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History vs. Historian

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2022 1:37 pm
by Shulem
Radio Free Mormon has just released a new podcast about his former missionary companion while serving a mission in Japan. Elder Kyle S. McKay is a lawyer by occupation and has become the new Church Historian. Once again, a lawyer will head the church history department.

Radio Free Mormon: Meet the New Church Historian!

The Church depends on lawyers to run this departmental arm of the Church rather than actual historians who are best qualified to understand the job. It’s all about hiding evidence and spinning negative information in order to present history in a faith promoting narrative and keep things in check. Mormonism has a long history of hiding information and discussing it only in the light and manner in which it thinks best. What might elder McKay have to say about the fantastic ages of the Patriarchs and the problems with the ages in which they were ordained? I have the distinct impression that he will say absolutely nothing and will encourage the entire department to say nothing.


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“Say Nothing”

Boring

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2022 1:36 pm
by Shulem
The Church speaks to the world through General Authorities. The First Presidency acts as the ultimate mouthpiece for the Church with the President at the head. Have you ever noticed how nothing new and exciting is ever said? It’s constant repetition and regurgitation out of the mouths of prophets who don’t prophesy. Visionaries having no vision! Seers who see not! It’s the same old tired song and dance that the leaders of the Church having been yapping -- year after year -- generation after generation. They refuse to take a chance of saying something new and being proven wrong. Their script is basically limited to what’s already been said time and time again -- ad nauseam.

Mormonism is altogether tiresome and church meetings are painfully boring. Wouldn’t it be entertaining to watch and listen to President Nelson give a talk about the virtues of Noah being ordained to the priesthood at age 10? What might Nelson have to say? Was it a onetime deal? Could it happen again in our day?

Re: Boring

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2022 8:58 pm
by bill4long
Shulem wrote:
Thu Sep 01, 2022 1:36 pm
Mormonism is altogether tiresome and church meetings are painfully boring.
The real God (if she exists) surely has a better sense of humor than the MormBots. Even when I was a TBM all those years ago I couldn't believe how insufferably boring General Conference (and every other meeting) was.

Re: Fictitious Priesthood Ordination Ages of the Patriarchs NOW Exposed!

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:09 pm
by Shulem
dan vogel wrote:
Sun May 22, 2022 10:01 pm
Paul, I don't have a comment yet, but I have shared it with Mike Marquardt. We have discussed this several times. I think he will appreciate it too.

Well, time is ticking away and H. Michael Marquardt is not getting any younger. None of us are! Do you think anyone in academic circles would enjoy moving this project forward and adding more to it? What about you? I suppose that I could ponder it some more and do a part II. I just hate to see this kind of thing go by the wayside when it provides fascinating tangible evidence into the working mind of Joseph Smith. Something tells me (a hunch) there is much more to be uncovered and discovered in those manuscripts.

Re: Fictitious Priesthood Ordination Ages of the Patriarchs NOW Exposed!

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:23 pm
by dan vogel
Shulem wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:09 pm
dan vogel wrote:
Sun May 22, 2022 10:01 pm
Paul, I don't have a comment yet, but I have shared it with Mike Marquardt. We have discussed this several times. I think he will appreciate it too.

Well, time is ticking away and H. Michael Marquardt is not getting any younger. None of us are! Do you think anyone in academic circles would enjoy moving this project forward and adding more to it? What about you? I suppose that I could ponder it some more and do a part II. I just hate to see this kind of thing go by the wayside when it provides fascinating tangible evidence into the working mind of Joseph Smith. Something tells me (a hunch) there is much more to be uncovered and discovered in those manuscripts.
Probably so, but I'm very busy at the moment.