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#1 spatial ed

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:33 PM

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.co...papyri.html.csp

 

 



#2 bgytr

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:36 PM

move it to religion anarchy.



#3 spatial ed

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:46 PM

move it to religion anarchy.

Religion and politics are inseparable.



#4 puffyjman

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:50 PM

The LDS DS is strong in this one.

#5 R Booze

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:56 PM

The LDS LSD DS is strong in this one.



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#6 bgytr

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:10 PM

move it to religion anarchy.

Religion and politics are inseparable.

hmmm

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



#7 spatial ed

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:11 PM

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.



#8 bgytr

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:13 PM

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.



#9 spatial ed

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:21 PM

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

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



#10 tikipete

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:23 PM

I don't care what religion a politician espouses but I will damned well take it into consideration when I vote.



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:35 PM

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.

#12 spatial ed

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:51 PM

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.



#13 bgytr

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 03:16 PM

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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Posted 14 July 2014 - 04:35 PM

 

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.



#15 Remodel

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:48 PM

The LDS LSD DS is strong in this one.



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#16 ease the sheet!

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

 

 

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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#17 Centurion

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 05:35 PM

 

 

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.beeradvoc...ile/28908/1683/