posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 05:31 AM
Originally posted by siluriancryptic
reply to post by SLAYER69
The Americas were inhabited by a tribe of people who first came by sea right after the Tower of Babel scattering -caused by the sudden introduction of
many other languages ,besides the original "Babel' language. The original was preserved by the Jeredites, who multiplied into a huge civilized
American nation . There were horses and mammoths used by these Jeredites in the numerous wars from 3500 BC to 598 BC (The Olmecs?) . They wiped
themselves out by ~598 BC .Another tribe from the Old World came by sea & met the last Jeredite ,who told them of their long history of warfare in the
Americas. The mysterious mounds in Ohio and Illinois and Georgia,may be the remnants of their towns and cities.(See Book of Mormon on Jeredites). So,
what do you think. One branch of the Jeredites may have been the mysterious Olmecs in Southern Mexico.
Thomas S. Ferguson, Mormon archaeologist, and author of Quest for the Gold Plates, “Letter to Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Lawrence,” dated Feb. 20,
“While some people chose to make claims for the Book of Mormon through archaeological evidences, to me they are made prematurely, and without
sufficient knowledge. I do not support the books written on this subject including The Messiah in Ancient America, or any other. I believe that the
authors are making cases out of too little evidences and do not adequately address the problems that archaeology and the Book of Mormon present. I
would feel terribly embarrassed if anyone sent a copy of any book written on the subject to the National Museum of Natural History – Smithsonian
Institution, or other authority, making claims that cannot as yet be substantiated.... there are very severe problems in this field in trying to make
correlations with the scriptures. Speculation, such as practiced so far by Mormon authors has not given church members credibility.”
I highly recommend reading other material OUTSIDE of the LDS church because there is SO much evidence that Joseph Smith conjured up "The Book of
Mormon" it is not even funny. It is proven false in all angle's of it. DNA no Hebrew DNA in Book of Mormon lands. They found the indians primarily
are of asian decent. There is all lot of evidence that the book of mormon was plagiarized from a book that Solomon Spalding wrote called "Manuscript
Found" and Sidney Rigdon one of the churches founders forged it to show a kind of baptists view in the book of mormon and you will notice and infant
baptism in that book and so much more because Sidney was a baptists and was kicked out of that religion by a leader of that religion.
There are wars were millions of people were slaughtered and yet NO artifacts show up in the americas. The Smithsonian Institute DOES NOT recognize
the book in any way and there is a written statement to that fact.
I HIGHLY recommend going to www.mormonthink.com and reading the material on the book of mormon. Because what the LDS church is giving you is NOT
substantiated by any authorities outside of the LDS church and that is a serious problem and one that should be taken quite soberly. Especially when
Joseph Smith the founder was found guilty of looking through a stone in a hat to find gold before he wrote the book of mormon. And was found guilty in
a court of law in Bainbridge NY and the document was found in the Judges trunk. He would dig for gold in people's back yards from a stone in a hat.
There is so much intellectual danger that the LDS members do not understand because they only see it their way and the give the highway to people that
try to mention to them to read materials outside the church that have legitimacy.
What is needed is to understand the GREAT leaders of the LDS church once mentioned that "we want to know if the book of mormon is true". If there is
any information saying it isn't we want to study it if it has merit.
Now there is a TON of information about that book with information such as a "member" Thomas Furgeson. But yet the members need to actually find
out if the book is true and don't just rely on your heart. Even Hitler mentioned to follow your feelings and heart etc.
There is so much danger in not looking at the FACTS!