Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Dramatic Reading of Selected Discourses of Brigham Young


ReferenceDateTitleDurationVideo
JoD 1:238July 24, 1853God begat Jesus with Mary in the flesh.0 m 32 s

JoD 1:361August 1, 1852Mormons live above the law.0 m 37 s

JoD 3:84March 27, 1853Brigham Young will unshealth his Bowie Knife on the "Nasty Apostates"0 m 44 s





JoD 3:226March 2, 1856Those not of God are to be hewn down.0 m 34 s





JoD 3:243March 16, 1856The Javelin1 m 03 s





JoD 4:53September 21, 1856Sinners should beg us to kill them0 m 37 s

JoD 5:211September 6, 1857Brigham Young; I could find more girls than any of the young men0 m 34 s

JoD 6:345July 31, 1859God is not omnipresent0 m 23 s

JoD 7:336October 8, 1859The Native Americans will become White & Delightsome1 m 09 s
http://youtu.be/vC_5G81c_BQ

JoD 8:115July 8, 1860God begat Jesus from a natural action as we were of our fathers0 m 31 s

JoD 8:178September 9, 1860Brigham Young will have millions of wives and children.0 m 31 s

JoD 10:110March 8, 1863The Law of God Relative to the African Race0 m 45 s

JoD 12:262August 9, 1868Monogamy is from Robbers and Women Stealers1 m 03 s

JoD 13:95January 2, 1870Everything Brigham Teaches is Scripture0 m 22 s

JoD 13:271July 24, 1870The Sun and Moon are inhabited1 m 31 s

Episode 51Mormon Expositor51 m 26 s

NAPitman Shorthand used to record the Journal of Discourses4 m 12 s

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The 5 Stages of LDS Apologetics




Stage Description
Stage 1 Denial/Divert
Stage 2 Ad Hominem
Stage 3 Justify/Rationalize
Stage 4 Diminish Consequences
Stage 5 Acknowledge/Obey
*Bearing Testimony is the punctuation mark for each stage.

[1]    familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SP6X-Q65
[2]    wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Mar_Kimball
[3]    lds.org/scriptures/bofm/jacob/2.24-30#23
[4]    gapminder.org World Census Data 1840
[5]    gaymarriage.procon.org

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Land of Lucre; Real Estate Holdings of LDS Apostles


Data compiled in a google map
http://goo.gl/maps/mjiFl

Other Claims:

Average Home in SLC area is $358,000
http://trulia.com/real_estate/Salt_Lake_City-Utah/market-trends


NOTE:  There is an ongoing investigation into the holdings.  More homes may be uncovered so this list should not be considered a complete representation only that which we've been able to unveil.









Monday, September 16, 2013

Hill Cumorah Stone Box Vault


"On the west side of this hill, not far from the top, under a stone of considerable size, lay the plates, deposited in a stone box. "
Joseph Smith History, Pearl of Great Price, Chapter 1 verse 51

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Honest Mormonism in a Parallel Universe

 
Top Left Photo
This is a current display at the LDS Conference Center depicting the Book of Mormon translation process.

Top Right Photo
This is a current display at the LDS Salt Lake Temple Square North Visitor Center depicting the Book of Mormon translation process.

Bottom Photos
Based on the actual historical record.  As reported by witnesses and documented by scholars and historians.  And acknowledged in obscurity by the LDS church.

"Joseph Smith would put the seer stone into a hat and put his face in the hat"

'A Treasured Testament' - Ensign July 1, 1993; Elder Russel M. Nelson
https://www.lds.org/ensign/1993/07/a-treasured-testament

Bottom Statement
This is a reference to the standard of honesty taught by the LDS church in Chapter 31 of the Gospel Principles Manual.



"To become completely honest, we must look carefully at our lives. If there are ways in which we are being even the least bit dishonest, we should repent of them immediately."

