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To: F15Eagle
“most people do not [care] about theology”

It like that old Billy Joel song --- "It's all rock n roll to me"

To be fair to the Mormons, their founding religious events occurred less than 200 years ago, not 3000 years ago. So Mormon events are subjects of accurate historical records, thus very difficult to build up an hocus-pocus mystique about

20 posted on 06/19/2012 5:36:19 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

“So Mormon events are subjects of accurate historical records”

You might want to revise that (no offense intend as I consider you a longtime FRiend on FR). There is absolutely no archaeological nor document evidence for it. None.

There are over 5,000 documents for the New Testament, starting around 100 A.D.

For the BoM, other than itself there are not 5,000.

There are not 500.

There are not 50.

There are not 5.

There are 0.

Absolutely 0 Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic documents for anything in the BoM other than that stolen from a KJV Bible.

Zero. Zip. Nada.

Nor will any serious non-Mormon take on the subject of “Reformed Egyptian” and the discredited “Book of Abraham”.

I hate to use Wiki but for speed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Abraham

“The Book of Abraham papyri were thought lost in the 1871 Great Chicago Fire. However, in 1966 several fragments of the papyri were found in the archives of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and in the LDS Church archives. They are now referred to as the Joseph Smith Papyri. Upon examination by professional Mormon and non-Mormon Egyptologists, the papyri were found to bear no resemblance to Joseph Smith’s interpretation, and were common Egyptian funerary texts, dating to about the first century BC. As a result, the Book of Abraham has been the source of significant controversy, with Mormon apologists offering a variety of explanations as to the reason for the differences.”


24 posted on 06/19/2012 5:45:58 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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