Tag Archives: Book of Mormon

A Priesthood Manual for Backward Ten-Year-Olds

I have run into difficulties on the present [Melchizedek priesthood] lesson-manual: the committee wants something for backward ten-year-olds and they have a perfect right to it, only I keep telling them that I am not the guy to do it. Continue reading

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Hugh Nibley on Fatherhood

I do take the kids out into the canyons and the sagebrush for overnight jaunts, but it always Ends with Mikey howling his head off if he doesn’t go, and then crawling into my sleeping bag in the middle of the night to kick the stuffing out of the bag and me. Continue reading

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The Book of Mormon – a Bedizzening Variety of Stuff

This whole apocryphal world is brought together in the B. of M., a veritable handbook of motifs and traditions. As a work of fiction, as a mere intellectual tour de force, nothing could touch it – but along with that it is full of old Jewish lore that very few Jews have ever heard of, handles the desert situation in a way that delights my Medcans, and gives a picture of primitive Christianity that is right out of the Dead Sea Scrolls & the Nag Hamadi texts. What a theme for a kid of 23 to attempt. Continue reading

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Bob Bennett Video on Nibley and Politics: Part 2

The [Mormon] Church does not say, “Well let’s purge Harry Reid.” They say, “Let’s call him up and ask him for something else we need.” And he delivers. Continue reading

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An Error in the Book of Mormon?

Look at Alma, he says that all mankind is carnal, sensual, and devilish by nature. And he should’ve said they were carnal, sensual, devilish, and stupid. Continue reading

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