Credit idea for panel to the author of A Letter to a CES Director

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Mormon God Doesn't Need Plates



References

1 Nephi 4:10-13

10 And it came to pass that I was constrained by the Spirit that I should kill Laban; but I said in my heart: Never at any time have I shed the blood of man. And I shrunk and would that I might not slay him.
 11 And the Spirit said unto me again: Behold the Lord hath delivered him into thy hands. Yea, and I also knew that he had sought to take away mine own life; yea, and he would not hearken unto the commandments of the Lord; and he also had taken away our property.
 12 And it came to pass that the Spirit said unto me again: Slay him, for the Lord hath delivered him into thy hands;
 13 Behold the Lord slayeth the wicked to bring forth his righteous purposes. It is better that one man should perish than that a nation should dwindle and perish in unbelief.
 -----------
"Joseph Smith would put the seer stone into a hat and put his face in the hat"
'A Treasured Testament' - Ensign July 1, 1993; Elder Russel M. Nelson
https://www.lds.org/ensign/1993/07/a-treasured-testament

Monday, July 15, 2013

Secret Combinations as Taught in LDS Temples


Ether 8:19 (The Book of Mormon)
For the Lord worketh not in secret combinations, neither doth he will that man should shed blood, but in all things hath forbidden it, from the beginning of man.
The Guide to the Scriptures (lds.org online)
"Secret Combinations"

  • The father of lies stirreth up the children of men unto secret combinations:2 Ne. 9:9;
  • I must needs destroy the secret works of darkness:2 Ne. 10:15;
  • Judgments of God did come upon these workers of secret combinations:Alma 37:30;
  • Gadianton did prove almost the entire destruction of the people of Nephi:Hel. 2:4–13;
  • Satan put it into the hearts of the people to form secret oaths and covenants:Hel. 6:21–31;
  • The Lord worketh not in secret combinations:Ether 8:19;
  • Nations that uphold secret combinations shall be destroyed:Ether 8:22–23;
  • They did reject all the words of the prophets, because of their secret society:Ether 11:22;
  • From the days of Cain, there was a secret combination:Moses 5:51;

Ceremonial Details including the secret handshakes, passwords, and signs.

Hidden camera footage including all the secret handshakes, passwords, and signs.



Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Many Wives of Joseph Smith; Visualized


If the image appears blurry, Click to Open full screen and full zoom resolution

References:
Marriage Details are from wivesofjosephsmith.org
Which has compiled genealogical research from the following sources:

[A] familysearch.org  (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City)

[B] Mormon Polygamy: A History, (Van Wagoner, Signature Books, Salt Lake City, 1989)

[C] Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith, (Newell & Avery, University of Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago, 1994)

[D] In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith, (Compton, Signature Books, Salt Lake City, 1997)

[E] Doctrine and Covenants, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City)

Additional Panel References:
[1] "Utah Struggles With a Revival of Polygamy", NY Times, 8/23/1998, James Brooke
[2] Polyandry definition at wikipedia.
[3] Henry Jacobs' mission call; "Zina and Her Men", FAIR LDS Conference, 2006
[4] David Sessions mission call, wivesofjosephsmith.org, Patty Bartlett Sessions Biography
[5] Desdemona Fullmer quote, wivesofjosephsmith.org, D. Fuller Biography

*The cameo silhouettes were created by mormoninfographics for presentation purposes.

Other Resources
Black and White version of this chart for printouts, download here.
Full Rez image from above here.

If you like this panel you may also enjoy these related panels:
Joseph Smith vs Warren Jeffs The Wives of Brigham Young; Visualized Joseph Smith; The Reluctant Polygamist
[Thumbnail] Joseph Smith vs Warren Jeffs

[Thumbnail] The Wives of Brigham Young
[Thumbnail] Joseph Smith and the Angel with the Sword


Detailed Wife Information available at wivesofjosephsmith.org
Wife
Date
Age
Husband*
Jan 1827
1833
1838
Apr 1841
Oct 1841
Dec 1841
Jan 1842
Feb 1842
Feb 1842
Mar 1842
Apr 1842
Jun 1842
Jun 1842
Jul 1842
Jun 1842
Jul 1842
Aug 1842
Feb 1843
Spring 1843
Mar 1843
Mar 1843
Apr 1843
May 1843
May 1843
May 1843
May 1843
Mid 1843
Jun 1843
Jun 1843
Jul 1843
Mid 1843
Sep 1843
1843
Nov 1843
22
16
37
26
20
31
33
23
23
47
27
50
53
37
38
17
37
33
16
19
22
30
17
17
19
14
29
29
58
32
27
19
14
56
NONE
NONE
George W. Harris
NONE
Henry Jacobs
Norman Buell
NONE
Windsor Lyon
Adam Lightner
David Sessions
Orson Hyde
Jabez Durfee
John Cleveland
NONE
NONE
NONE
NONE
Edward Sayers
NONE
NONE
NONE
NONE
NONE
NONE
NONE
NONE
NONE
Jonathan Holmes
NONE
NONE
NONE
NONE
NONE
NONE

