posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 02:45 AM
Originally posted by prepared4thefuture
Prove to me that it is false.....you can research more in depth of the religion, and read that scientists are baffled, because they are finding that
these past civilizations regarded in the Book of Mormon did exist....what does that tell you.......
Well, as a Mormon myself, I've read a lot of stuff about mormons. There isn't any hard proof for or against the religion, and isn't likely to ever
The Book of Mormon does mention some interesting things that people in the 1830s did not know, but later was discovered to be true.
-using cement is mentioned in Helaman. This was laughed at until ancient cement structures were found in north america dating to the approximate time
-gold plates. No gold plates with writing on them had been found at the time, but there have been since.
-chiasmus. This is a style of writing that is everywhere in the bible. It also occurs in the book of mormon. Chiasmus had not been recognized or
defined in Joseph Smith's time.
There are some counter-examples too, however; the book of mormon also mentions things like elephants (never found in north america), horses (never
found in north america either, but horse-like animals have been found), and certain plants and grains are mentioned in that time period, which have no
evidence to support.
As a Mormon, I'd love to be able to tell you that all these civilizations did exist. While I believe they did, there is nothing yet to prove that
they did, although there are evidences that point to the possibility. There are many professional mormon archaeologists that are devoting their
careers to trying to find hard proof for their religion; hopefully some will find something for us.