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 Post subject: Re: John Pratt Says He Has Found the Plates of Mormon
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:20 pm 
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This is pretty funny.

If for no other reason that it shows a sufficiently determined person can, in fact, construct a set of plates having the appearance of a historical artifact.


I would contend that these people understand something about Mormonism that others have missed. Early Mormonism is to be found as much or more in the performance of the Book of Mormon’s discovery and translation as it is in the church that was later organized around it. The treasure digs, relics, and translation processes are the founding rituals, part of the religion itself. What better way to recapture those foundations than to repeat them as James Strang realized long ago.

Anyone who Mormons without these elements is not really exhaustive in their practice.

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 Post subject: Re: John Pratt Says He Has Found the Plates of Mormon
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:02 am 
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Philo Sofee wrote:
Why do they not take pictures of each and every page and share it with the world to test, read, and enjoy? These days of cell phones could change everything. He claims he is scientific and he evinces nothing of a scientific attitude on any part of anything he experienced...... its truly almost silly. Seriously. SHOW US THE EVIDENCE, page by page and lets get this thing over with. True or not?

All you have to do is open Google Translate, hold your phone over the plates, choose Reformed Egyptian and you'd have the English translation in mere seconds.

I mean... in a lot of ways it's the modern day fulfillment of what the church claims was the original translation anyway.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:15 am 
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Dr. Midgley may have already received authorization from Salt Lake for the next hit piece on this so-called "plates finder".

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:47 pm 
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But do these plates testify of Uranus?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:53 pm 
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Kishkumen wrote:
Anyone who Mormons without these elements is not really exhaustive in their practice.

"Mormons" as a verb. Hmm. Once you decide whether to capitalize it or not, it could turn out to be a useful turn of phrase.

Mormon [ mawr-muh n ]

noun 1. the popular name given to a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

verb 1. the act of practicing a version of the Mormon religion.

Also see under Book of Mormon.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:02 pm 
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"Mormons" as a verb. Hmm. Once you decide whether to capitalize it or not, it could turn out to be a useful turn of phrase.

Mormon [ mawr-muh n ]

noun 1. the popular name given to a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

verb 1. the act of practicing a version of the Mormon religion.

Also see under Book of Mormon.

Credit my use of Mormon as a verb to the influence of Lindsay Hansen Park, whose Year of Polygamy podcast I enjoy listening to. “There a lots of ways to Mormon.”

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:07 pm 
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The article failed to mention whether any of the swords glowed when orcs were about.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:42 pm 
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The Angel Moroni will simply gather the new 2020 stripling warriors and trounce those Orcs. With 20 extra warriors in the year of our Lord 2020, which is a perfect match, there will not be a soul lost, except for the Orcs.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:42 pm 
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Any new info on this out there that any of us have missed? Has a translation begun which we can all read yet? Or is there negotiations with President Newsroom over renting the seerstone for a few short months while the job gets done?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:49 pm 
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Oh yes, there’s a Sealed Portion translation out there online. Out the door, or I’d find it for you... I skimmed through it. Very amusing. Super self-referential and making excises for itself. Kind of like the original. :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:32 pm 
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"Mormon" used as verb is an awesome discovery by itself. Fantastic.

I'm going to Mormon the ____ out of this website in upcoming weeks.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:39 am 
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"Mormon" used as verb is an awesome discovery by itself. Fantastic.

I'm going to Mormon the ____ out of this website in upcoming weeks.


Rip em a new one!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:01 am 
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I'm now waiting for the day when simply because the Church "investigates" these plates and claims, maybe even having the Prophet look at them, and then the church dismissing it all, and then anti-mormons claim:

"See, the prophet was deceived, the Church can't be true, prophets are fallible."

When nothing of the sort happened, for that is a misrepresentation of what actually happened.

by the way, this is what happened to one of the last big fake documents etc. that some faker made and the church looked into.

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I'm now waiting for the day when simply because the Church "investigates" these plates and claims, maybe even having the Prophet look at them, and then the church dismissing it all, and then anti-mormons claim:

"See, the prophet was deceived, the Church can't be true, prophets are fallible."

When nothing of the sort happened, for that is a misrepresentation of what actually happened.

by the way, this is what happened to one of the last big fake documents etc. that some faker made and the church looked into.


The Church is obviously never going to investigate these plates. Why? Because the leaders have enough common sense to realize that any serious documentary discovery that makes the Church look divine is fraudulent. Their full expectation is that legit documents will only support their suspicion deep down that the Church is a crazy man-made institution. That's why Hoffman tricked them so easily (into buying, not just 'investigating'), because they were so worried about it all being a crazy fraud, that they too easily bought into documents that confirmed exactly what they expected.

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