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In 1835, Joseph Smith purchased an ancient Egyptian papyri from a traveling mummy exhibition. He then translated that in the Book of Abraham, written in his own hand on papyrus. Typical of Mormon artifacts, the papyrus was destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. However, in 1880, the LDS church canonized the work forming a doctrinal foundation as part of the Pearls of Great Price.

Today, the LDS church has released a 3000 word essay denouncing the translation, saying that The Book of Abraham is inspired scripture and probably not a literal translation from ancient Egyptian scrolls by Mormon founder Joseph Smith.

Are the Mormons throwing Joe under the bus? Is there a growing movement in the LDS community to distance themselves from the carnival barker?

 

What's next? The Golden Tablets were really iPads from Mount Olympus?

 

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58162708-78/book-abraham-translation-papyri.html.csp

 

 

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The LDS DS is strong in this one.

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move it to religion anarchy.

Religion and politics are inseparable.

hmmm

and you then cry foul of the hobby lobby scotus decision? Ha!

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The beauty of a revealed theology, is its ability to adapt. We are witnessing a sea change in one of the fastest growing religions. To denounce its founder and one true prophet is stunning.

I blame the broadway play. It opened the eyes of the public on the strange theology. Now the church has to respond by tossing out some of the craziest stuff.



 

 

move it to religion anarchy.

Religion and politics are inseparable.

hmmm

and you then cry foul of the hobby lobby scotus decision? Ha!

I cried fowl that the SCOTUS granted corporations human rights.

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The beauty of a revealed theology, is its ability to adapt. We are witnessing a sea change in one of the fastest growing religions. To denounce its founder and one true prophet is stunning.

I blame the broadway play. It opened the eyes of the public on the strange theology. Now the church has to respond by tossing out some of the craziest stuff.

 

 

 

move it to religion anarchy.

Religion and politics are inseparable.

hmmm

and you then cry foul of the hobby lobby scotus decision? Ha!

I cried fowl that the SCOTUS granted corporations human rights.

 

So what? That was done generations ago. blame that court then.

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So what? That was done generations ago. blame that court then.

So the Mormons have been massaging their theology for generations. I blame them.

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Word on the street is that there might be another Harry Potter story coming out too. Although more believable, I find the Harry Potter series less imaginative.

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Word on the street is that there might be another Harry Potter story coming out too. Although more believable, I find the Harry Potter series less imaginative.

I find the Jedi faith depicted in the sacred celluloid to be most fulfilling.

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So what? That was done generations ago. blame that court then.

So the Mormons have been massaging their theology for generations. I blame them.

Blame them for what? Human rights for corporations?

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So what? That was done generations ago. blame that court then.

So the Mormons have been massaging their theology for generations. I blame them.

Blame them for what? Human rights for corporations?

 

Limited beer supplies in Utah.

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The LDS LSD DS is strong in this one.

 

Remodeled, at no charge....

Leave me out this. ^_^

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So what? That was done generations ago. blame that court then.

So the Mormons have been massaging their theology for generations. I blame them.

Blame them for what? Human rights for corporations?

 

Limited beer supplies in Utah.

bad suits

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So what? That was done generations ago. blame that court then.

So the Mormons have been massaging their theology for generations. I blame them.

Blame them for what? Human rights for corporations?

 

Limited beer supplies in Utah.

 

They do make an interesting porter "when one is not enough" "Take some home to the wives"

 

http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/28908/1683/

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