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

2 Nephi 5:21 on a Missionary Plaque



2 Nephi 5:21

And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.

Thumbnail of Book of Mormon

** "Elder Williams" and his image used with permission

Missionary Plaque as a PDF Pass Along Card:


http://www.afterallwecando.com/Missionary Plaque.pdf


See Also:

The Way of the Mister: Mormonism is Racism





Tuesday, February 19, 2013

DNA Evidence has forced another edit to the Book of Mormon

DNA Evidence has forced another edit to the Book of Mormon

References:

[1] "An Analysis of Selected Changes in Major Editions of the Book of Mormon", Jeffrey R. Holland
      Master Thesis, BYU, 1966, page 1

[2] The introduction was modified in 2010

[3] DNA evidence does not support the American Indian as a Lamanite descendant.

[4] Parody of actual Joseph Smith quote: "the Most Correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion"
      History of the Church 4:461

Other Resources:

[A] Book of Mormon, First Edition, 1830, Scanned Online Copy

[B] Book of Mormon, Introduction, Online, lds.org

[C] "3,913 Changes in the Book of Mormon", Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Utah Lighthouse Ministry, Published 1996

Friday, February 15, 2013

Word of Wisdom, LDS Newsroom "Getting it right"

Mormon Word of Wisdom is iced coffee ok?

Reference:

'Finally, another small correction: Despite what was reported, the Church revelation spelling out health practices (Doctrine and Covenants 89) does not mention the use of caffeine.  The Church’s health guidelines prohibit alcoholic drinks, smoking or chewing of tobacco, and “hot drinks” — taught by Church leaders to refer specifically to tea and coffee.'
LDS Newsroom "Mormonism in the News: Getting It Right"
http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/mormonism-news--getting-it-right-august-29

See Also:

"And again, hot drinks are not for the body or belly." D&C 89:9

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Mormon God Sitting On His Throne

The Mormon God Sitting On His Throne

The Mormon god sitting on his throne is Min the Phallic God

The Mormon God Sitting On His Throne is 'Min' the Phallic God.

References:

[1] Facsimile 2, BoA, lds.org/scriptures/pgp/abr/fac-2
Joseph Smith Translation:
"God sitting on his throne, revealing through the heavens the grand Key-words of the priesthood"

[2] Min; http://www.bookofabraham.com/boamathie/BOA_7.html
(Scroll down to Figure 7)


Joseph Smith said that figure 7, "Represents God sitting upon his throne, revealing through the heavens the grand Key-words of the Priesthood; as also, the sign of the Holy Ghost unto Abraham, in the form of a dove."
This figure is clearly the ithyphallic god Min. Next to Min ... is the ithyphallic snake which represents Atum, whose power of creation was often represented in the form of a snake. The ithlyphallic pose underlines this creative aspect. I suspect that the unfinished representation of Atum in Facsimile 2 (due probably to damage in the original) was interpreted by Joseph to be a figure "in the form of a dove", rather than that of a snake.
Overall, this entire lower register describes the deceased's entry into the divine realm of the afterlife and the beginning of his/her transformation — his/her re-birth to that realm, as represented by these ithyphallic figures.

LDS Apologists Agree that Figure 7 is Min the ithyphallic God

Note, even LDS apologists admit that this figure, with the erect penis, is the god Min. (page 11, last paragraph of the above link). "7. A seated ithyphallic god with a hawk's tail, holding aloft a flail. This is a form of Min"

(Quoted from mormonthink.com)

See also:

Facsimile #2 Examined
Thumbnail of Facsimile #2

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