orders to retrieve the plates of Nephi (possibly because no one had ever heard of a hill called Shim) and with all of the wars and battles, he wouldn’t get around to reading anything, providing he was one of those rare individuals who was home schooled and became literate when there was nothing to read. We hear nothing of his mother and he is separated from his father when he was between 10-14. He was preaching on the street corner at 15 and at 16 led a band of guerilla Nephite fighters for most of his life. Where he learned to read and write Hebrew and Egyptian to teach his son Moroni whom he never mentions until he is 75, we will never know. One would think while abridging the Book of Alma where from chapter 43 until the end of the book he records the name of the commander of the Nephite armies a total of 190 times he would mention that it is also the name of his son with only two in the record who have the name of Moroni! This covers a period of about 25 years.

Mormon then starts his abridgment of the next book called Helaman that mentions the city of Moroni or Moronihah that were named after General Moroni which comes another 16 times over the next 80 years with never a reference to the fact that Mormon has an only son with the same name! The reason for this is plain and simple, Smith is a story teller and he didn’t think of a son by that name for Mormon until after the great last battle where only 24 Nephites were left, one of which was a son named Moroni (Mormon 6:6) and was to be the next protagonist in Smith’s Nephite saga.

For more on this, see “Fatal Flaws of The Most Correct Book on Earth” at Amazon.com.

Good Times?

Excerpts from “Fatal Flaws of the Most Correct Book on Earth”, Joseph said this of his Book of Mormon. Can buy at Amazon.com. The scene takes place in Saudi Arabia in the most uninhabitable desert in the world with 250,000 sq. mi. of nothing but sand dunes.

With the Mormon God’s command through his Ouija ball, it brought Nephi to the middle of this great desert getting to Bountiful. (Oman) Further north in southern Algeria, ground temperatures have been measured as high as 163 degrees Fahrenheit!

If you could choose, as God’s ‘chosen’, would you prefer to bear and raise your children in 250,000 square miles of sand dunes for their first 10 years of life, or would you prefer to be sealed in a cigar shaped vessel being tossed right side up or down by mountain waves in a constantly gyrating container for 344 days? (Book of Mormon )

Leaving the Jews that Smith brought to South America from present day Oman on the Arabian Peninsula in 590 BC and go back in time to the people who came out of Noah’s Ark. Smith has them leaving Iraq after having lived in Babylon for a few generation, traveling by foot with all their possessions including elephants, bison, horses, goats, cattle, etc, etc for the Arctic Circle where they then built 8 barges that were submersible, and voyaged for 344 days to America sometimes on top of the water and sometimes in the middle of the ocean with mountain waves crashing on them. They had no control over when God might submerse the vessels so the small hatch for air was pretty much sealed tight. Since there were no sails and prophets have described these as cigar shaped vessels, it would be like pushing heavily laden logs across the Atlantic Ocean at a very bumpy snail’s pace.

One must keep in mind, since all of the animals that survived Noah’s flood were ALL now in Mesopotamia;  Joseph Smith’s God needed to bring, along with his chosen people,  horses, bison, elephants, oxen, grizzlies, wolves, anacondas, coyote, etc, etc.

All of the birds and animals indigenous to North and South America entered these 8 airless containers; not once, but twice! The first time, both animals and humans were sealed in an air tight container designed by Smith’s God, himself, for their 700 mile journey, being pushed like logs with wind guided by this same God at one mile an hour to the northern shore of the Caspian Sea. Joseph Smith’s God did not became aware of his fatal ship designing mistake when his angels opened the barge doors 2 months later and found everyone dead. No, not then!

Remember, the Mormon God is only a resurrected Man who may have been just a simple farmer who was born, lived and died on his 60 acre farm when he lived on another ‘Earth’. So this exalted Man, still learning on the job, promptly revived both mortal man and beast, including of course, the honey bees and the Grizzly bears. The fairy tale continues with them led by ‘God’ in a cloud with them on foot to the Barents Sea at the Arctic Circle. (Ether 2:6)

Rub al Khali, Saudi Arabia Lehi Land

There, this bi-polar Mormon God tested them by forcing both man and beast to live 4 years in their tents in sub freezing temperatures without further instructions from God as to what God expected them to do. Could this be the spot God had chosen, ‘where no man had been’? He gave them hope in Ether 1:42 when God said he would go before them to this promised land.

Now for 4 years in this bitter cold they have heard nothing from their God! Why? Because young Mormon Gods must increase their kingdoms and glory by having as many wives as possible in order to produce and control as many spiritual children as possible in other ‘worlds’ for Eternity! Interestingly enough, this one exalted Man (the Mormon God) has already made worlds without number, following this exact same script, making bodies of flesh with ‘evil therein’ so the Devil has plenty of company in the huge realm that he controls knowing he is a vital link in God’s PLAN. (See Book of Mormon 2Nephi 2:29 and Pearl of Great Price, Moses 1:33 ‘And worlds without number have I created; and I also created them for mine own purpose; and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten. This contradicts Mormon doctrine that their exalted Man/God had many sons, including Lucifer. Only Begotten refers to ‘in the flesh’ which wouldn’t happen for centuries!

