Chicken N. Backpacks
Date: August 26, 2023 10:55PM
I saw a post on another site that got me to thinking about literary clues that JS wrote a religious novel; beyond the well-known mistakes like KJV bible mistranslations, but things like JS writing himself into the story.
According to church history, the plates were "abridged from other sets of plates" to conveniently made a single bound book "written for the Lamanites"--the plates were very difficult to inscribe, so why copy them over to new plates? Where are the original plates? And "abridged"? What plain and precious truths might have been left out of an abridgment? The bible is made up of all kinds of other disparate scrolls, but JS just happens to be, after 1,400 years of people wandering around upstate New York, he's the one guy who gets directions from an angel on how to find them, all nicely bound.
Another thing is JS' dramatic story of being assaulted while retrieving the plates from a hollow log--3 guys spread out along the path take him on one by one like some kind of low-budget action movie, instead of the logical "You guys grab that Smith guy and hold him down and I'll wrestle the plates away from him."
Anyone else ever thought of giveaway the apologists haven't tried to answer?