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  1. I can think of a lot more serious problems that indicate this church isn’t led by God. But I honestly think these stories “proving” that the entire church is false is a big stretch.
  2. We have the facsimiles Joseph Smith attempted to interpret. Since those funerary illustrations were mistranslated on every level we can reasonably assume everything else was as well. I would like one credible source that shows the facsimile translation is accurate in any way shape or form. If you’re able to produce one I can give you dozens more by scholars that say it’s false. And what about the document written by Joseph Smith’s scribes that show the translation of individual hieroglyphics? Are we to assume that was their own translation for fun and not Joseph Smith’s? Seems like a stretch. The same way we assume the Kinderhook plate translation in the Times and Seasons was not approved by Joseph Smith, right? But we believe that scribe was credible when recording the D&C? Picking and choosing as well as convenient. There’s a lot of that with the BofA. We don’t need all the papyrus. We have the original facsimiles and the several examples of hieroglyphics they flopped on.
  3. Yep. Garments are at least double the price of real underwear. $4 each piece is pretty steep. I’d like to see how much it costs the church to manufacture each article.
  4. We can expect to find that the theory that the Native Americans came from the Middle East was a common belief during the early 1800s. The entire premise of the BOM is not an original idea at all. Oliver Cowdery’s own pastor even wrote a book about it before the BOM. That’s why I say it is possible Joseph gained his knowledge about this kind of stuff in NY.
  5. Why did God wait until Nelson was president to make all these changes?
  6. One of the problems here is that the events in the BOM didn’t occur anywhere near Mesoamerica. Moroni lived in New York. This is like comparing the BOM to a history book about Australian Aboriginals, finding similarities (because you’re looking for them), and then concluding that the BOM is true.
  7. They also ask members to not talk politics at church but then the church itself joins political campaigns. Too much hypocrisy.
  8. Pres Nelson could literally come out and say that he’s been deceived into believing the church is true and step down as president and these types of apologists will find a way to spin that into a positive event that proves the church is true. It’s pretty remarkable what they’re able to justify in their minds.
  9. I wonder if the general authorities will be getting bonuses on top of their six figure salaries for this acquisition. The church having a “lay ministry” is always a warm fuzzy feeling until you realize it doesn’t . 🙄
  10. I had to give up my belief that the prophet was the single authority for the entire world and that this church is the only “true” church on earth. I had to completely rework my testimony and core beliefs in order to stay in the church.
  11. To be fair, I’m not sure regurgitating the official church position that the early prophets were bigots and taught false doctrine about black people would have left a better impression on the friend than the missionary’s bad analogies did. Sometimes there are no good answers for bad events. The mistake here was inviting questions about those events.
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