In vs. 13 we are told they arrived, going northward, to another seashore, that they named ‘Moriancumer’ after Mahonri Moriancumer, the brother of Jared, the great Prophet, who in 4 years would be shown hours of heavenly Videos of the Predestined Earth as it was planned by this exalted Farmer, scene by scene, from the beginning to the end. All of this vision Mahonri was to write on frozen clay tablets in confounded cuneiform language and bring it all to this ‘Promised Land’! So, between overseeing the building of these 8 new barges at the North Pole, he now had to find time in his freezing tent, after finding a suitable clay pit there at the Pole, and proceed to write the thousands of words that Joseph Smith was about to translate until his Mormon God… changed his mind.

God could show these videos because exalted Man/God had videoed his ‘worlds without number have I created’ (Moses 1:33 Pearl of Great Price) following the exact same script. Smith’s Book of Mormon tells us at least 3 times as in 1 Nephi 10:19  ‘…the course of the Lord is one eternal round’.

Mahonri had no idea of this when he arrived after a week of freezing temperatures, he expected his God in the cloud would give him a clue as to what to do with man and beast. Four years passed with multiple freezing deaths of both man and beast. None of the honey bees survived and the Oxetpecs, Ephankas, Orphanas and the Lomcure’s became extinct! (the problem could be as simple as ‘writer’s block’ for Joseph Smith.)

In Ether 2:14 we are told the Lord finally returned and instead of apologizing to Mahonri for God’s negligence, He proceeded to chastise Mahonri for not getting in touch. We are finally told that the Lord would forgive them for all their sins especially the sin of wanting to return to the warm fertile Euphrates valley after they were abandoned for 4 years by God in the Arctic Circle! But not to worry, the worst is still yet to come! But first in vs 16 ship designer God, instructs them to build again the same identical barges that they built for the Caspian Sea, (without light or air) to cross from the Polar Arctic area to western South America, continually being rolled like logs for the whole 10,000 plus miles!

God knew instinctively that the one mile an hour speed of the 700 mile Caspian Sea would not do for the 10,000 mile Atlantic journey, so he would have to create fierce winds with mountain waves. (Having never been on the ocean when he was a man on His earth, he didn’t know that this would produce violent seasickness.) Anyway, when they got to the Barents Sea and were instructed by God to build again the same identical barges (Smith was familiar with barges from the Erie Canal near his home in Palmyra, N.Y) that these stupid people, (not knowing they died in the first set of barges) started again building the same identical barges; the first, the second and not until they were all completed again, lying on the Barents seashore on blocks of ice, did this young prophet realize that God’s design was a disaster waiting to happen! In vs. 18 we find the barges all lined up on the shore of the Barents Sea on top of 10 ft thick slabs of ice; then, lo and behold, Mahonri makes an amazing discovery! The Mormon God knows nothing about ship building!

Ah, the mysteries of God! Lo and behold, is it not written in the sacred book of Mahonri’s vision, (that Smith was forbidden to translate) was it not at this point when God forgave Moriancumer, (the brother of Jared) that his mind was enlightened and he reminded this exalted Man that his earthly creation still needs air to breathe and that they needed to be able to see inside the barges for all kinds of activities for such a long journey? They needed some way to dump waste material of humans as well as animals. They needed a lot of water and provisions for themselves and the animals, especially the larger elephants, the humongous  cureloms and cumoms, bison, oxen, cows, horses, wolves and of course, grizzlies were problematic. Unfortunately, the Mormon God continued to follow his script in heaven, while realities on earth were quite different!

Here a great mystery is revealed that explains, when, why and where Moriancumer moved Mount Zerin. Mt. Zerin, (Book of Mormon Ether 12:30) was of course the mountain at the southern tip of the 700 mile long Caspian Sea where God got the cedars for the cedars of Lebanon that Solomon used in building his Great Temple. These cedars first grew, after the flood, on Mt. Zerin, near Mount Ararat where the great grandfather of Mahonri, Ham, landed with his father, Noah, in the Ark. Yes, it was this very Mount Zerin where all the wood came from for the first set of barges and where all the tools were left, thinking they had done their job.

And it came to pass that God told Moriancumer that all he needed to do, if he had the faith of that proverbial grain of ‘mustard seed’, is to command that same Mount Zerin to remove itself from the Caucasus Mountain Range and appear in the Arctic, near Santa’s Workshop, now! So the identical barges (Ether 2:16) were built again and Santa could have wood for all the sleighs and toys he needed.  It was all so simple!

