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.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mesomania - it's everywhere

Trigger warning: If you have Mesomania, please don't go to the links I describe in this post. You might get offended, and anyway you will dismiss these as yet more examples of how early Church leaders were misleading the Saints by perpetuating the false rumor started by Oliver Cowdery and Joseph Smith that Cumorah really was in New York.

[For those new to this blog, Mesomania refers to the psychology behind the Mesoamerican setting for the Book of Mormon, which prompts people to continue to insist that Cumorah is in southern Mexico.]

This is my last trigger warning. Anyone who has Mesomania and wants to retain it should stop reading this blog, my other blogs, my web pages, and my books. Stick with Book of Mormon Central, the Interpreter, BMAF, FairMormon, and other sites that will safely confirm your biases.

I'm writing for people who are not obsessed with the Mesoamerican setting and want to know more about Church history and Book of Mormon topics without the filter of Mesomania.

I'm trying to keep topics organized, so I posted a comment about Mesomania on the Mesomania blog, here: http://mormonmesomania.blogspot.com/2016/11/scholars-prophets-keep-getting-it-wrong.html

LDS scholars are sticking to their guns, insisting the prophets and apostles are perpetuating a false tradition while they, the scholars, are teaching the truth. It's unbelievable, but that's the reality of it. Mesomania is powerful psychology.

Separately, I commented on another 1844 reprinting of Letter VII on my Letter VII blog at this link: http://www.lettervii.com/2016/11/letter-vii-in-prophet.html

If you don't have Mesomania, you will discover an interesting detail of Church history at the link.

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