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, July 25, 2023

"just move on" from SITH and M2C

There is an interesting parallel between a current political issue and the issue of SITH and M2C within the Church.

While I'm fine with people believing whatever they want, and I favor no more contention (see nomorecontention.com), I also think SITH and M2C are major scandals based on false premises. For that reason, SITH and M2C promoters oppose clarity, charity, and understanding.

Jonathan Turley wrote an editorial about how the media and Democrats want to "just move on" from the Biden scandals, despite the unfolding evidence.

In similar manner, the SITH and M2C promoters want Latter-day Saints to "just move on" from the scandalous origins (and ramifications) of their theories.

They don't want Latter-day Saints to inquire into these topics. They don't want Latter-day Saints to even know about the facts. That's why the Gospel Topics Essays, the Saints books, and the publications and websites from Book of Mormon Central, the Interpreter, etc., continue to censor what Joseph and Oliver taught. The SITH and M2C promoters obfuscate instead of clarify the relevant facts.

Despite their efforts, more and more people are becoming educated about SITH and M2C.

In our day, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery are the whistleblowers on the SITH and M2C narratives.

And eventually Latter-day Saints everywhere will be able to make informed decisions that reinvigorate their faith in what Joseph and Oliver taught, despite SITH and M2C.


Excerpt from Turley's article:

I wonder after this plea happens if you would advise your party to move on?”

That question from CBS’s “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan to Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie was raised just days before a former business associate of Hunter Biden, Devon Archer, gives potentially explosive testimony to a House committee in the Biden corruption scandal.

The media’s desire to “move on” from the scandal is reaching an almost frantic level, as millions in foreign payments and dozens of corporate shell companies are revealed, and incriminating emails are released.

The same plaintive demand was made in congressional hearings.

What was most striking about the last hearing involving two respected IRS whistleblowers was how Democratic members avoided virtually any specific questions....

Members and the media were literally citing a plea bargain as dispositive, even as two lead investigators were saying it was fixed and politically influenced.

Some in the media attacked these two IRS veterans as “so-called whistleblowers” (just as members previously attacked “so called journalists” for discussing censorship records).

Others insisted that the allegations were still “unproven” or “unverified” while showing the same lack of interest in establishing the truth.

Notably, these same media outlets did wall-to-wall coverage of the false Russian collusion claims in the Steele dossier.

They are now simply shrugging off what could be one of the most serious corruption scandals in modern history despite the testimony of highly credible whistleblowers and thousands of pages of supporting evidence.

None of this is going to work, of course. The public has long ago lost trust in the media. Indeed, the “Let’s Go, Brandon” movement is as much a mocking of the media as it is the President.

Polls show that the public is not “moving on” and now view this as a major scandal. A majority believes that Hunter has received special protection in the investigation. While the media can continue to suppress the evidence and allegations within their own echo-chambered platforms, truth like water has a way of finding a way out.

The scandal is moving forward with or without the media.


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