The devil is in the details and he certainly was there during the building of both sets of 8 barges.  In verse 18, Moriancumer tells us he has built the last of the 8 barges exactly like the first set precisely the way God designed and directed, i.e. without the possibility of light or air! Mahonri now perceives this as a problem! But in Fairy Tale stories, there is no problem that isn’t solvable. Rather than using logic and figuring it out by himself he felt he should run it by the vessel’s designer, the Mormon God!

Ether 2:20 gives the farmer-exalted Man’s response. ‘Behold, thou shalt make a hole in the top, and also in the bottom; and when thou shalt suffer for air thou shalt unstop the hole and receive air.’ Yea, sure! God is going to get his heavenly fan and blow directly into the hole blowing out all of the stale air replacing it with fresh. He instantly assigns an angel to this job for the whole voyage.

Since the Mormon God had already conceived of them being submerged like a submarine he continued: ‘And if it be so that the water come in upon thee, thou shalt…close the damn hole as quickly as you can! (The hole in the bottom was for the times the barge turned upside down with the mountain waves, but the same procedure needed to be followed like with the hole on top. CLOSE IT AS FAST AS YOU CAN! ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE LIKE A WHALE IN THE DEPTHS OF THE OCEAN. (Book of Mormon, Ether 2:24 ‘I will bring you up again out of the depths of the sea.’ All 8 barges of you and yours! Just keep the alligators chained down and away from the sheep!

There you go, notwithstanding them being 500 or a 1,000 feet in the depths of the Ocean there was still no pressure on these holes or stoppers or on the bodies of the occupants. When the vessel flipped upside down how did the elephants and bison avoid landing right on top of the hole stopper and break it? At least the ladder to get there! Did it open out or in? How could it ever be water tight! We never hear that Mahonri did as did Noah when he put pitch on the Ark both inside and out. If you’ve ever tried to push an inflated beach ball under water you see just how far you can get. But then, what do farmers know about a ‘tight like a dish’ wooden vessel filled with air and its ability to submerge itself even a few feet and come to the surface again.

You really have to hold back a laugh when Mahonri only wants lights in a completely closed vessel so he can see to ‘steer’ not to pee. Vs. 19… More about all this nonsense in ‘Fatal Flaws’ volume III…”Fatal Flaws of the Most Correct Book on Earth” (Book of Mormon) is at Amazon.com

Plenty of Red Flags

Joseph Smith lived his whole life in the North East of the USA never having ever seen a sand dune desert. He undoubtedly had access to a world map showing the location of the Middle East including Saudi Arabia. He identified the Red Sea and felt safe when his Ouija Ball gave Nephi directions; Smith would know it was a south-southeast direction. (1Nephi 16:13) Smith just didn’t realize that Nephi had no way of determining this type of direction because that kind of compass wasn’t invented yet!

Joseph Smith would see on his map the Sinai Desert and realize that this was the desert/wilderness area the Israelites wandered in for 40 years where the Bible says the Jewish God preserved them with manna and quail with water springing forth out of rocks on Moses’ command. What Smith didn’t know was that it was just a ‘wilderness’ with little, if any, ‘sand dunes’. However, when he determined that his destination for his hapless group would be ‘Bountiful’ on the south-east tip of Arabia and gave the command to turn eastward so the group wouldn’t end up in Sheba/Yemen; he didn’t know he was pointing them directly into the most feared desert of 250,000 square miles of nothing but sand dunes! Some of which were 800 feet high. The Bedouin call this area Rub al Khali or in English ‘Empty Quarter’.  Empty quarter because both man and beast avoided it until the 20th century when oil was found.

The Empty Quarter Saudi Arabia

The Empty Quarter is 583,000 square kilometers in size with no oasis or water holes!

Anyone who has studied both the Bible and Book of Mormon can see Smith’s efforts to portray similar images to a Bible believing world. According to the Bible, God’s ‘chosen’ wandered in the ‘wilderness’ for years; so why not Nephi’s group? Well, the Jewish God had a reason for this delay getting his chosen to the ‘promised land’ and at least kept his chosen healthy by providing on a daily basis manna, quail and water! And for those Bible scholars, Exodus 13:31 tells us they took their cattle and flocks with them for sacrifice and sustenance. Obviously, where they were headed was not an ‘empty quarter’ but a wilderness where animals could graze and find water.

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The only way for Nephi to get to Bountiful would be by following the Red Sea, Frankincense  Trail and there would be tribes of people where the capital of Yemen is and the capital of Oman. It is just like with Mormon on his way to Cumorah, he would have met all kinds of Amerindians all along the way. Sorry, apologists!

