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, July 25, 2018

The Cumorah Pageant 2018

We had a wonderful time in Palmyra this summer. It was fun to walk home after watching the pageant. It's cool to walk to the hill for a morning walk, too. We hope to spend more time there in the future. The Palmyra ward is very friendly, as are our neighbors and everyone we met in the area.

The day after the final presentation of the Hill Cumorah Pageant I took this photo of the Mayan temple being dismantled.

I hope they never construct it again, unless the Mesomaniacs at BYU and Book of Mormon Central finally locate the "real Cumorah" in southern Mexico and they haul this stage down there. That's where this stage belongs.

Sadly, thanks to the Correlation Department and the intellectuals at BYU/CES, the Hill Cumorah Pageant is an outward repudiation of all the prophets who have stood on this hill in New York and declared it to be the scene of the final battles of the Nephites and Jaredites.

Everyone in Palmyra knows about the Church's plans to move the pageant to a nearby location, but the timing has not been announced, so far as I know. Let's hope they don't rebuild another Mayan temple, though.

Sometimes I edit cartoons to apply to the topic of Book of Mormon geography. Today there was a comic that I didn't have to edit. It's a behind-the-scenes look at Book of Mormon Central. I posted it here.


Actually, maybe I should have edited it a little. Not everything they do is stupid. Just everything that is driven by their Mesomania. Which means about half of their no-wise.

A lot of people visit Palmyra in the fall to see the leaves in New England. If you go, be sure to visit the Oliver Cowdery Memorial. Ask the missionaries about it. As far as I know, that memorial is the only place in the Church where members can learn what the prophets have said about the Hill Cumorah.

Those displays should all be in the Cumorah Visitors Center. I think they will be, eventually.

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