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, June 5, 2019

Diamond truth from Joseph Smith

Consider some of the real-world ramifications of the neurochemistry behind M2C.

Our M2C intellectuals, including the employees of Book of Mormon Central, portray Joseph Smith and the other prophets as confused speculators who misled the Church by teaching that the Hill Cumorah of Mormon 6:6 is in New York.

They say Joseph changed his mind about the Hill Cumorah when he read a popular Mesoamerican travel book in 1841, even though he specifically linked it to New York in 1842 (D&C 128:20).

They say Joseph made errors in the Wentworth letter that were so serious (because they contradicted M2C), that they had to censor that part of the letter in the chapter on the Wentworth letter in the Joseph Smith manual.

And that's all fine. Their brains generate positive neurochemistry every time they repeat these beliefs. Nothing wrong with that.

But not everyone gets positive biochemical feedback when they read the M2C material.

Here's what Joseph himself wrote:

I combat the errors of ages; I meet the violence of mobs; I cope with illegal proceedings from executive authority; I cut the Gordian knot of powers; and I solve mathematical problems of universities; with truthdiamond truth, and God is my right hand man.’


I much prefer what Joseph taught over what our modern M2C intellectuals and revisionist Church historians are teaching.

But we're all entitled to believe whatever we want, so there's no need to argue or contend about any of this.

Just ask yourself, is my brain generating positive neurochemicals because of truth, or error?

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