But, in Joseph Smith’s childish fantasy, the Mormon God’s ‘chosen’ are sent for years into a world of sand dunes where no animal with any instincts at all, would spend more than 2 days! There is simply no way to sustain life unless you have prepared for the journey with female camels to provide the only liquid the Bedouin will see and staked down sandstorm proof Bedouin tents (with a male camel to cary it) until he leaves this empty quarter within a few days! He better have bags of rice and dates and use the dung of the camel to boil the camel milk and to cook the rice. What would two families who lived in big walled Jerusalem all of their lives know about any of this?

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Within Saudi Arabia, winds average 3.2 to 4.8 kilometers per hour (kph) and can reach 112 to 128 kph in early afternoon. Expect major sandstorms and dust storms at least once a week.

The greatest danger is getting lost in a swirling wall of sand. Wear goggles if you live in the 20th Century and cover your mouth and nose with cloth. If natural shelter is unavailable, mark your direction of travel, lie down, and sit out the storm. The temperature of the sand can easily reach 160 degrees on a hot summer day so one must seek shelter. However the temperature at night can drop to 40 degrees. One is inclined to want to get to one’s destination quickly.

Since Smith had never been to a desert area he could not describe a make-believe event in a desert area. There is never a mention of these weekly sand storms. There is never a prayer to God to get them out of this hell hole! Can you imagine Nephi looking for food or an animal to shoot with his stick in the above photo? Can you imagine what kind of health these unfortunate humans might have after a 10 year diet of only uncooked, bloody scavenger meat from a stray Hyena or Jackal, all forbidden by the Law of Moses?

Smith says nothing in his 500 plus pages of his fantasy about drinking water or camels! Smith does say in Book of Mormon, 1Nephi 16 that the Ouija Ball kept them near the borders of the Red Sea (Nephi would have no way of knowing what this body of water was called at the time. If Smith had his ‘fantasy people’ stop at the Port of Ezion-Geber, he might have found out what the sea was then called) and that the Ball led them to the ‘more fertile’ areas. Logistically, this could happen, but this was a known Bedouin travel path to Sheba and they would have to encounter Bedouin tribes at those fertile spots and barter for water, dates and sheep. (Smith’s designated ‘Bountiful’ where they spent a couple of years was the main Oasis on the famous Frankincense Trail and would have a Bedouin Tribe cultivating it and living there! Had Nephi gone a few miles north-west he would have found a port with shipbuilding to get the caravans across the Persian Gulf and on to the Orient.) Lehi remained in this first ‘fertile spot’ for weeks waiting for his sons. In a true story this oasis would also belong to a bedouin tribe. This is the last of the ‘fertile’ spots that Smith mentions because in the first verse of the next chapter he tells us from that point on, they went in an ‘eastward’ direction to Bountiful. It was only ‘Bountiful’ in comparison to a sea of sand dunes. The date palms and banana trees were all planted by the Bedouins who lived there and selling supplies to the Caravan Traders.

Looking at his map, Joseph Smith would see the range of mountains along the Red Sea leading to Yemen with a rang of the highest mountains of up to 12,000 ft and would pinpoint probably present day ‘Muscat’ in the country of Oman as his ‘Bountiful’. What Smith didn’t know was his projected ‘eastward’ took his group right into the middle of 250,000 sq mi of nothing but sand dunes! This wasn’t bad enough, Smith did the absolute absurd idea of keeping them wandering in circles for the next 8 years in THESE DUNES!

ft_hdr.1To further compound these absurdities, this Mormon God now needs to take away all the natural instincts of predatory animals who avoid this area devoid of vegetation and water. And now God needs to feed these unclean animals he has forbidden his chosen humans to eat, with manna, quail and water so Nephi can shoot at them with a stick and then eat their parasite ridden raw flesh because they had no camel dung to make fire and no camel milk to drink. There were also no rocks for Nephi to smite to produce water. There is no mention during the whole 10 years of a single sand storm that Bedouins fight several times a month where the Jewish God protects Camel’s eyes for this type of existence! Their compass only led them correctly based on their faith that it would do so.  Did their faith diminish when they saw that the compass brought them continually to the same 5 Wadi or Oasis water holes over the 8 yrs? When they saw their health and the health of their children deteriorate based on just raw meat of predatory animals, didn’t anyone think to ask God WHY ALL OF THIS?

Isn’t it a form of blasphemy to portray your God as cruel, uninformed or stupid?

Does the Mormon God expect Man to suspend his God given power to reason! To get out of this dilemma by saying ‘God’s ways are not Man’s ways’ is a dangerous idea when this same God gave us a brain that allows Man to reason and draw logical conclusions.

Mormons try to overcome reason by asking the truth seeker to follow Moroni’s advise even though Moroni lied about a whole bunch of stuff, including his father’s death!

Moroni 10:4 ‘And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true’;

As long as you don’t misinterpret what is being said and you pray with a sincere heart, with real intent, you will get a burning feeling that ‘these things are NOT TRUE’!

