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.

Friday, January 4, 2019


A good analogy for M2C ideology is the NPC.

If you don't know what an NPC is, the Dilbert cartoon below explains it.

NOTE: The cartoon has been slightly modified (7th panel) to explain how BOMCC makes hiring decisions.

Staff Hires at BOMCC

Yesterday, we met the NPCs at BOMCC, aka the censors.


They all give these NPC responses to the following questions. If you know any of them, ask, and you will see for yourself.

BYU/CES/NPC fantasy map
that teaches the prophets are wrong
Q1: Where did the Book of Mormon take place?

NPC Answer: Mesoamerica (or Fantasyland, if they use the BYU/CES fantasy maps).

Q2: Where is the hill Cumorah?

NPC Answer: Somewhere in Southern Mexico.

Q3: Haven't the prophets consistently taught that Cumorah is in New York?

NPC Answer: You're not supposed to know that.

Q4: I repeat, haven't the prophets consistently taught that Cumorah is in New York?

NPC Answer: Yes, but they were merely expressing their opinions, and they were wrong because our scholars have said so. The prophets don't have PhDs in Mesoamerican/Mayan studies.

Q5: Do you believe the scholars instead of the prophets?

NPC Answer: Of course. Don't you?

As always, I emphasize that on a personal level I really like everyone who is affiliated with Book of Mormon Central Censor. On a professional level I respect their work, and I recognize that they do a lot of good in many ways.

But I can't ignore the destructive impact of their ongoing repudiation of the consistent, persistent teachings of the prophets about the New York Cumorah. 

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