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.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The M2C mind virus

One of the most frequent questions people ask me is why Book of Mormon Central (BMC) and its allies continue to promote the M2C mind virus while also suppressing alternative faithful interpretations about the origin and setting of the Book of Mormon. 

Specifically, BMC excludes (and encourages attacks on) geographical models that put Cumorah/Ramah in New York.

Elon Musk recent explained the problem in the context of a similar mind virus.

A year after Elon Musk bought Twitter, he finally explains WHY: He says that the niche ideology that turned San Francisco into a "zombie apocolypse" would historically be geographically isolated, and the fallout would therefore be limited. But Twitter gave that philosophy an "information technology weapon," which it could use to spread that mind virus to the whole planet unopposed. Musk: "In order for the mind virus to propogate it must suppress oppossing viewpionts." Rogan: "Because it doesn't stand up against scrutiny?" Musk: "Correct." Musk cared enough about stopping this virus that he spent $40 billion to do so.

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