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Glossary to Fatal Flaws of Book of Mormon

This is part of the glossary that is found in the book “Fatal flaws of the Most Correct Book on Earth” or “The Book of Mormon”. The italics are quotes with commentary in standard type, with the page to find this reference at the end. This form is to give the prospective reader a slight glimpse of the contents of the book that can be purchased at Amazon.com. (AICTPT=And it came to pass that)

1Nephi 16:30 AICTPT I, Nephi, did go forth up into the top of the mountain, according to the *directions which were given upon the ball. How many people believe that the ball knew instinctively that there was game to be killed in the mountain that was northeast from where Nephi was standing? Pg. 126

AICTPT I did slay wild beasts, insomuch that I did obtain food for our families.

With one stick Nephi slew wild beasts! All were *predator ‘unclean’ animals according to the Law of Moses. Pg. 126

It seems that Nephi was completely out of arrows and had just this ‘stick’ that he said he made. If they would lose one arrow a day in their hunting, over an 8-year period they would need 2,900 *arrows! Pg. 127

1Nephi 17:2 ‘we did live upon raw meat in the wilderness’

The Mormon God, knowing that the heavenly script called for 8 years in the wilderness, only had Lehi bring provisions to last just a few weeks. Instead of having angels bring daily manna and quail God preferred to coax the unclean scavenger beasts of the desert to Arabia’s empty quarter for 8 long yrs, a place that both man and beast avoid!

Ishmael was a strict vegetarian for the last 20 years! Every piece of bloody hyena meat put before him caused him to *retch and vomit. Pg.127

Leviticus 5:2 ‘Or if a soul *touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcass of an unclean beast, or a carcass of unclean cattle, or the carcass of unclean creeping things… he also shall be unclean, and guilty’ . Leviticus 7:27 ‘Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any manner of blood, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.’ Pg. 127

Leviticus 11:27 ‘And whatsoever goeth upon his *paws, among all manner of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean unto you: whoso toucheth their carcass shall be unclean until the even. Pg. 128

…insomuch that the Lord did bless us again with food, [with raw hyena] that we did not perish.

Why would the Lord *chasten them for not wanting to spend 8 additional years in Arabia’s worst desert when Arabs don’t spend more than 12 weeks from Lehi’s starting point to Lehi’s destination? Pg. 129

It’s easy to write that the Lord blessed them with unclean food. Was that again in the form of a *steady diet of raw unclean animals breaking the Mosaic Law? Was it really more trouble for God to have his angels bring quail and manna every morning to the Israelites than to inspire dumb unclean predators to follow Lehi for 8 years in the desert waste with no food just so Nephi could shoot at them with a stick? Pg. 129

1Nephi 17:2 And so great were the blessings of the Lord upon us, that while we did live upon raw [Predator] meat in the wilderness, our women did give plenty of *suck for their children. Pg. 129

This is ridiculous! If all they had was raw bacteria ridden meat for several years everyone’s health would be horrendous with *stillbirths and little breast milk; with little or no ‘suck’! With no showers for 8 years, intimacy wouldn’t be of paramount interest with 22 people in Lehi’s tent. Pg. 130

…he (Mormon God) did provide means for us while we did sojourn in the wilderness.

Yes, he had gaunt desert scavengers lined along the way so Nephi could shoot them with his stick while rich Bedouins had their *buttermilk, dates and mutton steaks cooked to a golden brown, with a handful of brown rice on the side. Pg. 131

4 And we did sojourn for the space of many years, yea, even eight years in the wilderness.

It would be a cruel and *heartless God that would keep his chosen group 8 years in what the Arabs call the ‘empty quarter’ that both men and  animals avoided. Pg. 132

Lehi, without having the faintest idea about what was going on, says in 1Nephi 18:5  ‘… the voice of the Lord came unto my father, that we should arise and go down into the *ship. Pg. 140

‘Much meat’ without turning it into *jerky will not help in a 2-3 year voyage. It says nothing of how they made containers for water for this period of time! Pg 141

VS 21 AICTPT I prayed unto the Lord; and after I had prayed the winds did cease, and the storm did cease, and there was a great *calm. Pg. 145

Now, folks, what is going to happen when the compass points in a certain direction, but the wind ceases, and there is a great calm? Is the compass going to get out and *paddle? Pg. 145

AICTPT we did find upon the land of promise, as we journeyed in the wilderness, that there were beasts in the forests of every kind, both the cow and the ox, and the *ass and the horse, and the goat and the wild goat, and all manner of wild animals, which were for the use of men. And we did find all manner of ore, both of gold, and of silver, and of copper. Pg. 147

And behold he [Christ] cometh, according to the words of the *angel, in six hundred years from the time my father left Jerusalem. Pg. 154

