Tomorrow we'll discuss the impact of SITH on the rising generation. Today let's look at one way the Interpreter teaches SITH.
Last year the Interpreter produced and released the Witnesses movie. It grossed around $900,000 in as many as 90 theaters. https://www.boxofficemojo.com/title/tt13820428/?ref_=bo_se_r_1
The Interpreter helpfully extracted parts of the Witnesses movie and put them on tiktok. Today we'll look at a clip of "Translating the Book of Mormon."
If you didn't see the movie, you have to see this excerpt to believe it. You can see it on tiktok, here:
The comments on tiktok provide a useful survey of how people are dealing with SITH.
The title here announces that we're going to get to see Joseph and Oliver "translating the Book of Mormon."
But instead of the translation, they show Joseph reading words out of a hat!
No historians have produced a single historical account to support this depiction. There is no Martin Harris, David Whitmer, or Emma Smith witnessing this event. Joseph and Oliver both explained that, contrary to this depiction, Joseph translated the plates with the Urim and Thummim.
This scene is pure fiction. But, because it comes from the SITH sayers at the Interpreter, it is presented not only as fact, but as the only acceptable fact.
No wonder the rising generation is so confused.
Let's look at the comments. It's fascinating to see how thoroughly the SITH narrative has taken hold despite the obvious problems with SITH. The SITH sayers state as facts the philosophies of the scholars.
Original in blue, my comments in red.