Wednesday, May 7, 2008

what should I ask? —abel to cain

I have a meeting with a high church official (long time general authority) next week to ask questions about the church, particularly church history. What should I ask him?
I would ask why the facsimiles in the Book of Abraham are pasted incorrectly, redrawn incorrectly, and translated incorrectly. Ask how it would be different if Joseph had pulled his translation out of his ass.

I would show him 3 Nephi 3:22, for example, and ask how it fits into his understanding of ancient Mesoamerica: "... and they had taken their horses, and their chariots, and their cattle, and all their flocks, and their herds, and their grain, and all their substance, and did march forth by thousands and by tens of thousands ..."

And I would ask if he believes that homicidal sword-wielding angels were behind the polygamy thing.

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