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.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Naval and Church history in the Biblical style

Those who follow my twitter account know I've retweeted Naval's posts from time to time. Here's an awesome summary of his recent podcast (along with his recent tweetstorm):


You can download .pdf, .mobi and .epub versions. Highly recommended. I made notes of other aspects of the podcast that aren't in here, but this summary captures most of the key points.

Although a lot of the material involves business topics, the points apply to other aspects of life, including the topic of this blog. For example:

People don’t like going back when they’re 2/3rds of the way from the mountain peak, but if there’s a dead end ahead, that’s the right thing to do.

M2C has hit a dead end. It's time to turn back to what the prophets have taught.

If you want to see who rules over you, see who you're not allowed to criticize.

Try criticizing the M2C citation cartel and see what happens.

People who are easily outraged tend to be the stupidest and less educated people on social media. They're foot soldiers for a mob, and mob mentality rules their behavior. No independent thinking, just blind mob rule. 

The outrage from the employees of Book of Mormon Central says it all.

Switching gears...

Here's a fun summary of Church history, written in the biblical style, sent by reader:

5 Now in the year 1834, a certain man was in Kirtland, Oliver Cowdery, twenty and eight years old.

6 When Joseph saw him and knew that he had been now a long time with him, he saith unto him, take up thy pen, and write.

7 And immediately the man did write of the history of the restoration and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.

8 ¶ The Scholars therefore said of him that wrote, it is not lawful for thee to contradict our theory.

9 But he answered them, saying, He that translated, the same said unto me, Take up thy pen and write.

10 Then asked they of him, What man is that which said unto him, Take up thy pen and write?

11 But that which he had written told the Scholars that it was Joseph, which had asked him to write.

12 And therefore did the Scholars persecute Joseph and Oliver, and sought to belittle them, because they had written these things contrary to their theories.

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