… this scenario is preposterous …
The scenario I described occurs frequently
in the Book of Mormon manuscripts.
It is hardly preposterous.
If all these words are identical to the original source document, then so too must the Egyptian characters, since we already know they were written before each corresponding English translation and the scribes were meticulous in their transcription and placement of these characters.
You are wrong.There were no Egyptian characters present in the parent document
, and if you would ever answer the question I have posed to you multiple time on the other thread, I would show the evidence for my claim that there were no Egyptian characters in the parent.
Look, you can rant and rave all you want, and I’m going to leave you to yourself before long, and you can rant to your heart’s delight, telling everyone how you “mopped the floors” with everyone who has engaged you on these matters.
I’ve only stuck around this long to prove an important point: you don’t know what you’re talking about.
When it comes to the Kirtland Egyptian Papers, as of August 21, 2010, you are so far behind in terms of your understanding that it is utterly futile for me to attempt to converse with you.
The fact of the matter is that I don’t believe there is anyone
who has a more detailed and comprehensive understanding of these documents than I presently do, including Metcalfe the Mighty Myth. That is why I am so willing to debate him on these issues in the high stakes setting I have proposed. I have spent literally hundreds and hundreds of hours examining the documents, with superb images that permit me to look at things in ways no one has previously been able to do. I have produced hundreds of pages of detailed analysis, organizing and sorting the extracted data in ways that have permitted me to derive more understanding of these things than anyone who has gone before me.
You, on the other hand, have been spoon-fed tidbits of Metcalfe minutia, and looked at a snippet here and a snippet there of the documents, never able to view and consider the whole.
Though I am certain I will continue to add details and expand my understanding of these things in the coming months and years, I can already provide a comprehensive explanation for the meaning of these documents. My findings will constitute the foundation of all future understanding of the Kirtland Egyptian Papers. Period.
You will merely continue to cut the figure of the angry, ranting ex-mormon here in the Great and Spacious Trailer Park©.
It’s too bad. You showed so much promise at one point in time—only to now be lost in the vortex of your own wilfull ignorance.
At any rate, if you don’t soon provide something in the way of substantive argumentation and evidence, I will consider you to have forfeited this debate for lack of knowledge of the subject matter.