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.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Stop the arson

I have a comment about arson on my consensus blog, here:

I posted it there because I hope LDS scholars and educators will refocus on reaching a consensus about the New York Cumorah.

Now, some will say they already have.

And I agree. But it's exactly the wrong consensus. It couldn't be more wrong.

Here is the current consensus: Our LDS scholars and educators continue to insist that the real Hill Cumorah cannot be in New York. Instead, they claim it is in southern Mexico, or Baja, or anywhere else besides New York.

Some, such as BYU faculty, insist Cumorah is actually located on a mythical abstract map in a fantasy world.

Of course, Joseph and Oliver taught unequivocally that it is in New York.

Hence the problem.

Instead of the prevailing consensus that Cumorah is anywhere but in New York, I'm asking our LDS scholars and educators to reach a consensus that Cumorah is actually in New York.

Let's see how that turns out.

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