It reinforces the Triune God concept: ‘the God of Abraham yieldeth *himself…as a man…’ Pg 156 JS stakes his whole reputation in 3Nephi that *Zenos is just as much a true prophet as Smith! Pg 157

The priests representing the ‘whore of all the earth’ tell us to believe in the Bible Jesus! If it’s the ‘Devil’s’ *Church, why would they tell us to believe in the Bible Jesus as our Savior? Pg. 159

which was the cause of all mankind becoming *carnal, sensual, devilish, knowing evil from good, subjecting themselves to the devil.’ How do you ‘know evil from good’? Is there some way to get evil out of good? Pg. 159

Alma says it needs to be preserved to show future generations how *depraved, wicked and full of abominations these people were and how the ‘devil’s oaths’ and secret combinations destroyed this people. Pg. 160

Alma 37:23 ‘And the Lord said: I will prepare unto my servant *Gazelem, [JS] a stone, which shall shine forth in darkness unto light, that I may discover…unto them the works of their brethren, yea, their secret works, their works of darkness, and their wickedness and abomination’s. Pg. 160

Is Lehi saying that in the kingdom of God where there is no sin there is no righteousness? According to the premises here, there is *no happiness in heaven if there is no sin. What kind of a ‘doctrine’ is this? Pg. 178

If the devil, as the *indispensable ‘opposition’ in God’s plan does a good job, how can he be eternally punished for doing this good job? Pg. 178

It seems *incredible that man cannot ‘reason’ to take a plan of action that he alone conceives of to accomplishes a preconceived result without being enticed by anything other than his basic desire to make the world a better place. Pg. 179

23 And they would have had no children; wherefore they would have remained in a state of inno- cence, having no joy, for they knew no misery; doing no good, for they knew no sin. This is *faulty reasoning, projecting false doctrine making God’s plan look not so smart. Since when does one have to sin first in order to know how to do ‘good’? Pg. 181

If Man had to sin and God’s Son had to be sacrificed, with an indispensable devil, and that has been the Plan for countless ‘Earths’ then I think someone needs to sit down and *consider another Plan. Was it because of Adam’s lack of libido that God called Lucifer and said to do something? Was Viagra really in the apple? Pg. 182

But it’s a *scary doctrine that if you haven’t experienced sin you can’t do any good. Just how much sin do you have to experience before you are capable of doing a lot of good? And when have you done enough sinning that the devil can rightly claim you as his? Pg. 182

according to the will of the flesh and the *evil which is therein, which giveth the spirit of the devil power to captivate, to bring you down to hell, that he may reign over you in his own kingdom. Here Lehi is telling us that God gave man ‘flesh’ with evil in it that makes it possible for Satan to captivate any spirit dwelling in the flesh that God gave him. Pg. 185

What happens if God picks an incompetent devil who can’t get his act together? Or, does God want a smart devil to help him ‘cull the herd’? Or an *incompetent one where almost everyone is saved? Pg. 185

Maybe the greatest *blasphemy is to put words into God’s mouth that he never said! Pg.188

Nephi, did build a temple; and I did construct it after the manner of the temple of *Solomon save it were not built of so many precious things; Pg. 199

But Nephi beat Solomon because Solomon used tens of *thousands of skilled craftsmen over 7 years. Nephi did it with his three brothers and Zoram, who never built anything in their lives, all in less than 7 years. Pg. 199

they [Lamanites] were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a *skin of blackness to come upon them. Pg. 200

23 And *cursed shall be the seed of him that mixeth with their seed; for they shall be cursed even with the same cursing. And the Lord spake it, and it was done. Pg. 200

God entered into a deal with the Devil that when God gives the sign that white *Israelis have to be removed from America, the devil is ready to make the Amerindians with the Mongoloid DNA mean enough to do it. Pg. 201

The Jews can’t be ‘restored’ to the *true ‘church’ if they never had a church! Pg. 214

For behold, if the flesh should rise no more our spirits must become *subject to that angel who fell from before the presence of the Eternal God, and became the devil, to rise no more. Pg. 216

9 And our spirits must have become like unto him, and we become devils, angels to a devil, to be shut out from the presence of our God, and to remain with the father of *lies. Pg. 216

There is no basis for this Jacob/JS speculation; it *minimizes both God and man. If there were no resurrection it wouldn’t mean our spirits were for eternity subject to the devil. Pg. 216

So who created death and hell, God or Satan? Was God so uncertain about his creation, ‘Man’, that he created a place to punish him before Man was created out of the dust? Was it after Satan won in the Garden that God had to go out and *raise hell? Pg. 217

There are no dead in the grave! The grave will not deliver up these bits of molecules to form anything unless there is a spirit there willing to be clothed with those base *elements! At least half the spirits that lived on earth do not want their old bodies back if they can get better looking eternal new ones! Pg. 217

It is *pernicious ‘doctrine’ that says we have ‘judgment’ at death that consigns spirits of wicked dead bodies to hell. Pg. 218

