long ago ideas

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago." - Friedrich Nietzsche. Long ago, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery conquered false claims that the Book of Mormon was fiction or that it came through a stone in a hat. But these old claims have resurfaced in recent years. To conquer them again, we have to return to what Joseph and Oliver taught.

Monday, December 8, 2014


Mesoamerican theorists now claim that the LDS Church has endorsed their position because the Church published an essay on DNA studies that included research by Mesoamerican proponents:

"Also, if you want some kind of an indication of where the winds are blowing vis-à-vis the Church's support of Mesoamerica or the "Heartland," I'd invite you to read this essay, which was approved by the First Presidency and Q of 12 before publication. Notice whom the essay cites. Notice whom it doesn't.

The Mesoamerican theorists forget that the Church's DNA essay applies to every North American setting, whether in Mesoamerica or in North America.

I'll have more to say about DNA later, but this tactic of the Mesoamerican theorists is completely ineffective.

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