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, October 16, 2018

Basketball in Africa

Our front yard. Notice our neighbor's Hindu temple
where he worships daily with chimes and a horn.
I'm working on some significant projects involving Church history* and the Book of Mormon that I'll be discussing in upcoming weeks and months, but in the meantime, people wonder what we do here in Africa besides go to the beach.

Our training facility with a basketball court,
up the road from our house.
We have a sports training facility near our house that includes a basketball court, volleyball court, a running track, and various workout machines. So far, I haven't found a lot of people here who play these sports, but we're working on that.

This Saturday we're climbing the mountain in the background of these photos. We're posting some of our activities on my wife's blog, here: https://makingmemoriesinmauritius.blogspot.com/

Those of you who follow our blogs can see this is a different house from the condo where we lived before.

We moved closer to town to avoid the traffic, although we can still see the ocean from this training facility.

We do still go to the beach, just not every day the way we used to when we could just walk down from our condo. Plus, spending a few weeks in Utah in September got us a little pasty. The other day we were snorkeling for quite a while and I got a tad sunburned, so we took a few days off from beach activities.

*Recently I've been told about several more examples of Church members who think that Joseph Smith never mentioned the Hill Cumorah in New York. That's the inevitable result of the revisionist Church history being advocated currently, as exemplified in the inexcusable censorship in the Saints book that I've discussed before, such as here: https://saintsreview.blogspot.com/.

Unless and until Saints is corrected, the revisionist Church history will become the only version Church members around the world will ever know.

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