The BOM says the spirits of the wicked are to be sent to hell to await judgment whereas the Bible says they are sent to *Paradise along with the good spirits. Pg. 219

This ‘spirit’ is not to blame for the choices of the mortal body; the *passenger in a car is not to blame for the driver’s choices! Why would a just God punish the spirit and send it to hell? Pg. 222

It was now the middle of May and JS had a target date of June 11 for the *copyright application. He was already calling others to the ministry with his ‘special’ revelations. It was time to stop the charade and finish the book at 17 pages a day, so, yes, I get my text from the KJB and you can check spelling there. Pg. 237

This chapter 27 of *Isaiah 29 may end up the most controversial chapter in the whole BOM. If one studies it, a reasonable man can only come to one conclusion; a character named Nephi living in 550BC had nothing to do with it! Pg. 251

From this point on, Nephi/JS just uses Isaiah 29 as an outline of a new revelation that JS wants to bring that would correspond more to what he has conceived. He believes he can convince people that if you *revise the Bible enough you can use it as a witness for almost anything. Pg. 252

The growing evidence with Cowdery shows he was aware of what JS was doing and decided to be a part of it as ‘second’ *Elder of the Church. JS’s ‘God’ decided to include Oliver as a potential ‘translator’ of ancient scripture and recognized his ‘gift’ of the divining rod where he received revelations from ‘God’. (1833 BOC VII) Pg. 260

for they [Amerindians] shall know that it is a blessing unto them from the hand of God; and their scales of darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes; and many generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a *pure and a delightsome people’. In the 1830 edition the word was ‘white’ not ‘pure’. It is now 8-10 generations and they don’t get whiter without mixing with whites. Pg. 265

I have spoken unto you concerning that prophet which the Lord showed unto me, that should baptize the Lamb of God, which should take away the sins of the world. This is critical! John the Baptist will baptize Christ and in so doing, it ‘should take away the sins of the world’! Wow! The problem with this ‘doctrine of Christ’ is, it isn’t *Christ’s doctrine. The baptism of Christ did not take away the ‘sins of the world’! This conclusion of JS is not founded on scripture. Pg. 267

This is not an innocent novel where the author didn’t do his research very well; this is a guy tampering with the word of God! He obviously didn’t think there would be consequences but JS was *tarred and feathered and paid with his life before he was 40! Pg. 269

this is the doctrine of Christ, and the only and true doctrine of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, which is one God, without end. Amen. The most correct book on Earth teaches the Triune *concept of the Godhead. Pg. 272

If we are all *marionettes just repeating God’s script as dictated to us by the HG, this life becomes most uninteresting for both God and the players. Pg. 272

27 Wherefore, my brethren, hear me, and hearken to the word of the Lord: For there shall not any man among you have save it be one wife; and *concubines he shall have none; Pg. 285

If priest Jacob married one man to two women it’s his *sin; if that wasn’t what God wanted, Jacob should have brought the nephew and his wives into the temple and told them that he had made a mistake that God wanted corrected before anyone gets pregnant. Pg. 285

35 Behold, ye have done greater iniquities than the Lamanites, our brethren. Ye have broken the hearts of your tender wives, and lost the confidence of your children, because of your bad examples before them; and the *sobbings of their hearts ascend up to God against you. And because of the strictness of the word of God, which cometh down against you, many hearts died, pierced with deep wounds. Jacob/JS just wants to drive this thing into the ground; he makes it sound like it has been a problem going on for many years where the children and wives were severely afflicted by polygamy… Pg. 294

Everyone likes a well researched *mystery, but a simplistic fairytale is not for the mature mind…if the book of Jacob came from writings in the book of Lehi, this also sticks out like a sore thumb. If the ‘olive tree’ parable and this story of ‘Sherem’ are examples of the contents of the book of Lehi, it is expendable. Pg. 295

If Sherem was one of the Jewish/Egyptian sailors who signed on when Mulek left the port of Alexandria, Egypt on their voyage to America, this would be a very interesting fact to know. It had now been about 35-40 years since the *Mulekites arrived in America and lived just a few hundred miles north; Pg. 302

But, if Sherem was a Hebrew speaking Jew in this Egyptian speaking village, he wouldn’t have much influence in converting anyone back to Hebrew tradition. He isn’t a Lamanite, even though they would be Hebrew speaking as well, but not learned, since Nephi left them with no written material. The simple logical answer is Sherem didn’t exist. And based on this story alone, we should *reject anyone who says Jacob’s book with this story is the inspired word of God! Pg. 296

What Smith didn’t seem to realize was that in 600 BC no one could read or write unless you were a Levite and chose being a Scribe as your profession. Laban, Lehi, Nephi, none of Smith’s writers were able to read or write even one language let alone two! But, in a Fairy Tale everything is  possible!

