Just to be clear... Of course the M2C intellectual are misleading the Saints.
If they weren't trying to mislead the Saints, why would they engage in censorship?
The very purpose for censorship and citation cartels is to mislead people by withholding information from them so they cannot make informed choices.
Censorship arises when people and organizations know their ideas cannot withstand scrutiny and comparison to alternatives.
Naturally, everyone who works at Book of Mormon
Some use social media to promote M2C, thereby further misleading members of the Church.
M2C intellectuals and their followers want members of the Church to believe their M2C-inspired interpretation of the text is the only interpretation that is "plausible" because it represents the consensus of the intellectuals in the citation cartel. It's absurd circular reasoning, and it's no wonder people outside the M2C bubble don't find it persuasive in the least, but people inside the M2C bubble love M2C because it confirms their M2C bias.
M2C intellectuals and their followers want members of the Church to believe the sciences (archaeology, anthropology, geology, geography, etc.) support only M2C. In reality, every theory of Book of Mormon geography relies on these sciences. That's why the teachings of the prophets about the New York Cumorah are essential.
And that's why M2C intellectuals and their followers want members of the Church to believe the prophets have never taught the New York Cumorah. They don't want anyone to read (let alone believe) Letter VII and the other consistent and persistent teachings of the prophets about the New York Cumorah.
Hence, we get a carefully edited, M2C-compliant book such as Saints that censors the teachings of the prophets about Cumorah.
The only way they can maintain M2C is by censoring information that every member of the Church should know.
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The editing of the Wentworth letter in that manual is the best example of Orwellian tactics I can think of.
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No one can look at the Joseph Smith manual and not realize that whoever edited it misled the Latter-day Saints.
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These unsuspecting members of the Church will never learn what the prophets have actually taught, just as they will never learn the key passages from the Wentworth letter that Joseph wanted everyone in the world--including every Church member--to know.
I favor using actual historical accounts instead of paraphrasing them to mislead members of the Church.
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