Above, in the book of Enos is a reasonable ‘replenish the earth’ table for the writers from Nephi until the end of the replacement record. We see our God of miracles kept his Prophet  *Chemish alive 221 years to write ONE verse! His son has 20 more years of longevity and writes a total of TWO verses! Pg. 303

The whole thrust of *Ethan Smith’s 1823-25 ‘View of the Hebrews’ was to bring these lost Hebrew tribes to Christ. Pg. 303

One wonders about a man this old who says that he is ‘wicked’? Just how much can he be relied on at *age 207 to keep track of the solar years and to know exactly 282 years have passed! Pg. 306

The Jew’s calendar was *Lunisolar and the 12 lunar months only made 354 days with the solar year 365. About every 3 years for the Jews living in Palestine an extra month was inserted based on a 19 year cycle of 235 lunar months. Pg. 306 (Smith only relies on his King James Bible dating.)

We say ‘God’, but when the fires and destructions started in America, JS’s Triune God still *hung on the cross. He had left orders 35 years earlier for his ‘terrorist’ angels, or angels of death, to target all the terrorist cities, or those who harbored terrorists. The action was to start when the spear pierced his side. His good angels were instructed to tell 3Nephi to move all of the records 500 miles to the temple in Bountiful before that day. But no one knows more than God what happens when you delegate authority! Pg. 310

There is nothing in the book of Mosiah to prepare us for the *full blown temple at Zarahemla without any priests to make it functional. It certainly wasn’t the unbelieving Zarahemla Jews that built the temple! Pg. 319

‘…escape being bitten by the 40 mile long hedge of poisonous *snakes that God directed to block the way. Pg. 324

It’s just amazing, this son who was ignored all his life by his father, and just discovered by JS, finds himself in 1 AD having a dialogue with the spirit entity of Christ who tells him in vs.13, that: ‘and on this night shall the sign be given, and on the *morrow come I into the world’. Pg. 337

…now we know what was growing in Mary’s womb wasn’t yet animated by the Lord’s spirit. It challenges views about the *fetus if you know the spirit doesn’t enter the body of the infant until the day of birth! Pg. 337

(How Republicans can nominate a Presidential candidate like Mitt Romney to have the judgment to save America in 2012 when he firmly believes in the Fairy Tales of Joseph Smith is beyond comprehension.)

…with *robbers currently running all of South America we are expected to believe that someone is teaching people to read and write Hebrew as well as Egyptian? There is no record of either Mormon or his son Moroni ever being *baptized. Pg. 357

How could the Mayans look exactly like the ‘so called’ Jewish Lamanites? We know the Mayans were industrious, made beautiful temples, and had interesting *hieroglyphic writing! Pg. 358

…before he, Mormon, starts to wax really old. But he was encouraged in reading about Amos and brother Ammaron who *lived 270 plus years. Pg. 360

…with Mormon staying in the cave instead of going south with his son and inserting the ‘wise purpose’ record, drastically affected the *logistics of the BOM ending. Pg. 362

Modern Mormons like Mitt Romney who don’t believe in *Aladdin caves avoid thinking about this. Pg. 366

…the Mormon version it is *God who tells Abram to have Sarai tell Pharaoh that she is Abram’s sister. Who then punishes Pharaoh for believing the lie that God told Abram to tell. Pg. 366

John 17:3 ‘And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent’. If reading this helps one to exchange a *duplicitous God for a true God, that’s good! Pg. 367

President Kennedy hadn’t fulfilled any of the requirements to become a Bishop in the Catholic Church but Mitt Romney has been a Bishop and fulfilled the requirements to be an *Apostle of the Mormon Church. Pg. 374

High Priest Romney has attained the order of ‘High Priest’ in the *Melchizedek Priesthood of his church, and like the Apostles of his Church, can go no higher. Pg. 374

With High Priest Romney as President and another obedient High Priest Mormon as *Attorney General the path is set for the fulfillment of that belief! Pg. 375

Don’t be fooled, the *Bible Christ is quite different from the Mormon Christ. Mormons believe the moment Jesus gave up the Ghost on the cross at Calvary; his spirit didn’t meet the thief in Paradise but whisked himself off to America to personally oversee the utter destruction of numerous cities…Pg. 375

With no way to dump *excrement and vomit without the ability to see or anticipate mountain waves; it made any torture chamber ever devised by Man a cakewalk! Pg. 375

Another *subtle miracle by the Mormon God was to have Moriancumr take the only living llamas, alpacas, grizzlies, anacondas, bison, etc from Europe/Mideast, that would now be indigenous only in America! Pg. 376 (T’his is for those who believe Noah’s flood killed every creature except those in the Ark.) (See Ether 9:18-19 for oxen, cows, sheep, swine, horses, elephants, asses and more especially cureloms and cumoms!)

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